Boreal Springs

December 18, 2009

Anderson 4 – Round 27: ‘White Wedding’

Filed under: Anderson — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 2:20 pm

Roman and Cara Anderson are happy their son is finally getting married.  Gregory and Lydia have come a long, hard way.  Can they keep it together or will everything just continue to unravel?

“I’m going to be sick,” Lydia said, trying not shake.  “I think I’m going to throw up.”

“Attractive.  Just make sure you aim away from me.”

“Can’t we just elope?”

“I think they’d notice if we left now.”

Despite her inherent cold feet and sheepishness at going in front of all the people Gregory’s family seemed to know, Lydia made it to the altar.  Marriage was big, it was huge and you don’t really figure that out until your knee-deep in rose petals and covered in so much lace you look like one of your grandma’s old curtains.

Still, Lydia was pretty sure she was okay with her decision.  It wasn’t as if she liked anyone else.  It was just… big.

The ceremony proceeded without a hitch and the further along it got the more at ease Lydia felt.  It was just stage fright, there were people everywhere, all watching.  It was unnerving.

“Dad, are you crying?”

“N-no… there’s confetti in my eye.”

The vows and rings were exchanged, bird-friendly petals thrown in lieu of rice.

Rosa was quick to congratulation her flaky sister, happy to finally see her happy and out of the house.

“Make sure you don’t come running back, okay?”

“Rosa, stop,” Kenya scolded, shaking her head as she walked by.

“I’m just kidding,” Rosa said, pulling back from the hug.  “You know that, right?”

“Yeah, I know.  Thanks, Rosa.”

“This place is amazing, I don’t see why you’d ever want to come home.  Makes our house look like a closet!”

“To be honest, I’m a little afraid I’m going to get lost…”

Outside, Hugh caught Lydia after the party had ended.

“I’m so proud of you,” he said, squeezing her shoulder.  “Be good, okay?”

“I’ll try,” she hugged him tightly.  “Bye, daddy.”

“See you, baby.”

“You survived,” Gregory laughed once everyone was gone and they were again able to relax.  “See?  Like pulling off a band-aid, it’s all over and never to be repeated again.”

“I guess so, I mean… if anything, I know I won’t be getting married again.”

“Oh, wow, thanks.  That’s a comfort.”

She smacked him on the arm, “you know what I mean!

Adjusting to life in her new home was a bit difficult at first for Lydia.  First, the house was huge and second, they had a butler.  Lydia didn’t even know that people had butlers anymore.  He made their meals, answered the phone and the door, and would even take their dry cleaner.  Perhaps what seemed most odd about it all was Gregory’s complete acceptance of it.  He’d been around it all his life and so to him, it was completely normal to have some strange, older man cowing down to your every whim.

Then, of course, there was the transportation thing.  Lydia had gotten a job with an architecture firm as a designer thanks to Roman.  Since the firm was in Aperture, the commute was ridiculous.  What she didn’t realize was that Roman took a helicopter to work and since their schedules synced up, so did she.  Talk about surreal.

Gregory didn’t have a day job like the rest of him.  His father’s ambition was for him to take over the family businesses.  So while they went to Aperture in a helicopter, he was stuck trying to remember everything his father had tried to teach him over the years.  The businesses still belonged to Roman but eventually, they’d be his.  His father insisted he learn every part of how a business works, including being a cashier.  Gregory hated this position most of all… he just wasn’t very good at it.

Gregory and Lydia’s honeymoon was delayed due to the construction of the vacation home Roman had recently purchased in the islands.  When it was finally done, the newlyweds headed off for some much-needed ‘alone time’.  It’s sort of hard to really enjoy one another’s company with nosy in-laws following you around.

The house was definitely worth the wait, almost as grand as the one they lived in.  Truth be told, all of this opulence was a little overwhelming for Lydia.  Her family had never been hard-up, but she came from a humble house and humble people.  All this money flying around was a bit dizzying.

Unfortunately, their honeymoon was cut short by a freak hail storm that refused to quit.  It rained golfballs and soon, soccerballs and they were forced to evacuate.  It was an unfortunate setback, but at least they managed to get some time to themselves…


Note from Mao: Sorry this entry is all over the place.  I accidentally played this lot awhile back and did the whole wedding thing before I realized I’d messed up the order.  Oops.  Anyway, when I went to the lot I had forgotten that they had a honeymoon scheduled.  It hailed almost the ENTIRE time.  It actually accumulated on the ground!  I’ve had Seasons since release and I’ve never seen this before.  Insanity!   I sent them home.

They both have the baby want, so we’ll see what happens… they certainly got busy enough!

Hope you enjoyed the wedding shots, I don’t usually do very elaborate weddings, but I figured after everything these two kind of deserved it.


  1. Aw, nothing is more romantic than wanting to vomit on your lover’s shoes. :3

    Confetti in my eye my foot! D’aww, Hugh.

    Man, I feel for ya, Lydia. I’d get so lost in such a lavious house and lifestyle.

    Comment by Elecy — December 18, 2009 @ 3:28 pm

  2. Their wedding was cute and it was nice to see Rosa again.

    Comment by starrsim — December 18, 2009 @ 6:21 pm

  3. Well, you know I love a wedding! And I’m glad it was these two who got to have a huge wedding. I think I may steal your idea with the wedding arch and trellises, just so you know. ;) Love that, it looks gorgeous.

    Living in such luxury now is definitely going to be an adjustment for Lydia but hopefully she can come to enjoy it. She’ll appreciate it more than Gregory does, at any rate, seeing she’s more aware how lucky the family is!

    That is crazy about the hail! I don’t think I’ve ever seen it hail in game for longer than a few seconds. What a bummer that would be on vacation, although honeymooners have plenty of indoor activities to keep them busy anyway!

    Comment by Carla — December 18, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

  4. LOL! Lydia is always so romantic.

    She is really a fish out of water.

    Comment by Mao — December 18, 2009 @ 7:47 pm

  5. Thanks! Of course, Rosa forces herself into scenes when possible. ;)

    Comment by Mao — December 18, 2009 @ 7:47 pm

  6. LOL! I’ve done that a couple of times to make it look a bit more embellished. It gives a nice background for pictures/etc, too!

    You’re right, she’ll probably appreciate it more if she can ever adjust. You’d think she’d be over the moon, given that she’s a Fortune sim!

    I KNOW! I was so shocked when it showed on the ground. It just refused to quit. No matter how many lots I changed, it always hailed…

    Comment by Mao — December 18, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

  7. LOL, poor Gregory looks miserable on that cash register! :)

    Yay! Congrats to them, and awww, that was a beautiful wedding!

    Wow, I’ve never seen hail like that either!

    Comment by laura — December 18, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

  8. Gregory is terrible on the cash register! And the hail was just bizarre.

    Comment by Mao — December 18, 2009 @ 8:04 pm

  9. Yaaaaaay for Gregory and Lydia! So glad they FINALLY figured it out and have made it to this point. That wedding was gorgeous, and the Hugh thing made me go all squishy. Daddies are so cute. I love that shot of Lydia looking at the helicopter too. She’s like, “Okay….really!?!?”

    Also, I just want to say I’m completely jealous of your massively suped-up computer and graphics card because the water in the shot of them on the beach looks AMAZING. One of my Christmas presents to myself is a new graphics card and some more ram, so I’m hoping to get even a fraction as close to your great graphics!

    Comment by Shannon — December 18, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

  10. LOL, yep! It took them long enough. :) Lydia’s expression with the helicopter cracked me up.

    Aww, thanks, Shannon. That’s a great Christmas present! :D My husband and I are huge gamers, so we need pretty beefy computers to keep up with our interests/etc. His is even worse than mine, LOL! TS2 ignores the majority of my configuration and the same with TS3… which is actually kinda sad, ha!

    Comment by Mao — December 18, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

  11. Gorgeous wedding! I agree with Carla about the trellis/arch combo! It looks like if anyone would have a lavish wedding, this family can definitely afford to!

    Poor Gregory, going to work in a helicopter and having to do the cash register. Kind of ironic.

    I wish my water looked like that. I never knew it could even do that until I saw it on another blog (I think it was Shana’s). Can you just buy a new graphic card that has those capabilities? (is that all that is needed?) I just got a new computer in August, so an entirely new thing wouldn’t work. But darn if I don’t want pretty water. ;)

    Comment by maisie — December 19, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

  12. The wedding was beutiful. And over the top. If Lydia doesn’t want the huge fancy house and butler I can take them for her. No problem.

    Hopefully Gregory(I wanted to call him Greg but the nickname doesn’t really match up with him) and Lydia’s life will be much calmer and normal than their parents were.

    Comment by Victoria — December 19, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

  13. Yay! I’m glad they finally made it to the altar! And Lydia even managed to not throw up. ;)

    That’s so crazy about the hail! I’ve never seen hail last more than a couple minutes in my hood. At least they did get some time to themselves!

    Comment by Shana — December 19, 2009 @ 2:29 pm

  14. All you need is a (new) graphic card. Any one of the mid-range newer ones will give you that effect. I just have water reflections turned on. :) The Sims 2 isn’t really graphically intensive.

    Comment by Mao — December 19, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

  15. LOL! I know, right? Stop your complainin’, woman! Some of us have to clean our own houses. ;)

    I’m hoping things will go smoothly for them, too. And you’re right, it was tempting to have at least one sim call him that, but it just doesn’t fit.

    Comment by Mao — December 19, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

  16. Hehehe, Lydia is so dramatic sometimes. ;)

    The hail was insane. I’m still kind of in awe of it.

    Comment by Mao — December 19, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

  17. Mao, you know I love weddings. I do wedding spam all the time, and I do so enjoy it. I’m so glad these two got their happy ending, FINALLY! Their children will be gorgeous. ^_^

    Comment by Josh — December 19, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

  18. I know! Bring on the bebes! :D

    Comment by Mao — December 19, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

  19. Finally! It’s good to see these two have settled down, and not a peep from Emma. I’m glad. They do deserve not to have too much drama. Crazy hail.

    Comment by Fini — December 19, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

  20. She was there, but with the stuff with Francis, completely behaved. Go figure. ;)

    Comment by Mao — December 20, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

  21. Greg and Lydia definitely deserved a nice wedding — too bad their honeymoon got cut short b/c of the weather. Lydia’s facial expressions are classic, it really is a culture shock for her! I have a feeling she and Greg’s parents will get along pretty well in the long run. Hopefully Emma stays far far away!!!!! Any little ones on the way yet?

    Comment by Liz — December 21, 2009 @ 9:25 pm

  22. Ahhh, we’ll have to wait and see until next time. They did get busy quite a lot, but I have the option to show Try for Baby rolls off. I like the surprise! ;)

    Comment by Mao — December 21, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

  23. Wow I had no idea it could hail like that. The longest it’s went on in my game has been at least two hours. I’m sooooo happy they finally got married!!!! Poor Lydia, she’s going to have to get used to living the good life. :)

    Comment by GoldenBuffy — December 29, 2009 @ 4:10 pm

  24. Me either! Quite shocking, actually. LOL, I know right? What a pity. :P

    Comment by Mao — December 29, 2009 @ 7:54 pm

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