January 7th 2017
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.
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 )