Sydney Chase &
by LeeAnn Bernard
"This reporter has arrived early for the wedding of the year! We are
hoping to catch a glimpse of the bride arriving! Oh LOOK we're in luck. It
appears the bridal party is arriving. Isn't that Maddie Chase? Yes it is!
Ms. Chase you look stunning! We've heard that Tyler Wentworth created all
three of the "special" dresses for today. Maddie stops for a moment and
replies yes that Tyler was so generous in creating the gowns for this day.
"We certainly miss having her with us but know that she is here in spirit.
Tyler devoted so much of her time to the wedding that it pushed all of her
other projects behind. She is such a dear friend! I'm sorry, you'll have
to excuse me for a moment while I help Sydney."
"Oh my! What a vision! Miss Chase you look gorgeous! Just like a princess.
The House of Wentworth outdid themselves with your gown! You make a
beautiful bride. Sydney and Maddie stop and Sydney says, "Thank you so
much! Picking just the right gown was a hard decision, but I loved this
dress from the beginning. Tyler knew exactly the "look" I wanted for this
special day. Now I'm so sorry that we don't have more time to talk, but I
need to get in before the guests start arriving. I'm sure you understand."
We tell the beautiful Chase sisters thank you for stopping and that we'll
be looking forward to seeing "Mrs. Chase-Mckenna after the wedding.
(Sydney smiles as she walks inside)
The guests are beginning to arrive for Sydney and Rafe's big day! Natasha,
Devin and Sabrina have arrived together. This reporter will ask them a few
questions...."Could we have a moment?? You are looking lovely ladies may
we ask the designer of your dresses, we're sure that our readers will want
to know." Devin replies that her dress was designed by Tyler and is called
"Cover girl". She laughs and says that Tyler felt it suited her perfectly.
"Ms. Ford may we ask about your dress? Natasha says that her cocktail
dress was designed by La Petite Boutique....Anne Marie is such a wonderful
person and I LOVE wearing her designs. Not to be left out, Sabrina says
that her outfit was designed by Tyler. "Ms. Wentworth has been quite busy
planning for this wedding! No wonder she was unable to attend! Thank you
ladies for taking time to speak with us."
"Oh look, it's Neely and isn't that Drake Garrett escorting her??? Well,
well...so this is her "old" friend. Neely..do you and Mr. Garrett have a
moment? (Neely and Drake stop). Your gown is stunning!" Neely replies
thank you and tells us that is was created by The House of Wentworth.
"Well we'll say again...Tyler has been very busy planning and designing
for this wedding. Neely says that she spoke with Tyler last evening and
knows how much Tyler regrets being unable to attend. Drake jokingly
comments, "Don't you want to know who designed my suit!" (we laugh) "May
we ask how long you all have known one another?" Drake answers that he and
Neely have known one another for about 10 years. "We met when Neely was
just starting her career and we have been friends ever since. We miss not
being able to see one another more often but with Neely working in Europe
it's just not possible. I'm hoping that she will be a frequent visitor to
New York while I'm working at the House of Wentworth. Now if you'll excuse
us we should be going inside." Thank you for your time.
Look...it's the beautiful Leilani Waters arriving. Ms. Waters may we have
a moment. Leilani stops and says hello. "Will you be singing at the
wedding Ms. Waters?" Leilani replies, "No I'm here today simply to enjoy
this beautiful day. Sydney and Rafe are such a wonderful couple and I'm
thrilled to be in attendance." We ask, "Do you have any plans to return to
modeling Ms. Waters?" Leilani replies that no at the moment she has put
her modeling career on hold and is simply concentrating on her singing
career. We thank Leilani for speaking with us and she walks off to speak
to Devin, Natasha and Sabrina. Such a beautiful woman.
"Isn't that Kelly Ford (no relation to Natasha) attending the wedding?
Let's see if we can speak with her. Miss Ford may we have a moment?" Kelly
stops and says hello. "Miss Ford it's so nice to see you. How long has it
been since you left Chase Modeling? Kelly answers that it has been 2 years
and while she misses all of her friends she is enjoying not having to
travel all the time. "May we ask about the designer of your gown?" Kelly
replies, "It was designed by DAE...Brian and David are so creative. I've
always enjoyed wearing their designs." We tell Ms. Ford that it is
wonderful to see her again, she thanks us and heads off to speak with
Drake and Neely. Oh, oh....here comes trouble!!!!!
Now isn't this interesting, we find it hard to believe that either of
these two would have been invited to the wedding. Let's see if we can get
them to stop for a moment. "Miss Wentworth! We have to say that we are a
little surprised that you have been invited to attend AND that you have
brought Cole Osborne. Would you care to comment? "I don' know why you are
surprised, replies Coco. I'm here "representing" Tyler and the House of
Wentworth. We felt it was important that someone should be here as a
representitive of the family." "So you are saying that Tyler asked you to
attend?" Coco replies, "Well in a round about way she did ask that I
attend or was it that I send a gift? I can't remember...anyway I'm just
happy to be here to witness this happy occasion." Well we have to ask
about bringing Mr. Osborne...very interesting choice of escorts. "Cole and
I are very good friends and I wouldn't have DREAMED of attending with
anyone else. I'm sure that Sydney won't mind. (isn't that a smile we see
on Coco's face...maybe it's our imaginaton) "Could we ask about your
beautiful dress Coco. It is a stunning creation! Coco tells us that one of
her FAVORITE designers, Joyce W. Designs, created the gown especially for
her. "Did she really create that dress for YOU Miss Wentworth??? We were
under the impression that this gown had been sent for Ms. Chase to wear
when she leaves the wedding." Coco looks surprised and then replies,
"Really???? Oh my goodness...it seems I have made a terrible mistake! I
must have picked up the wrong bag. Well there's nothing I can do about it
now (isn't that a smirk on Coco's face???) I suppose Sydney will just have
to wear something else when she leaves for her honeymoon. Oh my I can't
believe the mistake I've made!!! I'll have to apologize." Cole ushers Coco
off, we say thank you.
Here we have Fontanna Chase arriving. Miss Chase running a little late!?
Fontanna laughs and says that she's never on time for anything! She wishes
she had time to talk but that she really needs to get inside! "Quickly
could we ask about your dress? Fontanna (on the run) replies that it is a
House of Wentworth creation and that she is thrilled with the color and
design! "It suits me perfectly". We tell her thank you and that we'll be
anxious to see everyone after the wedding! Stay tuned for more information
on the wedding...we'll try to sneak in and take a few shots during the
actual service. (Gowns by Anne Marie Burns, DAE, Joyce W. Designs. Drake,
Devin, Natasha, Leilani and Kelly repainted by Laurie Leigh)
The guests are all seated (everyone is behaving themselves...thank
goodness!) and the music starts. All eyes turn to look at the beautiful
bride! Sydney looks like a princess! What a glorious day for a wedding.
Maddie and Fontanna watch as
Sydney walks toward them and the anxious groom. Rafe is beaming with love
and pride at his beautiful bride. Maddie wipes a tear from her eye. She
can't believe this day has finally arrived. Maddie thinks to herself, "after
everything that these two have been through they deserve this wonderful day"
The guests watch as Sydney and Rafe say their vows to one another.
Promising to love and cherish one another all the days of their lives. To
support one another through the good times and the hard times. To always
be faithful and true to one another. Then the big moment arrives "Is there
anyone here who knows of any reason these two should not be joined
together?" Everyone holds their breath and looks toward Coco and Cole.
Coco gives everyone a dirty look and shrugs her shoulders. Cole just
pretends he doesn't know that they are looking at him. "Then let us
continue, let no one ever come between you. Remember this wonderful day
and let it live in your hearts forever". " Now by the power invested in
me...I pronounce you husband and wife!
The crowd errupts with cheers as Rafe is asked if he would like to kiss
his bride!!! Rafe looks at Sydney and say's "You bet I do". Yippeeee they
made it through the wedding with no problems!!!
As Maddie and Fontanna watch, the couple is announced to all their
friends. "May I now introduce you all to Mr and Mrs. Rafe McKenna!" The
crowd errupts again in cheers for the couple. "Sydney and Rafe would like
to invite all of you to join them at a reception following. Stay
Sydney and Rafe pose for photographs right after the wedding. This day has
been perfect and they are looking forward to the reception. "Mr. and Mrs.
McKenna...may we have a photo of you with Maddie and Fontanna?" Sydney
smiles at the photographer and replies, "I believe that you are the first
person to call me Mrs. McKenna. (she smiles again and Rafe squeezes her
hand affectionately) "We would love to have you take a photo of all of us,
replies Rafe. It's not everyday that a man can be surrounded by beautiful
women." Sydney laughs.
Fontanna and Maddie join Rafe and Sydney for a photo. Maddie is so proud
of both of her younger sisters. Sydney makes such a beautiful bride and
Rafe certainly is her "Prince Charming". She is so thankful that they
found one another. "Okay, everyone smile, says the photographer. "Thank
you very much for taking the time for the picture. We'll see you at the
Arriving at the reception Sydney and Rafe share a quiet moment before
heading in with all of their family and friends. "Oh Rafe..this has just
been a glorious day." Rafe agrees and tells Sydney that she took his
breath away when he saw her walking down the aisle toward him. "You are
just a vision and I consider myself a very lucky man". They share a quick
embrace and then go to greet their friends.
Now isn't this a surprise. Cole is actually walking up to congratulate
Rafe and Sydney on their marriage. He apoligizes for all the problems that
he has caused and hopes that there are no hard feelings. He wishes them
both much happiness. Rafe tells Cole thank you and that they both
appreciate him attending the wedding.
Coco has the NERVE to walk up and congratulate Sydney and Rafe. "Coco you
have done some pretty dirty things since I've known you, but this has got
to be the worst! You intentionally took the bag that contained my gorgeous
going away dress. How could you? Joyce designed it especially for me! Do
you have anything to say for yourself?" Coco turns away and is actually
embarassed by her actions. She tells Sydney that she is very sorry and
asks her to please forgive her. "I swear I don't know what came over me.
The bag was just there and was screaming for me to pick it up and take it
home. I'm really very sorry Sydney. Is there any way that I can make this
up to you?, asks Coco. Sydney tells her that she really doesn't want to
discuss it right now. That this just isn't the time or the place. "But I
do think that Devin and Maddie are both going to want to speak with you.
If I were you I would be prepared for just about anything Coco. Now if you
will excuse us....
Devin walks up and see's Coco and Cole. She is disgusted with both of
them. Devin looks at Cole and asks, "Did you know that Coco had planned to
take Sydney's dress? If you did you are just as bad as Coco. I can't
believe that either of you could be so brazen as to show up at the
wedding. Coco you should be ashamed of yourself and Cole if you had
anything to do with this you should be ashamed also. I've told Maddie that
I've had it with you Coco and will not work with you any longer. I'll
expect to see you in my office first thing Monday morning. We'll discuss
your future plans at that time. Devin walks off shaking her head.
Cole follows Devin and asks her
to please stop and talk with him for a moment. Cole continues, "Devin I
swear that I had nothing to do with Coco taking that dress. Believe me. Coco
has done some crazy things in her day looking for attention but this
definately is the worst. Even I can't believe that she tried to ruin a
portion of Sydney's wedding. Yes I was upset when Sydney chose Rafe, but she
loves him and I realized that I couldn't compete with what they have with
one another." Devin stops Cole and tells him that she will think about what
he has said, but she just can't deal with either he or Coco right now. Cole
asks Devin if he can call her to go out for a drink one evening and talk.
Devin tells him that she will consider it and then excuses herself to go and
speak with Maddie
"Maddie I've had it with Coco. I will not work with her any longer, this
stunt is the last straw." Maddie agrees with Devin and tells her that she
has already placed a call to Tyler and told her that Coco will be leaving
for Paris on Tuesday. "Tyler was so upset and disappointed when she
learned what Coco did. Devin replies, "This will leave us needing a new
model. Do you think Neely could stay in town for a few weeks? Maddie tells
Devin that Neely is due on location in Italy and won't be available. Devin
thinks for a moment and then says, "Do you think there is any way that we
can persuade Fontanna to temporarily model for us? Maddie shakes her head
and says, "We can try to convince her. I just don't know if she will
agree. We'll speak with her later." Devin agrees and then turns and says,
"hmm now there is an interesting two some. Isn't that Neely and Coco
having a "chat"? Maddie sighs and says yes and that she hopes they don't
have any more surprises today. Stay tuned.....sure do wonder what Coco and
Neely have to say to one another. (Coco's dress by Joyce W. Designs. Rafe,
Cole and Devin repainted by Laurie Leigh)
Coco finds Cole at the reception table getting himself a drink. Coco
starts telling Cole all of her problems with Devin and the fact that she
is going to be sent away. Cole just looks at Coco. He has had it with her.
Cole tells Coco, "What did you expect Coco. Did you really think that
Sydney was going to just say that it was okay that you took the dress that
Joyce made specifically for her? You knew that something like this would
happen but you chose to take that chance. It's time that you learned that
there are consequences for your actions. I don't think you have ever
learned that. Well you are about to get a hard lesson in consequences."
Coco is shocked! She can't believe that her "partner in crime" is speaking
to her this way! Cole just turns away from Coco and walks off leaving her
standing there all alone.
Drake see's Devin and can tell that she is upset. He walks over to have a
word with her. "Hello Devin," says Drake, "I believe I have failed to tell
you how beautiful you look today. I saw you having a discussion with Coco.
I understand that she "accidently" took a dress bag that belonged to
Sydney. Such a shame that a beautiful woman like Coco has to resort to
such shameless tactics. Tyler must be extremely upset by her actions. What
an embarassment for the House of Wentworth and Chase Modeling." Devin
replies to Drake, "Yes it is a shame. I knew that Coco had caused problems
but I was hoping that things had calmed down. I just don't know what get's
into her. Maddie and I have agreed that it would be best for her to go to
Paris and work with Tyler. She is the only one that seems to have any
"control" over Coco. It's left us in a terrible bind though. We need a
model and we need her fast! I'm hoping that Maddie can persuade Fontanna
to model for us temporarily. This has to concern you also Drake. You are
the "money man" at the company right now. Drake tells Devin that he has
great confidence in her ability to handle this crisis , that he will stick
to the corporate part of the business and let Devin do her job and deal
with the fashion part of the company. He also knows that Maddie won't let
the company down. That they have had a fantastic working relationship and
he doesn't see that changing."
Drake asks, "What about Neely?Have you talked to her about staying on?"
Devin tells Drake that was her first thought but that Neely is due in
Italy. " As Drake and Devin continue talking Neely notices the
conversation going on between the two. (hmmm, I thought that Neely and
Drake were only "long time" friends. She doesn't look happy that Drake is
providing a shoulder for Devin to cry on) Neely walks up and says hello to
Devin, who replies that they were just talking about her. Neely replies,
"oh really, I certainly hope it was all good." (she links her arm
possively with Drakes - hmm, interesting) Devin continues, "We were just
discussing that Coco will be heading to Paris and we will be in need of a
model temporarily. Drake suggested you but I was telling him that you are
heading to Italy." Neely says that she wishes she were available. That she
would love to spend some time in New York. The three walk off and continue
to talk. They turn and look when someone announces that the bride and
groom are preparing to cut the cake.
We just have to say again...what a gorgeous couple. Fontanna jokes and
asks WHEN they are going to cut the cake!? Sydney smiles and tells her to
be patient, she laughs and whispers to Rafe that Fontanna has ALWAYS loved
wedding cakes. The couple cut the cake and then someone suggests to Rafe
Rafe replies "Happily!The photographer captures this moment for the
couple. Sydney has asked the photographer to take as many candid photos as
he can. Weddings tend to go by in such a "blur" that you don't always
remember all the little details of the day. She wants pictures of all of
her friends and lots of photos for their album.
The day has been long but wonderful. Just the way that Sydney always
dreamed her wedding day would be. She slips her arms around Rafe and rests
her head on his shoulder. He asks her if she would like to stay or change
and prepare to leave. Hmmm, I wonder what Sydney will choose??? Stay or
leave? To be continued........(Coco's dress by Joyce W. Designs. Rafe,
Cole, Drake and Devin repainted by Laurie Leigh)
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