"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 Bella's life as an official Cullen family member. I had linked arms with Bella 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 wife, feeling so much love for her. 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. I led Bella over to the main table and we sat down. I leaned in and kissed my bride, caressing her cheek as I did. She kissed me, pouring all her love into the kiss. We kissed for several minutes until we were interrupted by Emmett cheering us on. I pulled away and just rolled my eyes at Emmett, annoyed he had interrupted us. All of our family were sitting down and looking at Bella 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 knew Alice had probably spent a small fortune on the champagne.
"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."
"Congratulations son. I'm so happy for you. You and Bella are perfect together."
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 Bella and I. They had welcomed her with open arms into our family and had just accepted her, no questions asked. They had accepted my choice of a mate and didn't interfere. They let Bella 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."
"She's perfect for you man. Well done."
I smiled at Jasper, feeling so emotional at his words. I was so happy to hear that Jasper thought Bella made me a better person. I knew Bella would be happy to hear that. 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 Bella and I.
"My time to shine!"
"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."
"You're welcome bro. I still have so much to teach you. Enjoy the honeymoon."
Emmett winked at us as he finished his speech before sitting down. I just sat there in utter shock and embarrassment. 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 saw Bella roll her eyes as she had never chosen a maid of honour. Alice had just wanted to be it. I saw Rosalie roll her eyes as well before she smiled at Bella.
"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."
Bella blew Alice a kiss, smiling at her words. I was grinning too, feeling so much love for my small sister. She started off talking about herself but ended it with loving words. I was so happy how close Alice and Bella were. Alice left her table and walked over to the cake.
"Now for the happy couple to cut the cake."
I offered Bella my hand and helped her from my seat, leading my wife over to the cake table. I 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 Bella threw my bouquet and it was caught by a surprised Kate.
"Whoa I'm getting married next? I need to find my mate first!"
Bella was then led to a chair and had to watch as I removed the garter carefully with my teeth Bella had borrowed from Alice. Emmett and Jasper were howling with laughter and I knew Bella was so grateful she couldn't blush. The music soon started and I led my new wife to the open space for our first dance as man and wife. I was looking forward to this part as I wanted to hold Bella. I twirled Bella effortlessly to the music of the lullaby I had written for Bella. I saw Esme talking pictures of us on camera and I was glad as I wanted pictures of the best day of my life.
"Having fun Mrs Cullen?"
"Oh yes Mr Cullen. I'm having so much fun."
I leaned down to kiss Bella while we danced. I heard the sound of more pictures being taken.
"You're monopolizing the bride. Let me dance with my little sister."
"My turn buddy!"
Emmett grinned at Bella as he took my place. I asked Rosalie to dance and she accepted. As the time passed I danced with all of my family members, having so much fun. When I eventually claimed Bella again and wrapped my arms around her, she smiled and laid her head against my chest.
"I love the fact I never have to let you go."
I leaned down to kiss my bride again. It was a serious kind of kiss; an intense, slow but building…
"Bella! Edward! It's time!"
I felt irritated with my sister for interrupting us. I just ignored her and continued to kiss Bella.
"Edward let go of Bella now! I will tell her where you're going!"
"Edward I'll tell her you're going to Isle Esme. I'll ruin the surprise! Now let her go!"
I pulled away and glared at Alice.
"You're awfully small to be so hugely irritating."
Alice just glared back at me and pulled Bella away from me. I watched as Bella headed into the house. Carlisle and Esme came over to me and hugged me.
"Congratulations son. We're so happy for you."
"Have an amazing time Edward. You and Bella will have a brilliant life together."
I smiled at my parents.
"Thank you so much. Thank you for everything. I love you."
"We love you too son."
Suddenly Bella appeared and was immediately embraced by Esme.
"I love you darling. Have an amazing honeymoon."
"I'm so happy. My children are married."
"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 I kissed Bella 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 was so excited as we weren't far from our honeymoon destination. We had been to Rio Janeiro then had been travelling on a speedboat for a good couple of hours. Bella had absolutely no idea where we were going and was trying to think what was off the coast of Brazil. I finally spotted the island and knew it was time to tell Bella where we were. I called her name and pointed straight ahead.
"Bella look there."
I pointed to the small island ahead of us, waving with palm fronds, and a beach glowing pale in the light of the moon. Bella still had no idea where we were.
"Edward where are we?"
I grinned at my wife.
"This is Isle Esme."
Bella just stared at me.
"Esme has an island?"
"It's a gift from Carlisle and Esme said we could borrow it for the honeymoon."
I pulled the boat into position against a short dock and turned the engine off. I placed the suitcases on the dock then turned back to Bella. He pulled my new wife into my arms. Bella just chuckled, knowing that I was being thorough and carrying her across the threshold. I picked up our bags as well and headed towards the house on the island. We entered the house and I noticed Bella glancing around, marvelling in the beauty of the house. I carried us to the master bedroom, a big white room. I saw Bella was focused on the huge white bed in the centre of the room. I set Bella down and put the bags down as well, before turning to her.
"We could go for a late night swim… or we could try out this bed."
Bella paused for a moment.
"I think… the bed."
And with that I jumped on me, pushing me back onto the bed. I instantly knew I was going to have an amazing honeymoon with my new wife.
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