Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and Two

Screenshot-2877Matthew flew the wedding party and the guests on a private plane to Italy.    They booked all the rooms on a floor at a hotel in Monte Vista, Italy.   Since both he and Alissa were celebrities, he wanted to ensure their privacy and the safety of their family and friends. 

Sharlee had protested at the amount of money that Matthew and her parents were spending, but they had told her that this is why they made the money.   They wanted to make their children’s lives special.   At the hotel, Dale had a talk with Sharlee.

Screenshot-2871“Sharlee, I’m not even going to pretend that this marriage is what I want for you.   However,  I respect the fact that you’ve made your decision.   I’ll support you in any way that you will allow me.  Most of all, Sweetie, I just want you to be happy.”

Screenshot-2873.1“I know that Daddy, and thank you.   I love you!”

Sharlee had hugged him tightly.

Screenshot-2876“I love you too, Sweetie.  You’ll always be my little girl.   If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask.   Or if things don’t work out the way that you want, you are always welcome to come back home.”

Screenshot-2875“Thank you Dad, but I know that I’ll be okay.  This marriage is what I want.   It’s right for me.”

Dale still felt that Sharlee was making the biggest mistake of her life, but he didn’t want to spoil the wedding for her.  So, he didn’t say anything else.

Screenshot-2864The morning of the wedding, Noah dressed in his tuxedo.   He wasn’t nervous yet.   He was filled with excitement.   Ton was his best man and came to the groom’s dressingroom to get him and the other groomsmen when it was time for the ceremony to start.   He looked at Noah.

“You clean up real good.”

Screenshot-2865“Thanks Man, so do you.”

Screenshot-2866“So you’re really gonna get hitched!”

“Yeah, I can’t wait.”

Ton said, “Yeah, Sharlee’s some Shorty.”

Screenshot-2868“You don’t have to tell me!”

Screenshot-2867“Well I better get you out there.   I’m really glad for you bro.   You deserve it!”

“Thank you, Ton.”

They headed out to the ceremony site.

Screenshot-2847Alissa looked at Sharlee, thinking that this day had come too soon.   While she wasn’t looking, her baby had become a young woman.  

Screenshot-2848She felt tears pressing behind her eyes and held them back.  

Screenshot-2850Sharlee saw the tears.   “It’s okay Mom.   I love you too!” 

Screenshot-2852She stepped down from the platform, and Alissa hugged her.  

Screenshot-2853Dale knocked at the door of the bride’s dressingroom and entered.  

“Sweetie it’s time to leave.”   

Sharlee stepped back down from the platform.

Screenshot-2859Dale looked at her standing there in her gown, looking like a beautiful princess.   It seemed like he’d blinked and she had grown up.   He still remembered looking into the sweet, baby face the day she was born.   She had smiled at him and he had loved his little girl ever since.

Screenshot-2844“You’re beautiful, Princess.   I hope you’ll be happy!”

Screenshot-2846“I am Daddy.”

They left the bride’s dressing room and headed to the ceremony site.

Screenshot-2715Robert was shocked when Valerie slid into the empty seat beside him.  

Screenshot-2718He looked at her with surprise written all across his face. 

Screenshot-2717“I couldn’t miss our granddaughter’s wedding.”

After she left Robert, Valerie had sent Sharlee, Shawn and Cara letters telling them that even though things were difficult between her and their parents, that she loved all three of them.  If they ever needed her or wanted to see her, she would be there for them.  Over the years she had written them regularly, sending them cards and gifts.    Alissa had sent her pictures of them and of the two grandchildren she had never met.    Sharlee had sent her an invitation to her wedding.

Screenshot-2834There were a lot of family and friends in attendance.   Of course Sharlee’s aunt Crystal was there.  Bronson Littler and  Sharlee’s aunt Diedra Littler. 

Screenshot-2833Diedra no longer lived in Bridgeport.  She worked as a political consultant at a firm in Washington, DC, and so Sharlee seldom saw her.  

Screenshot-2819Sharlee’s grandfather Matthew Hamming and grandmother Kay Hamming were there.  Screenshot-2821They were sitting with her great uncle Michael Hamming. 

Screenshot-2744Her aunt Leslie and uncle George was there.  

Screenshot-2837Her cousins  Kaylee and Devon Dean were attending the wedding as well.  

Screenshot-2752Miki and her boyfriend Jamil were there.  

Screenshot-2832Sammi who had become a close family friend and helped them all heal from the damage caused by Alissa’s mother was there. 

Screenshot-2814.1Also Lala Rutherwell was there. 

Screenshot-2813.1So was her husband Brandon. 

Screenshot-2817Their daughter Dena, who was one of Sharlee’s good friends was there. 

Screenshot-2748Also their son Daniel was there.  

Screenshot-2749Another of Sharlee’s friends from Bridgeport, Lauren Jones, was also in attendance.

Screenshot-2714Noah and Ton stood before the officiant.   Noah was impatiently waiting for his bride to come down the aisle.  He still wasn’t nervous.   This was the day that he had dreamed of from the moment years ago when he realized that he loved Sharlee.   He couldn’t believe that it was really happening, that she loved him too.

Screenshot-2727The wedding processional started.

Screenshot-2724Anna Thorne walked down the aisle accompanied by Sharlee’s friend from Bridgeport, Derek Olson. 

Screenshot-2725They were followed by Isabel and her current boyfriend James.  He was also a friend from high school and had agreed to fill in for David.  

Screenshot-2726 Shawn walked down the aisle with Sharlee’s maid of honor, Cara.  

Screenshot-2729Then after the others had taken their places, Aiden came down the aisle proudly carrying the rings.  

Screenshot-2730Joy came following behind gently tossing flowers onto the aisle from her basket.

Screenshot-2720Anticipation was in the air.   Noah was looking down the aisle, anxiously awaiting his first glimpse of his bride since the wedding rehearsal the night before.   

Screenshot-2735 When he didn’t think that he could stand the wait any longer,  Sharlee came into sight on Dale’s arm.   

Screenshot-2731His mouth fell open in awe. 

Screenshot-2733She positively glowed as Dale walked her down the aisle.   

Screenshot-2736He felt a mixture of emotions as he looked at her and found himself wiping a tear from his eye.   He looked so in love and so happy.  His face had just lit up even more as soon as he saw her.  There was no doubt to anyone who had seen his reaction, of the great love and appreciation that he felt for Sharlee.

Screenshot-2737Although most of the attention was on her, Sharlee was focused on her groom.   He looked so handsome and tall standing there waiting for her.   She felt weak in the knees and was glad of her father’s support. 

She had seen him wipe the tear when he saw her and the emotions flitting across his face.   She couldn’t believe that he loved her just as much as she loved him.  That out of all the women he could have chosen, he wanted her. 

Screenshot-2770Dale placed Sharlee’s hand into Noah’s.  

Screenshot-2738He had a solemn expression on his face as he looked at Noah.   This was the hardest part of all for him.   He wanted to grab his baby girl and take her back home, but of course he couldn’t do that.

Screenshot-2739 Noah had a huge happy smile as he held Sharlee’s hand in his and looked into her eyes.  

Screenshot-2740Sharlee was smiling happily too.   Dale then joined Alissa and Bronson at their seats.

Screenshot-2754Sharlee had invited Noah’s parents, but his mother had at first declined the invitation.   In her response she said, “Why should I attend a wedding which I know will result in a marriage that won’t last?”   Noah hadn’t seen any point in inviting her in the first place and wasn’t upset when she declined.  However, Alissa had intervened.   She’d told Melina that as a mother she owed it to her son to be in attendance on one the most important days of his life.   Melina and Will had decided to attend.

Screenshot-2772Sharlee handed her bouquet to Cara.

Screenshot-2774The officiant said,  “Your friends and family are here today in recognition, love, and support of the true love you’ve found in each other.”

Then he said a prayer as Noah and Sharlee held hands.  He said a few more words and then it was time for their vows.  They had each written their own.   Noah went first.

Screenshot-2776“Sharlee, you mean the world to me, and I can’t imagine life without you.  You have given me strength and support through all the ups and downs.  and today I am incomplete without you by my side. I want to marry you and grow old with you.  Life will never be the same if I don’t share it with you, wake up beside you and make a home with you. I cannot imagine going through life without you reassuring me with your constant and unwavering support and sunny optimism.  You demand nothing of me, yet you have given me so much already that I can never repay the debt.”   Noah paused, composing himself as he was becoming emotional.

Screenshot-2796Then he continued.   “There is so much I want to tell you but I can’t because I’m afraid it will sound hollow or fake. But every word comes straight from my heart.   I will do my best to keep you happy and to share your troubles, fears and anxieties. I cannot promise you that we will live happily ever after but I can promise you an honest, sincere effort in making our marriage successful.   I am so deeply honored and grateful to become your husband.”

Screenshot-2840They could hear sniffles from some of those observing the ceremony.   Leslie was struggling not to cry.  Then it was Sharlee’s turn.

Screenshot-2778“My wonderful Noah, you are my best friend and my one true love. When I´m with you, I feel I can be the person I want to be, and I cannot imagine my life without you. You make me smile, you stick up for me, you take care of me and you are always interested in what I have to say and do.”

Sharlee paused and took a deep breath.  Her emotions were overcoming her.  Noah smiled at her tenderly.

Screenshot-2797Then she said,  “Saying that I love you doesn’t seem to express how deep my feelings are for you.  It doesn’t tell how much I respect you as an individual, nor how I appreciate how tender and caring you are,  nor how much joy I find when I hear you laugh, nor the tears that I hold back when you’re in pain, nor the strength that you give me when I need it, nor the pleasure that I feel in your touch, but if saying I love you means all of these things, then let me say that I love you more each day.”

Screenshot-2791Then it was time to exchange rings.   Noah turned and took them from Ton.  

Screenshot-2784The officiant told Noah to repeat after him.   Noah repeated.   “I, Noah Hall, take you Sharlee Stallworth,  to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.”  Noah added,  “I promise you this from my heart.”   Then he slid Sharlee’s ring onto her finger.

Screenshot-2798Sharlee felt like her heart was going to burst with happiness as the ring went onto her finger.

Screenshot-2780Then Sharlee repeated her vows to Noah.  “I, Sharlee Stallworth, take you , Noah Hall, to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.”  

Screenshot-2799She slid Noah’s ring onto his finger.

Screenshot-2777“Does anyone here object to the joining of Noah Hall and Sharlee Stallworth in the bonds of matrimony?”

Screenshot-2803He stood quietly for a few moments.  No one said anything.

Screenshot-2804 Then the officiant said the words that they had been waiting to hear.   “I now pronounce you husband and wife.  Noah you may kiss your bride!”

Noah had never been so happy.   “Try to stop me!”

Screenshot-2807Everyone laughed as he took Sharlee into his arms and kissed her.  

Screenshot-2806Even Dale had to laugh.  

Screenshot-2810Sharlee and Noah turned to face everyone. 

The officiant said to all of those in attendance,  “I present to you, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Hall.

Screenshot-2809Then Sharlee and Noah walked back down the aisle together as husband and wife.

________________________

The wedding reception will be in the next chapter.

I want to thank everyone who has loaned or made a Sim for me to use in Alissa during the year that I have written the story.

Thanks Sammi for letting me use Miki and your Simself Sammi.

Thanks Lala for making Noah for me and letting me use your Simself Lala.

Thanks Jacqueline for letting me use the Thorne family and their friends.  Also thank you for making Dean for me.

Thanks Maddie for letting me use your Sims for my story.   In this chapter we met Lauren and Derek for the first time.

I really appreciate all of you for letting me use your Sims for characters in Alissa!  It has saved me a lot of time and added so much more to the story!

26 thoughts on “Alissa: Chapter One Hundred and Two

  1. OMG i think i started choking when i seen the new chapter up lol .
    but wow you done a wonderful job i think i was about to start crying reading Noah and Sharlee vows to each other.
    and Sharlee looked beautiful and Noah look sooo cool standing there in his suit lol.
    everyone there looked great you put a lot of work in this.
    i was pretty shocked to see Noah parents there Valerie too wow.
    Congratulation Mr. and Mrs. Hall YAAY

    • Thanks Monae! It was so much fun working on this chapter. 😀
      Since we all love Sharlee and Noah so much, I wanted to try to make it special.

      Yeah, I thought that Noah should have some family there, and Valerie just couldn’t miss Sharlee’s wedding!

      Yep, they are finally married! 😀

      Thanks for reading, Monae! 🙂

  2. Im going to be late for work! I just couldnt NOT read this chapter when I saw it was up!
    LOVED it , I love this couple…I WANT BABIES!!!

    • Late for work! 😯 I’m glad that you enjoy the story so much! 🙂

      I’m so happy that you loved it! I had a good time doing the pictures.

      They are the sweetest couple! Babies! 😯 One day! 😀

      Thanks for reading Romina and for your feedback. It’s nice to meet you! 🙂

  3. Oh my gosh! This was gorgeous!:’) I had tears in my eyes for most of it. So, so, so beautiful.
    You have done such a wonderful job on this chapter everyone, especially Sharlee, looked gorgeous:)
    Their vows were so sweet, They’re so meant for each other. I hope they enjoy married life and I can’t wait to see how their life pans out. Looking forward to seeing their babies aswell:) lol!
    Fantastic chapter!

    • Thank you Clairey! I’m so glad it made you emotional. I wanted it to be romantic and special.

      Sharlee needed to look especially gorgeous on her wedding day. I’m glad you thought she was. 🙂

      I agree that they are meant for each other. They are just so sweet together! 😀

      Babies one of these days for them, but not right away. 😉

      Thanks so much Clairey. I’m happy that you enjoyed it! 🙂

  4. That was beautiful! It almost made me cry, and I never cry at things I read so that means you’ve accomplished something :). I loved Noah and Sharlee’s vows, and that outdoor setup was amazing. All the wedding guests looked great, and you’re welcome for the sims :). You’ve really set it up where Noah and Sharlee’s life could go any number of directions. I’m curious to see where they end up next.

    • I’m glad it touched you Maddie! I was hoping it would be an emotional chapter. 🙂
      Thank you so much! I really worked hard on the wedding venue.

      We’ll find out what Noah and Sharlee plan to do in, I think it’s two chapters away! LOL 😀
      The reception chapter is next and then their honeymoon chapter.

      Thanks for reading my story, Maddie! 🙂

  5. aww how sweet. the shots were gorgeous. Loved the venue. Sharlee made a beautiful bride. I’m glad Dale did the right thing in not ruining her day. I can’t believe Valarie showed up but at least she didn’t rub her hate off on the kids.

    His parents still irk me but they were there and hopefully won’t be asses in the next chapter.

    • Thank you so much Jaz! 🙂 I really worked hard on them and they were fun to do.

      Yeah, he knew that he’d better not say anything to ruin the day or he would lose Sharlee completely.

      I thought Valerie should be there for her granddaughter’s wedding even though she doesn’t like her mother. LOL

      Yeah, Melina doesn’t like to look bad. Alissa shamed her into it. At least Noah isn’t hurt by her attitude. He’s used to it now.

      Thanks for reading my story, Jaz! 🙂

    • Thank you Nina! 🙂
      It makes me happy to know that you all enjoyed it too!
      I thought that as much as we love Noah and Sharlee that they deserved a special wedding day.

      Together forever? Hope so! 😉

      Thank you for reading my story, Nina! 🙂

    • Hi Lyric, Thanks for reading! 🙂

      I actually realized last night that somehow I skipped writing the reception chapter. LOL
      I’ve had a lot going on lately, but I still don’t know how I did that. 😯
      I wrote it today and there should be an update on Monday. Maybe sooner.

      I’m really glad that you’re enjoying the story so much! 🙂

  6. *Breaks open champagne bottle 🙂 What a beautiful wedding! I was very surprised Noah’s mother showed up and didn’t object when asked if there were objections. So glad she didn’t make a scene. Beautiful couple and wow the other children are so beautiful as well. I can’t wait so see this story unfold more. Can’t wait to see reception but even better can’t wait to see the honeymoon.

    • Thanks Whitney! 🙂

      Yeah, I thought she should be at Noah’s wedding. She doesn’t want to look bad to other people.
      I think the children are all growing up to be gorgeous too.
      I’m working on the reception and wedding album today. Then the honeymoon comes after that. 😀

      Thanks for reading my story! 🙂

  7. Oh my god…. I’m like a crying fan girl mess…. Okay.
    THAT WAS SO AMAZING.
    I was smiling so big when everyone was walking down the aisle. And when they were saying their vows…. I need a minute.
    It feels like just the other day Sharlee was born. That I had just started reading. Now SHE’S GETTING MARRIED.
    T____T Chapter 103, BRING IT ON.

    • Oh, I’m glad it was emotional for you too, Anaiah. 🙂

      It was emotional for me too especially when it came time to age everyone up!

      The reception chapter is almost finished. I’ve done all of the pictures, I just need to put them into the chapter.

      I’ve also finished the pictures for the wedding album. I just have to put it together too.

      I’m really glad that you enjoyed the wedding! Thanks for reading, Anaiah. 🙂

    • Val, I know I replied a long time ago, but somehow it’s not showing.

      Thank you so much! You know how much that means to me! I really wanted this chapter to be special. 🙂

  8. i hope u are doing good. i havent been here for so long, i had to open almost every chapter so see where i have left haha. omg the wedding is so beautiful! to be honest, i have no clue tht sharlee and noah are getting married at first and tht proposal was out of left field. but i can forsee the kinda man noah will soon be so im not worry. and i actually feel sad for the way melina feels about noah and vice versa. there seems to be no hope for any reconcilation and for any affection. i hope u will one day make them love each other for the first time. btw, how on earth did both cara and shawn become teens? last time i checked, they were both children. how long has this been since sharlee’s graduation? haha
    and other than that, i love the story. and the pictures are really great. everything seems to be designed to fit your narration. and i heard tht ur new story ‘mutation’ is in progress, looking foward to tht one. i always love horror/mysterious story, like ‘deceived’. so, im excited! 😀

    • I’m fine. I hope you are too! It’s nice to hear from you again. 🙂

      The proposal was a surprise to Noah and Sharlee too, but when Dale refused to allow Sharlee to see Noah anymore, Sharlee left home to go with Noah.
      Noah hadn’t intended to ask her that soon, but when she left her family for him, he felt that it was the right time to ask her to marry him.

      Thank you so much! I enjoyed working on the wedding. 😀
      Noah has given up on having a good relationship with Melina, but maybe one day it will get better between them.

      What you said about Cara and Shawn made me laugh! I just decided to age them up. Since the Sims doesn’t have gradual aging, I just had to bump them up.

      Since Sharlee’s graduation, I think it’s been almost three years up to the next chapter. I have to admit that I haven’t been very strict with the passage of time. LOL

      I’m really glad that you still love the story, Deena! Thank you so much! 🙂

      I am starting to work on my new story today. I had forgotten to make a couple of characters that I need, and so that has caused another delay today. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it too! 🙂

  9. Melina is so negative! Just because her relationship might not last, doesn’t mean theirs won’t. They are in deep love, just as Dale and Alissa are.

    Speaking of Dale, I think he was way out of line saying how Sharlee and Noah being together isn’t want he wants for her. She’s obviously happy, and Noah hasn’t done anything to hurt her physically, emotionally or mentally. He is perfect for her. If my father were to say that to me I would flip out on him. If he cares about his daughters happiness then he should keep his words to himself. I wouldn’t want my father to say that to me like he has the rights.

    But other than the problem I have with Dale, I am really happy for the two of them. I’ve been waiting forever for them to hurry up and get married!

    • I definitely understand how you would be upset with your father for saying that to you. Maybe it’s because I’m older I can better tolerate it. I know that when I was younger, I would not have appreciated my father behaving like Dale. You have to remember too that Dale doesn’t believe that she will be happy with Noah. However, he’s made his feelings known and he needs to leave the decision to Sharlee. He’s still learning his limits or boundaries in being a parent to an adult child. 😦

      Hopefully, Dale will be wrong and Noah and Sharlee will be happy together!

      Thanks for reading my story, Remi! 🙂

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