How did it all begin?
You can search for years to find a job you love.
A textile designer by trade, I worked in the industry until I was regularly flying to New York to visit top fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren.
I chose to change my career direction and discovered floristry. I became passionate about all aspects of the profession and retrained in London. I had an amazing time working for three leading wedding & event florists and it was everything I had dreamt of - I loved the insane hours, the chaos, the fabulous teamwork and the scaleand drama of everything we created. My years of training in design, colour, proportion and texture all fell into place through the medium of flowers.
I established Twisted Willow in 2008 with the aim of bringing a touch of London flair to Yorkshire flower design, and we are now a thriving business in Ripon. You will not find us on the high street - we operate from a busy studio close to Ripon Cathedral where we concentrate on our two passions of wedding floristry and event floristry.
Have you an event or wedding in the future. How can we help?
We would love to meet and hear your plans. Please call or e-mail us.
Joanna Cairns, Owner & Creative Director