“Oh Adrienne, I am so happy for you!” Ashley gushed as she secured Adrienne’s veil into place. Adrienne smiled, her happiness too hard to disguise, especially since she had planned a no-makeup wedding. Besides, the humid Florida air would just make the eyeliner drip. This is it! She thought. Excitement bubbled in her head and fizzed through her body. I’m finally getting married! Adrienne held her breath as her maid of honor turned her chair around so that it faced the mirror. She gasped at her reflection. Her thick, soft brown hair had been curled and let down just below her shoulders. White flowers dotted it, their thin stems twisting into her hair. Her veil was long and white, reaching to where her knees would be if she could see them. Adrienne had picked out her dress after many hours of looking at pictures of wedding dresses on the internet, and she was sure that she had made the right choice. It was sleeveless, and fanned out at her waist. The fabric was white, soft, and smooth. There were two layers, the inside one, and the taffeta outside. Adrienne sighed and twirled, feeling like a princess. She and her prince were going to live happily ever after!
“Adrienne, watch out!” Ashley yelped. Adrienne’s veil had caught on a coat hook and had ripped up the middle.
“Omg, omg, omg!” Adrienne shrieked, holding the tattered veil in her hands. It’s elegant fabric was now jagged and ripped. Ashley was freaking out.
“It’s okay! There’s nothing a little duct tape can’t fix!” She said, rummaging through a drawer and coming out with a roll of zebra striped duct tape. Peeling off a strip, she took the broken veil from Adrienne’s trembling hands and pressed it onto the rip. Then, she secured it back onto Adrienne’s head. “There!” She said, plopping down.
“Oh thank you Ashley!” Adrienne cried, throwing her arms around her friend’s shoulders.
Casper sat on the balcony over looking the bay. A cool breeze whispered around him, and he wriggled uncomfortably in his tuxedo. It was way too small for him, and it captured and kept the hot air inside, making him annoyed. Looking over the balcony, his eyes widened at the breath taking drop into the water. It didn’t look like water though. It was beautiful, with the sinking sun spreading shimmering waves over the calm grey water. All of a sudden, soft music began to play. A girl was walking toward him. Casper looked around. There was no way out!
“Dearly beloved. We are gathered here today, on behalf of Adrienne Galler and Casper. I welcome you all to this marriage ceremony. We are here today to encourage, celebrate and support the agreement these two, um, beings, Adrienne Galler and Casper are going to make and to share in the joy that Adrienne Galler and Casper experience as they pledge their love and commitment to each other,” Tears of happiness filled Adrienne’s eyes at the sight of her handsome beloved. Soon, it was time for the vows.
“Adrienne. Do you take Casper to be your lawful wedded husband, to have and behold from this day on, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, as long as you both shall live?” Adrienne swallowed and took a deep breath. Tears still welled in her eyes.
“I do!” She declared, her voice strong with love and emotion. The Official turned to Casper. “And do you, Casper, take Adrienne to be your lawful wedded wife, to have and behold from this day on, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, as long as you both shall live?” Casper looked up at the official. “Raurw!” He meowed. The official looked at Adrienne, and she nodded her approval. They were presented with two golden rings, one of which Adrienne slipped onto her own finger, and the other she slid onto Casper’s paw. “In that case,” Said the official, looking a little baffled at the exchange. “You may kiss the bride,” Adrienne’s tears spilled out, and she lifted Casper off the ground. Holding him close, she puckered her lips, but Casper clearly had other ideas. Hissing, he scrambled out of her arms and slipped over the balcony’s edge. He landed with a mighty splash in the bay. “Nooooooooooooooooo!” Adrienne cried, leaning over the balcony. After a couple of seconds, Casper reappeared, and scrambled out of the water. Shaking the cold wetness that seeped into his pelt, he looked up at Adrienne on the balcony. “I am waaay, too old for you!” He spat, before running off into the distance. Turning around, Adrienne spotted a brown tabby cat. She smiled, and ran to it, her arms outstretched. It was love at first sight.