Episode 35: For You

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There are no words that could accurately describe how I was feeling by the time sunset arrived.  I had a warm feeling all through me.  My heart fluttered with joy, excitement, and pure happiness.  I was in a place I had always longed to be.  I sat in the chair as my makeup was being done by my wedding team that consisted of a make up artist, hair stylist, and the designer. 

Once the make up was done, they all looked at me and smiled, no words. 

“Syrah, you look absolutely beautiful,” said the hair stylist as she added my vail and tiara to my updo that consisted of my natural hair up in a braided ethnic styled bun complete with one beautiful braid wrapped around the oversized bun of braids. 

I fanned my eyes to keep myself from crying once I looked at myself in the mirror.

“Thank you.  I feel beautiful.  Thank you guys for your help.  This means so much to me,” I said.

There was a knock on the room door. 

“Terry can’t see me yet.  That better not be him,” I said.  “I know I didn’t order any room service.”

My designer went to open the door and walked Rayna and the kids.  I screamed.

“Oh my God! Ray what are you doing here?”

“I came to see my sister get married!  I wouldn’t miss it for the world even though you didn’t call to tell a sista what was really going on here in Tahiti, heffa,” she said and we laughed

“I told you I was gonna elope one day so, you shouldn’t be surprised,” I said.

“Yeah, that’s why I called and told mama and daddy on you too,” she said.

“What? How you gonna play me like that?” I asked.

“Girl, I’m just playing,” Rayna said “But Mama and Daddy do know and well, I go ahead and tell you.  They’re here too.”

“Terry!” I said.

“Yes, Terry, your fiance,” said Rayna “He told us about this and had tickets for all of us a 2 weeks ago. You know I wasn’t gonna say no to a free trip to Tahiti!”  She laughed.

“That man!  I can’t believe him!  I love him!” I screamed “Okay I can’t cry I just got my make up done.”

My Mom and Dad came into the suite a few minutes later and I cried anyway and had to get my make up done again.  We all got dressed.  Rayna wore a purple dress with a white sash.  My niece was my flower girl and wore a white dress with a purple sash.  My little nephew wore a little white tuxedo and purple bow tie.  Too cute. 

Terry also flew in his parents, his older brother and his wife and kids, and my brother and his wife.

Sunset was arriving.  I finally put on my beautiful destination wedding gown, duchess style with satin and tulle.  It was simple, but elegant and princess like.  I was ready and happy that my special day would also include those close family members.

We got downstairs with hundreds of stares and a few hundred “You are a beautiful bride” compliments from the guests and hotel staff.

When I finally made it down to the beach, I could see Terry standing there in the brightest white suit I’d ever set eyes on .  I held my Daddy’s hand tight. 

“Don’t get scared now,” he said and laughed.

“I know right,” I said “I’m glad you’re here Daddy to walk me down this aisle, I mean this beach.”

“I wouldn’t miss it for the world Babygirl.  As long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters.  I can tell Terry has made you very happy and that’s all I want to know,” said Daddy.

“I am Daddy.  I am,” I said.

We began to start our walk.  I couldn’t stop smiling.  I heard the music playing softly.  It was Kenny Lattimore’s  song, For You.  It was the perfect song for that perfect moment.  God made this day just for me, I thought to myself. 

My father gave me away and I stood there with my king, my husband, and we exchanged vows, exchanged rings, and promised to spend our lives together.  We promised to love each other for life, sharing a love so deep, so strong that no man (or woman for that matter) can tear asunder.

“You may now kiss your new bride,” said the minister.

Terry embraced me, holding me tight in a way I never felt him do before.  He looked me in the eyes and said, “I love you Syrah Taylor.”  Then he kissed in a way he had never kissed me before.  It all seemed brand new to me and it felt wonderful. 

The sun was on its way down as we walked hand in hand to take some pictures in the hotel ballroom where we had our small, intimate wedding dinner.  I felt like the happiest woman in the world and I was.

 

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