The Wonderful World of Florists

The flower industry has revolutionised over the past 25 years and working in the wonderful world of flowers has never been more appealing. McQueens was at the forefront of the revolution that helped to reshape an industry that was saddled with a fuddy-duddy reputation and mired in antiquated rules and notions of how flowers should […]

McQueens Events: Join The Team

Senior Events Florist We are recruiting an exceptionally talented and experienced florist to join our events team based at our Bethnal Green HQ. The successful candidate will be a well presented, dynamic individual with high creative standards and great communication skills. The position will provide an exciting opportunity for progression within one of London’s leading luxury […]

The Foliages, Berries and Fruits of Autumn

Autumn has officially arrived and is making itself known with the odd chilly moment. Scarves and jumpers are de rigueur here at McQueens right now and whilst we are not quite sporting the apple cheeks and woolly hats just yet, our Daisy Dukes and skimpy tops are being packed away for the season. Florist’s shops are […]

On-Trend Wedding Flowers: Jewel-Tones

Jewel tones have increasingly found their way into our homes, wardrobes and more recently, wedding flowers. It’s an emerging trend that we admire for its bold contrasts and rich use of colour; a heady recipe that can ignite a thousand possibilities depending on the season. The term, of course, refers to the array of precious […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Sara Boccaccini

Sara Boccaccini is a UK textile designer and illustrator living and working in Brooklyn, NYC. Originally from the rolling hills of the Peak District, she graduated with a 1st class Hons in Textiles and Surface Pattern, before going on to produce prints for top high street fashion brands, including Zara, H&M, DKNY, Urban Outfitters and Guess. […]

Will Williams: A Mindfulness Approach

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a quiet revolution taking place – the practice of mindfulness. People from every walk of life are increasingly looking for an alternative approach to living with the demanding stresses and strains of today’s busy lifestyle, and many are turning to mindfulness as the answer. Holistic practices such as […]

The Pros and Cons of Tossing The Bouquet

When it comes to the question of whether or not to toss the wedding bouquet, it will come as no surprise that many florists will stand firmly on the side of ‘please, no’. The mere thought of hours of painstaking work being flung with abandon into the air, causing a scrum of lovelorn ladies, can […]

Our Top 5 Renaissance Flowers

Like fashion, flowers continually evolve with styles coming in and going out of favour as they align with trends in art, design and interiors.  OK, the swings might not be quite as swift as the changes in fashion where it often seems like this season’s must-have are next season’s bargain bin, still there are marked […]

On-Trend Wedding Flowers: Gypsophila

Sweet and delicate gypsophila, otherwise known as Baby’s Breath, rose to floral stardom this summer when Victoria Swarovski, heiress to the Swarovski empire, married her partner Werner Mürz. In an all-out, lavish Italian setting complete with a fairytale backdrop, the bride modelled a cathedral-length train with a star-studded celebrity guest list in attendance. Victoria’s glittering, princess-style ballgown was reportedly adorned […]

Kally Ellis Featured in LAPADA Magazine

Last month we were delighted to announce our partnership with the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers, LAPADA for their 2017 Art and Antiques Fair which took place in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, 15 – 20 September.  The show, which was established in 2009, has grown to become a renowned international showcase, becoming a prestigious landmark […]