Chapter 15 – Just The Beginning
The morning was absolutely beautiful. There wasn't a cloud in sight. Her blue eyes sought out ever space in the church. White candles and roses with tons of baby's breath lined the isles. Beautiful white silky rug rolled out from the back of the church to the altar. White silk swags were draped from pew to pew. There were already white rose pedals scattered all over the rest of the church floor and even over the steps of the altar.
It was just like the movies.
It was like a chick flick movie where the big beautiful white wedding and the completely perfect couple marry for all the right reasons and live happily ever after. She couldn't believe how truly beautiful it all was. It had all fallen together in a few short months. Anything that followed the events of the day would just be the perks of their lives.
"Mila…" Emily's voice broke her thoughts as her eyes turned from the beauty of the church back to see Emily and the girls standing behind her. "C'mon honey, we need to get you ready."
Mila smiled softly. She couldn't believe it. It was really time for her to start getting ready to be married. She and Paul had dated heavily for a good six months before Paul couldn't stop himself from taking her on a romantic walk on the beach and proposed to her. She couldn't stop herself from saying yes. And here it was six month later, and their wedding day.
Mila nodded as she followed the girls upstairs, her wedding down in a white garment bag draped over her arm. Once they got into the changing room, Mila walked into the bathroom and stripped off her jeans and t-shirt and pulled the beautiful bright white wedding dress from the bag. She unzipped the back and stepped into it; pulling it up her body as she secured it around her chest. It was a strapless corset bodice featuring beaded lace. The skit was an Organza dome with sequin details and a chapel train. Even Mila had to admit it was more beautiful that then her first wedding dress which she'd only gotten to wear for two hours.
Mila walked out of the bathroom and the girls just went crazy. Emily walked around and helped zip up the dress and then hooked the buttons over the zipper to conceal it. "You look so beautiful Mila. Paul's not going to be able to keep his eyes off you."
"Or his hands." Kim giggled.
"Or anything other body part." Serena joined in on Kim's giggles.
Mila turned towards Kim and touched her slightly protruding four month pregnant barely there belly. "How are you feeling Kimmie?" Somehow Jared's nick name for Kim had rubbed off on everyone else.
Kim giggled again at the use of her nick name she'd have to remember to smack the shit out of Jared later. "Not too bad. The baby is moving a little. Jared barely let me out of the house this morning without an escort. Em had to practically beat him off with a stick." Both girls shared giggles. Kim's eyes teared up. "You look so beautiful Mila."
Mila teared up as she scoffed. "Not nearly as beautiful as you looked on your wedding day."
A shrill ringing phone brought the girls out of their tear fest. Kim giggled as she answered the phone. "Jared I'm fine. I just got slightly emotional seeing Mila in her wedding dress. Don't call me again I'll see you in thirty minutes." As she hung up and put the phone back in her hand bag.
Paul stood in front of the mirror as he gave himself the once over. He couldn't help the nerves that flowed through his whole body. Jake and Jared chuckled as they watched him tie, untie and re-tie his tie for the fifth time. Jared walked over as he clapped Paul on the back. "Bro stop being so nervous; it's not like you've not been through this once already."
Paul chuckled. "I swear this tie just won't tie perfect."
Sam chuckled as he walked over and stood in front of him and retired the tie perfectly for him. He could understand the nerves. It was a wedding and for them it meant forever.
Paul looked in the mirror as he nodded. "I can do this. I can really do this; right Sam?"
Sam chuckled loud. "Of course you can. You love her; she's your imprint. You're second chance at love. Don't fuck it up."
Paul shook his head as he chuckled. "Oh I definitely won't."
Someone said it was time and Paul could feel his heart rate pick up as they all exited the side room and lined up at the altar. The solo piano music began as the bridesmaids walked down the aisle. Once Paul saw Kim take her place as the Maid of Honor; he turned around and his eyes widened as he watched Mila walked down the aisle. She looked so beautiful.
His blackened eyes devoured her in the bright white wedding dress. She wouldn't dare let him see it; said it was bad luck. He couldn't rip his eyes from her even if he tried. As she stopped in front of him, he carefully lifted her vale and her blue eyes came into view as they locked with his.
The preacher got the beginning of the ceremony out of the way and then turned it over to Paul as he cleared his throat. "Mila, you make me laugh, you make me happy, and you make me feel alive. I give you my heart, I give you my soul, and I give you our life together. Our 2 lives will be better together"
Mila smiled softly. She could stand there and listen to Paul talk all day long. His voice was deep and soothing. "You give me your heart, you give me your soul, and you give me our life together. I promise always to love you, I promise always to cherish you, I promise always to be by your side. Our 2 lives will be one forever."
The preacher finished up the ceremony and declared them husband and wife and gave Paul permission to kiss his new bride.
They sealed the deal with a passionate kiss.
A couple of hours later, after dinner and wedding cake Paul and Mila were wrapped in each other's arms. Mila's heels were sitting on her chair as were Paul's socks and dress shoes. They danced slowly with their bare feet. Everyone else was just as relaxed as they danced as well with their bare feet.
Mila smiled softly. "Are we really here? Are we really married Mr. Lahote?"
Paul chuckled as he kissed her lips softly. "Yes; yes we are Mrs. Lahote." Paul lifted her off the ground as he spun her in circles and listened to her squeals of joy as her arms tightened around his neck and held onto him tightly. "I love you so much Mila."
Mila giggled as he placed her on her feet gently and she cupped his overly warm cheeks. "I love you too Paul." She knew he was uncomfortable in the monkey suit, but was tolerating it for her and her idea of the perfect wedding and reception. Mila reached up and untied his tie and let it hand loose around the collar of his crisp white dress shirt and then also unbuttons the first two buttons.
Paul shook his head. "How did you know?"
Mila giggled into the side of his neck. "Because I know you live to make me happy. And you looked so handsome today standing at the altar. You're eyes sparkled with your beautiful tuxedo. I figured you could use a little relaxation, this was your day too."
Paul shook his head as he tightened his arms around her waist. "It wasn't my day it was our day. Just like any other day after today is going to be our day; for the rest of our lives."
Mila pushed up on her toes and kissed his lips softly. "I've got a surprise for you."
Paul smirked as he cocked his head to the side. "What kind of surprise?"
Mila stepped away from Paul and his hands went to her hips as he watched her chew on her bottom lip. He felt an anxious feeling come over his new bride. "What's wrong baby?" She sighed softly and continued to chew her bottom lip. "C'mon you can tell me anything. You already know you can."
Mila blinked as a couple of silent tears slid down her cheeks. Her mouth opened and closed several times without anything coming out. She finally exhaled heavily. "I'm pregnant."
Paul's grip on her hips tightened as she watched his blackened eyes lined with tears. Mila couldn't help but follow suit as she cupped his cheeks. "You can't get all emotional Paul, if you get emotional I'm going to get emotional too; I mean even more than I already am." They were both quiet as they stood there eyes locked. "Please tell me you're happy about the baby…Please." A few more tears slipped down her cheeks.
Paul's hands came up and his thumbs brushed away her tears. "It's half you and half me; of course I'm happy about it. Don't even think for a second that I'm not." A silent tear slid out of each of his eyes as he whipped them away quickly; he didn't want anyone to see him crying. He pulled Mila close to him as he buried his face in the side of her neck and wrapped his arms around her tightly as they both held onto each other as if the other was going to disappear.
"This is just the beginning baby." Paul's husky voice whispered softly to her.
Yes; yes it was.