Chapter 1

February 9, 2010.

Miss Isabella Swan (plus one),

You are cordially invited to join in celebration upon the marriage of

Miss Alice Swan

and

Dr Jasper Hale

12 noon on July 23.

P.S. Belly, I'm getting married! Listen, you KNOW that you're my chief bridesmaid, so don't even try and fight me on it. Book your flights now! See you July 20 for pre-wedding parties. Love Ali.

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New York Times, 10th February 2010.

Escorts: a New Way to Date

...Our inside man takes us through the ins and outs of Twenty-First Century Escorts...

...I've been in the business for nearly ten years now... I needed the money to pay for college... I know what the preconceptions are surrounding a trade like mine, however, I have never slept with a client... job entails being company when women do not want to be alone... functions and family events... it's all about giving the woman the confidence to face something that she would have been able to face alone... confidence also comes in the form of change and realisation... every woman has the exact love life that she wants...

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To: Bella Swan

From: Angela Cheney

Date: 3 June 2010, 22:47

Attachments: 'EM '

Hey Bella,

Here's the info you wanted on the article. It took me forever to track down. I am not made for corporate espionage, that's for sure! You do realise that my editor will kill me if he finds out I gave you this? Just keep shush about why you need it. Why do you need it anyway? Is this for your new book? I mean, I know I'm only a researcher but your last one kicked ass. Anyway, sounds like you're going a different direction, which is... well, it's good, I guess. Back to the point, apparently this guy gave the interview in the strictest confidence, so be careful about how you approach him.

On a separate note, I hear that Alice is getting married. When's the wedding? We'll have to meet up before hand and go shopping for some party clothes. Let me know when you're free.

Love,

Ange.

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To:

From: Bella Swan

Date: 2 July 2010, 13:09

Mr E. A. Masen,

I know it's short notice but I was wondering if you would be available to attend a function from July 18 to 24. The compensation will be substantial.

Yours sincerely,

B. Swan

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To:

From: Bella Swan

Date: 2 July 2010, 13:43

Dear Mr Masen,

I have a feeling that last email sounded crass. I apologise if I sounded patronising or demeaning in any way.

Bella Swan

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To:

From: Bella Swan

Date: 3 July 2010, 15:24

Mr Masen,

It's Bella Swan writing (again). If it makes any difference to your decision, the function is a wedding. It's also in England, so travelling would obviously be required. Maybe I should have put that in the first email?

BS

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To:

From: Bella Swan

Date: 10 July 2010, 23:51

Look, I'm desperate and willing to admit it. The wedding is only days away. I've waited a whole week for you to reply and you haven't so here's the deal. My sister's getting married and the Best Man is my ex-fiancé. I just can't face them alone and I have a contact who said you could help. I know it's rude to discuss money but I'm not exactly poor and would be more than willing to pay more than usual. I just dread the thought of turning up alone and unhappy. Please help me.

Bella

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To: Bella Swan

From:

Date: 11 July 2010, 09:16

Bella,

I apologise for my late reply. It would be my pleasure to accompany you to your sister's wedding. You haven't left me with much time to prepare, but no matter. All you need to provide me with beforehand is the flight information and (if possible) an itinerary for the wedding and the run-up to the event. A photograph of you would also be helpful so I know who to look for when we meet.

As for money, no doubt your contact has told you how much I require by ways of compensation, and so I leave it to your obviously capable mind to work out how much is required for a four day excursion.

Yours sincerely,

Edward A Masen

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To: Edward Masen

From: Bella Swan

Date: 11 July 2010, 12:34

Attachments: 'Flight ', 'Wedding ', 'Girls on the '

Mr Masen,

Please find attached the information you requested. In the picture I'm the one on the left.

Bella Swan

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To: Bella Swan

From: Edward Masen

Date: 11 July 2010, 15:45

Bella,

Thank you for the information. Unfortunately, I'll be in too much of a rush to pick you up that morning, but I'll send a messenger over to collect my ticket and meet you at the airport. Don't worry about providing your address, I have contacts too.

P.S. You can call me Edward

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Boarding Pass

Departure: JFK Airport, NY, USA

Arrival: Heathrow, London, GB

Seats: 3A, 3B (Business Class)

Please note last check in is 1 hour before take-off.

The airline reserves the right to confiscate suspicious looking devices and/or liquids over 30ml in volume.

There will be an addition charge for luggage over the airline's average weight. See website for details.

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To: Bella Swan

From: Alice Swan .uk

Date: 18 July 2010, 12:07

Belly,

In a week's time I'll be walking up the aisle! I hear you have your tickets booked. Tickets, as in plural, as in you have a date. So, who is he? Why did I not know about him before now?

Anyway, don't bother to reply. I'm so busy with wedding plans that I'm amazed I even got time to write this. I'll see you both at the party.

Kisses,

Ali

Authors Notes

It's a new story! So for those of you who don't know this story will be all-human and based on one of my favourite films, The Wedding Date. It's such a good film, but generally gets really bad reviews for some reason.

For those of you who have seen it, it should be obvious that some of the Twilight characters I have placed in the roles will be acting a little out of character. It should be obvious to you who I mean and I apologise in advance, but I tried about six different character configurations and the one I went with was the most suitable.

Disclaimer: If you recognise it, I don't own it.