Yeah...I really have no excuse for how long this took. You can thank Manderbetis for pushing me to finally finish this.
Twilight = Not mine.
I stood at the front of the church. Shifting uncomfortably, I hoped no one would notice I was sweating. How the fuck did Bella talk me into this big church wedding in front of all our family and friends? Oh right. I was pussy-whipped for that girl. Feeling Jasper shift next to me I lifted my gaze to the back of the church just as the doors opened and Alice, the maid of honor, stepped through and made her way down the aisle. As she reached the front of the church she smiled at me and winked. I barely had time to return the gesture before the music swelled and Bella appeared at the back of the church on Charlie's arm.
It seemed to take forever for Bella to reach the front of the church. Charlie shook my hand and placed Bella's hand in mine. As our skin made contact all my nerves disappeared. One touch from Bella and all was right in my world. I couldn't wait to marry this girl and spend the rest of my life with her. When it came to say our vows, which we'd written ourselves, Bella and I turned towards each other, both her hands gripped in mine.
"Edward, I know there are some people who question our relationship. They question the differences in our ages, and wonder how it could possibly work, what we could possibly have in common. But I knew you were the man for me long before we ever met. My heart recognized its mate. Then I met you and it was like my whole universe shifted. You were even more perfect in reality than you were in the stories Alice was always telling about you. Falling in love with you was the easy part. The hard part was convincing you to take a chance on us. And once you did, you loved me with your whole heart. I thank God for that every day. I love you and I'm so honored to become your wife today."
I didn't even realize I was crying until Bella reached up and wiped the tears from my cheeks. Lifting her left hand I kissed her ring finger, then took a breath before reciting my own vows. They were nowhere near as eloquent as hers, but I meant them with my whole being. The rest of the ceremony passed in a bit of a blur and before I knew it, the minister was telling me I could kiss my bride. It took my body a minute to catch up with my brain, but Bella was too impatient. Her arms were thrown around my neck and she was kissing me before I even fully processed that we were actually married. That this amazing woman before me was my wife. We kissed until I heard Charlie clearing his throat from the front pew. Pulling away from each other reluctantly Bella and I turned towards the congregation as the minister introduced us as husband and wife.
At the back of the church I took Bella in my arms again and kissed her the way I couldn't at the front of the church. Too quickly, we were joined by Alice and Jasper. Alice let out a squeal and threw her arms around both of us, squeezing us tightly.
"I'm so happy for you guys!"
"Thanks Al," Bella said, her voice husky with emotion. "We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. Thank you for pushing Edward to see the possibilities, and thank you for trusting me with his heart."
Throughout the rest of the day I kept having to remind myself that we were really married. That Bella was really my wife. I refused to let her stray too far from my side, needing to reach out and touch her and remind myself that this was all real. Our reception was laid-back and casual. We were able to mingle with all of our guests and enjoy the celebration.
As much as I was enjoying myself, I couldn't wait to get my bride alone. Finally, all the silly wedding traditions had been completed, the party was winding down, and it was time for Bella and me to leave. We raced out to the waiting limo amid a sea of bubbles, courtesy of our guests. Inside the limo Bella cuddled into my side. I wrapped an arm around her and lightly ran my finger over the diamond tennis bracelet I'd given her as a wedding gift.
"It's beautiful Edward. I love it." Bella stretched up to kiss my cheek before settling back into my side. "I have something for you, but I wanted to wait until we were alone."
"You didn't have to get me anything Bella. Marrying me is enough!" I joked.
"Well technically I didn't get you anything," she giggled. She grabbed my wrist and placed my hand on her stomach. "I'm pregnant! We're going to be parents."
A/N: And there we have it. The end of Nerdward. Thanks to everyone who read and reviewed