Three weeks later, it was the day of the wedding. The guests started arriving at the venue they were having it at. The girls were getting ready in the brides room. Kelly got her makeup and hair done.
“Oh baby girl, you look beautiful,” Melissa said.
“So do you Mom,” Kelly said.
“I won’t look as beautiful as you, honey,” Melissa said.
“Mom, where do you think we got our looks from, you made us,” Kate said.
“I know I did but I have two beautiful girls,” Melissa said.
“Don’t forget a handsome son,” Tara said.
“Oh yes, he’s as handsome as his dad,” Melissa said.
“How do we look?” Kate asked.
“You guys don’t mind having the same dress,” Kelly said.
“Nope,” Melanie said.
“Nope,” Tara said.
“Nope,” Lindsay said.
“Nope,” Sarah said.
“No sis we don’t mind a bit,” Kate said.
“Now it’s time for me,” Kelly said. They helped her get her dress on.
“Gorgeous,” Melissa said.
“Matthew is going to want to start the honeymoon quickly,” Kate said.
“He will try to drag you off when you get to the altar,” Melanie said.
“Well he’s going to have to wait, anyways I have a surprise for him,” Kelly said.
“What surprise, sweetie,” Melissa said.
“A pre-wedding gift, I left it with Grandma to have Dad give to him,” Kelly said.
Meanwhile with the guys...
They all were sitting in the room ready to go when Peter came in with a box.
“Matthew, here is a gift from your bride,” Peter said.
“What is it?” Matthew asked.
“Open it and see, bro,” Mitch said. Matthew took the box and opened it and saw an article of clothing in the box and he read what it said.
“What is it?” Paul asked. Mitch peeked into the box. Matthew felt tears rolling down his cheeks.
“Looks like we will be uncles, Paul, Ben, Ryan, and David,” Mitch said.
“Grandpa,” Harris said.
“Grandpa,” Peter said.
“I’m gonna be a dad,” Matthew said.
“Yes you are, son,” Peter said. The guys hugged him. Matthew smiled and hugged them.
“I have to see her,” Matthew said.
“You will see her at the altar, son,” Harris said.
“Bro, just be patient,” Mitch said. The guys looked in the mirrors.
“Dad, how come you look different than us?” Paul asked.
“I couldn’t find my bow tie so I just grabbed a regular one,” Peter said.
“He’s the father of the bride, it makes him stand out and be noticed,” Mitch said.
“Thank you Mitch,” Peter said.
“Kelly said the girls bridesmaids dresses are all the same,” Matthew said. There was a knock at the door. Harris opened it and Laura came in.
“Mom, you look beautiful,” Mitch said.
“Thank you son,” Laura said.
“Mom, look at this,” Matthew said. He showed her the box and she looked at him and hugged him.
“I’m going to be a grandma,” Laura said.
“Yes Mom you are,” Matthew said.
“He wanted to go to Kelly,” Mitch said.
“You will see her at the altar,” Laura said.
“He knows,” David said. She hugged her son and told them it was time and left the room with Peter. They went to their places.
“Just remember, bro, you have to get through the ceremony and the reception before you can take her on the honeymoon,” Mitch said.
“I know bro,” Matthew said.
“I’m happy for you both,” Mitch said.
“Thanks bro,” Matthew said. The music was playing and they watched Darla’s son walk down the aisle with the pillow and he sat with his mom and Tanner. Tara’s niece walked down the aisle throwing petals and sat with Tara’s brother. Melissa was escorted to her seat by Paul who joined the guys standing with Matthew. Lindsay walked down first followed by Sarah, then Tara, then Melanie, and then Kate. Then the wedding march started and they saw Peter and Kelly walking down the aisle. Matthew wiped the tears from his eyes. She smiled at him and he smiled back. They reached him and Peter kissed her cheek and shook his hand and Matthew took her hand in his. She gave her bouquet to Kate and he held both hands.
“Hey beautiful,” Matthew said.
“Hey handsome,” Kelly said. They faced the minister who began the ceremony. They exchanged vows and rings. They were pronounced husband and wife. The minister said to Matthew that he may now kiss the bride. Matthew took her face in his hands and kissed her softly. He hugged her. They walked up the aisle followed by the others and went to the reception and greeted everyone and sat down. Matthew rested a hand on her stomach.
“Baby, we are having a baby,” Matthew said.
“I found out this morning when I got up, I made a quick trip to see Dr. Martin who confirmed it,” Kelly said.
“Baby I’m so happy, I’m going to take extra special care of you,” Matthew said.
“I know you will,” Kelly said.
“I love you so much,” Matthew said.
“I love you more,” Kelly said. They kissed softly. They got up and had their first dance as husband and wife. They danced with their parents and siblings. They did the cake. Matthew pulled her up onstage.
“Hey everyone, thank you for coming to our wedding, we appreciate it so much, we have an announcement to make, Kelly and I are expecting our first child!” Matthew said. Everyone cheered and clapped.
“Have a good time everyone, we are going to leave now, my wife is carrying precious cargo and she needs to rest as much as possible, in the case you didn’t know, this isn’t our first pregnancy, we were expecting a child before, but at five months, we lost the baby, so you must understand why I want her resting as much as possible this time, I don’t want anything like that happening again, I want to do as much as possible to prevent it, thanks for coming, have a good night!” Matthew said. They hugged everyone and left the venue and went to their house and he carried her into the house and locked the door and carried her to the bedroom and he removed her dress and his tux and got into bed and he slowly and gently made love to her. They fell asleep afterward in each other’s arms.