A fresh arrangement of flowers is a delight to the senses. It beckons a smile from its admirers and is sure to brighten even the dreariest of days. Lookout Mountain resident Jessi Cook is an accomplished floral artist and, as such, has brightened many days. Her talents grace tables and parties throughout Chattanooga, as well as the arms of little girls attending daddy/ daughter dances.
Jessi hails from Huntington, W.Va. In the late 1990s, she attended Covenant College, where she met her wonderful husband, Andrew Cook. They have been married for 18 years and have spent the majority of their married life on Lookout Mountain. Jessi and Andrew have three precious children. Bennett, 12, is a sixth grader at Chattanooga Christian School. His younger siblings, Hudson, 10, and Finley, 5, attend Lookout Mountain School where they are in fourth grade and kindergarten, respectively.
When asked how her love for arranging flowers began, Jessi elaborated, “I have always loved flowers but began to develop a greater interest in actually working with them and learning the art of arranging soon after I was married. In 2003, I had the opportunity to begin working with a local florist on weddings. I began as her assistant, and, several years later, I became her business partner. Eventually, she decided to phase out of the business, so I continued on my own until my husband’s job took us away from Chattanooga in 2008. Thankfully, we had the opportunity to move back to Lookout in 2012, with two young children and another on the way! During the early years of having young children at home, I put the business aside and merely worked on flowers for enjoyment and fun. Nonetheless, as my youngest approached kindergarten last year, I decided it was time to start experimenting with stepping back into the business again, and I am so glad that I have!”
Boxwood Designs is in full swing now, and is quite popular. While Jessi enjoys creating arrangements for weddings, she most loves creating designs for parties, birthdays, anniversaries and special events. For several years, Jessi has created special wrist corsages for young ladies attending the Oneida Club’s Father- Daughter Dance. “I also love being able to work with a client on an individual basis in order to create something that reflects their personal style and taste,” Jessi said.
With such tremendous talent literally at her fingertips, Jessi is available for events of all sizes, big or small. Her pricing is specific to the event and the particular flowers that are used. Jessi enjoys putting forth her best work while working within the guidelines of her client’s individual budget.
Contact Jessi at (423) 503-8103 or email her at email@example.com