"I now introduce to you… Mr and Mrs Edward Cullen!"
Our family cheered and applauded the two of us as we made our way back down the aisle. We had one it. We were married. It was the start of our forever and the start of my life as an official Cullen family member. I had linked arms with Edward as we headed down the aisle. I couldn't believe we were finally married. It was the happiest day of my life.
"I love you Mrs Cullen."
"I love you Mr Cullen."
I smiled at my husband, feeling so much love for him. We reached the end of the aisle and were directed to the side of the house. Fairy lights were strung up everywhere with flowers arrangements surrounding the area Alice had set aside for the reception. There was a table set up with a wedding cake on it and a table for the bridal party, with a couple of tables for the guests. Edward led me over to the main table and we sat down. He leaned in and kissed me, caressing my cheek as he did. I kissed my husband back, feeling so much love for him. We kissed for several minutes until we were interrupted by Emmett cheering us on. I pulled away and just rolled my eyes at Emmett, thankful I couldn't blush anymore. All of our family were sitting down and looking at Edward and I. Carlisle stood up and raised the glass of champagne he had. We all had one in front of us, even though we wouldn't be drinking it. I wondered how much Alice had spent on the champagne. It was probably the most expensive one out there knowing my sister-in-law.
"I would like to congratulate Bella and Edward and officially welcome Bella to the Cullen family. You have been part of this family from the moment Edward introduced us to you but now we can call you Bella Cullen. You are my daughter and I love you. Edward my son, I'm so happy and proud of you. You two are so perfect together and belong together. It gave me great pleasure to officiate your wedding. May you enjoy your forever together. Now let's all raise our glasses to the bride and groom."
All the family raised their champagne flutes and toasted to us. I smiled back at my family, feeling so overwhelmed at how much love there was for Edward and I. They had welcomed me with open arms into their family and had just accepted me, no questions asked. They had accepted Edward's choice of a mate and didn't interfere. They let Edward and I have our own relationship. Carlisle sat down and Jasper stood up.
"As one of Edward's best men, I have to congratulate Edward for choosing the perfect girl for him. He always felt alone compared to the rest of us. I remember how much he changed from the moment he met Bella. It was like he came out of his shell. He would smile all the time and would often joke around with us. To someone who reads emotions, it was almost like he became a different person. Bella is an amazing girl and I am proud to be her brother. I'm so happy for the two of you. Congratulations to Edward and Bella."
I smiled at Jasper, feeling so emotional at his words. I was so happy to hear that I was considered Edward's perfect girl and that I made him a better person. He made me a better person. Jasper sat down and Emmett stood up with a mischievous grin on his face. I was automatically scared of what he was about to say about Edward and I.
"Edward has met the perfect girl for him and I love Bella. She's like a sister. She's made Edward a better person but more importantly… Eddie has finally got laid! He was a virgin for over hundred years and finally Bella has saved him from a life of celibacy and introduced him to the awesomeness of sex! Well done Bella, kudos to you! Congrats you guys, I know you're definitely going to have fun on the honeymoon."
Emmett winked at us as he finished his speech before sitting down. I just sat there in utter shock. I couldn't believe Emmett had said that. Well I could but I still felt slightly awkward about it. I glanced at Edward who looked like he wanted to kill Emmett. I grabbed Edward's hand and gave it a squeeze. He rewarded me with my favourite crooked smile of his. I smiled back, knowing that we shouldn't be embarrassed about our love for one another or what we did as a couple. Alice stood up and glared at Emmett, before smiling at us.
"Well I think I can follow that. Edward, Bella, as the maid of honour and wedding planner…"
I rolled my eyes, knowing that I had never chosen a maid of honour. I saw Rosalie roll her eyes as well before she smiled at me.
"I am so happy to have been a major part of this wedding. Bella has been like a sister to me from the moment I first met her and Edward is a brilliant brother. I am so happy that Bella is officially a part of the family but it feels like she has been part of it for a long time now. Nevertheless I am delighted for the pair of them now that they are married and can begin their official forever together. To Edward and Bella. I love you two."
I blew Alice a kiss, smiling at her words. She started off talking about herself but ended it with loving words. Alice had always been my sister too and I loved her for it. Alice left her table and walked over to the cake.
"Now for the happy couple to cut the cake."
Edward offered me his hand and helped me from my seat, leading me over to the cake table. Edward took the knife from Alice and together we cut the cake to our family cheering for us. We did the tradition of shoving the cake in the other person's face but fed each other with the smallest amount possible. Afterwards I threw my bouquet and it was caught by a surprised Kate. I was then led to a chair and had to watch as Edward removed the garter carefully with his teeth I had borrowed from Alice. Emmett and Jasper were howling with laughter and I was so grateful I couldn't blush. The music soon started and Edward led me to the open space for our first dance as man and wife. I was looking forward to this part as I was more graceful and I was just happy to have Edward holding me. I was twirled effortlessly by my husband to the music of the lullaby Edward had written for me. I noticed Esme talking pictures of us on an expensive looking camera but I didn't mind. I wanted pictures of the best day of my life.
"Having fun Mrs Cullen?"
"Oh yes Mr Cullen. I'm having so much fun."
Edward leaned down to kiss me while we danced. I heard the sound of more pictures being taken.
"You're monopolizing the bride. Let me dance with my little sister."
Emmett grinned at me as he took Edward's place and began to dance with me. I saw Edward dance with Rosalie while I danced with her husband. As the time passed I danced with all of my family members, having so much fun. I thought briefly about my own parents but tried not to dwell on them for too long. When Edward claimed me again and wrapped his arms around me, I smiled and laid my head against his chest.
"I love the fact I never have to let you go."
Edward leaned down to kiss me again. It was a serious kind of kiss; an intense, slow but building…
"Bella! Edward! It's time!"
I felt irritated with my new sister for interrupting us. Edward just ignored her and continued to kiss me.
"Edward let go of Bella now! I will tell her where you're going!"
Edward pulled away and glared at Alice.
"You're awfully small to be so hugely irritating."
Alice just glared back at him and pulled me away from Edward. We headed back into the house and back to Alice and Jasper's room. Rosalie was waiting there and together they helped me out of my dress and into the dress Alice had picked for my going away. Rosalie pulled the pins out of my hair and I let out a sigh of relief.
"Everything's ready. Your suitcases are in the Volvo. Let's go."
I followed Alice and Rosalie downstairs and back outside. Immediately I was embraced by Esme.
"I love you darling. Have an amazing honeymoon."
"I love you too Esme. I'm sure we will."
I continued to say goodbye to the rest of the family before we made our escape. Everyone applauded when Edward kissed me again. We rushed to the car as the rice storm began. I noticed that the car had been decorated for newlyweds which caused me to smile. We got into the car and waved at our family as we drove off.
I didn't know how long we had been travelling for but I felt like we had travelled around the world several times. We had been to Rio Janeiro then had been travelling on a speedboat for a good couple of hours. I had absolutely no idea where we were going and was trying to think what was off the coast of Brazil. Eventually Edward called my name and pointed straight ahead.
"Bella look there."
I could only see blackness at first. I searched the space until I saw a small island rise out of the water ahead of us, waving with palm fronds, and a beach glowing pale in the light of the moon. I had no idea where we were.
"Edward where are we?"
Edward grinned at me, a wide smile that gleamed in the moonlight.
"This is Isle Esme."
I just stared at my new husband.
"Esme has an island?"
"It's a gift from Carlisle and Esme said we could borrow it for the honeymoon."
Edward pulled the boat into position against a short dock and turned the engine off. He placed the suitcases on the dock then turned back to me. He pulled me into his arms. I just chuckled, knowing that Edward was being thorough and carrying me across the threshold. He picked up our bags as well and headed towards the house on the island. I was instantly reminded of the Cullen's house back in Forks. We entered the house and I glanced around, marvelling in the beauty of the house. I guessed Esme had picked up the design of the house. Edward carried us to the master bedroom, a big white room. I focused on the huge white bed in the centre of the room. Edward set me down and put the bags down as well, before turning to me.
"We could go for a late night swim… or we could try out this bed."
I pretended to think for a moment.
"I think… the bed."
And with that I jumped on Edward, pushing him back onto the bed. I instantly knew I was going to have an amazing honeymoon with my new husband.
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