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New St. Bestine's Cathedral *4 Year Creator Anniversary*

by Phaenoh Posted 19th Jul 2011 at 6:06 AM - Updated 7th Jun 2013 at 6:33 PM by Phaenoh
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You all know what today is, right? It's July 19, my Creator Anniversary! This is the day I take to look back on the past year and reflect on my growth as a creator. In the past year I've earned three more of my stickers, was responsible for this year's Great Idea's Day pranks, and had an important project of mine Featured.

I'd like to celebrate that with you all this year by putting out a personal project I'd been working on and off for the last 2 and a half years or so. In my hood Alexander Goth's wedding to Estella DeMeine is the social event of the season. To do it proper, I wanted to give them a lovely church wedding, but I didn't find anything quite like what I had in mind when I looked around MTS. Real cathedrals took decades to build, mine took 2 years. This cathedral (or church as my Aunt informs me that it isn't actually a cathedral unless it is the Seat of a Bishop) was never intended to be uploaded, but because Lee and Q and Dal said I should I am. This is the second version of St. Bestine's Cathedral, the first one was one I did for my first attempt at a medieval hood, the Kingdom of Elsen. This is a huge difference and a big improvement I think. The St. Bestine Cathedral, or The Cathedral of the Lady in Grey is a large community lot set up to hold your largest weddings. With a tad bit of tweaking, you can hold Baptisms, Confirmations, First Communions, or weekly services there as well.

For the Goth-DeMeine wedding, all of Pleasantview was invited (all the playables at least). They all nicely sat down by family on the proper side of the aisle, groom's was on the left, bride's on the right. I managed to get 80 sims on the lot before I crashed my computer. I don't recommend you try it, but I highly recommend you get Inge's Teleporter Cat to summon and arrange all your wedding guests. Also, turning Free Will off while you usher your guests to their seats helps out bunches. Just don't forget to unselect all your guests before the happy couple leaves for their honeymoon or you might just crash your lot. Believe me, Alexander and Estella have had more than enough 'rehearsals' to have figured that one out as well.

She watches over us, protecting our children from peril, she is Our Lady, St. Bestine. Keep to the faith, follow the path. Pray the Lady watches over you always.


P.S. Leave a comment, its a party thread!

I had a bit of trouble packaging the CC in this lot, so you are going to have to go out and fetch it yourselves, sorry
Custom Content Required but Not Included:
From MTS:
- Independent Expressions Window Completer Set by MaryLou
- Out Of The Dark Ages - 2 Story Church Style by Moon_Ez
- Perfect Pediment Window Completer Set by Leesester
- Shrubby Shrubs by HystericalParoxysm
- Spiral Stairs right, left, fence, and animation by Marvine
- Open Timber Stairs by Reyn
- MaxisRoofMatch02 Floor by Rapsheba555
- Snapdragon Bouquet by Monique
- Masterfully Medieval Loveseat by Ailias
- Festive Foldy Chairs Non-Festive Edition by Menaceman
- Shiftable OMSP 1 by SilentLucidity
- White Pinegultcher Fence by Numenor
- Tiny Tikes Modular Playpen Fencing and Gate, Sleepy Mat, and Lil' Jailbird Wooden Crib by Phaenoh
- "Gussie" - Toy Mirror for Toddlers by BobL-Numenor
- Toy Drum Kit by Carmilla
- Plush MooMoo Toy by windkeeper
- FunkeyMonkey by MaryLou
- Buyable Maxis Jack-in-the-Box and Firetruck by Ailias

From Off-Site:
- Formal Sign by Inge Jones
- Short Bunny, Tall Bunny, Toy Bunny, and Koonzilla by lmhwjs
- Pennelle by Top Shelf Toys by Lord Darcy

From Dead Sites:
- Giant Oleander by corvidophile2
- 3-Tile Celebration Party Table by NoFrills
- Baby Bounce Chair and Dangle Monster by EA Store (dead site)
- Lil' Teddybear by FairyWitch
- Honey Bee Toy Blocks and Xylophone by NoFrills
- Animated Caterpillar Rocker by SnowStorm (dead site)

Lot Size: 4x5
Lot Price: $241,894

Additional Credits:
Creds to Lee and Q for poking me to upload this
Super big creds to Dal for supplying me with a clean copy of the Goth house when I managed to bug my own. Alexander and Estella's wedding is the event of the season!

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 3 SPs
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Captain Louie
retired moderator THANKS POST
#2 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 6:11 AM
EIGHTY sims? My computer could actually run TS2 and the most I got was about 23 The detail put into this lot is astounding - that organ is effing rad, the nursery is adorable, and the cathedral itself is beautiful! Definitely a favorite of mine from you. Congrats on FOUR years of awesome creating :D
#3 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 7:16 AM
*searches for like button*
Mad Poster
#4 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 8:04 AM
I remember back when I only had University and Nightlife I actually got up to eighty sims on a school lot . . . it crashed about five minutes in

Lab Assistant
#5 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 9:12 AM
OH MAN my sims just got married yesterday before this was up! I would had married them here rather than their backyard. LOL :3 Oh well, my next couple can marry here.
Mad Poster
#6 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 10:43 AM
Congratulation on your anniversary: You are an amazing and talented creator. We are so lucky to have you. Thank you for sharing your beautiful church.
Test Subject
#7 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 11:10 AM
Fantastic! *faints at the sight of such beauty*
Test Subject
#8 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 4:28 PM Last edited by |Sneaky|Icefire : 19th Jul 2011 at 4:29 PM. Reason: Forgot to make it a thanks! Sorry!
Well, this place is just beautiful! It'll look absolutely wonderful in my legacy town and I can finally have everyone see the legacy weddings!

Congrats on your Creator Anniversary! I hope to see many more wonderful modding gems from you!

-- |Sneaky|Icefire
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 4:37 PM
Beautiful! Congrats on the anniversary! What a great 4 years it has been.
Test Subject
#10 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 4:44 PM
Eeek-- sorry for second post, but it looks like one of the required downloads for the church, the "3-Tile Celebration Party Table by NoFrills" may be broken (if I click the link to download on the actual page to download, I'm told that that file can't be found).

I don't know if it's just me and I apologize if it is, but I just thought it'd be nice to give you a heads-up if it's broken.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 5:11 PM
Congrats! Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic church! My medieval simmies thank you!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
retired moderator THANKS POST
#12 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 6:28 PM
Yay - congrats on 4 years of sims creation - this is a lovely lot. And yup, those cathedral organ "pipes" are just genius.
Mad Poster
#13 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 7:05 PM
Love the "pipes" - those are a great touch! Congrats on 4 years
Test Subject
#14 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 9:47 PM
Such a shame I can't run my game easily on more than one expansion pack, because this is stunning. So well made and realistic, it actually makes me want proper wedding ceremonies for my Sims. You're an amazing creator! And even though I cannot download it I thought I would spare a comment/thanks anyway.
#15 Old 19th Jul 2011 at 10:11 PM
Test Subject
#16 Old 20th Jul 2011 at 2:49 AM
It is amazing and I can't wait to put it into my game for a big wedding.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 20th Jul 2011 at 12:48 PM
So beautiful and realistic, love the organ pipes, too!

Congrats on your anniversary, thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 20th Jul 2011 at 5:00 PM
Happy anniversary! I can't download the lot because my 'hood and DL folder is full, but I must say IT'S EXQUISITE!
Test Subject
#19 Old 21st Jul 2011 at 5:59 AM
Spectacular!!! The perfect place for my weddings to be held>w<. you've really out done yourself its magnificent
Test Subject
#20 Old 21st Jul 2011 at 5:27 PM
Happy Anniversary Phaenoh! You are an amazing creator/designer. This church is gorgeous and I really like the nursery-daycare - very realistic. Wish I could download it, but my Sims 2 would explode, setting off a chain reaction that ends in my computer giving up on me.
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
retired moderator
Original Poster
#21 Old 21st Jul 2011 at 6:52 PM
Thanks for all the comments everyone! I really enjoy reading them and knowing that my work is appreciated.
Test Subject
#22 Old 27th Jul 2011 at 12:19 PM
Wow! Your Cathedral is so beautiful, everything about it is amazing! Thank you for your hard work on this!!
I had my first "test" wedding there last night. I did download the cat summoner as you suggested.
I just have a few questions, due to my lack of experience, if you wouldn't mind offering suggestions or advice, I'd really appreciate it. Is there anyway to satisfy the "throw a wedding party" wish while holding your sims wedding at the Cathederal, since it is a community lot?
Also, how did you get your "guests" into their formal attire? Do I need to install a changing booth so I can instruct each guest to change before seating them?
One final thing, I not able to have a proper reception with the cutting of the cake because the taxi for the honeymoon showed up so quick. Is there a way around that, or should I just hold off on the honeymoon and send them on vacation after they get home?
Thanks again!! Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
retired moderator
Original Poster
#23 Old 28th Jul 2011 at 2:59 AM
I had some problems with them leaving so fast afterwards as well, but to get them into their formal wear, thats what the CC from SimLogical is for, just tell it to activate and include everyone.
Test Subject
#24 Old 1st Aug 2011 at 9:59 PM
Thank you, this looks amazing!!!
Forum Resident
#25 Old 13th Aug 2011 at 7:11 PM
This is absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing!
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