Wedding Season: Tesla-Goth & Patel
Take Me to the Moon 5.7
Athena was Zoe’s best friend. As the maid of honor, she took the whole bridesmaids’ party out to The Fountain, a swanky new club (built by Jes2G) on the main street in Willow Creek, to celebrate Zoe’s upcoming wedding.
The groom’s cousin, Cassandra Goth, was there, as well as Elise Tesla, the groom’s sister, and Rianna Arias, Ryleigh’s daughter.
Cassandra and Athena got to know each other a bit; Elise was mostly aloof.
Zoe thanked Athena for such a fun evening.
Not surprisingly, the day dawned beautiful, clear, and warm. Sunlight streamed across the lawn, and the family set to work wiping dew off the chairs, making sure every plant looked beautiful, and setting up the buffets. Zoe ran out barefoot, in her pj’s, and quickly kissed Ewan on the cheek before grinning and running back into the house before the other women could shoo her away from her groom.
Soon the guests began to arrive. Bella explained to Ryleigh that although she may have preferred a church wedding, she was very happy with how beautifully, and how appropriately, this event looked to be.
Meanwhile, Ewan’s old classmate, Eleanor, was giving a spirited re-telling of the time Ewan caused an explosion during second grade. Etienne hadn’t been in the room at the time, and Ewan was surprised that Eleanor still remembered that they even were classmates in second grade!
As everyone gathered to witness the ceremony, Ewan awkwardly asked, “Where’s Athena?” Immediately he regretted having said anything; Zoe’s face told him that she was concerned and upset that her friend had not arrived.
Quickly, though, Zoe put Athena’s whereabouts out of her mind, and focused on the moment.
“Zoe, I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you.”
“Ewan, I take thee, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow,” Zoe said, with a twinkle in her eye. Even while giving a somber vow, Zoe’s demeanor was light and playful.
Ewan wanted to savor the moment, but as with most momentous occasions, he was too wrapped up in disbelief that it was really happening to be lost in the present.
It was the happiest occasion and most formal occasion the family had shared at Tesla Place.
After the formal ceremony, before the pictures, Zoe quickly gave Ewan a little kiss, to comfort him.
Then, suddenly, his brother, Eric, threw himself into Ewan’s arms. Neither said anything, but Ewan received Eric’s best wishes and congratulations.
As he went to cut the cake with Zoe, Ewan suddenly broke out in hives and began to cough.
Bella had also realized she was sick, and had whipped out a brown medicine from her purse. She shared some with Ewan and he immediately felt better.
Ewan wondered what Zoe wanted him to do. Did she want him to get cake on her face, or be polite and proper? Why, oh why, hadn’t he asked in advance? he chastised himself.
But Zoe grinned, politely fed him a bite, and said, “I know you’re incorrigible, but I’d prefer my cake in my mouth on this occasion.”
Zoe made her way over to the punch. She didn’t realize it, but Desmond had added something to it.
While Zoe headed indoors to chat with the family around the table, Adrianna and Ewan watched the guests chat and dance on the lawn.
Still feeling awkward around Adrianna, Ewan looked at her. He wished they could just be friends like they were when the first met, before the break-up, but he didn’t know how. Something about Adrianna just always made him feel… inadequate.
“I heard you’re at the police academy,” he finally ventured.
Adrianna began to rant about the ridiculous training policies at the academy, and how she often felt more like a babysitter than a detective.
But as Adrianna left the wedding, she realized that this had been Ewan and Zoe’s special day, and she had been quite self-absorbed and insensitive.
Ewan found Zoe in the kitchen, chatting with his family members, and sat down. Elise was complaining to Etienne about parents, and how they are so limiting.
Zoe, noticing Alexander and Delaney nearby, turned to Desmond and asked him what he thought of high school.
But Desmond was focused on Elise’s conversation.
Soon, the sun began to set, and very few guests remained. Dashle stopped playing and admired the last golden rays as they kissed the lawn farewell for the evening.
Inside, Bella was telling stories about Mortimer to the grand-kids and Alexander. Zoe listened. She had never met Ewan’s granddad.
“He was the love of my life,” Bella said.
“My wish for you and Ewan is to have that kind of love. It may wane or fade or flicker sometimes, it may be intense, or quiet, or solid, or all-consuming, or practical, at different times. But through the difficulties and joys, the days and the nights, the inevitable miscommunication and the exquisite tenderness, it becomes something you never knew existed and can’t imagine living without. Then, when you know you can not live without each other, then you have to. But you still have all the love you built together; there’s just no one left but you who knows it.”
Zoe suddenly began to feel dizzy. She didn’t realize the punch was so strong at first, but now it was really making her head spin. Bella asked if she was ok, and told her to come wash her face and lay down for a bit.
When she returned to the kitchen, Desmond was evilly cackling over his appetizers.
After taking some of Bella’s medicine, and resting for a while, Zoe felt so much better. After dark, she and Ewan left for the gallery, where they would spend the first night of their honeymoon, before travelling to Granite Falls. Ewan had always wanted to paint the scenery there.
“Are you ready for bed, Mrs. Tesla-Goth?”
Later, as Zoe slept, Ewan painted. So much to express. So much.
Wedding Pictures & Dress Credits:
My Pinterest board for Sims 4 Formalwear is here.
I don’t know why Athena could not or did not attend the wedding. She is Zoe’s best friend, and was invited, but did not show up. When Adrianna questioned her at the scene of a crime in the last post, she wondered if she might be involved. We’ll see, as Adrianna’s case develops, whether there is anything to that, but I thought to tie it in to her absence at her best friend’s wedding. At the beginning of the ceremony, Ewan suddenly got embarrassed and his embarrassed mood description said he wished he had not said something. Zoe almost immediately smiled and overlooked it, and he got over it much quicker than usual, since it was overridden by all the happy emotions.
I have no idea why Adrianna was angry. She doesn’t have the hot-headed trait, but she really acts like it sometimes. Perhaps it was just because she and Ewan still have an “It’s Awkward,” description in their relationship due to their break-up, or maybe she just lost her temper.
This is the painting Ewan completed the morning of the wedding. I thought it was so pretty and meaningful, a woman and man holding hands and their reflection in a puddle, which to me, evoked the idea of being together and seeing the your love and companionship reflected through the rainy days of life, which I hope for Ewan and Zoe.
Ewan is my first sim in Sims 4 to break the fourth wall! I couldn’t believe it! This is the morning before the wedding, getting everyone’s needs taken care of before the big event.
Then, he did it again when Elise was ranting about parents to Etienne!