Meet The Team: Riccardo Micolucci

Riccardo Micolucci celebrates his 10th year anniversary at McQueens this week, so instead of presenting him with a watch for commitment to his services, we’ve dedicated a blog post in his honour (and we promise him a big box of his favourite macarons from that exquisite patissier Paul). Riccardo is, as his name might suggest, originally from Italy. […]

Hellebore: the perfect winter flower

Hellebore, the perfect winter flower, is much adored at this time of year. It’s top of the list of favourite flowers for McQueens founder and MD, Kally Ellis, and is a gorgeous specimen that brings a bit of cheer during the cold winter months. They are a small, delicate and exquisite flower that stand no more than […]

A Short History of the Totally Terrific Terrarium

Let’s hear it for the humble terrarium, once an 80s household staple, and enjoying something of a  resurgence of late – and we couldn’t be more delighted. These mini microclimates are long-lasting, easy to maintain, and make a fabulous alternative to fresh flowers when you’re stuck for an original gift idea for family or friends. Terraria were the accessory […]

Kally Ellis featured in Sir Peter Blake Artwork

We are thrilled and honoured that McQueens founder and MD Kally Ellis has been included amongst an illustrious list of 100 subjects for an artwork created by the ‘godfather of British pop art’ Sir Peter Blake. The commission commands attention centre stage in Knightsbridge, which covers the front facade of The Mandarin Oriental hotel whilst a […]

Spotlight: Founder of Rock n Roll Bride Blog, Kat Williams

Launched in 2008 by founder, Kat Williams, Rock n Roll Bride is now one of the most popular wedding blogs in the world, known for it’s individual approach to fun, quirky and inspirational weddings that truly celebrate the uniqueness of every couple. After becoming somewhat jaded early on in her own quest for wedding inspiration, […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Flea and Bear

As many of you know, we adore Instagram. Not only is it perfect for sharing what’s going on in the wonderful world of flowers, but it’s a great place to discover and follow inspiring personalities from our industry and beyond. To continue on with our brand new Instagrammer of the Week series, we decided to […]

McQueens Master-Class: All You Need to Know

Working with flowers is enormously rewarding, they have an extremely unique and compelling power; everyone who works with flowers testifies to the sort of satisfaction that rarely exists in other professions. Flowers do have their own set of challenges, though, and a life working with flowers can at times be an interesting ride. Flowers are vulnerable to […]

A Winter Wedding

Weddings in autumn and winter are becoming increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why. Waving goodbye to the stress of ‘will the sun shine or won’t it?’ on the big day is never easy considering our infamous British weather. With an autumn or winter wedding, you are you’re free to enjoy whatever the weather throws at you and relinquish […]

We Are Hiring

Looking for a new challenge in 2017? We are recruiting for exceptionally talented, experienced, creative and committed florists to join our team with two positions available based at our Bethnal Green HQ. We are looking for well presented, dynamic individuals with great communication skills. The positions will provide an exciting opportunity for progression within one of […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Flowerona

Instagram is a fabulous playground for visual creativity and we spend lots and lots of time perusing over an eclectic assortment of accounts that we love and admire. So, we have decided to kick off this year with a new weekly series celebrating some of our favourite Instagram accounts. They might not necessarily be flower related, they […]