“Edward, we need to go get pictures taken,” Bella whispered breathily. They were making out like teenagers, hidden in the cabana where Bella waited to walk down the aisle. However, her new husband’s mouth and lips were too intoxicating.
“Later,” Edward murmured, his lips gliding down her neck and his hands cupping her ass. “I want to kiss my wife. Would you deny me on our wedding day, Mrs. Cullen?” Bella whimpered as his lips wrapped around her earlobe and nibbled.
“Momma, Daddy?” came the sweet voice of Lucy. “Mr. Mike said he wants to take pictures before the sun dips too low.”
“Damn it,” Edward sighed, holding his new bride to his body. “She’s cute, but she’s still a cock-blocker.”
“We’re not having sex, for the first time, as husband and wife, in a cabana with our friends and family not more than twenty yards away, Edward Anthony,” Bella chided, wriggling out of his hold. He pouted adorably, sticking out his lip. “Stop it. We have tonight to consummate our marriage.”
“Actually, we leave tonight on a red eye,” Edward said, guiding Bella out of the cabana. Liam and Lucy were waiting outside. They took their parents’ hands, leading them to the beach. “After our reception, we’re leaving for Jamaica.”
“Oh, why?” Bella asked, strolling with her hubby.
“I wanted to start our honeymoon as soon as possible. It was either catching a red eye or waiting three days,” he said. “So, I went with the red eye.” Bella nodded, kissing Edward’s cheek. “I hope you’re not mad.”
“Not at all, baby,” she said. “It’s going to be a long day, but as long as I get you, it’s worth it.”
Edward, Bella, the twins and close family spent an hour and half taking pictures with Michael. The twins left with Edward’s parents while Michael worked with the happy couple, taking romantic pictures with them. When the music on the verandah began, Michael finished his photo shoot and said he’d have the pictures, or at least rough proofs, ready when they got back from their honeymoon.
The reception began, being held outside for the cocktail hour and then moving to elegantly decorated patio for food and inside for dessert and dancing. Every inch of the patio was covered in twinkle lights, soft chiffon fabric in their colors and various floral bouquets, with pearl and rhinestone accents in the bouquets. After a delicious meal of fresh salmon and other local favorites, Jasper and Alice gave their speeches, much to Bella and Edward’s chagrin. Both of them were red from the embarrassing stories they both shared. Once that was finished, Edward and Bella cut into their cake and then had their first dance.
They danced for about two hours before Alice tugged Bella away to get her changed for her flight. They kissed and loved up on their children before they prepared to go. As they left, Bella threw her bouquet. Sarah caught it, her eyes wide with surprise. One of Edward’s coworkers, Christopher, a pediatric neurologist, caught it. He had been flirting with Sarah and this might be exactly they needed to build a relationship. Bella and Edward shared a look as Christopher walked over to Sarah, sliding his arm around her waist.
“Playing matchmaker?” Edward quipped.
“Everyone deserves the same love we have,” Bella shrugged. “Now, let’s go on our honeymoon.”