There’s so much to love about the wedding of New Jersey couple Millie Taylor-Morrison and Harold Morrison.
For starters, they have the most Notebook-esque award-winning love story ever! Millie, an 86-year-old proud mother and grandmother, was married to her first husband for 41 years before he died in 1992. Years later, she reconnected with Harold, 85, who was actually a guest at her first wedding in 1952.
“I used to sing in the choir and Harold attended my church,” Millie tells PEOPLE. “I would be standing with the other choir members, waiting to walk out and he would come over and kiss me on the cheek before sitting down for the service.”
“Then when I got married [to my first husband], the whole church was invited and Harold was there,” she told People Magazine.
When Harold became sick, Millie and other church members would visit him at his house and she offered to drive him back and forth to services.
When he got better, they continued to see each other. Eight years later, he became sick again to the point where he couldn’t live alone.
“I asked him if he wanted to live with me instead of a nursing home,” Millie says. “And he said, ‘Definitely.’ ”
When Harold recovered a year later, the couple set a wedding date for earlier this month and tied the knot in front of 200 close friends and loved ones at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
And she was the textbook definition of a glowing bride – carrying a bursting bouquet of what looks like lilies, roses, and baby’s breath; and wearing an off-the shoulder purple custom-made gown that she designed herself. Ms. Millie approached the designer of the dress, Marco Hall, with a sketch of the dress in hand and when she stood in front of the mirror for the first time, she “couldn’t believe it,” she says. “It was exactly what I wanted. I felt so wonderful.”
[And THAT ladies and gentlemen, is how a bride is supposed to feel in her dress and on her wedding day!!]
When asked about her life as a newlywed, Ms. Millie says she’s happier than ever, proving that there’s someone out there for all of us and that no ONE is ever too old to fall head over heels, in love.
Check out all of the photos that she’s made public on Facebook from the elegant affair with her beautiful family!