Growing up in Pontyclun in South Wales I was always a creative child and it was no surprise to many that following my A levels at Y Pant Comprehensive School, I went on to study art. Firstly Surface Pattern design in Carmarthenshire College of Technology and Art, and then Printed Textiles at Winchester School of Art.
The year 2000 found me living in the victorian sea side town of Cromer in Norfolk. It was here that I fell into floristry working at The Flower Centre and from there my passion for flowers evolved.
On returning to Pontyclun in 2006 I started working at The Flower Pot, and there I stayed for 10 years until Linda Colley, the former owner, retired in June 2016. It was a real pleasure to serve the community that I’d grown up in and it’s a comfort to know that the customers, many of whom have become friends, still seek me out to create flowers for them today.
You can find lots of wedding inspiration on my Pinterest boards, search for Flower1972, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook, look for Louise Latham Flowers or click on the social media links below.
Anyone who knows me will know of my 2 loves. The first is my rescue Jack Russell Betty and the second is my love of walking in woodlands. I love watching the seasons change, the lush greens of spring and summer and the warm oranges and browns of autumn and winter. The smell of wild garlic, the crunch of autumn leaves underfoot, the bluebells, the moss and the lichen, the trickle of streams, muddy puddles, the dappled sunlight through the leafy canopy, walking and watching nature in all its splendour.
Whilst collecting handfuls of acorns and pine cones I’m inspired by one of my favourite florists Francois Weeks she creates the most beautiful botanical jewellery and wedding bouquets. Last year it inspired me to hold an exhibition at Giles Gallery Pontyclun, I made handbags from foliages and twigs. This love will never fade and it will be wrong of me not to include this in my first attempt at a website as it’s a huge part of what drives my passion for floristry. I hope you enjoy these images of my work, and not forgetting my little ginger and white squirrel chasing terrierist Betty!