New Dates: McQueens Flower School: Italy 2017

We always knew that to celebrate our 25th anniversary in style, we’d want to do something really special. So when our accounts director Riccardo Micolucci suggested a master-class to be held at his recently restored 300-year old Italian palazzo, it was a resounding ‘YES!’ from the rest of Team McQueens. Of course, it did mean […]

Abel & Cole at The Brickhouse

We are huge fans of organic pioneers, Abel & Cole. They are our go-to folk for healthy, hearty organic vegetable and fruit and we swear by their online store offering a fantastic choice of  the finest and delicious farmhouse produce and ingredients. I don’t think there are any of their boxes that we haven’t sampled. The love is reciprocal and […]

A Very English Affair

Being chosen to create flowers for someone’s wedding is always a thrill and a great honour. That thrill is magnified when the bride is a former student and that was certainly the case when McQueens Flower School director and social media manager Duncan McCabe was asked to create the wedding and bridesmaid bouquets for former student Lizzy Loveday Nicolls. ‘ […]

The Art of Calligraphy

We recently worked with calligraphy supremo Julia Broughton – she was commissioned by one of our clients to create lettering for a seating plan at her wedding. In conversation with Julia, we were struck by some of the similarities of the craft of calligraphy and the work that we do as florists. Working with our hands […]

Meet the Team: Emily Mathison

Emily Mathison has been part of the McQueens team for four and a half years and she has a unique take on the place, having worked in all major departments. From shop to school, contracts to events, Emily has done it all! We spoke to her about flowers and fun times at McQueens, and her latest promotion –  head tutor […]

My McQueens Wedding: Charlotte & Joe

Charlotte and Joe Fogel got married at Grosvenor Chapel in June 2016 and had a dream wedding reception at Claridge’s in Mayfair. Creating flowers for a wedding is quite an undertaking, and the process starts a long time before the actual wedding. One thing we really like is getting to know our clients over that period of […]

Assouline: Art & Bouquets

Maison Assouline was created in 1994 with the aim of offering a fresh vision in luxury publishing. Over the past two decades and more, it has grown to become an iconic global brand with locations all around the world including Paris, New York, Seoul and Mexico City. They opened their first international flagship store in London in […]

Our Bouquet of the Month

Each month we celebrate the best in seasonal flowers and create a bouquet  using a selection of our favourite flowers for the time of year. As the seasons gently roll on, our September bouquet embraces the colours and warmth of an Indian summer –  peach roses, yellow craspidia, orange viburnum carthemus, blackberries and seasonal foliage. Available to buy online […]

Dahlia Obsession

It’s the perfect time of year for the delight that is the dahlia. We’re big fans here at McQueens and will, for the dahlia duration, be making the most of these glorious flowers while they’re in season. We love them for their diversity, their audacity and for their other worldly charm. The geometry is the secret […]