Hi! I’m Louise. I established Jasmine and Lily Floral Wreaths at the beginning of 2018. After leaving a long career in banking, I retrained as a makeup artist, a job I thoroughly enjoyed, but I think I have finally found my niche designing and creating the wreaths you can see in my portfolio.
Wreath-making was something I initially envisaged as a relaxing, therapeutic hobby, but I quickly realised that not only did people like seeing my work, they also wanted to buy the wreaths to decorate their own homes. I now have clients throughout the UK and Ireland, and my wreaths have even made it as far as Sweden, Mexico and the United States.
I believe my signature style is truly eclectic. I have always had a flair for fashion and home décor, and I have long been a collector of vintage clothes, handbags and hats. My work is inspired not only by the ceramics and artworks I have picked up over the years, but also by my love of the flora of the countryside around County Armagh and Cushendun in the Glens of Antrim.
I am very active on all my social media platforms and love the immediacy and personal engagement they offer. My wreaths have been featured by a number of influencers, notably Handmade in the UK (@handmadeintheuk_hmuk) and Lisa’s Lust List (@lisas_lust_list), and I am the winner of prestigious awards from Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday (#SBS) and SmallBusinessShoutOut (@smallbizshoutUK). In addition, I was honoured to receive the award for Start Up of the Year in Mums at Work’s 2018 Recognition Awards (@mumsatwork1).