The big day had finally arrived and I was more nervous than ever. Emily started with a bath only a few hours before it was time for the biggest day of her life. She was finally going to marry Dimitri. A day she thought would never happen with everything that had been against them from the start. The previous night Dimitri was taken by his brother and best friend to celebrate the new chapter to come in his life. She could only hope they all showed up in one piece and sober.
I slipped into my wedding dress and was very happy that it
still fits with my growing belly. It had last minute alterations to make sure it would be ready for the big day. After finishing with my makeup and hair I placed my mothers first crown she was given by her parents when she was wed to my father. It would be passed down through the generations to keep my mothers memory alive.
As she stepped back and took a look at herself she was happy with the way she looked but saddened by the fact that she would be without her family today. Her father would not be walking her down the isle like any other girl on their wedding day. Her heart sank as she shrugged of tears that threatened her.
They decided on a small ceremony with only a handful of guests. As everyone gathered inside, the wedding party gathered in the small room in the back to wait for the music to start. My nerves were getting the better of me when the music started. The first to go down the isle were Dimitri's younger brother, Daniel and Lilly. Lilly wrapped her arm around Daniels and proceeded down the isle in perfect step.
Next was Jen and Chris that followed behind Lilly and Daniel. They were all smiles and soon they would be having a wedding of their own.
Then to my surprise my sister popped around the corner with a grin on her face. At the last second my twin sister Hanna who I had not seen or talked to since Dimitri had taken me from the evil vampire queens castle. She had her boyfriend Luke with her as she come to stand in front of me. With a big smile Hanna explained it was all Dimitri's idea and he made all the arrangements for them to be here on her special day. Then turned with Luke and proceed down the isle behind Chris and Jen. I was shaken but thrilled and happy that at least part of my family even if she was the undead could come and be with me on my special day. As kids we had planned our weddings and who we would marry as little girls.
The music changes and I know that is my cue. I walk out of the room and stand at the entrance of the church. Everyone stands with all eyes on me. I quickly scan the room to find my Dimitri at the head of the church standing there all dressed up and handsome. I had to gather myself so I could make it down this isle without tripping.
I focused on Dimitri the whole time as I made it step by step closer to front. He's all smiles and I can tell he's a little nervous. I wanted to giggle at the thought of how we could be so undone with everything that we had been through in our short time together. This seemed like the easiest thing we had ever done.
"It is one of life's richest surprises when the meeting of the two of you have found each other and have decided to be together as husband and wife. It is one of life's finest experiences when a relationship grows into a permanent bond of love. This meeting and this growth bring us together today," Nolan says as he looks at both me and Dimitri.
"Dimitri and Emily, will you take vows here before all of us today that will symbolize your devotion and everlasting love that will hold you together throughout your lives?" Nolan asks.
"We will," Dimitri and I repeat together.
"Now your vows," Nolan says.
"I, Emily, take you, Dimitri, as my best friend and love, beside me and apart from me, in laughter and in tears, in conflict and tranquility, asking that you be no other than yourself, loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not yet know, in all the ways that life may find us," I tell Dimitri.
"I, Dimitri, take you, Emily, as my friend and love, beside me and apart from me, in laughter and in tears, in conflict and tranquility, asking that you be no other than yourself, loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not yet know, in all the ways that life may find us," Dimitri tells me.
"Let these rings be the symbol of unity and peace in which your two lives are joined in one unbroken circle. Wherever you go, return unto one another and to your togetherness," Nolan states.
"I give you this ring to wear upon your hand as a symbol of our undying love," he says as he slides the ring on my finger.
"I give you this ring to wear upon your hand as a symbol of our unity in undying love," I tell him as I slide the ring on his finger.
"Your souls are now one and till death do you part you shall always be apart of each other," Nolan says.
"Now I pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss your bride," Nolan says.
Dimitri pulls me into his arms and his lips find mine. Our very first kiss as husband and wife.
"It is this love, based upon a responsible understanding, that will aid you in creating out of your two lives, a marriage and a happiness you will share together. Stand fast in hope and confidence, believing in yourself and believing in each other," Nolan says.
"As you two have come before your friends and family and have declared your love and devotion to each other, I now greet you with them as husband and wife," Nolan says.
"Now Let's Party," Hanna shouts.
Everyone breaks from their spots to head to the banquet set up in the other room.
"Finally you guys are hitched," Chris says with a giggle. "Chris, your not far behind me," Dimitri says as he laughs with Chris.
"The two of you will rebuild the royal family," Nolan tells Dimitri. "I don't think Emily wants any part of the politics. I'm taking her back to my country home to life a quiet and peaceful life under the protection of my Queen Amelia," Dimitri says. "I can't blame her, you two will be happy there," Nolan says.
Dimitri and Emily head over to the tables set up for the guest. "It's beautiful, they have really outdone themselves," Emily says as the smile spreads across her face.
"You look beautiful, "Dimitri tells Emily. "Not bad yourself, husband," Emily says with a giggle.
"Pretty cake," Emily says as she gets ready to cut it.
Emily cuts the first piece. "Don't get any ideas," Dimitri says with a smirk. "I would never," Emily says.
Emily feeds Dimitri a bite without getting to much icing on his mouth. Dimitri on the other hand makes a bigger mess but cleans her lips with a kiss.
The cake was moist and was devoured among the guests. Even the ones that couldn't eat real food tasted a sample.
As the cake disappeared the guest all seemed to be having a good time.
Everyone that's not a the undead gets plates from the buffet table.
With everyone seated, Emily and Dimitri join them at the head of the room.
Everyone now finished knew what was to come next as they all stood waiting on Dimitri and Emily.
Dimitri and Emily gather at the center of the room. The music fills the room as everyone watch them dance their first dance together.
Dimitri and Emily dance along the dance floor in their own private world.
Dimitri seemed so graceful like he had been dancing all his life.
Until he lost step and crushed poor Emily's foot leaving her to laugh as Dimitri looked horrified. "I'm so sorry," Dimitri apologizes.
"Your fine my love. I have faced much more than a foot," Emily says as she pulls Dimitri back into her arms and continues to dance.
With one last spin the music changes to a fast beat signaling everyone else to join them out on the floor.
Dimitri breaks into a fast dance almost taking Emily by surprise.
Even the Queen Annabell and King James surprised everyone when she joined them and showed them up in moves. Who knew a queen that old could be up to the modern times.
"You having a good time?" Dimitri asks Emily who smiles at him. "It's perfect," Emily replies.
The music comes to a end and everyone heads out of the church to tell the newlyweds goodbye as they start a new chapter in their life.
With a toss the flowers go flying and Jen catches them. Everyone grins as they know its only a matter of time when Chris will marry her.
Dimitri sweeps Emily off her feet in seconds pulling her into his arms as everyone cheers.
"Now lets start our new life my sweet wife," Dimitri says as he heads down the walkway.