Bella & Edward's wedding.[one of my many versions]
1. Chapter 1
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I woke with a sudden start. My heart was beating faster than usual, I must have had a dream, I guessed. I don’t remember it. No, that wasn’t it. I thought for a moment and suddenly, it dawned on me. You idiot, today is your wedding! I had been planning this for months but more than that, I had been looking forward to my wedding, which sealed the deal that I, would soon be one of them.
I jumped out of my bed, grabbing my bag of bathroom things and headed for the shower. It didn’t take long, and soon I was pulling on some jeans, a pale short sleeved yellow t-shirt Alice had bought for me in LA, and slipped on the soft leather sandals she had also purchased. I blow-dried my hair until it was pin-straight and ran downstairs.
Charlie was sitting at the kitchen table drinking his coffee and reading the newspaper. “Morning Bells”. “Good morning dad”, I replied. Charlie had been somewhat resentful towards Edward, when he returned last spring, after have leaving me. No, resentful wasn’t the right word, he despised everything about Edward, but soon he forgave him, at least partly, on my behalf. He wasn’t crazy about the idea of me getting married, but he had to eventually accept that, Edward was the love of my life, and I would be with him forever.
“So, what time do I need to be over there?”,he asked.
“It starts at 3, so I would, WE would like you to be at the church around 2:30.”
“Ok, and my tux is at the cleaners?”
“Yes, and your shoes are right next to your bed “, I answered, hurrying towards the door.
I grabbed the keys off the hook and began to twist the knob when Charlie said, “You know, I don’t fully agree with this marriage. But I will accept it because I know it makes you happy, and you deserve that. It’s time you stopped trying to please everybody else, and do something for yourself. And I want you to remember I will always be here for you. See you later, Bells.”
“Thanks, see you later, dad.”
I shut the door behind me and started to head for my truck. Well, I should have known. I saw the shiny silver Volvo, parked in my driveway, the engine purring. I headed over and reached for the handle when the window rolled down.
“Hurry Bella, we’re on a tight schedule”,Alice was almost shaking with anticipation as I climbed in the passenger side. “Oh this is so exciting! So, the dress and shoes are at the house, and Jasper and Emmet are out picking up the flowers and the cake. Carlisle and Esme are already at the church setting up.”
We pulled into the long driveway that led up to the Cullen’s house. When we were inside I heard some noise coming from above.
“Come on, Bella! Oh, I can’t wait until you’re able to move more than 1 mile per hour, remember, tight schedule.!” Alice chanted.
We headed for Alice’s bedroom sized bathroom, and unsurprised, I saw Rosalie with a huge grin on her face. “Are you ready?” Rosalie asked.
“Yeah, might as well get it done and over with”, I answered. Alice and Rosalie began working on my hair. They sprayed it with the same mint-scented stuff they had for prom, and pulled out a bottle of what looked like cream cheese. It was thick, white and didn’t seem like something I wanted in my hair. To my surprise it smelled like lavender, and easily spread throughout my now damp hair, due to the spritz. They pulled out the hot curlers and began twisting each strand of my hair into them. Soon all the curlers were pinned tightly onto my head, in a perfect crown of pink fuzzy cylinders.
Then Alice pulled out a large black case, which I assumed was full of makeup. Yes, I was right. She dumped out what seemed to be 5 pounds of different eyeshadows, mascaras and lipsticks.
“So, we’ve already decided that less is more with her, but it’s her wedding. We need something elegant. Something everybody will be sure to notice”, Alice said to Rosalie.
“Well, I think that a light, pink lipstick would be nice. She doesn’t need blush, because god knows the girl does that too easily, on her own. Also, some nice light, lavender eyeshadow, and on top of that some white shimmer. Some mascara, but not too much.”
“Yes! “Alice shouted with excitement.
When they were all done, with my makeup, Rosalie pulled out all the pins, and undid the curlers. My hair, like it did so familiarly before for prom, cascaded down my back in little ringlets. This time, Rosalie pulled all of them up, into a crown of curls atop my head, with some falling elegantly here and there neatly. Alice left the room, only to return a second later with a white box in her hands. She opened the box and pulled out a tiara. It had little modest diamonds in shapes of flowers all around it. It wasn’t too big, I thought, thankfully. She placed it softly on my head and pinned it securely so it couldn’t fall out of place.
“Bella, I have a little gift for you”,Alice said softly. Rosalie smiled as Alice headed out the door once more, returning seconds later. This time she had a little blue box in her hands and a sincere grin across her face.
“You didn’t have to get me anything, Alice. You and your family have already done so much for me”,I said.
“You have done so much more for us. You have given Edward back, the fire that burns inside of him. You make him happy. He loves you, we love you, so please, accept this gift”,Alice said. She handed it to me and I opened the lid. I stared in disbelief at the beautiful piece of jewelry that lay inside.
It was a necklace, with a delicate silver chain. It had a crystal, amethyst heart surrounded by little, white diamonds. It was so delicate and beautiful I was afraid to touch it.
“I wore it for my wedding, and I thought it would look good on you”, she explained. “I hope you’ll wear it”, it was a question more than a statement.
“Of course I will, Oh Alice, Thank you”, I said.
She fastened it around my neck and handed me the dress that was hanging up on the back of the bathroom door.
“A little privacy?” I asked.
Alice and Rosalie giggle, and left the room. I pulled the dress up, hooking the little buttons that ran down the back. I looked in the mirror and gasped. Is that me? The girl In the mirror was gorgeous. The strapless, satin white gown pooling around my feet, onto the floor, and the diamond jewelry glittered like a thousand tiny crystals, like Edward did in the sunlight.
“Are you done yet? The wedding starts in half an hour!”,Alice shouted.
“I’m done, I’m coming”, I replied.
“Wow, Bella, you look amazing”,Rosalie said.
“Yes, just like an angel. Come on! We’re going to be late!”, Alice said in an enthusiastic voice. We all got into the silver Volvo, and Alice immediately sped. She didn’t drive under 95 miles per hour, the whole way. Probably going slower than her normal speed, due to the immediate sickness I felt in my stomach.
“Does anybody have some Tylenol?”, I asked, expecting the obvious answer.
“Bella, don’t worry. It’s pre-wedding jitters, everybody has them. You may feel ill now, but as soon as you see Edward, you’ll know it’s all going to be ok”,Alice told me sincerely.
As soon as we arrived at the church I felt a little better. In a few minutes time, I would see my Edward. It had been a whole 18 hours and counting since I’d last seen him, that had to be a record. Alice and Rosalie told me they’d see me inside, and I hurried into the back door. Charlie was waiting there for me, obviously having trouble with the little flower that belonged in his front pocked.
“Bella, honey, you look amazing”, he said.
“Thank you, dad”, I said, smiling wholeheartedly. I placed the flower properly for him, and heard the music cue. It’s time, I thought to myself. I wrapped my arm around Charlie’s and drew in a deep breath.
“Are you ready, Bella?” Charlie asked.
“Yes”, I replied.
I looked around and immediately spotted Renee. There she sat in a light yellow dress, obviously unaware of the weather in Forks, but she was smiling. She had flown in the day before. Although she did not agree with age I was marrying, she agreed with the reason, and for that I will be forever grateful.
I looked to my left and spotted Esme and Carlisle. They looked like movie stars, arriving on the wrong set. Esme wore a deep burgundy v-neck dress, Carlisle wearing a nice, black jacket, over a light buttoned down shirt. Sitting next to Esme was Alice and Jasper. I hadn’t noticed how nice Alice looked before, probably too preoccupied with nerves. She was wearing a pale pink sun dress with long sleeves and a glittering, diamond necklace. Next to her Jasper was dressed similarly to Carlisle, only his undershirt was a mint-ish green, that went wonderfully with his caramel colored hair. Rosalie and Emmet were sitting in front of them, close to the aisle. Rosalie, looked like a goddess, as usual. How could I have missed that detail. Once again, preoccupied. She was wearing a deep, blue dress, clinging in all the right places, with her hair cascading down her back, in curls. Emmet, like Carlisle and Jasper had the same attire on, only his shirt was a deep blue, matching Rosalie’s dress.
They all grinned at me as I made my way towards the alter. I slowly turned my head more to the right, and there I saw him. Gleaming, brilliantly like an angel, descended from heaven. He looked so beautiful, it was almost too painful to look directly at him. Like looking at the sun, times one hundred. His hair, unlike his usual perfectly disheveled look, was a little gelled, neater than usual just adding to his brilliant beauty. He was wearing a tux, just like the one for prom. We arrived at the altar and Charlie let go of my arm, handing me over to Edward.
The priest recited quotations from the bible, and I repeated right on cue, but never looking away from his piercing, topaz eyes. I couldn’t help it, but I felt everything build up inside of me, and soon I felt the moist warmth of tears clouding my eyes. Edward’s fingers, like ice, brushed away my tears, with a smile on his face, so warm it could brighten any rainy day. I could feel the light burning sensation that trailed along after his fingers left my face.
Finally, “Do You, Edward Cullen take Isabella Swan, to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have to hold, in richer or poorer, in sickness and in health as long as you both shall live?” Asked the priest.
“I do”, Edward answered in his smoldering, melodic, hypnotizing voice.
“And do you, Isabella Swan, take Edward Cullen to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, in richer or poorer, in sickness and in health as long as you both shall live?”Asked the priest, once more.
“I do.”, I answered .
“You may kiss the bride”, said the priest. Edward gently placed both his hands on my cheeks and leaned in. I could smell that delicious, sweet smell on his breath, and soon felt his icy cold lips against mine. I felt like I was spiraling into space. I never wanted to lose this feeling. He released my face and smiled, and everybody started clapping. I could hear Jasper whistling and Emmet catcalling “Get a room!”, laughing,
Edward grabbed my arm, and we slowly ran, (well very slowly for Edward, quite fast-paced for me) down the aisle towards the front doors of the church, where on the other side waited the vehicle, that would be my escape, to the only world I’ve ever wanted, one where I would be with Edward, for all of eternity.