Behind the Bouquet

Founded in 1997, Joy Cook Designs, Inc. is a boutique floral studio located in Dallas, Texas. Joy Cook Designs provides weekly flowers to prominent hotels and businesses, many of which have been clients for more than 10 years. Owner, Joy Cook, believes that there are a variety of reasons for the longevity of her clients. She points to the consistent high quality of the flowers, the unique and interesting designs, the unconditional customer service provided, and her competitive pricing.

Joy began her love of art and design while studying interior design, merchandising and dress making at Miss Wade’s Design School located at the Dallas World Trade Center. Her natural abilities may have come from her creative father who, though he was an ironworker, also hemmed her dresses when she was a child.

Joy continued her education by majoring in business in college, and then flew as a flight attendant for Continental Airlines. She later went on to commercial real estate where she learned a great deal about sales.

In 1986, Joy began studying floral design through Teleflora and earned the certification of “Master Floral Manager” through FTD. She then managed a high-end florist shop for eleven years. There she honed her skills as a floral designer and business manager, and had the opportunity to serve the Dallas Fort-Worth area through a wide variety of corporate, social and non-profit events. That extensive experience led her to found Joy Cook Designs in 1997.