July 17th, The Wedding Day
As both Brandon and Kelly get ready for their wedding day in separate rooms, they both think back to the first time they met, their first kiss, the spring formal dance, Brandon's retreat thing, falling in love with each other, Washington D.C., Kelly having to choose herself, the engagement ring, getting back to together, the non-wedding, the lonely long nights, New Orleans, some more lonely long nights, and finally up to a month ago when they came back into each other's lives.
As Brandon is remembering his relationship with Kelly, he is also telling Sammy a little bit about it and how sometimes you just have to wait a little bit for the greatest things in life.
Their conversation is interrupted by Steve knocking on the door and Brandon says, "You may only come in if you're not my beautiful wife to be."
Steve opens the door, "Hey Bran, everything is ready out there and Kelly is as beautiful as ever."
"I can't wait to see her," Brandon says with a huge grin thinking that he can't believe it's actually going to happen this time. He has the feeling of readiness dwelling all throughout this entire body unlike last time 12 years ago.
"Well everything look in place on me?" Brandon asks.
"Yep, let's do it," Steve replies.
"Sammy, you ready for your parents to officially be married?" Brandon asks his son.
"Yep, let's do it!" Sammy says excitedly repeating Steve.
Nat and Jim knock on the ladies door and Cindy goes to answer it.
"Hey honey and Nat come on in," Cindy says has Jim gives her a quick kiss and Kelly comes out from behind the changing wall.
Nat greets her with a quick hug, "I can't believe I get to walk this princess down the aisle."
"Thank you Nat," Kelly says.
"Kelly, you're absolutely stunning. Brandon won't be able to see anything else when he sees you," Jim says.
"Well, then let's hope that neither of us trips," Kelly fears.
"Oh Kel, don't worry, I'll keep you from falling and Brandon as always been able to stand up straight," Nat reassures.
"Kel, it's time and everything is in place," Donna says.
"Alright, well lets go take our seats," Cindy says as her, Jim, and Donna leaves the room.
The wedding is set up outside overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a slight breeze in the air. Brandon walks down the side of the aisle with Steve and Sammy following to go stand next the priest. Brandon looks onto his immediate family and closest friends (Jim, Cindy, Sammy, Brenda, Dylan, Steve, Janet, David, Donna, Andrea, Silver, and Nat) as the priest gives the signal for the string quartet to begin to play the music. Donna walks down the small aisle first, giving a wink to her husband David, remembering their wedding. Rebecca, Dylan and Brenda's daughter, walks down the aisle next spreading flowers on the ground. Finally Nat appears from around the corner with Kelly holding onto his arm. Everyone stands up and as soon as Brandon's eyes meets Kelly's, either of them are able to see anything else in their view.
Once Nat and Kelly make it to the front, Brandon steps forward to take Kelly's hand and just simply says, "Hi," with a huge smile on his face.
Kelly responds herself with, "hi," matching the grin on her face.
As they move into place facing the priest, but still looking at each other while holding hands. The priest begins the ceremony, "Friends and family of Brandon Walsh and Kelly Taylor, we are gathered here today to witness the joining in holy matrimony between this man: Brandon Walsh and this woman: Kelly Taylor. Who give this woman in marriage?"
Sammy steps forward, "I do, sir. She's the best mom in the world."
Everyone chucks including Kelly and Brandon as they looking adorning at their son because he said more than they rehearsed. "Now, who gives this man?" the priest asks.
Jim and Cindy stand up, "His mother and I do sir."
The priest continues, "Now a reading from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a:"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends."
"Brandon would you say your vows to Kelly now," the priest says.
Brandon begins, "I, Brandon Walsh, take thee Kelly Taylor to be my lawfully wedded wife, my best friend, faithful partner, and the love of my life. We have been through many ups and down in this crazy world, sometimes together and sometimes not, but I believe we still always have been connected together in ways neither of us could explain to anyone else. I will love you, honor you, and faithfully cherish you as we stand side by side through the good, the bad, and the ugly from this day forth until death do us apart.
"Steve, may I have Kelly's ring please," the priest asks Steve, the best man. "Brandon, take Kelly's left hand as I place this ring into your right hand."
Brandon takes Kelly's left hand, "Now put this ring onto Kelly's ring finger as a symbol of your commitment," the priest says. Brandon gently slips the golden band around Kelly's ring finger.
"Kelly would you say your vows to Brandon now," the priest says.
Kelly begins, "I, Kelly Taylor, take thee Brandon Walsh to be my lawfully wedded husband, my best friend, faithful partner, and the love of my life. From the first moment I met you, I knew you were someone special. It's been a long road to this moment and I have no regrets because otherwise we wouldn't have our special miracle, our son. I will respect you, trust you, and faithfully cherish you as we stand side by side through the good, the bad, and the ugly from this day forth until death do us apart."
"Steve, may I have Brandon's ring please," the priest asks Steve once again. "Kelly, take Brandon's left hand as I place this ring into your right hand."
Kelly takes Brandon's left hand, "Now put this ring onto Brandon's ring finger as a symbol of your commitment," the priest says. Kelly gently slips the thicker golden band that matches hers around Brandon's ring finger.
"I now pronounce you man and wife, you may now kiss your bride," the priest announces as Brandon puts his arm around Kelly's wrist stepping towards her and gives her a gentle sweet kiss. Everyone claps and cheers as they break apart.
"Everyone, it is my pleasure to be the first to introduce you to Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Walsh!" the priest happily says as they turn to Sammy to hug and kiss him. Brandon picks him up as he takes Kelly's hand to lead her to the rest of their family and friends for hugs and kisses.
After the ceremony, everyone follows Brandon and Kelly to Brandon's mustang that has been decorated with cans and a sign saying 'just married' on the back of the car. Everyone says goodbye and waves them off as Brandon drives Kelly to a beach house up the coast for a two week honeymoon.
Once Brandon finally parked outside of the vacation home he turned to Kelly, "Please don't get out of the car yet." He got out of the vehicle and walked around to Kelly's door to open it for her.
"Give me the honor please Mrs. Walsh to escort you," Brandon said taking Kelly's hand, gently leading her out of the car and towards the front door. When they step up onto the front porch Brandon lifts Kelly into his arms and gives her a passionate kiss.
As she breaks away, "I can't wait for more of that inside, Mr. Walsh," Kelly says smiling and reaching for the door handle. As Brandon is caring her across the threshold he notices a card taped to the door.
"Hey Kel, what's that on the door," he asks.
"I don't know, let's find out," Kelly says as she takes it off the door and opens it.
Kelly reads it out loud, "Mr. and Mrs. Walsh hope you two enjoy your honeymoon and don't worry about anything back home. We have it covered! Congregations and we are looking forward to continually sharing our lives together as you two are finally married. With the best of love, your friends."
"That's nice of them and they must have put the rose petals on the floor," Brandon says as he noticed them as Kelly was reading.
"Where do you think they lead to?" Kelly asks.
"I don't know, I guess we just have to find out," Brandon says as he sets Kelly back onto her feet and pulls her close for another kiss.
"Well, wherever it leads, I hope it's somewhere where this dress can come from," Kelly says grinning at Brandon as she is pulling him closer to her as she follows the rose petals.
I'm finally finished uploading everything. Hope ya'll have enjoyed. There may or may not be a sequel to this story. I have some ideas and story lines that I might want to explore, but I'm not making any promises. I won't post anything until it is completely finished. This story took two years, so it might be another couple of years before you see anything from me...but time will only tell. Take care ya'll!