Saturday, May 19, 2012

Babies 96 & 97: Part 1 of 2- A Wedding in Starlight Shores

I turned towards the exit of the freeway and I was taken down a long narrow road. Within minutes I saw the sign that I had been looking for. Welcome to Starlight Shores.
I quickly peeked out the passenger side window looking for the giant sign that I had heard so much about. I gasped as soon as I saw it sitting there on top of one of the many mountains; It's bigger then I imagined. I've seen pictures of it before but this was the first time I'd seen it in person.
My eyes focused back on the road in front of me and I continued to drive into the city. I reached my arm over to the glove box and pulled out the directions once again.
I made one last turn and saw the hotel in the distance. It was big and beautiful and looked expensive.
I still can't believe that my brother is getting married. Blake, the party animal, getting married?! I'm still in shock and I've only known of this news for about what- 5 days?
I parked my car in one of few parking spaces left and walked inside the hotel. I'd come back for my bags later but right then I wanted to find Blake. Inside the hotel was even more beautiful then the outside; there was two sets of stair cases- each leading to a different part of the hotel.
I was scared breathless when I heard my name echo throughout the entire first floor. My first instinct was to run but I caught myself before I did once I got sight of my brother running around the corner. He through me into a big brotherly hug and swung me in circles before placing me back on the ground.
"DAWN! You made it!!"
"Haha. I wouldn't miss my big bro's wedding day!"
We both burst out laughing and it reminded me of all the times I spent hanging out with my brothers when I was a child. How I missed those days and now here we all are, grown up, and the one person that we thought would never get married was getting married before me; everyone assumed I was gonna be the first to marry.
"So now can I meet the lucky girl?" I never did meet the woman that stole Blake's heart, and when I asked over the phone who she was, he refused to tell me. Now that I was there was determined to meet the girl.
Blake smiled and nodded at me once, then he turned to call for his fiance.
"Blake sweety is this your sister?" A redheaded woman that I assume is Blake's future wife came walking into the lobby of the hotel just as Blake was about to call her name. It was as if she knew he was gonna call her.
"Yes, Valentina this is my sister Dawn. Dawn this is my fiance, Valentina Sierra."
When Blake said her name I immediately recognized her surname. Of course I'm not surprised, there are a bunch of Sierras running around in the sim world, mainly because there's a bunch of challenge moms with that last name.
After a hand shake and a friendly introduction with Valentina, Blake suggested we join the others in the other room. I was the last person to arrive, everyone else was already here. I followed right behind Blake and Valentina until we came to some double doors. I walked in first and immediately I was ambushed by a hyper Love.
"DAWNIE! Can you believe it; the guy my sister was talking about marrying was your brother? I know I was surprised too and I wanted to tell you but they made me promise not to say a word until they told you. OMG! This so exciting. Your brother and my sister, GETTING MARRIED! AHH!"
Love stopped talking to take a deep breath, and I could hear Valentina behind me laughing at her sister. "Calm down Love."
This was a surprise to me, I had no idea Valentina was Love's sister.
I walked the rest of the way into the room and was greeted by the rest of the gang. I saw Dean, and Doug and I even got to meet Doug's girlfriend, Sabrina Johnson.
I took a seat on the only available spot left on the couch; next to my brother Dean.
"Why do we only get together at weddings and funerals?" I looked up at Doug- confused a bit. I hadn't realized I was spacing out. I wonder what else I didn't hear. Before I knew it everyone started chanting: KISS, KISS, KISS!
My eyes darted to Blake and Valentina, then I saw Valentina lean in and give Blake a small peck on the lips. I smiled when I saw the couple give each other a shy kiss in front of everyone, but then Dean and Doug started cracking jokes.
"You call that a kiss?"
"You gonna let her kiss you like that bro? I thought you were the man."
Blake looked at Valentina profoundly, then he gave his brothers a wicked smile. He then grabbed Valentina's waist and pulled her in a make-out session. Dean, Doug, Sabrina, and Love all started cheering and shouting. I just sat there all quite and such until Blake tried to dip Valentina, but fell on his hind end instead. Everyone  including myself started laughing and the remainder of the night was spent teasing Blake.
Love being the maid of honor at her sister's wedding; she was in charge of the bachelorette party. Lucky for Love the hotel rents out the pool for things just like that. The party started late that next evening; there was a bar, a dj, a dance floor, a photo booth, and even a stripper. While we had the pool for our party the boys went bar hopping downtown for Blake's bachelor party.
Love and I laughed when the stripper pulled Valentina onto the dance floor and gave her her own little dance. She looked at us with a pleading look on her face. Love just kept laughing at her sister while I gave her a you-go-girl look.
Love's laughing got loud enough where she got the attention of the male stripper; he let Valentina go and pulled Love into a dance. Love just kept up the laughing and joined in the dancing. Valentina stood off on the side- rooting for Love.
After a minute of dancing with the stripper, Love looked over at me and said, "Come on Dawn. It's your turn." She walked away from the stripper and pushed me over to him while I shyly shook my head no. He didn't hesitate and started to dance with me next. At first I didn't know what to do, but eventually I started to dance too.
I was so into the dance with the purple stripper that I didn't notice Love pull out her Polaroid camera and point it in my direction. I placed a side note in the back of my mind to steal the photos later.
As the party continued on late in the evening we all started to get a little tipsy and started doing crazy things; like Love dumped a whole bottle of nectar on Valentina. But she just laughed it off and took a small dip in the pool to wash off the nectar before she got sticky.
I had a blast that night partying hard with my friend Love, and my future sister-in-law Valentina.
I never did remember to steal the photo back from Love and I blame the alcohol for that, but we all had a good laugh the next morning when we looked over the photos taken that night.
From Love's Polaroid camera :

From the photo booth:
Me and my big bro (the groom)
Blake and Valentina
Love and her sister Valentina (the bride)

This photo was taken by the DJ with my digital camera.
That morning was hectic for all of us- 3 women with a hangover trying to get the bride into her dress who was having a breakdown, because none of us could find something blue for the wedding ritual thingy that all brides go crazy about.
We all eventually got through the morning and the wedding started promptly at 5pm. The bridesmaids made their way down the aisle, then the flower girl, and finally it was time for the bride.
We all stood and turned to face the bride, who was at the end of the aisle looking ahead at her future husband- with a smile on her face.
Slowly she took each step closer to the alter, her smile never leaving her face. She looked beautiful in her dress, holding her bouquet of flowers. There was no trace of tears from earlier that morning.
The theme of her dress was black and white. We made sure that the black didn't over power the white in the dress by making sure there was only little bits of black here and there. All in all she was gorgeous and Blake couldn't take his eyes off her.
When Valentina made it to the alter she reached over and handed her bouquet to Love before she stood next to Blake. Dean, who would be the one marrying them, started to speak.
When Dean finished it was time for the ring exchange. Valentina went first, lifting the ring up she read out her vows then  slide the ring on Blake's finger.
Blake did the same, he read his vows and placed the ring on Valentina's finger.
"I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss the bride." With those final words from Dean, Blake pulled Valentina into a passionate kiss, and everyone cheered and applauded for the newly weds.
They broke their kiss when a flash of light came from the wedding photographer. Blake never did like when people took pictures of him in moments like these.
A couple hours later it was time for the reception and everyone was ready to start digging in to the wedding cake. Blake cut the first piece and fed it to his new wife and then she did the same thing.
After all the eating everyone started getting into the partying mood. Blake and Doug had a sing off on the karaoke machine and everyone took sides on who would get all the lyrics right.
Of course Valentina rooted for her husband, she kept yelling,"You go baby. You can do it."
Love was just having a blast singing along with the guys, and dancing to the music.
After Blake won against Doug, Love and Valentina took a shot at it next. Blake was right there cheering for his wife while Doug wanted Love to win. There was a far amount of people cheering for both girls.
After all the singing and dancing cooled down it was time for the bride and groom to have their first dance. Blake pulled Valentina close to him and together they dance to the slow romantic music that played throughout room.
Then when the music started to pick up their dancing turned into the waltz and other couples started join them on the dance floor.
I sat and watched in awe when I saw how happy they looked together. My mind wondered and I began to think about Newbie once again and my heart sank when that night I almost told Newbie my feelings ran through my mind.
I was so lost in thought I almost didn't hear the low voice of a man ask me to dance. I quickly turned to face the man, for some reason thinking it was Newbie, and was faced with my brother Dean.
I smiled up at him and he took my hand and lead me to the dance floor.
By this time the music was a little slower so I didn't have to do the waltz. Dean seemed to have noticed that I wasn't behaving like my fun loving goofy self and decided to bring it up.
"What is it Dawn? Boy troubles?"
I looked at my brother and smiled. He said the same thing when I was a teenager and the boy I had the biggest crush on didn't like me back. Thinking about it this boy trouble was a lot like that one, but that's not good considering I didn't get the guy back then.
I just exhaled deeply and said to Dean what I said to him the last time he asked.
"I wish it was just boy troubles, they have it easy."
He chuckled at my words and said, "Boys have the same problems as girls, Dawn. But if you ask me girls have it easier."
I giggled and we continued to dance in silence.
After a few more songs Dean and I decided to take a break from dancing. I needed air so I went for a walk. By this time Doug asked his girlfriend, Sabrina, for a dance.
I walked until I found the bridge that lead to where the wedding was held earlier. I made it halfway across the bridge before I stopped and leaned over the railing- over looking the lake.
I started thinking about my challenge and how I'm just 5 babies away from finishing. That could be one pregnancy if I had quintuplets, maybe two if I had both a set of twins and triplets, or maybe 5 more pregnancies if each one came out as a single birth.
With the challenge on my mind I began to think about my future after the fact. What will I do without kids to take of? Marriage is definitely out of the question since the one and only man I would want to marry most likely considers me as only a friend.
Some loud cheering from the reception distracted me from my thoughts and I forgot what I thinking. Then I began to remember I was thinking about Newbie and just that broke my heart. I was on the edge of tears until I heard some heels running across the wooden bridge.
"Dawn! DAWN!" Love shouted as she came to a stop in front of me. "Thank goodness I found you. I cannot believe you missed it. Doug just got down on one knee and proposed to Sabrina in front of everyone! Your getting another sister-in-law."
"What?! Doug is getting married?!"
"Yep! I guess you'll be going to another another wedding. Ha-ha."
"Yeah. I guess so."
Together we went back to the reception to congratulate Doug and Sabrina in their new engagement.

I wanna thank Love Sierra for Blake's now new wife, Valentina Sierra (Love's sister).
I also wanna thank Kaitlyn Thomas for Doug's girlfriend, who is now his new fiance, Sabrina Johnson (Alina Taylor's best friend).
I have download links to all Dawn's kids under 'The Kids' page above. If you wanted to use any of her kids for your challenge, stories or just to have them in your game. 
I also have the links to most of the father's in my challenge under 'The Fathers'. I make most of the Dads in Dawn's challenge and I put them all up on the exchange for any of you that want to use them for your challenge too.  
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  1. Aww!!!! Awesome post! I can't wait until Sabrina gets married!!! :) I can't believe your only 5 babies away from being done o.o well as I said, GREAT post! :D

    Kaitlyn Thomas AKA Alina Taylor

    1. Thank you.
      I can't wait until Doug and Sabrina get married too. I just love planning weddings for my sims. :)
      I know!! ^_^ 5 more babies. It's all so exciting.

  2. Awww EPIX Post and I just adooored the wedding and those pics of the stripper made me crack up!!! Great post, as usual :)

    1. Thank you. :D Yeah I love how funny the pics are of them with the stripper. XD

  3. OMG OMG OMG I just want her to tell Newbie. His mama raised him better then to be mean so just tell him. Ugh. Loved the post and the wedding was beautiful.


    1. Lol! Yeah Dawn needs to tell him, she's just scared about the outcome. But don't worry you'll love the next post. ;)
      Thank you.