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This 86-year-old bride has stolen the hearts of the Internet with her purple wedding dress

This 86-year-old bride has stolen the hearts of the Internet with her purple wedding dress


Written by Katie Byrne

Millie Taylor-Morrison designed the gown she wore for her wedding to partner Harold Morrison...

 

We'd like to take a moment to introduce you to Millie Taylor-Morrison, who married her partner Harold Morrisson three weeks ago today.

So far, so ordinary - except for the fact that Millie a) is 86 years old and b) designed her own wedding dress, and has since basically done a Kimmy K and broken the Internet after her granddaughter shared a post of her stunning wedding day look on a Facebook page. The post has currently been 'liked' over 98,000 times, with over 8k shares.

Seriously - how fabulous?

Back to that frock for a moment: the divine gown, which features vibrant a vibrant purple gown and an embroidered lavender overlay, is arguably one of the most fabulous wedding dresses we've seen this year. The beautiful bride paired her bespoke creation with a slick purple fascinator and an extravagant trailing bouquet for the ultimate in glamazon wedding day style. 

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Why the unusual colour? Millie explained to People: "Purple and lavender are my favorite colors. It was exactly what I wanted. I felt so wonderful".

Speaking to Buzzfeed about the one-of-a-kind dress, Millie's granddaughter Khadjija Elkharbibi: "It took a few sketches done by a church member, Mathew Purefoy, until they got it right. She then took it to designer Marco Hall to have it made. She started that process in July".

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Designer Marco had the below to add...

But it's not just the dress that has captured the hearts and minds of, oh, everyone - Millie's joyful and vibrant attitude towards getting married also make her story truly stand out from the crowd.

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The happy couple first became acquainted in 1952, at Millie's wedding to her first husband, who passed away 14 years ago.

Speaking to People about how she and Harold first met, Millie revealed: "I used to sing in the choir and Harold attended my church. 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. I used to admire him in church. He dressed impeccably and I admire that in a man".

   

Our favourite thing about this story? Whilst society tends to focus on the 'younger' bride, we shouldn't forget that women of all ages get married, every single day. As Millie's granddaughter says: "This is a true testament that age is just a number and everyone can find love again". 

And if you can do it whilst looking like an absolute queen, even better. 

Slay all day, Millie, slay all day.

Images unless otherwise stated: Facebook


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