I have never been to a marriage (at least, British wedding) so I don't know what I did here was right or wrong. I hope you like it. This is the last chapter. Thanks for faves, follows and reviews. I will post an epilogue, if you wish.
Harry stood at the end of the aisle, nervously playing with his fingers. He was beyond nervous. This was it. He was about to get married. This was nothing he had planned or imagined to be. He looked at the odd assortment of guests. He had never in his wildest dreams imagined inviting Malfoys to his wedding nor had he imagined marrying Daphne. But Harry was not complaining. One thing he had learnt living with a murderer behind him since he was one and killing his family and many people he loved was that life never turns out as planned. You just have to go with it and marrying Daphne Greengrass was not at all bad, it was actually quite good.
After the Ginny fiasco, he had not imagined himself even dating for a good while and now just a fortnight later, he was standing at the end of the aisle, waiting for his bride to be. He loved her, this time, it felt solid and real. Both of them, he and Daphne were here, for real and well there was a foreseeable bright future.
He was shaken from his musings as soft music started to play, he looked up to see Hermione enter, followed by Astoria, then Tracey in pale pink dresses with same shade of roses. He smiled nervously at Hermione, who gave him an assuring smile back. His attention was shifted from Hermione as Daphne entered with Hugo leading her to... him.
Harry had always imagined or rather wanted love in his life to be like his parents. Lily and James were a perfect love story to be written in a novel, they had everything the hatred, the fights, and the humour, the slow and gradual love. But looking at Daphne looking ever so beautiful in the pretty white dress, he did not want that anymore. This was not what he imagined, this was definitely not the perfect love story, but this was it for him. Daphne was it.
He was feeling strange, a combination of deliriously happy and even sad. He was missing his parents and Sirius more than ever.
'Hope you can see me now, Mum, Dad, Sirius... I am happy... not exactly the moment I planned... but I am happy and... I feel content.' He thought and smiled, he hadn't realized that tears had began to escape his eyes, his gaze fixated on Daphne.
Daphne reached Harry and Hugo shook Harry's hand warning him to take care of Daphne or...
Harry smiled and promised to take care of Daphne.
Daphne took Harry's hand and smiled at him. Harry smiled back at her, his face showing all the love he had.
Harry and Daphne looked at each other as though the world did not exist.
The Preacher smiled and began the ceremony.
"Today, we have gathered here to bind Daphne Jane Greengrass and Harry James Potter in a union of marriage and their souls to be bound to each other for their lives. Do you Harry James Potter, take Daphne Jean Greengrass as your wife and be with her through thick and thin."
"Yes, I do."
"Do you Daphne Jane Greengrass take Harry James Potter as your husband?"
"Yes I do."
"Say your vows."
"I, Harry James Potter, take you Daphne Jane Greengrass as my wife. Meeting you, falling in love with you and our marriage was not something I imagined or saw coming. But this is the most beautiful thing that has happened to me. I vow, to keep you safe and love you forever. I vow to be with you through the sunny and rainy days, through smiles, laughs and tears. Some things cannot be described in mere words and trying to describe it would be stupid. One such thing is my love for you and your importance in my life. All I want to say is I love you and would do whatever it takes to see you happy."
"I Daphne Jane Greengrass, take you Harry James Potter as my husband. I like your smile, your vibe, the way you are just a star, the saviour... but that is not why I love you. The reason why I love you is you being you, just you. The reason I love you is all that we have been through in this short span of time. I like the way you keep your cool when I am complicated and the way James is everything to you. The way you care about everyone and have a silly obsession of saving everybody... But the reason I love you is you. I promise to follow you through the life wherever you lead me and love you forever and always. I promise you not to be just your wife but also James' mother and your friend in need and I'll be always there for you. I love you."
The Minister asked them to exchange their rings and James and Teddy came forward as ring bearers, James for Daphne, obviously.
Harry slipped the ring in Daphne's finger and Daphne did the same for Harry.
"Now, I announce you as man and wife, you may kiss the bride."
And they did, this was the end of their love story and beginning of their life.