The next two days were long, boring, and nerve-wracking, so I am just going to skip over those days and we’ll go straight to the wedding. Lotte, Josey’s older sister and the head maid who had become a bit like a friend to me, came into the room at the earliest time I’d ever gotten up at, even before five, which is when I got up for Jack’s birthday that one time.
“My princess?” said Lotte. My eyelids fluttered open. “It’s today.”
I sat up and she practically had to carry me down to the cosmetician’s shop. They plopped me down on a stool in front of a makeup table, gave me breakfast, and then got started. First, I had to brush my teeth, because it’s sanitary, then they gave me a nice hot bath. It woke me up a little. While they were waiting for my hair to dry, they painted my nails. The base layer was the same blue as Jack’s hoodie. Then they put silver sparkles over that and painted on silver snowflakes. It took them at least an hour and a half to do it, so my hair was dry by the time they were done.
Next, they did my hair. It was messy, but primmed up pretty well. It looked like my hair had been up in a curly bun on the back of my head, but I’d had it for too long and a ton of hair had come out of it. When I finally got to see it, I was in love with it. Then they placed the silver snowflake tiara in my hair and used a clip to attach my mom’s veil in behind the bun. It was long and had lace flowers all over it. It was my something old, but not borrowed because my mom had given it to me to keep.
The other girls came downstairs and had their baths as I was finally getting my makeup done. There wasn’t too much of it, just a faint dusting of baby blue eye shadow and a light coating of crimson lipstick. I was done with my hair and makeup, so they led me to Ziggy’s shop. He opened the change room door with a smile and I saw the garment bag hanging on the hook. Lottie stepped into the change room with me and shut the door behind us. She helped me out of my nightgown and into my dress.
Oh, my dress… I loved it more than I loved anything, except for Jack. It was the fanciest dress I’d ever owned and ever have owned, meaning, damn, that dress was fancy! It was strapless, like you’d expect. The bodice was baby blue and had little snowflakes embroidered onto it. That is, it was almost all like that. Except for the top right corner, starting from below my ribs and the going up to the top of the dress. It was baby blue, silver, and white fabric ruffled together in an amazing pattern. The skirt was similar, but it had light blue and white tulle mixed in. The fabric crisscrossed in on each other, meaning all of the fabric colors went down on the right, leading into a repeat of the pattern on the left. I felt like a goddess, and Lotte actually teared up a little.
She wiped her eyes and reached out to a shelf on the wall that had my shoes. I lifted up my skirt and she set them down on the ground. I stepped into them and was lifted an inch and a half off the ground. They were high heels and had rhinestones all over them. At the top of the heel, it was covered in dark blue rhinestones, leading into aqua, then to ice blue, and to white at the tips of the shoes. The actual heel of it did that too. The top was blue, leading into aqua and so on and so forth.
Lotte attached my necklace; a plain silver chain ending in a snowflake with light blue stones mixed in with the white ones. Then she put in my earrings. They were dangly and consisted of three snowflakes, the top one dark blue, the second on light blue, and the last one white.
While I was waiting for the wedding to begin (which was about an hour later, at noon.), I got to see all the bridesmaids all dressed up, Rapunzel holding onto Tammy’s hand and Thimble holding Twine. Rapunzel’s hair was in a long and thick braid, but it didn’t trail behind her, so it was fine with me. It was stuck through with little flowers too.
Tammy and Twine looked adorable. They had been allowed to pick their dresses too, and it was evident which one was a lady and which one was a girl. Tammy’s dress was powder pink and had a bunch of layers over top of the next. Her hair was in a French braid and she was eagerly holding onto her little white flower basket filled with dark and light blue and white confetti. Twine was less eager, but she didn’t pout or throw any tantrums about it. Her dress was orange, had a white sash with a white tulle flower on the front. Hers came down to just below her knees where Tammy’s touched the floor.
We were all ready; I had my something old, something new, and something blue. I just needed something borrowed. Then Rapunzel pulled a little blue rosebud from her braid and stuck it into my hair.
“When the reception starts, I want that back, okay?” asked Rapunzel. I smiled and hugged her.
“Now I have something borrowed. I’m officially fully ready.”
“Not quite, your majesty,” said Ziggy. He came fully into the room holding my bouquet. I smiled and he placed it into my hands. It was a bouquet of light blue and white roses with a bunch of little crystals stuck in. “There, now all you have to do is wait.”
I smiled, hugged him, thanked him for the dress, and we all sat down to wait for Josey to come tell us it was time.
Hello, Jack here. Now, to tell you how my morning went. I didn’t have to get up at the crack of dawn, but I did get up at nine, so it counts. Hiccup, Jamie, Eugene, and Kyle (Sophie’s husband) and I all went down to Ziggy’s to get our suits. This was before Vanessa was done getting her hair fixed. We had our hair fixed too, but it was mainly just brushed. Ziggy handed us all our suits. The groomsmen all had plain black suits with whit undershirts and powder blue ties. Mine was different.
Mine was dark blue, dark enough that it didn’t look weird, but not so dark that you couldn’t tell it was blue. The collar of the jacket was black, and the undershirt was white with black buttons. I decided to be classy and have a bow tie instead of a regular tie. Mine was powder blue too. We each put on our little blue rose boutonnieres. Then I remembered I had to put shoes on. I put on some socks (that didn’t match) and then the black shoes that Hiccup loaned me.
We made our way to the wedding hall, but it got really boring fast. We just sat around and waited for a few hours. We couldn’t do very much, or we’d ruin our suits and hair. Wow, that was probably the one day I was concerned about my hair. Manny finally showed, which meant the guests would start pouring into the hall in about fifteen to twenty minutes. Josey ran off to go tell the girls that it was time for the wedding to start. The guests came in and the I took my spot on the left of Manny. The boys ran off to escort a bridesmaid down the aisle.
Vanessa again. Josey came and told us it was time. We walked down to the wedding hall and I had to hide off to the side so that nobody would see me. Merida had Jack’s ring to give to me at the altar and Hiccup had mine, but I didn’t get to see it. My mom came over, saw me, and proceeded to cry.
“Mom, calm down. Nobody can know I’m in here,” I said. She hugged me and her sobs died down. “It’s fine.”
Each couple went down the aisle, First was Rapunzel and Eugene, followed by Thimble and Jamie, then Bitsy and Kyle. Merida and Hiccup went last. Then Twine and Tammy went down, showering the confetti along the aisle. ‘Here Comes the Bride’ started to play and the faint butterflies I had had that morning ramped it up. I was nervous beyond compare. My mom gave me a short pep talk as Tammy and Twine were walking and I took a bunch o steadying breaths. Then it was my turn to walk.
As soon as my first foot had stepped on the carpet, everyone stood up and turned to me. The bridesmaids were the only ones to know what I looked like, so they all gasped and started murmuring to each other. I smiled and bowed my head, purposely not looking to the altar. If I did, I’d cry. I didn’t want to cry, not today of all days. Mom and I arrived at the altar and she let go of my arm. She kissed my cheek and took a seat next to Jack’s mom. I handed my bouquet to Merida and grabbed Jack’s hands. I took about ten deep breaths then looked up at Jack. My butterflies went nuts when I saw his somewhat teasing smile.
The music ended and we turned to Manny. He smiled down at us like a proud father, which was sort of what he was. He opened his Bible and began to read. I was determined not to pay attention until the vows. Jack leaned over a little bit.
“You look stunning,” he whispered. That did it. Tears started to form in my eyes, but I smiled and whispered back, “And you’re wearing socks that don’t match.”
He laughed softly and Manny finally got to the vows. I was first to say mine. We turned to face each other, still holding hands.
“Will you, Vanessa Clemens, have Jackson Overland Frost to be your husband? Will you love him, comfort and keep him, and forsaking all others, remain true to him as long as you both shall live?" said Manny. I looked at Jack and smiled.
“I will,” I replied. There was a collective ‘Awww!’ because they could hear the tears in the back of my voice.
“And will you, Jackson Overland Frost, have Vanessa Clemens to be your wife? Will you love her, comfort and keep her, and forsaking all others, remain true to her as long as you both shall live?" He looked at me and smiled.
“I will,” said Jack. There was yet another “Awww!’ because there were tears in his voice too.
“I, Vanessa Clemens, take thee, Jackson Overland Frost, to be my husband, and before Manny and these witnesses I promise to be a faithful and true wife," I said, both of us having already memorized the individual vows.
“I, Jackson Overland Frost, take thee, Vanessa Clemens, to be my wife, and before Manny and these witnesses I promise to be a faithful and true husband," he replied, his irresistible smirk on his face.
I held my hand out slightly behind me and Merida placed Jack’s ring, a simple silver band with little snowflakes around it, in my hand.
"With this ring I thee wed, and all my worldly goods I thee endow. In sickness and in health, in poverty or in wealth, as long as we both shall live," I said, sliding his ring onto his left ring finger. Hiccup handed him my ring, a silver band with a snowflake on the front encrusted with diamonds.
"With this ring I thee wed, and all my worldly goods I thee endow. In sickness and in health, in poverty or in wealth, as long as we both shall live," said Jack, sliding my ring onto my left ring finger.
“Now that you’ve got your fancy little bling,” said Manny, causing everyone to laugh. “You may now kiss the bride.”
Jack smiled and placed his hands behind my head. I smiled back and let him gently guide my lips to his. I wrapped my hands around his neck and leaned into the kiss. I don’t know for how long we were like that, but it was long enough for Ziggy to decide to pipe up.
“Oi! You two! Quit your making out so we can go eat!” he exclaimed. Everyone laughed and Ziggy bowed.
We broke apart and turned to the crowd. We laughed a little and Merida handed my bouquet back. My right hand found Jack’s left without my having to look and I held on tight to my bouquet with my left.
“I am proud to present to you, for the first time as a married couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Vanessa Overland Frost!”
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