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Mass Effect - Marriage by Berserker79 Mass Effect - Marriage by Berserker79
With the Reapers destroyed and peace all around the galaxy Shepard and Ashley finally had the chance to take some time to visit Ashley's home on Amaterasu and get married! Ideally, this follows Shepard's marriage proposal depicted here [link]. :)

BTW, I know the lights in this pic suck, but I was bored by too many attempts at improving them and the sheer amount of time spent on this pic, so I'm afraid you'll have to live with that... ;)

NOTES:
It feels almost forever since I've been working on this picture, so much that at least two other really nice marriage pics of Shepard are already out there. You can check them out here:

"With This Ring..." by :icondblack930: [link]
"Superheroes" by :iconlittle--miss--mia: [link]

CREDITS:
Made with XNALara and edited in Paint.NET.

Models used:
Shepard formal Alliance uniform by nach77 [link]
Ashley meshmod by me based on the following:
- Face/NecK: ME2 Ashley evening dress model by Goha [link]
- Hair: ME3 Ashley romance model by PrincessFelia [link]
- Wedding dress: Lightning - Wedding Dress by Danniellahill [link]
Ring(s) by DecanAndersen [link]
Roses by BubbleCloud [link]
Bouquet ribbon extracted and edited from RE6 Deborah Harper model by KamsonX [link]
DMC4 Fortuna main environment by SumireHaikuXNA [link]

Additional resources used:
Elaborate Wood Frame 3 by EKDuncan [link]

DISCLAIMER:
Mass Effect, Shepard, Ashley Williams and all other game related assets belong to BioWare and EA.
RE6, DMC4 and their related assets belong to Capcom.
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:iconcharlieindigoalpha76:
CharlieIndigoalpha76 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My creator was wondering do you have a female Shepard-Commander ans Ashley version?
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
I'm afraid there's no FemShepley version of this one, but I think someone else worked on a similar concept featuring FemShep and Ash... :)
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:iconcharlieindigoalpha76:
CharlieIndigoalpha76 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Acknowledged
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:iconsheplymancer007:
sheplymancer007 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
As a Male Shepard/Ashley romancer I am a big fan of your Mass Effect work. Your proposal piece even served as an inspiration for a fanfiction I wrote a year ago that served as my continuation of the third game (I too am a believer that the ending should have featured Shepard living happily ever after with his LI, in my case Ashley). I was wondering if I could have your permission to use this particular piece as the cover image for the story I'm currently writing on fanfiction.net. I think this would be perfect because I have a wedding scene that serve as the halfway point of the story. What do you think? If you will allow it, how would like to be credited in the author's note at the beginning of the story. Thanks for your time.
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Always good to hear there's more people who would have enjoyed a happy ending for Shepard and his/her LI. And while I have nothing against all other potential LIs, of course I'm happier when that happy ending is for Shepard/Ashley! :)

If you wish to use my image as the cover for your fanfic I'm ok with that: actually, I'm quite honored you feel like using it in your work (especially now that I've taken a look at my pic after a long time... I can see lots of details that I could have done better at the time... :roll:). The only thing I ask is that you please credit me for the picture (just like you already suggested). And if you could also have a link back to the pic here on dA, that would be extra nice (but not mandatory)! :D

And if you feel like sending me a link for your earlier fanfic (as well as the new one), I'd be happy to read something about our fav couple in the ME universe! ;)
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:iconsheplymancer007:
Thank you very much! I'll have the picture up later today and I will mention you and help guide people back to this page in the author's note at the beginning of the story. I say guide because for some reason fanfiction.net won't let me type links. Below is the link to my fanfiction.net account that has the stories. The earlier fic is titled "Mass Effect 'Extended' Extended Cut" and the one I'm currently working on is simply titled "After the War". I hope you enjoy them and thanks again for the use of your artwork.

www.fanfiction.net/u/4757503/t…
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:iconwolfarchangel:
WolfArchangel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Please if you still have the original dress can you send me?
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
I'm sorry, but apparently I no longer have that model... :confused: But there's a Liara meshmod having a very similar dress here [link].
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:iconwolfarchangel:
WolfArchangel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh thanks you alot!!!
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:iconrickoshay1:
RickOShay1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Very nice, though I don't care for the kind of dress that reminds of the bellbottom pants.
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:iconmraug360:
MrAug360 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Yeah this should be a cutscene that will be shown at the end or at the Citadel DLC. Or maybe just some point in the game
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Wish they considered any of those options... :roll:
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:iconghoulmine1:
GhoulMine1 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
"May you never be seperated until death"
:iconshepardplz::iconashleywilliamsplz::iconsaysplz:Thanks!
"Or atleast until the end of the 3rd game"
:iconshepardsmirkplz::iconsaysplz:..............fuck
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
:rofl: That's exactly what me and my Shepard have been thinking aloud at the end of ME3...

... luckily I can still think of my pic as an alternative ending of sort! ;)
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:iconghoulmine1:
GhoulMine1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
:lol:
Yeah, I have a pretty good idea of how my ending would have went.
Care to hear it?
:B
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Sounds like you got a story there! :) You should consider uploading that, bet there's a lot of people happy to read about alternative endings for ME3! :D
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:iconghoulmine1:
GhoulMine1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I actually had a thought about the ending.
Now there are 3 different ays for it to go.
The synthesis beam, that giant light that lets go in and control the reapers themselves and then that core that you can fire at to destroy them, which would give the cliffhanger ending if you have a high EMS score.

So how about this, incase Shepard talked enough to Tali, Legion, Kasumi, or anyone with tech knowledge, he could have tried to look into the core's parts, and then dissassemble and protablise the main structure that controlled the reapers stability.

With that, he could then walk up to the synthesis beam and only keep his hands on it till half way through.
Then he could just toss in the core while keeping it on a tether from whatever output was still left on them both from the synthesis beam and let it fry up into the control beam.
This in the end would let the core burn out it's own, the synthesis beam's, and the control beams energy into him.
Then it's all a case of, Shepard's has control of the reapers, and he would, infact have the ability to turn them on Harbinger, then keep them as his own, to decide about organics or destroy every Reaper with a snap of his fingers, instead of destroying all synthetics overall.
Shortly after the power would all burn out of him and he'd just collapse there.

Later when the shit falls, they find Shep's corpse, though since he was also part synthetic from all the different parts of him, plus all the different energy he managed to absorb, they label him dead.

Give it a day or two and he wakes up, morphs into a stream of green particles and travels through anything synthetic, while also having the power to bring himself into his organic form, fully solid, though his eyes will be glowing like TIM's, only green, and he'd have alot of Matrix-esque green markings across him.

This would most likely apply with FemShep as well.

I may yet post this, depends if it seems logical enough.
Though it's just my excuse to make him like :iconcolemacgrathplz:
I can't help it, I'm an obvious fanboy :XD:
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:iconcmxtony1:
CmxTony1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Now how come this couldn't be part of the Mass Effect 3 story?
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I support Shepard and Ashley getting married, but unfortunately BW didn't... :(
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:iconsnowie88:
Snowie88 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Hell yeah, I guess anyone with the real "Artistic Vision" would go for an ending like that! Shepard deserved to have at least one happy ending option in the game. Dunno about other species but Ashley is a human, a woman and survivor at that (remember Eden Prime). "My" Shepard had a survivor/Earthborn background in the game. Isn't it totally logical for these two characters to survive then? And if Bioware wasn't cheap and differed the endings a little due to Shep's background it might have not ended up a dissaster it is (and probably always will be).

I've always thought I would get a scene (given the background of my Shepard) with Shepard and Ashley getting married, see them retiring as war heroes after the war is over (given how badly injured they were in the game) then have just a little scene somewhere on a little planet, about like a year later. With shepard sitting on the ground, Ashley sitting in his lap, his hands around her waist while she's holding a baby in her arms, both of them smiling and happy. Something that would convince me that everything is alright for a guy who saves the universe when you choose the ending where Shepard survives. It's not that hard to think something natural for a game, isn't it beautiful and highly satisfying since this was a last instalment of Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect universe? I'm sure if Shepley story was ended like this (on the very high note or something decent instead of another cliffhanger) I would forgive all the other flaws the game had and called ME3 a deal of a lifetime. Instead we got a game that got hyped over the internet, that is weaker than it's predecesors and has a crappy endings and plotholes.
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Forgive me for the rant, it's just such a shame for a game like that to go down in shame. You did an amazing job Berserker and your artwork helped me and the other fans happy, even helped us forget and move on. That makes a hero in my book. If only BW did the games for the fun and fans like they used to.

PS: I know, it's a lot to ask but do you think you could make another fanart based on my headcannon happy ending (as described above)? I would go for it myself but I'm nowhere near skilled enough and with resources to possibly pull this off. It's a big challenge but I'm sure you would make you and a lot of people very happy. :)

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Thanks for your fanart once again,

- Snowie
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind works about this work here, I really appreciate it! It's good to hear this helped to forget some of the disappointment about the original endings! :dance:

And don't worry about ranting, I understand how you feel... Can't say I didn't think that myself more than once. Besides, the reason why I made this pic and the others in the Ash+MShep series is exactly to "convince" myself that in the end everything was alright for Shepard! :)

Re: another fanart based on the happy ending you described... well, that's an intriguing idea! ;) I can't promise anything because I'm not sure I'll find all the resources required to get it done, but I'm certainly willing to give it a try! :D
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:iconsnowie88:
Snowie88 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
That would be simply amazing, not to mention it would be my ultimate liberation from the bad taste the latest ME instalment left in my mouth! :)

But I totally understand, finding a 3D baby model is hard as hell. Only infant I remember ever being in the game was like in one of the DLCs for Fallout 3.

Once again, thank you for your fanart Berserker and a nice day for every Shepley fan staying faithful!
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
You've definitely hit on the toughest spot: the baby model is certainly a hard one to come by and there's also a lack of appropriate background imho. But never fear, I'm going to try to come up with something nice for all of us Shepley fans! ;)
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:iconsnowie88:
Snowie88 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Sorry for typos, I didn't know you can't edit your comments :(

Got to patch my post then, its ... your artwork "made" me and the other ... that makes "you" a hero. - there are other errors but these were crucial to make any sense. :D
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:iconlittle--miss--mia:
little--miss--mia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Oooooh, her dress is pretty :D

I like it, I know the lighting may have been a hassle but it would have made this even more romantic :3
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I'm glad you like it! :dance: Indeed, the whole idea for this formed in my head when I saw that dress! :D

Re: lights: I have to admit I got lazy and tired of trying to get it right and ended up releasing the picture without further tweaking the lights... :roll: Hopefully, I'll be more patient with my next works! ;)

Thank you for stopping by to comment! :D
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DOOM-Knight009 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
AHHHHH!!!! :iconkillitwithfireplz:
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:iconmaxamillion2009:
Maxamillion2009 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Writer
Are you planning to do alternative versions of this as well, or no?
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Sorry, but no alternative versions are planned... I'm afraid that the moment I make a further version of this with an alternative pairing I'll end up having to do any conceivable pairing and finish with hating this pic! :)
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Maxamillion2009 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Writer
Ok.
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:icondanniellahill:
Danniellahill Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely work my friend :clap:

i really like it ^^
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you very much! :dance: I definitely had to use your model one way or another, it's so beautiful! :love:
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:icondanniellahill:
Danniellahill Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww thank you :tighthug:
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:iconsnowie88:
Snowie88 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
This is simply amazing, really I got nothing more to say .. just amazing! :dance:

A proper ending to a sloppy game, thank you!!! :boogie:
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
An End Once and For All! :) Just a more cheerful and more to my liking end! ;)

And thanks for the :+fav: too! :happybounce:
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BeatrixShepard Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I loved it, work very well done. :love:
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
So good you like this one and added it to your :+fav:s! Thank you! :D

BTW, looking forward to seeing your next Shepard+Liara pictures! ;)
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Natsumi494 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Nice !!
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thanks! :D
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Angela17xxx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
amazing, very well done. :)
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you! Glad you like it and :+fav: it! ;)
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Angela17xxx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ur welcome! :D
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:iconlostoverlord:
Lostoverlord Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
My inner fangirl just died from the overflowing feels...


Ashley looks beautiful, Shepard looks handsome as always. Ring on his finger is a nice touch.
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thanks (for the :+fav: too)! :D Ash and Shepard really deserved their happy ending and I'm glad you like my interpretation here!
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Elvisfonz22 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Wow ash is beautiful in white :jawdrop:
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Guess Shepard had the very same reaction when he saw her! ;) Thanks for commenting! :)
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:iconelvisfonz22:
Elvisfonz22 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Yeah I bet he did like mine when he saw her in Eden prime for the first time :)
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DBlack930 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's amazing! :worship: I love all the detail you put into it. There's some things in there that I'd been looking for myself, couldn't find, and just assumed there were no models available for. The fact that you looked until you found 'em just shows that you really wanted to do it right... :w00t: :thumbsup:
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you! :dance: :D I really appreciate your comment, especially because after seeing your marriage pic I was really in awe of that one and kept feeling my pic was going to look a poor second-rate compared to yours! :)

BTW, probably I'm a bit obsessed with certain details... that probably explains how I could keep hunting for all the models used in this pic! ;)
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LoneRebelX87 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
if only the endings were better, we could have got something like this =(
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