This is my first ever fanfic, so I know it’s not perfect. I worked hard though, and I don’t think it turned out too horribly?
HUGE thank you to @confunded-gryffindor, @jencala, and (especially) @wolfstsr for reading it through and giving me amazing suggestions!
Sirius blinked. The golden light filtering through the curtains seemed very bright after he had finally fallen asleep five hours earlier. He had tried to go to bed early, but nerves had kept him up until the early hours of the morning. He couldn’t believe that he was finally marrying - marrying! - the love of his life. His Moony.
He rolled over, away from his sleeping fiance. He glanced at the clock; it was already 6:30 in the morning - they only had 3 hours until they had to leave! Sirius glanced over to the other bed in the small hotel room, where a sleeping James was curled protectively around Lily, who was awake. She smiled sleepily at her friend and whispered, “How’re you feeling?”
“So nervous,” he replied. “But I can’t wait!”
“Me neither. I can’t believe that I get to have a double wedding with my favourite couple - after Jamie and I of course!”
“Of course,” Sirius laughed softly, trying to stay quiet and let James and Remus sleep for a few more minutes. He and Lily grinned at each other before cuddling up next to their soon-to-be husbands.
Ten minutes later, James yawned and stretched his arms above him. “I’M GETTING MARRIED TO THE MOST GORGEOUS WOMAN IN THE WORLD TODAY! Oh, and happy wedding day, Pads.”
“Thanks mate,” Sirius teased. “You too, in case you forgot.”
“He would never.” Lily rolled her eyes, crossing her arms over the sheets. “He’s been crossing out days on the calendar since before he even proposed.”
“Hey! I knew you would say yes!” James retorted.
“We didn’t, Prongsie,” Sirius countered, laughing. “Moony and I thought there was a twenty-eight percent chance of you getting strangled.”
“I’m glad we were wrong.” Remus, voice still husky from sleep, propped himself up on one elbow so that he could look at the couple in the bed across the room. “Happy wedding day, you two, and you, Padfoot.” He planted a quick kiss on Sirius’ shoulder.
“We should probably get up,” Lily sighed. “We only have 2 hours before we have to be at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Dibs on the first shower!”
By the time they arrived at the venue, the couples had only 3 hours until the beginning of the ceremony. Lily and Remus said a hurried goodbye to James and Sirius before rushing down the hallway towards their prep room. First Lily did her makeup, paying special attention to her eyes - she wanted their emerald colour to stand out. Then Remus did her hair in a beautiful, loose braid, making sure to leave a few strands loose to frame her face. While she curled the fiery tendrils, he put on his navy suit. Lily’s ivory-coloured dress, which was lacy and form fitting, was surprisingly easy for her to put on - Remus only helped her with the top few buttons.
Meanwhile, James was complaining about his perpetually messy hair. He had been trying to tame it ever since he and Sirius had gotten to their prep room, but with no luck. Sirius hadn’t been much help, just telling him to give up while looking in the mirror at his sleek, naturally wavy hair. They both got dressed, and pinned their boutonnieres on each other’s lapels.
James teared up when he and Sirius were standing next to each other in the full length mirror. “I can’t believe that my brother and I are getting married together! Not to each other, but - ”
“I knew what you meant, James.” Sirius grinned up at the boy next to him. “Please don’t cry, though, because then I will and that’s NOT how I want us to spend the morning of our weddings.”
“Deal.” James wiped his eyes. “Are you ready for this?”
“As ready as I’ll ever be.”
Sirius and James were waiting at the end of the aisle together. James looked around at the happy guests, all talking and laughing. His family was there, as was Lily’s, Remus’, and some of Sirius’. He had invited Regulus, his uncle Alphard, his cousin Andromeda, and her husband, but not his parents. James wholeheartedly agreed with this decision, not wanting his brother’s special day ruined by his horrible parents. Also, at this point, James’ parents were Sirius’ as well. They were certainly more caring than his biological parents had ever been.
Sirius kept glancing towards the sky, but there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. It couldn’t have been more perfect weather. He, Remus, James and Lily had opted for an outdoor wedding at the Royal Botanic Gardens, surrounded by flowers. There was every plant imaginable, and Andy’s toddler, Nymphadora, was running around with her dad’s camera taking photos of every single one.
The first note sounded from the piano, and everyone hurried to their seats. Sirius squeezed his eyes shut as James squeezed his hand, both taking a deep breath. When Sirius opened his eyes, Remus and Lily were standing together at the top of the aisle. He had never been happier.
Nymphadora started to make her way in the general direction of James and Sirius, clutching a basket of rose petals in her hand. She grabbed fistfuls and scattered them on the ground, a huge grin plastered on her face. According to Andromeda, she had been looking forward to dressing up for weeks! Slowly, Remus and Lily followed her towards their fiances. They had chosen to walk down the aisle together, with their respective parents on either side.
After what was the longest minute of Lily’s life, she reached James. Turning to face him, she smiled lovingly before pulling them both to the side. From there, they could watch Remus and Sirius’ ceremony before their own started.
“I, Sirius Black, take you, Remus Lupin, to be my lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; until death do us part.“ Sirius sniffed, trying not to cry. He was not going to cry right now, in front of everyone.
“I, Remus Lupin, take you, Sirius Black, to be my lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; until death do us part." Remus smiled at Sirius, his eyes sparkling. He felt the ring being slipped onto his finger, and put one on Sirius’ in return.
“I pronounce you husband and husband. I invite you to seal your promise with a kiss.”
Sirius leaned forward and presses his lips to Remus’, grinning as he did so.
After a few seconds, Remus pulled away, still grinning. He squeezed his husband’s hands, and looked down at their rings, in awe that he could now call this man his husband. They had chosen to go the simple route, with matching silver wedding bands. “I love you,” Remus whispered.
“You’re my everything, Moony.” Sirius smiled shyly. “Now it’s Lily and James’ turn!”
The newlyweds turned to their best friends, expectant for the ceremony to begin.
“I, Lily Evans, take you, James Potter, to be my lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; until death do us part.”
James gazed into Lily’s eyes, the green eyes he loved so much. This was the best day of his life. “I, James Potter, take you, Lily Evans (soon to be Potter) - ”
The crowd laughed appreciatively, and James smirked. “ - to be my lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; until death do us part.“
“I pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss the bride.”
Lily stood on her tiptoes as James leaned towards her. She kissed him, and he held it for a few seconds longer than necessary. Laughing, she pulled back and turned. With her back to the crowd, she threw her bouquet of white roses over her shoulder.
“Pretty!” Nymphadora had toddled forward and grabbed the bouquet from where it had landed on the ground near Euphemia and Fleamont Potter, who were both crying with happiness
Andromeda laughed, and crouched beside her daughter. “You caught it, darling, so you’ll get married next!” Nymph just tried to grab her father’s camera to take another photo.
An hour later, everyone had arrived at the reception. After greeting everyone at the door, Sirius and Lily snuck off together to grab some cake before it had all disappeared. Lily had picked a vanilla cake with buttercream icing, decorated with navy fondant flowers. They found a table in the corner, where they could sit quietly and talk about everything that had happened since they left their hotel room in a frenzy that morning. They were about to start over every single detail of the wedding for the fourth time when James appeared at their table. “I think it’s high time I danced with my beautiful bride. Wouldn’t you say, Lils?”
“Let’s go!” Lily turned to Sirius. “If you can find your dashing husband, I would love for you to join us.”
Sirius beamed as he watched his friends make their way to the dance floor. “They deserve this,” he thought. “They deserve the world.” And he set off to find Remus so that they could share their first dance as a married couple.