Author's Note: This is it! The final chapter! While reading just bear in mind that I'm a HUGE fan of Shania Twain. :)

Chapter 30:

(You're still the one)
You're still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You're still the one I want for life
(You're still the one)
You're still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss good night

Ain't nothin' better
We beat the odds together
I'm glad we didn't listen
Look at what we would be missin'

They said, "I bet they'll never make it"
But just look at us holding on
We're still together still going strong

(You're still the one)
You're still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You're still the one I want for life
(You're still the one)
You're still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss good night

((You're Still The One – Shania Twain))

Bella's pov:

It's my wedding day. I woke up this morning in the hotel suite that Edward insisted on reserving for me and everything felt so unreal that I thought I'd wake up any moment now and realize that all this had just been a dream. Hopefully, I'll never wake up.

Alice and Rosalie came into my room first thing in the morning. They were my bridesmaids after all. It was their job to get me ready.

"Rise and shine Mrs. Cullen." Alice called out as she entered the suite followed closely by Rosalie, both carrying their dresses.

I got up from the bed. "I'm not Mrs. Cullen, yet." I smiled, though. I loved the sound of that.

"Oh, but you will be in just three hours." Rosalie pointed out.

Wow. Just three hours. It felt like I've been waiting for this day my whole life. Which, I probably was. "Good point."

I got up to go to the bathroom and start getting ready, but I found my two best-friends blocking my way. And they were grinning at me so hard that I bet their cheeks were about to crack.

I eyed them skeptically. "What?"

Alice held out something for me. She'd been holding it behind her back since she came in, but I was too distracted to notice. I looked down at her outstretched hand to find an envelope and a rectangular jewelry box.

"What are these?" I asked.

"Edward cornered us in the hallway and asked us to give these to you."

I took the envelope first and opened it to find a note inside. I started reading.

"Dear Bella (Soon to be Mrs. Cullen),

Words can't possibly describe to you how happy I am that in a few hours you're going to be officially mine. From the first moment I laid eyes on you, I knew that you were the one for me. You give me a reason to wake up every morning. You give me a reason to want to be a better man. That's why I fell hopelessly in love with you. Of-coarse, the fact that you're absolutely gorgeous hasn't hurt either. I love you and I always will. Please don't change your mind at that last second and run away. I don't think I can survive that. Besides, you'll never be able to escape me, anyway. I'll follow you to the ends of the earth.

Love, Edward (Your soon-to-be-husband)"

My eyes filled with tears. That idiot! How could he possibly think that I'd want to run away? Didn't he know how much I loved him? Still the note was so romantic and heartfelt that it brought tears to my eyes.

"Oh, Bella. Please don't cry." Rosalie said as she put her arm around me. "You don't want to have puffy eyes at your wedding do you?"

I sniffled. "Guess not."

"Here." She grabbed the jewelry box from Alice and handed it to me. "That's bound to make you feel better."

I took the box and opened the lid and then I gasped. Inside the box was the most beautiful piece of jewelry I'd ever seen. It was a diamond bracelet, but it wasn't just any diamond bracelet. Edward had it engraved with the words I love you. Plus it matched the diamond cut ring that Edward had given me six months ago.

"Wow." Alice brought me out of my reverie. "I never knew he was that rich! You lucky girl, you."

We all started laughing. Then clambered about the room and started getting ready. Alice helped me with my hair and make-up while Rosalie got dressed. Then Rosalie helped me on with my dress while Alice put hers on. It took us exactly two and a half hours to het ready which was a miracle. I looked at myself in the mirror one last time. I loved my wedding dress. It looked simple yet beautiful, the way I like it.

We got ready to leave the suite. My dad was waiting for us just outside the door. He turned as we got out.

I smiled. "Hey, Dad."

He just stared. "Wow. Look at you. You look beautiful, honey."

I wrapped my arms around him, as much as the dress allowed. "Thanks, Dad." He kissed my temple, and then he took my arm and wrapped it through his.

"Come on, girls. Let's go. The limo's waiting in-front of the hotel to take us to the church." Then he looked down at me. "That fiancé of yours sure went all out, didn't he?"

I laughed. "Yeah, I guess he did."

We got into the limo while what looked like dozens of paparazzi tried to take pictures of us and headed to the church. This is it. I'm actually getting married! To Edward! Please, don't let me wake up. Please, don't let me wake up.

We headed to the back of the church and the wedding planner told us exactly what to do, when to start moving…etc. She was very efficient. Apparently, she'd planned a lot of celebrity weddings.

When it was time for us to move, Alice went first, then exactly six seconds later Rosalie followed her.

"Any second thoughts?" My dad whispered to me.

I looked at him reproachfully. "Dad!"

"It's never too late to change your mind. The limo's still outside."

I shook my head and laughed. "Love you, dad."

He kissed my cheek quickly. "Love you too, sweetheart."

Then it was my turn. All the guests stood up and looked towards the back as I started walking down the aisle to Shania Twain's Forever and For Always.

In your arms I can still feel the way you
want me when you hold me
I can still hear the words you whispered
when you told me
I can stay right here forever in your arms

And there ain't no way-
I'm lettin' you go now
And there ain't no way-
and there ain't no how
I'll never see that day...

'Cause I'm keeping you
forever and for always
We will be together all of our days
Wanna wake up every
morning to your sweet face—always

While walking I looked around and spotted a lot of family and friends. Joe was sitting near the front. He winked at me as I walked by and I smiled back. James was there too. His smile seemed too wistful and sad, but I just couldn't focus on that at the moment. I just hoped he didn't object to the marriage when the priest asks if someone has any reason why Edward and I shouldn't marry.

I looked ahead and saw Edward standing there at the head of the church. My heart skipped a beat. He had a big smile on his face as he watched me walk towards him and I smiled back. When I reached his side, dad released my hand and kissed me on the forehead before laying my hand and in Edward's. Then he went to sit next to mom in the front row.

Edward squeezed my hand and we both turned towards the priest.

"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today…."

The ceremony went by in a flash. Edward and I exchanged rings and then the priest pronounced us man and wife and then Edward framed my face in his hands and kissed me for all he was worth. Wow. What a great beginning to our life together.

"Finally." Edward whispered to me as we broke apart.

Everyone stood up and started clapping as Edward and I held hands and walked back down the aisle.

As soon as we got in the limo, Edward pulled me close and we started kissing again. After all, who knew when we'd get a moment alone together in the next five hours.

We headed back to the hotel where the wedding reception would be held.

When we arrived there was even more paparazzi there than when I left an hour ago. It was crazy. I hid my face in Edward's shoulder as he maneuvered us into the hotel.

We both released a sigh of relief as we reached the hotel doors and got in. The hotel manager himself came to greet us.

"Mr. and Mrs. Cullen, may I be the first to offer congratulations."

"Thank you." Edward replied and shook hands with him. I was still reeling from the whole Mrs. Cullen part. Will I ever get used to it?

Edward leaned down to whisper in my ear as the manager led us to the reception hall.

"Happy?"

I looked into his eyes. "Ecstatic. You?"

He tightened his hand which was wrapped around my waist and grinned. "Over the moon."

We entered the reception just in time to hear the DJ say, "Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. and Mrs. Cullen!"

Everyone started cheering loudly as we walked in. We shook hands and kissed and hugged so many people on our way to the dance floor that I almost felt too dizzy to dance.

However, as soon as Edward put his hands around me and I looked up into his eyes, all thoughts of dizziness went out the window. We danced to another of Shania's songs From This Moment On.

(I do swear that I'll always be there.
I'd give anything and everything and I will always care.
Through weakness and strength, happiness and sorrow,
for better for worse, I will love you with
every beat of my heart.)
From this moment life has begun
From this moment you are the one
Right beside you is where I belong
From this moment on

From this moment I have been blessed
I live only for your happiness
And for your love I'd give my last breath
From this moment on

I laid my head against Edward's shoulder and he pulled me closer to him.

"I love you." He said.

What could I say other than "I love you too"? I did love him. So much so that I thought my heart would burst.

I give my hand to you with all my heart
Can't wait to live my life with you, can't wait to start
You and I will never be apart
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing I wouldn't give
From this moment on

"Thank you for the bracelet. It's beautiful." I said.

"The bracelet's pretty. You're Beautiful."

I smiled, trying hard to hold back the tears that I felt were very close.

You're the reason I believe in love
And you're the answer to my prayers from up above
All we need is just the two of us
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing I wouldn't give
From this moment
I will love you as long as I live
From this moment on

After the dance was over, Edward insisted that we get atleast another dance before we have to mingle with the guests.

"You know," Edward said. "When we're old and grey and we're sitting on our porch surrounded by our children and grand-children, we'll remember this as the day our lives began."

"When did you become such a poet?"

He kissed me. "When I met you." Then he kissed me again…and again.

"Edward! People are watching!" I managed to say between kisses.

"So? You're my wife." He pointed out, then kissed me again.

I laughed. "Good point."

We continued kissing until we heard someone clear their throat.

"Uhm. Can I cut in?" We broke up and looked around to see Jasper standing next to us, grinning.

Edward frowned at him. "Can't you see we're busy?"

"Yeah, I think everyone can see that, so I thought I'd come break it up before it went too far." He pulled me from Edward's side. "Come on; let me have a dance with the bride. You'll have an entire lifetime for what you've been doing."

I flushed scarlet.

Edward looked longingly at me, and then turned to glower at Jasper. "One song." He said.

Jasper just laughed.

Turns out it was more than just one. After my dance with Jasper was over, it was time for the father-daughter dance, and then James wanted his turn as well. That dance started out awkwardly, but after a minute we started talking and laughing like old times. Before the dance with James was over, Edward cut in.

He frowned at James' back. "Tell me again why I agreed that we should invite him?"

"Because you love me." I stated, simply.

He turned to me and smiled. "Oh, right."

We danced and danced till the early hours of the morning. We had to leave soon so we can catch the plane that would take us to where we're spending our honeymoon…Hawaii. I went upstairs to the suite so I can change into something more suitable for travelling. Then, I came down again and Edward and I said our goodbyes to our friends and family. My mom cried all over me and hugged me so hard and for a while refused to let me pull out of that hug, until dad pulled her back and gave me a hug of his own. "Be happy, sweetheart." He whispered before he let me go. I glanced at Edward who was saying his goodbyes to his parents and I smiled. "I will." I said.

Edward came over and caught my hand in his. "Ready to go?"

"Yeah, just one more thing." I'd brought the bouquet down with me. I turned around and all the single women at the wedding automatically gathered around. I threw it and turned around to see who caught it. Turns out I was terrible at throwing bouquets. It took a completely different direction from all the girls and instead landed right in James' head. He took hold of it and eyed it speculatively, then shrugged and held it up as though it was an award. Everyone cheered him on.

After that, it was really time to go.

We headed outside and got in a car. This time not a limo, it was Edward's car and he drove. Most of the guests had come outside to see us off and we waved to them as we drove away.

Edward reached over and held my hand. "Happy, Mrs. Cullen?"

I leaned over and kissed him on the cheek. "Absolutely Mr. Cullen."

Edward was right. I will always remember this day as the day my life began.

Some people spend their entire lives looking for love and never find it. Thank God, I was able to. There's no greater gift than to love and be loved in return.


Author's Note:

Wow. I can't believe it's all over. I think I'm going to cry!

But, before you go, I've got a last treat for you guys for staying with me through all the too short chapters and the late updates…etc. I brought you pics of what I imagined Edward and Bella wore at the wedding! YAY! :D So, here they are:

Edward at the wedding:

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Bella's wedding dress:

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The bridesmaids' dresses:

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Bella's mother's dress:

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Just turn the (DOT) into a actual dot and remove the spaces from the links…Can't wait to read your feedback! Make me proud! :D oh, and btw, I stole the last line from Moulin Rouge. =)

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