12th August 2010


Prologue


~ Mr & Mrs Carlisle Cullen ~

requests the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter

Mary-Alice

To

Mr Jasper Hale Whitlock

At Isle Esme

On Saturday 3rd July

~ At 2.30 o'clock ~

R.S.V.P

4903 Oakwood Drive

Seattle

WA 98167

Dear Bella,

It finally happened, we finally set a date. It was a long time coming but I know you understand that we didn't feel ready. Mom and dad practically threw a party once we announced our news, they didn't get why we put it off for so long, opting to go for a long engagement.

I know this must be hard for you and it kills me that I had a war with myself about sending this invitation. I just want you to know that there is no pressure to come. You can stay clear of the whole thing or you can just come for a vacation. You don't even need to come to the ceremony.

I love you so much Bella and you have been through too much in your life. You are barely in you mid-20s and you have lived a life that most never do.

You know how much it would mean to me for you to stand up there as my maid of honour but you also know that I would never force you or guilt trip into doing something that could make you uncomfortable or bring back hurt.

Let me know what you decide. There is no rush. If you decide to be in the wedding party then the plans change but I will explain once you have made you decision. Don't forget, no pressure.

I love you, no matter what you decision.

Love,

Alice.