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Chapter 48

Chapter 47

“ Thank you all for coming here. Some of you have travelled far and wide to be here today. Some of you drove and some of you even flew to all be in the same room today, all so we could celebrate the love of these two people who are beautiful both inside and out.

When I first met [bride], I knew that there was something special about her. We were drawn to each other as friends and my life truly would not be the same without her. Over the years, we have shared some really great memories.

With Axl, Lexi is the best version of herself. And I think Axl is much better with Lexi in his life as well. Here’s a toast to the two of you,” Taylor says lifting her glass and so does everyone. We hug her and I kiss her.

“They say that a successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Many of us have been lucky to fall in love before. But real love is when you are able to fall in love with that same person over and over again,” Romee says and comes over to hug us and I kiss her cheek.

“You are able to surprise each other in ways that are always new. And it is not always just good times that make you fall in love. You can fall in love during the hard times as well, when you have to lean on each other and cry on each other’s shoulders,” Candice says and we both hug her and I kiss her.

“Anyone can be passionate, but it takes a real pair of lovers to be silly. When bride and groom are together, they let their guard down. Together, they are two of the goofiest people I know, and I mean that in the best way possible,” Barbara says and we again kiss her and hug her.

“Everyone I know that you all are tired of hearing 12 speeches for Axl and Lexi. Some of you might think why Lexi didn’t just choose a maid of honour. To be honest I did too, before knowing why. Lexi is such an amazing person that she cannot choose between people, because if she chooses one, the other goes away. She is such a loving person that all of us here love her as much as she does. She is impartial and one day she will make a great mother because I have seen her with her Niece/God child and with Axl’s sister. With bride and groom, I see this kind of love. For all the time that they have spent getting to know each other, they still continue to fall in love as if they are still in the honeymoon stages. To never get tired of one’s smile, the little gestures of thoughtfulness that they show that they still care, even after all this time. That is real love,” Hailee says lifting her glass up and everyone does too. This was the last speech for the day and I thanked her and we hugged her. Well I kissed her cheek too.

“Lexi I want to say something too,” Hannah says as she climbs onto the stage with a mike in her hand and we all look at her.

“Everyone here says that they all love Lexi but no one does love her as much as I do. She is the best sister and friend one could ask for. She always makes me smile and I love her,” Hannah says, grinning from cheek to cheek, with her front teeth missing. She looked adorable.

I signal her to come over and she jumps into my arms. “Love you too pumpkin,” I say kissing her cheek.

“Family picture time,” the photographer says and I pull all of my bridesmaids and groomsman for a picture. After that the Scott’s and the Winston’s have a picture together.

Axl and I had our first dance and everyone followed. The “singers” and “models” we had at our wedding put up a show and sang for us. It was cute. They had made a song just for Axl and me, I mean that is wonderful.

Now it was time to throw my flowers and as I did and Jade caught it.

“Good luck Jade” I say as she jumps up and down. She was really excited.

I started walking away with Axl and people threw Confetti, glitter and pom pom balls as a farewell thing.

“Bye guys,” I say leaving the venue by sitting in Axl’s Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero. It was my gift to him for our wedding after what all he did for me.

“This car is fricking amazing,” he screamed as we drove like it was our last day. And I just laughed at his excitement. He always wanted one of these but he never brought it for god knows what reason so I brought it for him.

“I have a surprise planned out for us,” he says looking at me while driving.

“How many more?” I ask and he just smiles.

“As many as I want to because you are special,” he says putting his hand on my thigh and squeezes it. It felt amazing. I couldn’t wait for the surprise anymore.

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