Take Me to the Moon 6.13
Fearghus and Alyse decided to hold a late afternoon, intimate wedding ceremony on the patio of their home, and invited their families.
Alyse looked at Fearghus, as she prepared to say her vows, first
“I, Alyse, take thee, Fearghus, to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish,
’til death do we part.”
“Now it’s your turn, Nooboo,” she said.
“I, Fearghus, take you, Alyse, to be my wife,
to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.
“With this ring, I thee wed.”
As CT played the recessional, family members gave their best wishes to the married couple.
Zoe left the ceremony as soon as it ended, to put the finishing touches on the buffet
Alyse found her mom, Echo, when the formal ceremony was over, and took a deep breath. Her mom and she had been each other’s best friends, through everything, including Echo’s years as a single mom, when it was just them, and her recent marriage to a much younger woman, Elodie.
Through it all, Alyse and Echo had each other, and now, Alyse would be part of another family too. Echo had Elodie, and she had their daughter, Aubree, and Alyse would always be there for her too, but not in the same way it had been, when it was just the two of them all those years.
She turned, and looked across the dance floor, at her best friend, soul mate, and husband.
Alyse sat with Felicity, her new sister-in-law, to listen to the toasts. She could see Fearghus looking at her, and she knew he was not content, because they were separated by more than an arms’ length.
Fearghus was, indeed, explaining to his cousin Elizabeth, and also to Echo’s new partner, Elodie, that getting married does not remove those deep down insecurities he always had to wrestle with.
“It just makes them even more salient,” he told Elodie. Elodie, looking at Alyse, was thinking that this could be a hard road for her, keeping marriage vows with a husband with such demons.
Before she looked around again, Fearghus had pulled Alyse under the wedding arch and was kissing her.
Echo was chatting with Felicity about the publishing business
And whether self-publishing to web-store devices was a good way to go
Fiona arrived, fashionably late
Her partner, Yuki, was downstairs, seeing if she could offer any help to Fearghus’ mom, Zoe. Alyse and Fearghus had tried to talk Zoe into hiring a caterer for the occasion, but she insisted on doing it herself, saying that was the only way to make sure it was done right.
Alyse left Fearghus by the piano, being played by CT, to get some food.
He migrated over to eavesdrop on his cousin Fiona’s conversation.
Alyse looked at the chocolate fountain dubiously. “Mauve strands of goo,” Alyse said.
She and Felicity were laughing about it when Fearghus joined them.
Which left Tesla cousins Fiona and Elizabeth to chat, while Elodie went to find Echo.
Alyse’s dad, Bjorn TuRok, arrived very late. He was still wearing his signature pink, but thank goodness, had decided that his favorite pink terry boxers with a heart on the cheek didn’t fit the category of formalwear for an event of this elegance.
And he brought Aubree Weaver, Alyse’s very young half-sister, with him, and dutifully turned her over to her mother, Echo.
“I’m so glad you got to come, Aubree,” Alyse said.
“I told Bjorn that I must be here for you on this day,” Aubree assured Alyse.
Alyse looked at her father. He had made regular appearances, sure, but he had never taken an interest in her. Not as a child, not when she desperately wanted him to, as a teen, and not now.
Bjorn took a seat, and the family chatted about the wedding preparations, Alyse’s new home, and what had been going on at work and school.
Fearghus had slipped inside, to the gym, and out of his tux
But when the dancing started, Fiona was able to get him to suit up again, and to come back outside
“Everyone’s busy here,” he whispered to Alyse. “I’ve got an idea.”
They snuck gleefully into their bedroom, and headed for the one private spot in the house.
When Alyse emerged, cautiously, she thought she heard snoring. It was coming from hers and Fearghus’ bed.
For a moment, they watched Bjorn sleep, wondering what to do. A prank? Ignore it? Jump on him and wake him?
Suddenly he woke and jumped out of bed. He’d ditched the suit already, and was back in his favorite outfit.
Wordlessly, he turned and left the bedroom, as if sleeping in the bride and groom’s bed in your cowboy hat and pink boxers was standard etiquette.
He made a beeline for his old flame, Echo, and gave her a toast.
“Echo, you never demanded what I couldn’t give,” he said, loudly to the gathered crowd. Elodie looked to see if Echo was ok, and seeing she was happy, she relaxed.
“I have to admit, those rock hard abs bulging from those pink boxers was close to his best feature,” she confided in Elodie, and they got a private chuckle out of it.
Grandma Maddi made an appearance as the guests started to leave. She told Yuki she would like to meet Misa and Sakura.
But she and Yuki got to know each other a bit, and Elizabeth listened in.
(left to right)
Elizabeth Schwartz (Cacey’s granddaughter), Echo Weaver, Fiona Tesla Behr, Fearghus Tesla, Felicity Tesla, Alyse Weaver Tesla, Yuki Behr Tesla, and Elodie Weaver
Fearghus with his sister, Felicity, his cousin, Fiona, and her partner, Yuki
The Bride’s Family
Echo Weaver, Elodie Weaver, and Alyse Weaver Tesla
Alyse and her dad
- I thought this dress was very becoming with Alyse’s curvy figure.
- On this lot, the routing means that it took the guests a long time to make their way to the ceremony, and they trickled in AFTER the vows, for the most part.
- The cakes were broken! They weren’t able to take first slice.
- Echo and Bjorn and Elodie are all quite amicable with each other. I originally downloaded Elodie from the Gallery and added her with a full house of teens when Fearghus became a teen, as possible romantic interests for Fearghus. But he never had eyes for anyone but Alyse, and MC Command Center matched her up with Echo Weaver, and they had a daughter, Aubree.
- If I were playing this session now, I’d use MC Command Center summon to bring the rest of the family in, but at this point I was still relying on the host to invite who they knew, and then having family members (Fearghus, Alyse, and Zoe) invite others as they could by phone. So Sakura and Misa weren’t able to come. Fox, Zoe & Ewan’s baby, was still in the bassinet and slept through most of the event, so I didn’t get any pictures of him with the family.