set my heart on fire

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6:20 AM - Jan 12, 2017 #1

January 7th 2017
4:00 p.m.
Wedding attire


Planning an extravagant fairy tale weddings were often the dreams of every little girl out there, but dreams were just that unless the parents or fiance was well off to be able to afford it without going into debt. Kimber's father was a fairly wealthy man who could shell out the expenses for a glamorous occasion. With this marriage being a second time for both herself and Kale, the two had agreed that an intimate wedding with only a few friends and family would be sufficient for them. If they had more than four days to plan and prepare then it would have been possible to make it a little more extravagant, just not overly excessive like some brides tend to do. The time frame just wasn't feasible for such, besides... they could always opt to have something a little larger at a later date but they would have to cross that bridge when they came to it.

For now, this simple and intimate ceremony was simply perfect for her because it was really all she wanted. "Kimber darling, you didn't like the dress I showed you?" Kimber turned in the direction of her step-mother Harriet. It was clear that the woman had a lack of knowledge in Chinese customs. "It's customary in China for a bride to wear a red dress as it is said to ward off evil, and it also symbolizes luck, happiness and joy to the marriage." she kindly explained. Ten years the woman spent married to her father, and was still clueless on their customs.. boy what a gem she was. Kimber wasn't one to speak ill of others, but her step-mother really jerked at her nerves sometimes. She was just about to ask her step-mother to let her father know she was almost ready, but before being able to speak a word the man waltzed right in with a smile plastered to his face.

"Your mother, she would have been proud of you." Hearing those words come from her father had brought tears to her eyes. It had been a long time since he had talked about her, at the time Kimber was only twelve when she passed, but it was nonetheless painful to not have her around, and especially on a day like today. Dabbing away the tears he kissed her forehead then gestured to finish getting ready, Kimber nodded obediently and turned to slip her shoes on which were the last pieces of her attire. Just then the piano out in the chapel began to play the sweet melody of the bridal march, an indication that it was time to finally meet her future husband Kale. They had spoken over the course of the week though never met in person, and thought it might be interesting to wait until their wedding day to see each other.

"I'm ready.." Kimber said taking her father's arm. The two looked at each other once more and smiled before heading out of the bridal suite and into the chapel. Everything looked beautiful, actually better than what she had actually imagined it would look like. Once she had a chance to look around before walking up the aisle, Kimber's eyes wandered over to the man standing at the alter waiting for her. Her lips curled into a smile upon seeing him, and stayed that way until she arrived at his side. Kimber kissed her father's cheek before he handed her off, then turned to face her future husband and the smile she had returned. "Hi Kale.." Kimber spoke in a soft tone.
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Kale Aggaron
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11:16 AM - Jan 17, 2017 #2

It had been some time before he had received word on his application. Then he moved into an apartment once the match had been made. As standard actions went, he had been sent information containing basic background and contact information and a photo of his matched future bride. He had smiled seeing her photo. Lovely as could be and of Asian decent to beat all. What information had been supplied gave him a decent enough feel for her and he couldn't wait to finally meet her. But that would wait until the actual wedding day. Once he was settled in, and she as well, he called her and they spoke for a while. Discussing the wedding mostly and what would best suit them considering the time they had. Personally he didn't want a big thing. He wasn't one for that kind of show. But he did like and enjoy smaller more toned events.

They had agreed to a small intimate wedding at the chapel. Friends and family only. Close friends. So in all there may have been twenty or so people. But the remaining time leading up to today....had been a bit of a roller coaster for him. Memories of the past, getting things set up and handled for the future, so on and so forth. And then of course the fact he didn't have anything fancy to really wear. Other than his Law Enforcement Dress Uniform. That he just didn't feel would be right for this. So he went out to do the one thing he really didn't want to do. Find and obtain an appropriate outfit. Rented of course since he didn't plan on keeping it or doing this again. So he managed to find himself a decent high end black tuxedo with a white bow tie and button up shirt to go under the jacket. It was comfortable enough as well, while it showed off a bit of his form.

When time finally came to begin he went to the alter to wait. Smiling to his mother sitting in the front row, and to his father who was standing next to him as his best man and ring bearer. A few friends from his old job had managed to come up for the wedding as well. He had been nervous before, but this was a whole new feeling. Happy, excited, scared all wrapped into one tight steel ball and shoved into the bottom of his gut. When the music started he swallowed and breathed in deeply a few times. Now or never soldier. He put on a smile and looked up to see her step onto the isle with her father. Her photo didn't do her justice at all. The red dress only made her that much more beautiful. He found himself smiling, and staring a bit as she walked up the isle. He couldn't believe this was really happening. But it was. And her soft greeting almost went unanswered, so wrapped in his thoughts as he was. But he blinked and smiled more.

" Hello Kimber. " His tone was as soft as hers as he spoke. He faced her fully as the preacher began his bit with the ceremony. He had to try and pay attention, but that was hard to do considering how beautiful she was.

( sorry for late reply! got a bit forgetful )
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5:25 AM - Jan 18, 2017 #3

Kimber's eyes flickered across the pews of the chapel, admiring the finishing touches in place, and seeing the few friends and family that were in attendance made her smile even more. So far, things could not have turned out any better than what it did, and even had put to rest any doubts or fears that tainted her mind prior to today. It really wasn't until Kimber locked eyes with Kale, when she thought back to the conversation she had with her mother before she passed. The discussion of marriage. What it felt like to get married? What were the good and bad parts of marriage, and even the curiosity of children had also been discussed. One part in particular had suddenly staged itself at the forefront of her mind, that stood true now as she walked down the aisle. Her mother told Kimber that on the day she got married, all eyes would be upon her as if she were a Queen closing one chapter of her life, and paving the way for a new one to begin.

Well, if she was feeling like that, then Kale must have been feeling like a King, or at least that was the present thought... "Oh that smile.." and wow did her cheeks burn when he smiled. Kimber barely noticed that her hands were trembling nervously until she felt her father's arm tighten to control the one on his arm, and now this was even more difficult to control the one freely holding the floral fan bouquet her students made for her. "A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step." her father for her ears only. A quote her mother used often in when she was in a state of anxiety, and it seemed to always help her get through just by repeating it slowly. Following the method exactly the way her mother did, and with every step she took drawing closer to Kale, the more she was able to manage the nerves better.

Now able to match the face to the voice, Kimber almost stopped in her tracks because it didn't feel like it was real, and that Kale had been some made up husband that she wanted. Yet she continued until she reached his side, and hearing him say her name sent goosebumps across her skin. As Kimber faced him at the same time he did her, she locked eyes with him once more, and what gorgeous eyes he had. Ones she could easily get lost in. Startled by the preacher when he coughed to get her attention, Kimber glanced at the crowd for a moment hearing some snicker.. Letting her sense of humor escape for a moment, "Well.. Sorry.. It's a little hard to focus when you have a handsome husband-to-be staring into your soul." Not that his staring was a bad thing. Kimber looked at him flashing one of her charming smiles, and could hear some chatter of agreement coming from both sides.

The preacher continued the ceremony giving a slight recap of what he said earlier then it came time for the exchange of vows and rings. He looked at her waiting to see if she was ready, in which she was because she paid attention this time, and rather than stating the traditional wedding vows. Kimber decided to speak from her heart, "Since we know so little of each other, this vow is a promise to grow with you and build with you a better life each day, as we learn from each other to be patient, kind, giving, and to always cherish each day together. My commitment to you is one I give willingly, absolutely, and without hesitation. Together you and I will make one, one world, one universe of love, ever growing, ever expanding - perpetually and inexorably. From this day forward until death departs us." Pulling the ring that, Kimber chose for Kale, she had tucked away in the small pouch hidden within the ribbon of her bouquet, and handed it to the preacher to bless.

Once he did, and handed the band back to her, Kimber took Kale's left hand and repeated the words. "With this ring, I thee wed." she said sliding the ring upon his finger, then sealed it with a kiss that her vow to him was binding.



(Its alright, I do that too sometimes)
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Kale Aggaron
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10:56 PM - Jan 18, 2017 #4

This was really happening. The second time in his life he was at a wedding. His wedding. Then he had hoped and thought one would be all he ever got or needed. But fate or destiny or whatever force out there that lead their lives had other plans. Cruel though they were. But now he was standing before another beautiful woman. Thrown together by that same force through the use of a matchmaking service. And he found himself accepting this rather easily. He had wanted to settle down, to begin his own family, but after such a long time absorbed in his work and self pity, he lost touch with the world. So without the whole, unending bar crawls, blind dates, and chance encounters, this had been a true blessing.

At the preacher gaining her attention he couldn't help but smile and stifle a laugh. At least she spoke what he was thinking, and many agreed with her. Yes it was easy to get lost in those eyes, staring into a beautiful soul. He would enjoy this life a good deal then once it was said and done. No doubt both of them were nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs, but they made it work. After a short recap for her benefit and others, she was allowed to exchange personal words for vows. He didn't mind that at all himself. This wasn't your traditional wedding or anything so why not? He leaned in lightly once she finished and the ring was in place. He returned the kiss softly before he took his turn to speak. Trying to lighten things up.

" This old boy can't be so elegant but hopefully the point is made. " He held her hands, and looked into her eyes again. " These words are true and freely given from the heart. We will grow together, explore together, and face whatever life throws are way together. We will fight, we will argue, we will make up and proceed with the next challenge that comes. Our future is ours to build as one. You and I shall be part of each other even when apart. Sickness, health, trouble of any sort will be met with a strong will and a love that has been built with honesty, trust and faith. " He took the ring his father held for him, and passed it to the preacher to bless. Once done and returned he smiled as he slowly slipped the ring onto her finger. " With this ring, I thee wed. "

Once it was set, he lifted her hand and kissed it softly before kissing her lips. Sealing the marriage on his side as well. But it wasn't a simple kiss. He was who he was and just for the flare and fun of it he pulled her close and dipped her like one of those old world returning soldier photos you saw. The reaction of laughter and clapping and a few gasps rippled out before he stood her back up and grinned at her. The preacher, between laughing pronounced them husband and wife. " Your stuck with me now beautiful. "
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