Saturday, October 8, 2011

BD Chapter 3. Big Day

The chapter we've been waiting for since the beginning of Twilight...the wedding. I'll start this one off by giving you the key plot points.
  • The wedding day has arrived
  • Bella is nervous; Edward is keeping the honeymoon destination a secret; Alice and Rosalie work all day on Bella's makeup and hair; Charlie and Renee give Bella a set of silver hair combs; Charlie escorts Bella down the stairs
  • As soon as Bella sees Edward at the altar, all her fears are gone
That's almost more of a chapter summary than just a list of the key plot points here. You can find a complete summary at Twilight Lexicon

Of course this chapter is one of the most anticipated in the movie. Bella started the day just like she has so many others, cleaning the house and making breakfast for Charlie. She's hanging on to the remnants of her old life as long as she can because she knows the changes in store for her go far beyond those that most new brides face. She's soon whisked away by Alice to start the preparations for her big day. She's understandably shocked by Rosalie's offer to assist.

Bella's also still a bit surprised by Renee's reaction to the whole thing. Aren't we all? Just before she goes down the aisle, Renee and Charlie present Bella with the heirloom combs for her hair. Her something old and something blue, her dress is new, and Alice loans her a garter. Then of course, it's time for the wedding. After begging Charlie not to let her fall, Bella proceeds down the aisle to her Edward. 
Charlie took my hand and, in a symbol as old as the world, placed it in Edward's. I touched the cool miracle of his skin, and I was home. 
Their vows are exchanged and they are now officially husband and wife. 

The plot points and the drawing of Bella's dress are from The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

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