Charles insisted on an outdoor wedding. Veronica, however, drew the line at his first choice of location, which was a woodland campsite at the end of a five-mile hiking trail. “Save it for the honeymoon, my love,” she said. “I’d like a few guests to come.”
They compromised on a small park at the edge of town with a huge, lovely canopy of old trees and a fishing pond.
Shanni had just given birth, but Agnes insisted she come anyway. Agnes stayed home to watch new baby Garry while Shanni came with Jeanette.
Adjo was the sharp and sophisticated family man.
He and Toya brought with them their ever-growing clan.
Toya looked ready to give birth to baby number four at the wedding. Everyone eyed her a little nervously, but she made it through the festivities. Charles and Veronica received word that she’d gone into labor on a few hours later and given birth to a little girl they named Brenna.
And then there were friends and well-wishers.
And of course the best man Jabari
with his wife Latisha Langerak Keaton
(“She looked like a tramp,” Ada confided to Charles later.)
Ada arrived early so she could be sure to find a seat in the front row.
Charles and Veronica watched the guests arrive from a park bench. “I guess we’re committed now,” Veronica said.
“Yeah,” Charles agreed. “Let’s do this thing.”
“I can’t figure out how I got here,” Veronica murmured as they walked together to the wedding arch. “You know, I’m not really the marrying type.”
“I guess I am just incredibly persuasive,” Charles replied.
Veronica laughed softly. “I guess you are.”
“I, Charles Babbage Sample, promise to love and cherish you as I do our Mother Earth from the birds in the trees to the fish and the ocean.
“I pledge to cherish and protect our marriage as I do the world we live in.”
“I, Veronica Krane, pledge to love and cherish you
“And help you get out of your own head and have a good time once in a while.”
And so Veronica became Veronica Krane Sample.
You may kiss the bride.
When the cake was finished, Veronica grabbed Charles by the hand and pulled him to the lakeside, where she had set up an MP3 player. “Now it’s time to dance!”
“I’ve never really danced before,” Charles admitted as he tried to follow her lead.
“Don’t worry about it. This is a fun skill to teach too.”
This was my first Generations wedding, and I have to say I vastly prefer it this way, with the wedding arch allowing me to pick where the vows take place, guests sitting in chairs, and wedding cake!
I missed getting a dedicated shot of Shanni and Toya, but you can see them in the group scenes. Since Shanni got pregnant this time, the game keeps wanting to change her hairstyle. I changed it back for the bachelorette party, and then again for the wedding. It just seems like any other hairstyle is not Shanni.
I also wish I’d gotten a pic of the whole park. It was just sitting in my lot bin and might have come with the game or one of its expansions. It’s a cute park.
Zhan Wu is so adorable I just can’t stand it. It’s a tragedy I have no way to bring his genes into this legacy.
I don’t know what made Jabari Keaton stand up and take that position just as the vows were ending, but it was so sweet and appropriate!