The big day has arrived, so I don't see Lorraine's dress before the wedding I was despatched back to my old room at the hotel last night. Barry is due at 1pm and we'll drive to Doncaster registry for the 2pm wedding. The reception is at a small country hotel nearby. There will just be 7 of us in total, with in addition to the four of us, Maxwell Carruthers to give away Lorraine, PC Jo Fletcher and Dayna.
I have to admit that I looked mighty fine in my new suit, it wasn't black, it was a very deep blue, and the tie the guy in the shop had chosen was the same blue, but with a large white diamond check, the silk pocket hankie was the same check. I gave the fantastic pair of Church Oxford's a high shine and I was ready.
Barry picked me up as agreed at 1pm, he'd borrowed his MDs Bentley for the day, and thankfully he'd had it valeted inside and out, because the MD is a mega slob and there's usually loads of M&S sandwich packets in the passenger foot well.
We arrived at the registry office in good time, the previous wedding was just finishing up and the cars driving away. We stood by the doorway, Barry trying to look casual, me trying not to look nervous. Jo Fletcher arrived first, she looked stunning out of uniform, the body armour hid a very tidy body, I gave her a quick kiss and thanked her for coming. Dayna arrived next, wearing a shear black dress that covered everything but didn't leave a great deal to the imagination. Barry's eye's nearly popped out of his head, I kicked his ankle and whispered "you're not her type, she bats strictly for the other team".
Dayna gave Barry and I a quick kiss then went to talk to Jo Fletcher, "told you" I whispered to Barry.
At precisely two minutes late Carruthers' Jag pulled into the brides' parking bay. Carruthers stepped round the car and opened Lorraine's door. Kelly got out the other side and also came round to help Lorraine.
Lorraine's dress was pearl white with tiny pure white roses in the fabric, the neck was a deep, wide V that extended to below her breasts, but her modesty was preserved by a lace panel the same colour as the flowers. The skirt came down to mid-calf, and on her feet were slippers of the same material as the dress. Her hair, her hair was simply stunning, she'd dyed it a deep red, almost brown. It made an amazing transformation, changing the shape of her face, making it appear rounder. I had tears in my eyes as I took her hand, "You are beautiful, there's no other word I can use, and your hair is fantastic."
"I was a bit worried about my hair, it's almost my natural colour, but I've been dyeing it blonde since I was 16, I didn't know how it would turn out."
"Keep it that colour, it suits you."
As we walked into the Registry Office, Barry, ever the gentleman whispered "she's fucking gorgeous mate, and her daughter too, she doesn't look old enough."
"She isn't, Kelly is the girl who lost her parents the other week" I whispered back.
"Oh yeah, so one girl is too young, two others seemed to have paired off, and the last one is marrying you, I'm going to have a cracking time, ooooff, only kidding"
We took our seats inside and Carruthers led Lorraine to her seat, Kelly sat on her right dressed in a deep blue green dress almost the colour of her eyes, her hair was free and hanging down and over both shoulders.
The ceremony was short & sweet, in 20 minutes we arrived at the kiss the bride and I don't think I've ever felt a kiss so sweet. After the register was signed we moved outside where Kelly took our photographs, and Carruthers very kindly took the group photographs.
After the photos were taken we drove to the hotel, I drove Barry's borrowed Bentley with Kelly in the back, and Carruthers drove Barry, Jo and Dayna. The hotel was 20 minutes out of town towards Pontefract, we'd booked a large table and they had laid on a full wedding breakfast for us, and in the evening the hotel had a disco and buffet every Saturday anyway, so it was perfect. We'd booked two rooms for the night, one of which would remain empty. The meal turned out to be much better than I'd expected, they even made us a little wedding cake.
Barry went home after the meal, and Carruthers made his excuses and left. Dayna and Jo were getting on very well, Lorraine was surprised, she'd not guessed Jo was a lesbian. I told Kelly to ask very tactfully if they'd like a room for the night, our treat. "Kelly's" room was well away from ours, so it wouldn't be a problem. They gratefully accepted the offer of a room, so on the pretence of booking the room I nipped upstairs and shifted Kelly's bag into out room. I then gave that room key to Jo, who then disappeared with Dayna to "freshen up" for the party tonight.
Lorraine, Kelly and I then popped upstairs as well to "freshen up", Kelly giggled all the way, "It didn't take Jo long to pair up with Dayna"
"I know", said Lorraine, "I would never have guessed Jo was a lesbian."
"Maybe she's like you," I offered, "a lesbian because she's just not met the right guy, I was kind of wondering if I could pair her off with Barry, he's in desperate need of a good woman, then I realised that Barry's type of woman exists only on Page 3 of The Sun. He nearly came in his pants when he saw Dayna, it was so funny."
"Dayna is very beautiful, I can imagine many a man has had his heart broken at her hands in the past" added Lorraine.
We'd reached the hotel room, I gave Kelly the key so she could open the door whilst I carried my bride across the threshold. I laid her gently on the bed and kissed her on the lips, then I took hold of Kelly's hand and pulled her close, I kiss her deeply as well.
"You are the two most beautiful girls, no, make that women, you are the two most beautiful women I have ever met. Lorraine you have made me the happiest of all men by becoming my wife, and Kelly, once we have adopted you in a few months you will complete the perfect Happy Families set. I want you both to know that I now live for you, I belong to you just as you proclaimed that you belong to me in your tattoos."
Lorraine took me in her arms and laid my head against her breast, stroking my hair, "You know Dave, you are the only man I've ever made love to, I've been fucked by plenty of boys, but never once as any other man made love to me." She pulled Kelly close, "I've slept with plenty of girls, but never before have I felt at one with a girl as I do with you Kelly."
By this time we were all in floods of tears, tears of joy. At that moment there was no-one else in the world, we were alone in each-other's arms. We lay down and slept for a couple of hours, the consummation could wait a few hours more, for now we rested.
At 7o'clock we woke, still in each-other's arms, we kissed and got up. My suit really wasn't suitable for night time so I changed into black jeans and a casual shirt, the shoes could stay as they were so comfortable.
Kelly fixed her hair back in a pony-tail, and swapped her dress for a semi-transparent stripped top and black skirt, Lorraine said she felt comfortable in the dress, but removed the lace panel so the V-neck showed her cleavage and the full swells of her breasts, she looked damned sexy I can tell you.
We went downstairs to join the party.
As we entered the function room Lorraine said, "If they play I Will Survive or Band of Gold then I'm leaving. They seem to play them at every wedding and they're totally inappropriate."
"Don't worry," I reassured her, "I've picked a cracking track for our first dance."
"We're having a first dance, you never told me. Oh no this will be embarrassing. If it's 'I like Big Butts' then I'm divorcing you right now, this will be the shortest marriage ever."
"No it's not, relax you'll like it."
The DJ announced the first dance, the floor cleared leaving just Lorraine and I in the middle, under her breath Lorraine mumbled, "I don't like this, everyone's looking at us."
"They're not looking at us," I mumbled back, "they're looking at you, because you are by a long chalk the most beautiful woman here, now chill here it comes"
A quiet guitar riff filled the room, then the drums kick in and vocals start, I held Lorraine and we started to dance.
So close no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters
"Oh wow, you picked Metallica as our first dance, now that's a new one on me"
"Well Lorraine, I'm never one to follow the conventional path"
After the second verse other people joined us on the floor, stopping us from feeling quite so self-conscious. I saw Jo and Dayna dancing arm in arm, they made a good looking couple and I hope they stick together beyond tonight as I've always had the feeling that Dayna is quite an insecure woman, the confident exterior being just a front.
We danced for two songs, then Kelly tapped my shoulder and I stepped aside while she danced with Lorraine for a while. I went to the bar for a beer, they only had lager on tap, so I asked for a pint of Grolsch, it was very refreshing. I was half way through it when Kelly grabbed my arm for a dance.
As we entered the dance floor I saw Lorraine was dancing with Dayna now. Kelly looked gorgeous, the last couple of weeks she'd been understandably very low, and it had showed on her face as it had lost its glow, but today she was back to normal, better than ever in fact. I leaned in close to Kelly and asked her "You're OK about me marrying Lorraine, after all I met you first."
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