Gotta Be You- A One Direction Love Story

Gotta Be You- A One Direction Love Story

This is the story about a girl named Shay. She is a girl from a small town in Oklahoma that loves animals, music, and hanging out with her friends. She wants to be a vet one day. She is a freshman in college and 18 years old. She is studying abroad in Ireland over the summer. She went on vacation there when she was 13 and has been pen pals with Niall Horan since meeting him. She will be staying with the Horan family for the summer. Let me know what you think!

Chapter 56

The Day I Say 'I Do'

I looked at myself in the full-length mirror. I couldn't believe that today was the day my life changed forever. A gust of wind blew the white curtain that was serving as the walls of the little cabana. It was so relaxing here. I absolutely loved it.

Liam and I were getting married in the Maldives. The whole place just screamed paradise. The ceremony is being held around the area that all of our guests were staying. Following the wedding and a small, intimate reception, Liam and I would begin our 2 week-long honeymoon on another one of the islands.

Rose entered through the gap in the curtain.

Rose: Hello there, almost-Mrs. Payne

She said with a grin. I giggled in response.

Me: Thank you, my dear. Hello to you too!
Rose: Are you ready for your big moment?

She asked, looking at me through the mirror rather than at my actual face. I eyed my hair, dress, and barefoot sandals. everything just seemed perfect. I could not wait to see Liam. Neither of us were fans of tuxedos so he decided on a grey suit and I'm sure he will look smashing! I looked back at Rose.

Me: I'm ready!

We finished getting everything in place and soon my father was coming through the curtain as well.

Dad: Hope everyone is decent, father of the bride coming through!

I giggled at his announcement.

Me: Hey daddy.
Dad: Hey baby. I can't believe this is finally it. You look absolutely stunning!
Me: Thanks

Brooke popped her head in.

Brooke: They are ready for us to start. Are you all set?
Me: Yeah, Brooke, go ahead.

With that, the girls went out to find their escorts. Liam's sisters were also my bridesmaids but they were already with the boys. I peeked my head out of the curtain as everything began.

Violins began to play as the girls and guys walked down the aisle. Each of the guys wore a grey suit that mirrored Liam's but with turquoise ties. Each girl had a different style of dress made from the same material, silver sandals, and their hair in waterfall braids.

My flowers were gerber daisies, so each girl carried a different colored over-sized one and my bouquet had a mixture. I didn't have a specific "maid of honor" just like Liam didn't have just one "best man." Neither of us could decide between our friends so we just didn't. We also didn't have very many people present. We would have a larger reception when we got back, but this was a very small gathering.

My 5 year old cousin was the flower girl and Liam's 2 year old nephew was the ring bearer. They looked so precious! Liam's nephew had on a little grey suit with a turquoise tie and my cousin had on a little dress that looked quite like mine. After everyone was at the front, including Liam, it was time for me to come.

My dad offered me his arm and I threaded mine through it as we stepped out. The few people in the audience stood as we made our way towards the front. My eyes were glued on Liam from the moment I stepped out of the cabana. I saw his breath catch and his eyes begin to glisten as a smile took over his face.

I couldn't help but smile as he mouthed "Wow" and followed it with "I love you." I mouthed "Too" as subtly as possible, since all eyes were on me. It seemed to take forever getting to Liam, but finally we arrived at the front. My dad kissed me on the cheek and gave my hand to Liam before taking a seat by my mother.

My hands felt warm and small in Liam's grasp. I was so focused on Liam's perfect face that I hardly heard anything that the minister said. The majority of the ceremony was a blur until Liam spoke up.

Minister: I, Liam
Liam: I, Liam
Minister: Take you, Shay
Liam: Take you, Shay
Minister: To be my lawfully wedded wife
Liam: To be my lawfully wedded wife
Minister: To have and to hold
Liam: To have and to hold
Minister: For better, for worse
Liam: For better, for worse
Minister: For richer, for poorer
Liam: For richer, for poorer
Minister: In sickness or in health
Liam: In sickness or in health
Minister: To love and to cherish
Liam: To love and to cherish
Minister: 'til death do us part
Liam: 'til death do us part
Minister: With this ring, I do thee wed.
Liam: With this ring, I do thee wed.

Liam slipped the beautiful silver ring onto my left hand. I was overcome with excitement! Then the minister turned to me and asked me to repeat after him.

Minister: I, Shay
Me: I, Shay
Minister: Take you, Liam
Me: Take you, Liam
Minister: To be my lawfully wedded husband
Me: To be my lawfully wedded husband
Minister: To have and to hold
Me: To have and to hold
Minister: For better, for worse
Me: For better, for worse
Minister: For richer, for poorer
Me: For richer, for poorer
Minister: In sickness or in health
Me: In sickness or in health
Minister: To love and to cherish
Me: To love and to cherish
Minister: 'til death do us part
Me: 'til death do us part
Minister: With this ring, I do thee wed.
Me: With this ring, I do thee wed.

I placed the silver band on his left hand as fast as I could, not able to stand the wait until I could kiss his lips!

Minister: With the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife. Liam, you may kiss the bride.

Upon hearing those words, Liam gently grabbed my face and crashed his lips to mine. The small crowd and our bridal party cheered and we parted, unable to keep from smiling like fools.

Minister: Ladies and gentlemen, let me be the first to present to you Mr. and Mrs. Liam Payne!

Everyone cheered and we walked back to the little cabana, where Liam and I had a little make out session before joining the others at the reception on the dock. We greeted everyone that was there, even though there were only a few. We had the typical wedding dances before having just a little party music.

After quite a while of dancing and laughing, everything began to wind down. It was time for me to throw the bouquet. I tossed it blindly behind me and heard a squeal. I turned to see Rose clutching the flowers with a huge smile on her face. Niall gave her a flirty look, to which she just blushed and giggled.

We said our goodbyes to everyone before we boarded the water taxi that would take us to the island we were staying on. After bidding our parents farewell, all that was left was the bridal party. I hugged Liam's sisters first, then the boys. Niall held on to me the longest, whispering "I love you" into my ear before releasing me.

Me: I love you too, Niall. It looks like you are next in line.

I said cheekily, eyeing Rose as she chatted with Liam. He chuckled.

Niall: Maybe so.

I smiled and waved goodbye as I came to the final goodbyes, Brooke and Rose. I hugged them both ferociously.

Me: Thank you guys so much for everything! It was all perfect!
Rose: Anything for you!
Brooke: Yeah and when you get back, we will be ready for your reception!
Me: Can't wait! See you girls in a few weeks!
Brooke: See you then!
Rose: Have fun tonight!

She said it with a wink, making my cheeks turn a light shade of pink momentarily. Liam grabbed my hand.

Liam: Are you ready, Mrs. Payne?
Me: Quite ready, Mr. Payne.

We laughed at how dorky we both were as we boarded the small boat and our honeymoon began.

Well that is it! The end of this story! I hope you all enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! I was thinking of possibly doing a part 2 to this as sort of a "Life after 'I Do'" kind of thing. Please let me know if you want me to continue, or if no one cares then this shall be the one and only end :) Thank you all so much for your support and for reading all 56 chapters! It means so much to hear from you guys! Love you all!

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