Sara woke up on July 7'th and smiled -it was finally here , her wedding day, it was also her 39'th birthday too, Grissom snored next to her and she smiled, she was so excited , her cell phone rang and it was Catherine "Sara, Happy Birthday" she said , Sara laughed and "Awww thanks Catherine, are you in your dress yet?" Catherine nodded, she was already wearing her teal blue bridesmaid dress and the color looked lovely on her with her red hair."Oh Catherine, Sara confessed "I'm so nervous" Catherine understood, she had had butterflies in her stomach on her wedding day too "I know Sara, but you'll be just fine" Sara smiled and Grissom woke up and went to shave and brush his teeth.Sara was still talking to Catherine and he smiled and got out the birthday card and the present he had for Sara, he put it down beside her and she gasped "Grissom what is this ?" He grinned and said "Happy birthday beautiful" Sara was touched and told Catherine Grissom had just given her a birthday present, "Well go open it Sara, Catherine laughed "I'll see you soon ok" "Ok " Sara said and they hung up.Grissom came back over to Sara and sat down by her , first she opened her present and it was a beautiful blue butterfly in a little case, it was so pretty she loved it and thanked him, she carefully opened the card and it was such a beautiful card , it had butterflies on it and inside he had written "Happy Birthday to my angel, even though it is your birthday by marrying you today I feel like I am getting a present too, I 'll always love you Sara , Grissom XO, she was so touched she did'nt say anything but then she kissed him and thanked him.
The limo was to pick them up in 10 minutes so they hurried and got ready, Sara grabbed her wedding dress and held it close to her.Grissom had his tux in his hand, all ready to go, A little while later they heard the limo driver honking outside and they grabbed thier wedding clothes and locked up and went outside.The limo driver greeted them both warmly and they climbed in feeling nervous and excited at the same time.They arrived at the church in 15 minutes and as soon as they got there Catherine whisked Sara away to do her make -up and help her with her hair.Grissom found Nick and Warrick who were both dressed up in thier tuxedos looking like a million bucks and they all started talking.Catherine grabbed Sara's hand and said "Sara I'm going to make you look stunning for Grissom"Sara's eyes took Catherine in and she said warmly "Catherine you look beautiful in that dress" Catherine asked "Really? thanks" Catherine got her make -up kit out and started working on Sara's make-up applying foundation, blush, mascara, eyeliner and the perfect shade of lipstick.When she was done she handed Sara a mirror "OMG Catherine , you did a great job"Catherine shrugged and said "You are already a natural beauty Sara, I did'nt have to do much"Next Catherine got out her hair tools and started working on Sara's hand, she decided to use the curling iron and made little curls around Sara's face with it , then she took some little jasmime flowers and gently pinned them in Sara's hair, Sara could'nt believe her eyes when Catherine had her in the mirror, she looked prettier then she ever had before and she hugged Catherine and thanked her.Catherine looked up and saw Sara's dress hanging up and said , "Here , let's have you put on your wedding dress now" Just then Laura Sidle appeared in the doorway and gasped at how beautiful Sara looked , she and Catherine were both going to help Sara with her dress.
Warrick and Nick and Doc Robbins and Greg and Brass were all gathered around Grissom.They were all in thier wedding attire and were all happily talking and catching up like old friends do.The church started to fill up with thier friends and loved ones and Grissom stood up at the front of the church waiting for Sara, the music started to play and he felt in his pocket for her ring, it was still there and he smiled as he touched it.The pews in the church were full and everyone was in thier seats and then the audience gasped as Sara came in walking down the aisle, Brass was giving her away and Grissom could'nt believe his eyes when he saw Sara, she was a vision of beauty in her wedding dress, the color, a lovely pale yellow made her skin glow and brought out the rosiness in her cheeks, and her face was done up so perfectly, there were little tendrils of hair that framed her face and the little flowers in her hair made her look angelic, he swallowed back the lump in his throat and then Sara came up to him, arm in arm in Brass.Catherine wiped away tears, she was so proud of Sara and she was proud to be one of Sara's bridesmaids.Sophia was also a bridesmaid as well as Jacqui and Mandy and her best childhood friends, Diane and Ann and Nicole.Grissom looked at Sara and whispered that she looked amazing.Sara beamed at him and thought he looked very handsome in his tuxedo.
The minister started talking then and started the vows "Gil do you take Sara to be your wife? To live together after God's ordinance- in the holy state of matrimony ?Will you love her, comfort her, honor her, and keep her in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better, for worse, in sadness, and in joy, to cherish and continually bestow upon her your hearts deepest devotion forsaking all others, keep yourself onto her as long as you both shall live?"Grissom looked at Sara and how beautiful she looked and wiped a tear and then looked at he minister and said "I certainly do"Then it was Sara's turn , the minister turned to Sara and said "Sara do you take Gil to be your husband ? To live together after God 's ordinance- in the holy state of matrimony? Will you love him, comfort him, honor him, and keep him, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better, for worse, in sadness and in joy, to cherish and continually bestow upon him your heart's deepest devotion, forsaking all others, keep him only unto him as long as you both shall live?"Sara looked at Grissom and wiped a tear and said "I do"They both exchanged the rings and the minister said "Grissom in placing this ring on Sara's finger, repeat after me "Sara you are now consecrated to me as my wife from this day forward and I give you this ring as the pledge of my love and as the symbol of our unity and with this ring I thee wed"
Then he handed Sara the ring and isaid "Sara in placing this ring on Grissom's finger you are now consecrate to me as my husband from this day forward and I give you this ring as the pledge of my love and as the symbol of our unity and with this ring I thee wed"
The minister then said "May you always share with each other the gifts of love- be one in heart and in mind-may you always create a home together that puts in your hearts-love,generosity and kindness, In as much as Grissom and Sara have consented together in marriage before this company of friends and family and have pledged thier faith- and declared thier unity by giving and recieving a ring are now joined, you have pronounced yourselves husband and wife, but remember to be each other's best friend, what-therefore-God has joined together-let no man ,asunder and so by the power vested in me by the state of Nevada and almightly God I now pronounce you man and wife- and may your days be good and long upon the earth, you may now kiss the bride"
Grissom gently lifted Sara's veil and her eyes glowed with happiness and he kissed her feeling on top of the world and the audience clapped and cheered , Grissom and Sara were married and it was truly the happiest day of thier lives.Catherine and Nick, Warrick Greg,Doc Robbins and Brass hugged the couple and offered thier congratulations.Sara looked at her friends and said "Guys are you hungry?, go help yourself to some food"There was a little of everthing, cold cuts, fresh fruit, a big green salad, tacos, and in the middle of thier feast was thier beautiful wedding cake.It was a three tiered cake with ice pink roses and pearls and it was vanilla cake with lemon filling and it looked delicious.To Be Continued ...........................