A/N: Sorry this update took so long, but I've only been to one wedding so there was a lot of research on vows, dresses, flowers...
On the plus side this is my longest chapter yet. Thank you so much for the review Cherry0208!


Joyful A

It was February 14th, the big day, Angela's wedding day. It was also Valentine's Day, and the day she and Hodgins had first met. The church it was being held in was Catholic to appease some of Jack's relatives, but it also allowed them to create their own vows, something that was very important to Angela. This was mostly allowed because of their Priest, Max, Brennan's dad. He made the allowance because of how Angela had acted and taken care of Brennan when he could not. The church was simply white outside, and inside it was bright and air with warm wood colors and big stained glass windows. The windows all depicted happy scenes, not Jesus in pain on the cross, but instead cradled in Mary's arms, another one of Angela's wishes.

Angela was sitting in a chair getting her done. It was being put into a sleek bun at the back of her head. Her bridesmaids, Brennan, Cam, Maya, Holly, Sasha, and Jenna were also getting their hair done. Bren was her maid of honor, granted the title for being her best friend

The bridesmaids were all wearing red a line dresses. They were strapless and fitted at the top with a thin red ribbon at the waist. The dress then flared out slightly stopping at a point shortly after each girl's knee. They each wore strappy red sandals and had their hair down in loose waves. They held bunches of blooming white roses tied off with red ribbons.

Brennan was her best friend forever, someone to tell all her secrets to, good for girl talk and laughs. She looked terrific with the red dress and loose light brown curls. Her ice blue eyes glittered and she looked like she was actually enjoying herself.

Cam was her boss and friend from the lab, her other friends were from various places.

Maya was her tour guide when she went to Brazil. She had dark black hair, light brown eyes, "forever" sun tanned skin and a mischievous smile. The two had become fast friends during Ange's after college "find yourself" vacation.

Holly was a young mom to five children under eight. Although Holly's life was a bit hectic, Angela remained in touch. She sent gifts to each child on their birthday and babysat for her kids every so often. Holly had brunette hair and vibrant green eyes that sparked when she talked.

Sasha was a skinny ballet dancer who Angela had met in New York. Ange had seen her dance at the New York City Ballet and Jack had managed to get her backstage. Sasha had light brown hair that was usually up in a high pony and ice blue eyes.

Jenna was…Jenna. Angela's friend forever that she had known since she toured with her dad as a child. Jenna was from France and though they had lost touch over the years they were now back in touch. Jack had flown her in just for the wedding. Jenna was full of life. She had dirty blond hair, dark blue eyes, and sweet giggles.

Angela sat as her hair was tugged into a bun, a braid of hair surrounded the bun and it was all held in place with lots of bobby pins. Angela slid into her gown with help from her bridesmaids.

Jack was sitting around with his groomsmen, Booth, Zack, and Aaron. Zack, his co-conspirator for all experiments, the one who always was game and often took the punishment, was Hodgins' best man. Booth was his kind-of sort-of friend, he was never quite sure where they stood, but they could joke around and discuss sports. Plus Ange had demanded he be part of the wedding party as part of another one of her "B&B" schemes.

Aaron was the one guy Hodgins could be himself with, like the brother he had never wanted. He also had dark blue eyes but he had blonde hair that was straight. They had been friends since grade school, private schooling of course. Aaron was better at acting the part during the "high society" functions than Hodgins. Hodgins reminded Aaron they needed to have fun as well and together they would spike the punch or something along those lines. Aaron could hang around at Hodgin's house and not be impressed by all the money and material things. He wasn't afraid to put Hodgins in his place or push him in the pool, they had grounded each other in a blue blood world… and though Aaron jetted all over the world and Hodgins had made D.C. his home base they had remained friends.

As Angela gave her appearance a look over in the mirror the door opened and in came Courtney, Nicole and Lily. Courtney and Nicole wore mini versions of the "big girl" bridesmaid dresses in the same rich red. They were Holly's youngest girls at five years of age and were charming twins. "Court" as Ange called her was more of a tomboy and "Nikki" was more of a girly girl. The twins had sparkling hazel eyes and loose curls of brown hair. They were a combination of junior bridesmaids and flower girls. Lily was Jenna's baby girl, only three years old. Lily had blonde hair in prefect ringlets and what Ange referred to as kaleidoscope eyes, they had the black pupil surrounded by a chocolate brown then deep green iris that was rimmed in sky blue. Lily wore a white dress that had a tighter tank top and a ballroom skirt that hit her mid-calf. The skirt had a lace skirt layover and Lily was wearing her white "party shoes" as she called them. Lily was her sweet and loveable flower girl.

In Hodgins' room the door opened as well and in entered Angela's father, Parker, and Luke. Luke and Parker were both dressed in their little tuxes. Luke looked cute with his dark blue eyes and short brown hair. Parker looked adorable with his light brown eyes and longer dirty blond hair. Luke was four and Parker was five, they both loved sports and were becoming fast friends. Billy stared down Hodgins "You better not mess it up this time, no more chances after this. Ange is a handful, but she's well worth it, treat her right" he says adding his previous threat in again. "Yes sir" Hodgins said the words drilled into his head by the nuns at his school, (yes sir, no ma'am). Then Billy does a weird thing, he smiles at Hodgins "I know you won't screw it up this time" resting an open hand on his shoulder, a good sign according to Zack. It was almost time…


Hodgins took his place at the alter in his black suit with the crisp white shirt underneath and a black bowtie and the musicians began to play "Here Comes The Sun" by the Beatles. Booth, Zack, and Aaron took their places between two women each. Booth entered first with Brennan and Holly on his arms. Zack soon followed escorting Maya and Cam. He looked extremely nervous in a cute way. Aaron followed last with Jenna and Sasha each lightly holding on to his arms. They took their places girls to the left and guys to the right. Next walked Parker in the middle of the twins Courtney and Nicole. Court and Nikki were giggling and having a blast but Parker looked mildly irritated until he spotted Booth and Bones and became more animated. They separated and Parker dashed off relieved to stand in front of his dad. Booth placed his hands on Parker's shoulders. The girls stood on either side of their mother, Holly. Luke and Lily entered last hand in hand. Lily used her free hand to throw flower petals and Luke's was tightly clutching the pillow with the rings. They were both smiling and waving at their parents. They matched in an endearing "little children playing dress up" kind of way. "Dun, Dun, Da, Dun! Dun, Dun, Da, Dun…" the wedding march began to play as Angela entered.

She was a vision in the white dress. Her eye color popped and her hair was perfect. Her veil was made of a delicate gauzy material and was attached to the base of the bun. The top of the veil had three little silk roses with little diamonds on it, all in a row and was bobby pined tightly. The dress was a crisp white, like new sheets. It was a strapless a-line dress that flared out at her waist in three long flowing layers, one of which was the train. The dress was embroidered in silk designs somewhere between a flower and leaf pattern and beaded on half of the bust and the edges of each layer. Each layer was slightly wavy and hemmed in silk. She was only wearing a small pair of diamond earrings and her diamond engagement ring for jewelry. What really made her stunning was her smile. She was beaming; you could see how eager and excited she was. The anticipation shone in her eyes along with unshed tears. She was giggling a little and was slightly racing toward Hodgins, pulling along her dad.

They reached the altar and her dad let go of Angela's hand placing it firmly into Hodgins'. He said that he gave her away and took his seat. Hodgins placed his hand on the small of Angela's back and pulled them together. Her eyes shone as she looked at him and he smiled at her. The ceremony passed in a blur until in was time to say their vows.

The Priest, Bren's dad, says "Jack and Angela, today you celebrate one of life's greatest moments and give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, as you join together in vows of marriage.

He then tells them what it will take "To make your marriage work will take love. Love should be the core of your marriage; love is the reason you are here. But it also will take trust - to know in your hearts that you want the best for each will take dedication - to stay open to one another, to learn and to grow together even when this is not always easy to do. It will take faith - to always be willing to go forward to tomorrow, never really knowing what tomorrow will bring. And it will take commitment - to hold true to the journey you both now pledge to share together".

Max asks Jack first "Jack, will you give yourself to Angela, to be her husband: to love her, comfort her, honor and protect her; and forsaking all others, be faithful to her so long as you both shall live?" Jack responds, "I will."

He then questions Angela "Angela, will you give yourself to Jack, to be his wife: to love him, comfort him, honor and protect him; and forsaking all others, to be faithful to him so long as you both shall live?" She too replies, "I will."

Jack then smiles at Angela "Ange, life has given us a second chance at love. I come today to give you my heart and my hope for our future together. As the poet Rilke said, 'This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love. The more they give, the more they possess.' You are the most generous, loving, unselfish person I know. I fell in love with you the moment I first saw you. I feel so fortunate that you have chosen to share your love with me, and that I get to grow old next to you. Ange, today I choose you for my wife. In the presence of God, our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, to protect you and to cherish you from this day forward and for the rest of our lives. My love for you is endless and eternal."

Angela looks into his eyes adoringly and responds "Jack, because of you, I laugh, I smile, I dare to dream again. I look forward with great joy to spending the rest of my life with you, caring for you, nurturing you, being there for you in all life has in store for us. You are my husband, my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever. I will honor and trust you, laugh and cry with you. I will love you faithfully, even if the way is not easy. No matter what happens, I will always be there for you. Just as I have given you my hand in marriage, so I give you my life. I will always be there when you wake. I will always be will to jump with you, into whatever life may lead us to."

They then exchange rings in a simpler manner with the saying "With this ring, I thee wed."

The Priest then gives them this advice "Respect yourselves and each other. Always remember what brought you together and make gentleness, tenderness and kindness an important part of your marriage. When life's fears, frustrations and hardships attack your marriage – as they threaten all relationships at one time or another – remember to focus on the good things between you and never only on that which seems wrong. By doing this, you can ride out the storms remember that even if you lose sight of it for a moment, the sun is still there. And if each of you takes responsibility for the quality for your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight".

He continues, "Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter to the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to each other. Now you will feel no loneliness, for you will be a companion to the other. Now you are two bodies, but there is only one life before you".

At this point the ceremony is a blur as they stare into each other's eyes. The Priest wraps it up saying "Jack and Angela, in this company of friends and family, you have joined yourselves together in holy matrimony. May the commitment and devotion that you feel for one another, grow stronger every day of your marriage. Love is the single greatest treasure that we have the ability to share with another. Enjoy each other's company and never take each other for granted."

"By virtue of the authority vested in me by the State of Washington DC, I now pronounce you Man and Wife. You may now kiss your Bride." After hearing this Ange and Jack snap out of their daze of "lost in each other's eyes" and kiss. It is somewhere between the passionate kisses that has Cam telling them to "get a room" and the sweet kisses they share after waking up in the morning.

The Priest, Max, concludes the ceremony saying "It is now my happy privilege to present to you for the first time ever, Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Angela Hodgins. Go now and enter the days of your life together".


Angela and Jack exit the church, it is remarkably warm at 64°F. The guests have already exited first and release the butterflies. The beautiful orange butterflies flutter around Angela and Jack as they walk down the sidewalk to the Porsche. The children in attendance watch the butterflies in amazement, already having been warned to "look but don't touch". One comes so close it looks like it's whispering in Parker's ear. Lily rushes out all of a sudden to go hug Angela. Ange turns and picks her up hugging her tightly. "I wanna give you a butta-fly kiss Aunt Angie," she whispers brushing her eyelashes against Ange's cheek. Angela giggles "want an Eskimo kiss?" she says rubbing their noses together lightly. Angela then places one last kiss on Lily's forehead and puts her down. "I'll see you in a little bit, missy" Ange reassures her before entering the car with her husband, she loves that its finally true, her husband, Jack.

A/N: Thanks for taking the time to read! What did you think of the new characters? Would you like them to be used again? Thanks so much for even reading my story...I would love a review too! Compliments, Comments, or Criticism...