Post by André DiMera on Mar 31, 2016 7:03:22 GMT -5
CHEATIN' HEART By now, the bachelor party was in full swing. Max had ordered a full round of drinks for everybody. He, Bo, Shawn-D, Frankie and Steve had beers, while Theo had a coke. Max, Steve and Bo were currently playing darts. STEVE: You know, little dude, you are one lucky man. MAX: Oh, believe me, I know it. I was over the moon when Chelsea said yes. BO: Yeah, I wanted to talk to you about that. MAX: Sure, Bo. What's up? BO: I'm gonna need you to take care of her after...you know. MAX: You got it, man. I totally understand. Believe me, I love Chelsea more than anything. BO: I know you do. MAX: To tell the truth, I'm just glad she decided to move up the wedding. BO: Me too, bro. Max and Bo hugged. STEVE: Hey, you two need a room, or are we gonna keep playing our game? MAX: Oh, get over here! Steve joined the hug, as did Shawn-D, Frankie and Theo. MAX: Thanks for coming, guys. The wedding is gonna be awesome. Now, let's get this party going!
BRADY PUB Chelsea kept looking at the door. CHELSEA: Where is she? ABBY: Chels, don't worry. She'll be here. Stephanie walked down the stairs. STEPHANIE: Are you guys ready for an awesome night? HOPE: Almost. We're just waiting on one more person. STEPHANIE: Who? BILLIE: One of the other bridesmaids. CIARA: But, me and Steph are already here. Abby's the Maid of Honor. Who else are we waiting for? There was a knock at the door. STEPHANIE: I'll get it. Stephanie opened the door. Melanie walked in. MELANIE: Chelsea, I am so sorry that I'm late. I got held up at the airport. They took forever getting my bags...oh. Stephanie. STEPHANIE: Melanie. CIARA (whispering): Ooh! Looks like there's gonna be a catfight! Hope walked over to the two girls. HOPE (whispering): Look, we need this wedding to go well for Chelsea, so whatever problem you two have, get over it for at least the next few days. Pretend to like each other. STEPHANIE: Mel! MELANIE: Steph! Stephanie and Melanie hugged. CHELSEA: Oh, this is so great! Having my best friend, my little sister, my other best friend and my soon to be sister-in-law together! And you're all getting along! Melanie and Stephanie were still hugging. They whispered to each other, low enough so that Chelsea wouldn't hear. MELANIE (whispering): I hate you. STEPHANIE (whispering): I seriously cannot stand this. MELANIE (whispering): You do realize I'm only doing this for Max and Chelsea, right? STEPHANIE (whispering): Well, at least we agree on something. CHELSEA: Guys, I can't wait for tomorrow! It's gonna be so awesome! BILLIE: It certainly is. Now, let's get this show on the road! Time to party! Everyone clapped and cheered. CHELSEA: I love you guys! Chelsea, Stephanie, Melanie, Abby, Ciara, Hope and Billie got into a group hug.
Post by André DiMera on Apr 1, 2016 8:22:42 GMT -5
ST. LUKE'S It seemed as if the majority of Salem had turned up to St. Luke's. Of course, that's the way that it normally was whenever somebody got married. Billie and Hope had taken their seats at the front, and the rest of the guests had taken various seats in the other pews. Click here to listen to the music during the procession. Max and Caroline walked in first. Max kissed his mother on the cheek, then Caroline sat down next to Hope. Next was Frankie, who stood next to Max. Steve walked up next and stood next to him. Shawn-D followed. The last of the groomsmen to come up was Theo. Then, Abby walked up and took a spot across from Frankie. Stephanie took the spot across from Steve. Melanie stood across from Shawn-D. Finally, Ciara stood across from Theo. Parker was the ring bearer, and stood by Shawn-D. Next was Ariana, the flower girl, who stood by Abby. The song came to a stop. Then, came the traditional “Here Comes the Bride”. Everyone stood at attention. Chelsea, wearing a gorgeous white dress, with Bo on her arm, walked up the aisle. Max smiled, and Chelsea smiled back. Finally, when they got to the front, Chelsea gave her father a kiss on the cheek. BO (whispering): I love you, kid. CHELSEA (whispering): I love you too, dad. Bo sat down between Billie and Hope. The music stopped. Father Louis, who had been sitting at the pulpit, stood and walked between the couple. LOUIS: Good morning. CONGREGATION: Good morning. LOUIS: We are gathered today to join this man and this woman in marriage. Max Brady and Chelsea Brady. But first, please rise for a reading of the Holy Gospel. The congregation rose. LOUIS: A reading from the Holy Gospel According to St. John, the 17th Chapter, beginning with the 20th verse. CONGREGATION: Glory to you, oh Lord. LOUIS: Jesus said, “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” This is the Gospel of our Lord. CONGREGATION: Praise be to you, oh Christ. LOUIS: Please be seated. Everyone in the congregation sat down. LOUIS: I have been informed that Chelsea and Max have written their own vows. You may recite them at this time. Chelsea and Max turned to each other, each beaming. MAX: Chelsea, when I look back on the years we've been together, it feels like I've loved you forever. From the moment I met you, I knew that there was something special about you. And, as we grew to know each other, I knew that you were the woman, the only woman, that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. We've been through a lot over the last few years, but I would not trade one moment of it; because you were always right there by my side. I know it won't always be easy, but no matter what life throws our way, we'll face it head on. We're stronger together. And together, I know that we can do anything. I love you more than I can ever tell you, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. Chelsea smiled even wider. She took a deep breath. CHELSEA: Max, you have made me the happiest woman in the world. Every day, it's like I find some new thing to love about you. I can't even find the right words to express what I feel. The love that I have for you, is greater than anything I've ever felt before, or anything I ever will feel. I know that sometimes our life feels like a bit of an adventure, but with everything that's been thrown at us, we've come out on the other side, stronger than before. I can't wait to start this new adventure with you. You are the love of my life, and I can't wait to be your wife. There were a few claps from the audience. LOUIS: Now that Chelsea and Max have said their vows, it is time for the exchange of the rings. Who gives this woman to wed this man? Bo stood. BO: Her mother, her step-mother and I do. Bo sat back down. Father Louis knelt down by Parker. LOUIS: May I have the rings, please? Parker handed Father Louis the rings. He smiled. LOUIS: Thank you. Father Louis stood. LOUIS: These rings are a symbol of Max and Chelsea's love for each other, as well as a reminder of Christ's love for us. It is a never ending circle of gold, signifying the many years of happiness that they will have together. If there is anyone here who can find just reason that these two should not be wed, speak now, or forever hold your peace. Max and Chelsea looked out at the crowd. Everyone sat there in silence. After a moment, they looked back at Father Louis. LOUIS: Max, please take this ring, put it on Chelsea's finger and repeat after me: “with this ring, I thee wed.” Max took the ring and put it on Chelsea's finger. MAX: With this ring, I thee wed. LOUIS: Chelsea, please take this ring, put it on Max's finger, and repeat after me: “with this ring, I thee wed”. Chelsea put the ring on Max's finger. CHELSEA: With this ring, I thee wed. LOUIS: Max, do you take Chelsea Brady to be your wife? Do you promise to honor and cherish her, to be faithful to her and love her, for as long as you both shall live? MAX: I do. LOUIS: Chelsea, do you take Max Brady to be your husband? Do you promise to honor and cherish him, to be faithful to him and love him, for as long as you both shall live? CHELSEA: I do. LOUIS: Then, by the power vested in me by the state, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride. Chelsea and Max leaned in and kissed each other. LOUIS: Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present, Mr. and Mrs. Max and Chelsea Brady! There was a round of thunderous applause from the congregation.
Post by André DiMera on Apr 4, 2016 7:11:24 GMT -5
MARTIN MANSION The reception was held at the Martin Mansion. The wedding party and guests had eaten their dinner and given their respective speeches. Now, it was time for the dancing to begin. J.J., guitar in hand, and Claire got up on a stage. J.J.: Good evening, everyone! First of all, a big congratulations to Chelsea and Max, the wedding was beautiful! Everyone clapped. J.J.: And now, it's time for the bride and groom to have their first dance as a married couple. So, we need Chelsea and Max up in the front. Chelsea and Max made their way onto the dance floor as J.J. and Claire started playing a song, and they danced for their first time as husband and wife. Click here to listen along. CLAIRE (singing): Can this be true? Tell me, can this be real? How can I put into words how I feel? My life was complete, I thought I was whole. Why do I feel like I'm losing control? J.J. & CLAIRE (singing): I never thought that love could feel like this. Then you changed my world with just one kiss. CLAIRE (singing): How can it be, that right here with me... J.J. (singing): There's an angel, it's a miracle. CLAIRE (singing): Your love is like a river, peaceful and deep. Your soul is like a secret that I never could keep. When I look into your eyes I know that it's true, God must have spent a little more time on you. J.J. (singing): In all of creation, all things great and small, you are the one that surpasses them all. More precious than any diamond or pearl, They broke the mold when you came in this world. J.J. & CLAIRE (singing): And I'm trying hard to figure out just how I ever did without. J.J. (singing): The warmth of your smile, the heart of a child, it's deep inside, and leaves me purified. Your love is like a river, peaceful and deep. Your soul is like a secret that I never could keep. When I look into your eyes, I know that it's true, God must have spent a little more time on you. J.J. & CLAIRE (singing): I never thought that love could feel like this, Then you changed my world with just one kiss. CLAIRE (singing): How can it be, that right here with me, J.J. (singing): There's an angel, it's a miracle. Your love is like a river, peaceful and deep. CLAIRE (singing): Your soul is like a secret that I never could keep. J.J. & CLAIRE (singing): When I look into your eyes, I know that it's true, God must have spent a little more time on you. God must have spent a little more time on you Chelsea and Max's dance came to a stop, and they embraced each other and kissed. CHELSEA: I love you so much. MAX: I love you, too. J.J. and Claire continued by playing another song. Click here to listen to it. As the song was playing, all of the people were dancing. BO: I'm so glad I got to see this. HOPE: So am I. I'm glad for Chelsea and Max. Bo nodded. BILLIE: Well, my baby girl is married now. SCOTTY: It was a beautiful service. BILLIE: It was. I couldn't be more happy for those two. CHELSEA: This is really beautiful. MAX: You are beautiful. Chelsea and Max kissed. Several songs later, J.J. and Claire went into another room to take a short break. CLAIRE: You're really good out there. J.J.: Thanks, you too. CLAIRE: Yeah. It's fun. J.J. nodded. The two stood there for a moment, then, before he knew what was happening, Claire had kissed J.J. He backed away quickly. J.J.: What the hell are you doing? CLAIRE: Sorry, I was just getting caught up in the moment. You know, the music, the romance, the lighting. J.J.: Claire, we...we can't do this. I have a girlfriend. CLAIRE: I know. J.J.: You can't...you don't just kiss someone with a girlfriend! I'm not...you just don't do that. CLAIRE: I'm sorry, I just wasn't thinking. J.J.: I...I should go. J.J. walked out of the room. A few minutes later, so did Claire. They rejoined the party. During the break, Victor walked up to the bride and groom's table. VICTOR: Congratulations, you two. MAX: Thanks, Victor. CHELSEA: Thank you, grandpa. VICTOR: I want you to know that, when it's time for your honeymoon, just tell me where you'd like to go. Anywhere in the world. I'll take care of the rest. CHELSEA: Thanks, but we probably won't have a honeymoon for a while. I want to stay and take care of my dad. VICTOR: Of course. But, when you do, let me know. I've got it covered. The Titan jet will be at your disposal, and I'll take care of any expenses. Chelsea stood, and she and Victor hugged. The band got back into place, and the party went on into the wee hours of the night.