[Author’s Note: If you have been waiting for this wedding for six months, I apologize. Life just… well, no more excuses, I have them every few months anyway. I dream that one day I will be like my favorite SimLit writers who stick to a schedule and don’t leave readers hanging for months. At least I am not like the writers who completely abandon their story forever… Again, sorry. I’ll shut up now and let’s get on with it!]
The day before the wedding, Quincy pulled out his old camera and asked Daniella to take a “last single day” photo. She laughed and said, “sure, yeah, that’s me. So single on the day before my wedding as I wait for my three kids to get home from school.” She posed for him still suppressing laughter. Quincy loved her sense of humor as much as he loved her legs. Looking at her through the lens of his old Crystal Clear camera, he couldn’t believe his luck. He wished he could go back at tell his younger self how wonderfully his life was going to turn out.
The next morning, Quincy was up first. He was excited about the wedding, hopeful that the guests would follow the dress code, and was doing his best to stay occupied until it was time to head to the venue.
After everyone else woke up, Quincy and Daniella dropped the kids off at his parents’ house, and traveled on to the venue with his parents. Robin had been tasked with wrangling all the kids while they finalized some last minute wedding details. She definitely needed help to keep track of her toddler, her kid sister, and her brother’s triplets.
Her twin sisters Bianca and Brooklyn agreed to help her out. It wasn’t at all how they expected to spend the morning before the wedding, but they were glad for the opportunity to catch up with all the kids who were toddlers (and one who wasn’t even born yet) when they left to go to school in Germany.
Over at the Holloway house, Liz was feeding their twins. Luca and Jim had gone downstairs to Jim’s room to discuss a few things before the wedding.
“The vampire Vlad was right,” said Jim. “We have to get her to the wedding. It’s our best shot to avoid any suspicion.”
“Daniella already thinks we’re up to something,” said Luca, “don’t you think–”
“For once, I need you to be more maschio than bambino,” said Jim in frustration. “Do you think you can do that for me for one damn day?”
Luca didn’t respond for a few moments. When he finally did, all he said was, “I have an idea.”
“Let me confirm that I understand the extent of your request,” said Bo. “You both believe that this woman will agree to date me?”
“I know she will,” said Luca.
“We have it on good authority that she’s looking to date, ever since she left her husband,” said Jim. “And from what I hear, you know all about the loneliness that comes after your marriage busts up.”
“Yes,” said Bo, ” I understand that well.”
“Plus,” said Luca with a smirk, “you know I know you got no problem hooking up with a hot lady.”
“Indeed,” said Bo with a sigh. “Tell me what you need me to do.”
Holloway scheming aside, it was shaping up to be a beautiful day. The heat wave of the last few days wasn’t so bad at the venue location.
“You ready for this? Last chance to change your mind,” said Quincy with a chuckle.
“No way. I’m yours. Forever,” replied Daniella.
“Can you believe we made all of this happen? Not bad for a couple of teen parents,” Laurel said to Kurt.
He leaned in close to her and turned her towards the wedding arch where their firstborn was soon to marry. “I believe it and so should you We received a great blessing, and what you chose to do what that blessing has been nothing short of amazing. I know this is Quincy’s day, but you should enjoy it too. This is all because of you.”
Daniella thought that Laurel had perhaps… overdone it a bit on the decorations, but she was grateful for the attempt to make the place look a bit more modern.
Traditional they were not, but it still felt like an official switch into wedding mode when Daniella and Quincy finally parted ways to get ready for the wedding.
The first to arrive were the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Robyn was successful in getting her sisters to agree to watch all five kids, so she joined not too late after the other women. She only felt a tiny pang of sympathy for them when she heard that Luca and Liz had added their twins to the mix. Two nearly grown teenagers could handle 3 toddlers and 4 kids, right? Yeah, it was probably fine. Robyn chose to focus on the pre-wedding festivities.
Quincy had with him his future brother-in-law Luca, his father Kurt, his oldest friend Baby, and his newest friend Zane.
Daniella had with her her sister-in law Liz, her future sister-in-law Robyn, her oldest friend Lesley, and her future mother-in-law Laurel.
There were the super sweet moments that made all the work worth it.
There were the slightly less sweet moments where it was clear they all started drinking juice a little too early.
The wedding party was all dressed and settled in. When Brooklyn and Bianca arrived with the children, it felt like the crew was complete. Even though they were so young at the time, they were basically honorary members of the club that brought the group of friends, and more importantly Daniella and Quincy, together.
The rest of their immediate families joined. It was like a big reunion. You would’ve thought they weren’t all just at dinner together the night before. with all those kids there, and sooooo many decorations, the scene quickly resembled pandemonium.
As it got closer to the time for the start of the wedding, the guests began to arrive. There was the rest of Laurel’s club. There were friends of Quincy’s and friends of Daniella’s. It was like a parade as more and more people showed up, all dressed in the requested shades of blue. Of course, the wedding photographer focused on all the adorable toddlers.
With all the drama going on between all the Sims, there was bound to be at least one interesting moment leading up to the wedding. Heaven had a new look, a new hairstyle, and Bo definitely noticed.
Laurel was so happy to see so many loved ones in one room, but it was time to get this show on the road. She took one moment to breathe it all in before announcing that the guests could head outdoors for the ceremony.
Quincy waited at the arch for Daniella. He knew it was a hard decision for her to decide to let her father walk her down the aisle, and to him that was just another reason to believe that love conquers all. His smile grew even bigger at the thought.
“And you promise you aren’t up to anything?” Daniella’s question was hissed through her smile as she tried to talk without moving her lips.
“Yes, I promise,” said her father Jim. “You are thinking about the wrong things, cucciola. It is your wedding. I would never conduct business on this, the day of my daughter’s wedding–oh wait, I’m supposed to stand on your other side.”
“Don’t break my heart, babbo.”
They stood waiting for the wedding music to start. Daniella took that moment to lock eyes with Quincy while no one else was paying attention. They were still both so young, and she couldn’t wait to spend the rest of her life with a man who kept his word.
***To Be Continued***