The morning of the wedding dawned gray and drizzly, leaving the beach sand a bit damp was the Samples set up for the event.
“Please don’t rain, please don’t rain, please don’t rain,” Victoria wished fiercely, decked out in her bridal sundress with her makeup just so.
And just like that, the sky cleared. She wondered if her mom had anything to do with it. She was pretty sure Andria was nowhere near that powerful.
Uncle Chaim was one of the first to arrive.
And he brought with him a surprise plus one, one Benjamin Mai, who he nervously introduced as his date.
Everyone still missed Aunt Abby, but it was good to know that Uncle Chaim was moving toward a life after her.
Uncle Sawyer arrived right on time with Gamora and her new husband Emmett in tow.
And Maya Ocean, who couldn’t hide her smirk at the whole event. “I told you so,” she whispered when she came close.
Edmund with Joy.
“It’s about tiiiime!” Vickie’s best friend Judith James cheered to anyone who would listen. “My girl is finally getting herself the right man!”
Jonah and Victoria walked together to the water’s edge. The guests gathered around and conversation slowed to a murmur. They could hear the rush of the gentle waves reaching up onto the shore and pulling back into the sea.
“I guess it’s time to do this thing,” Victoria whispered.
“Any time you’re ready,” Jonah agreed.
They exchanged rings on the sand, under the bright sun, with short, simple vows.
As they sealed their vows with a kiss, the guests erupted into cheers and throw confetti.
Uncle Sawyer really got into the confetti throwing.
“And not a moment too soon,” Victoria said.
“You’ve been living in the same house as that guy,” Edmund said. “What do you think of him? They had one quick courtship. That doesn’t really seem like Vickie’s style.”
“Well, he’s crazy about her,” Winston said. “That part’s pretty obvious. Maybe she just met the one and knew it.”
“We can hope so,” Edmund said.
“Trust you to see the dark side of things,” Winston said. “How are you and Joy, anyway? You thinking about tying the knot? I never thought of you as the kind of guy to live so long with a girlfriend before making yourselves an honest couple.”
“Um,” Edmund said. “Joy takes commitment slowly. I think it’s time to cut the cake.
Andria had really outdone herself on that baking.
Out of the corner of her eye, Vickie did notice that Joy always seemed to be on the opposite side of the beach from Edmund. She hoped everything was all right.
“Gamora Sample-Relevart?” Judith squealed. “The astrophysicist philanthropist? I just read about you in the Avalon Times! You built the new stellar observatory. Could I have your autograph?”
“Uncle Sawyer!” Vickie said. “It’s wonderful to see you! How is the new house and, um, new family?”
“We’re coexisting just fine,” Dr Sawyer Sample said. “It’s a big house. You should make an appointment with me for a pregnancy health check.”
“Oh! I never really thought about that,” Vickie said.
“You’d be surprised what modern medicine can tell us,” Sawyer said. “Your baby is a boy, by the way.”
“It’s, uh, thanks?” Vickie said. She wasn’t totally sure she wanted to know that.
“So there’s a little nephew in there?” said Edmund.
Jonah took a bit of a break from the press of the crowd to play catch in the surf with Connery.
Winston caught up with his cousin, who was certainly older and wiser and more content. He’d never been sure what she did in that lab she kept under Andria’s greenhouse, but apparently it was pretty lucrative.
A distant cousin, one of the Sample-Bookabets, captivated a crowd with some story about her travels.
Uncle Chaim took a moment to think about Abby.
“Take a look at that!” Gamora pointed. Judith had stripped to a swimsuit and was splashing in the surf.
She waved to Edmund. He took off his shoes, rolled up his pants, and started dancing with her.
Judith’s husband Mason didn’t seem particularly threatened.
“That’s a great idea! I’m in!” shouted Danial Ibari.
“I hear that it’s customary for the couple to dance together at their wedding,” Jonah said. “Would you join me?”
“I’d be delighted,” Vickie answered.
“Aren’t they adorable!” cried the cousin. “I’ll be sure to send them the pictures.”
Winston drifted over to Emilie. “Hey, do you like to dance? Would you like to dance with me?”
Emilie beamed at him. “Sure! I’m not a great dancer just to warn you.”
“It’ll be ok,” Winston said. He took her hand and pulled her close.
“Hey you’re not bad at this!” Emilie cried, laughing, as he twirled her.
“Quick moves are part of the job,” Winston said.
“Do you think your date can spare a dance for me?” Andria asked Chaim.
“Oh, of course!” Chaim said.
“Sometimes we geezers just have to stick together,” Andria said. And they were both Sample widows now, which went without saying.
Soon everyone was dancing together on the beach.
“I guess this is it,” Vickie whispered to Jonah. “Mister and Missus Sample. And soon baby makes three.”
Jonah smiled. “I think we’ll be ready,” he said.
One of my more successful wedding parties, if I do say so myself. Even if it did start out raining. I might have had someone back at the house use the weather machine before coming. I don’t actually remember.
Finding an even vaguely wedding-like dress that had a pregnancy morph was a huge pain. After this, went and downloaded a bunch of cc for future needs. Considering how much this game is about making babies, EA sure doesn’t think pregnant ladies need much to wear.