Eighteen years 7


Eighteen years ago today I married my best friend and the love of my life! It was the best decision I’ve ever made! We had a beautiful wedding full of friends and family. It was a very relaxed wedding, and boy did we have a good time. We got married at the Horace Williams house in Chapel Hill, NC. Horace Williams was the first philosophy professor at UNC, which is fitting because Brad studied philosophy as an undergrad and graduate student!

My favorite thing about the wedding (besides marrying Brad) was the brown sugar pound cake that we had for the wedding cake. It was sooooooo tasty! I loved it so much that Brad got me that same cake (though a small one) for our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd anniversaries.

My second favorite thing was the flowers. We had awesome flowers with Veronicas, Delphinium, stock (sweet pea), yellow and orange roses, and other more wild looking flowers. We had some of the flowers from my bouquet freeze dried and framed– they are hanging on our wall.

I took some pictures of some of the pictures in our wedding album, and thought I’d share them with y’all.

In the pictures Brad is a man (not in a wheelchair) with short blond hair and glasses wearing a black tux. I am a woman with very short curled brown hair and black oval glasses wearing a white satin dress. The dress didn’t have any adornments, just a fitted bodice and a flared skirt. I have a long but narrow set of six tulle strands that make up a veil that hangs from the back of my hair with a ceramic flowered comb and am wearing a strand of pearls that Brad’s grandmother hand knotted for me.

Veronica sitting on the bench where Brad proposed.  Brad is on one knee, reenacting the proposal.
Veronica sitting on the bench where Brad proposed. Brad is on one knee, reenacting the proposal.
Brad leans up against a wooden post with lots of greenery around, and Veronica leans against Brad.  Brad has his arms around Veronica's waist and is holding her hands.
Brad leans up against a wooden post with lots of greenery around, and Veronica leans against Brad. Brad has his arms around Veronica’s waist and is holding her hands.
Brad sits on a low stone wall and Veronica sits on his lap as they both look into the camera.
Brad sits on a low stone wall and Veronica sits on his lap as they both look into the camera.
A closeup of Veronica's face and upper body with the beautiful flowers in front of her chin.  The Veronicas are the flowers that are purple and long and kinda curved.
A closeup of Veronica’s face and upper body with the beautiful flowers in front of her chin. The Veronicas are the flowers that are purple and long and kinda curved.
Veronica rests her elbow on a stone wall covered with ivy and rests her head on her hand.  In the background, Brad is watching and smiling.  Brad being in the background was on purpose.
Veronica rests her elbow on a stone wall covered with ivy and rests her head on her hand. In the background, Brad is watching and smiling. Brad being in the background was on purpose.
Brad stands next to an iron gate with ivy on it, resting his hand on the gate.  Veronica stands in the background watching and smiling, again on purpose.
Brad stands next to an iron gate with ivy on it, resting his hand on the gate. Veronica stands in the background watching and smiling, again on purpose.
Brad stands in the same pose as the last picture with Veronica next to him and her arm around him.  In the background, quite by accident, stands Veronica's dad, who is watching.
Brad stands in the same pose as the last picture with Veronica next to him and her arm around him. In the background, quite by accident, stands Veronica’s dad, who is watching.
In front of a giant magnolia tree there is a white trellis with ivy and flowers covering it.  Veronica and Brad stand beneath it and kiss their first kiss as a married couple.
In front of a giant magnolia tree there is a white trellis with ivy and flowers covering it. Veronica and Brad stand beneath it and kiss their first kiss as a married couple.
Veronica and Brad walking down the aisle after the wedding.  Veronica is smiling happily while Brad is holding back his emotions.
Veronica and Brad walking down the aisle after the wedding. Veronica is smiling happily while Brad is holding back his emotions.
Veronica and Brad both hold the knife they are about to use to cut the wedding cake.  The cake is three tiers and is frosted with white buttercream.  There are the same flowers from Veronica's bouquet covering the cake and hanging down from each of the tiers.
Veronica and Brad both hold the knife they are about to use to cut the wedding cake. The cake is three tiers and is frosted with white buttercream. There are the same flowers from Veronica’s bouquet covering the cake and hanging down from each of the tiers.
Veronica and Brad lighting a candle together.  It is dark outside (we recreated this event that happened during the wedding later on during the reception) and the candle shines brightly illuminating our faces and casting of beams of light.
Veronica and Brad lighting a candle together. It is dark outside (we recreated this event that happened during the wedding later on during the reception) and the candle shines brightly illuminating our faces and casting of beams of light.

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7 thoughts on “Eighteen years

  • Deb and The Cop

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THESE PRECIOUS PHOTOS! I’ve downloaded and saved quite a few. You are absolutely glowing and it is obvious Brad is holding back a lot of emotion – to no avail – it is all quite obvious. How in the world did you cut that beautiful 3-tiered cake? With all the flowers flowing down it, I don’t see a way to sneak a knife in!

    Brad looks so handsome in his tux! Your wedding dress is stunning in its simplicity and I love the way it is fitted on top then flows down in folds.

    Brad & Veronica: Congratulations on your 18th Anniversary – and may you have many more than 18 to follow!
    Love to you both, xxoo Deb

  • Anonymous

    It was a beautiful wedding but what made it special was the two beautiful people that were beginning a new beautiful life together as Mr. and Mrs. Brad Morris.
    They , unlike so many young people, were in love and they were committed to their vows. I thank God and am so proud of them and blessed to have the privilege of being their Nana!!
    Love you bunches!