Love Is Enough – A William Morris Inspired Wedding Editorial

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How many of you are familiar with the timeless and romantic textile designs of William Morris?

Those of you with a penchant for the odd Liberty print probably will be – and if you’re lucky enough, you snapped up one of those limited edition William Morris print H&M dresses last year. This bridal editorial was inspired entirely by the work of William Morris. The designer, My Eden Bridal, had in fact been waiting for the right moment to do such a shoot for a decade, and then, it all happened in an instant.

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“We had 15 suppliers working in harmony to bring to life details inspired by Morris’s art and our stunningly unique surroundings. The shoot was designed by Catharina Eden of My Eden Bridal, a wedding and evening dress designer based in the Cotswolds.”

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“The dresses were sustainable using only upcycled luxury fabrics. The invitations were made using seeded paper that can be planted to grow into a meadow and the beautiful pendants used the sampling lace for the wedding dress making sure none was wasted.”

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“Flowers were seasonal and British and the arrangements included locally sourced wild strawberries as a nod to the famous ‘Strawberry Thief’ print by William Morris.”

…And this day draw a veil over all deeds pass’d over,
Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter;
The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter
These lips and these eyes of the loved and the lover.” William Morris – 1834-1896

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“Our shoot location was Kelmscott Manor, William Morris’s storied family home in the Cotswolds, which he owned together with the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rosetti.”

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“Kelmscott Manor had never before allowed a fashion photoshoot inside the house and we had the absolute honour and privilege to locate our styled wedding reception shoot there. It takes my breath away thinking about the original Rosetti paintings that we were allowed to use as backdrop, and seeing our model’s reflection in the original main staircase mirror, just as Morris and his guests would have done.”

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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.