The Joys of Autumn and Winter Weddings

Autumn and winter weddings 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 perhaps one of the biggest plus points, considering our infamous British weather. With an autumn or winter wedding, you are you’re free to enjoy whatever the weather […]

The Thrill of Creating Wedding Flowers

There can be no more an honour or an accolade than being commissioned by a happy couple to be their designated florist of choice for a wedding or civil ceremony. We, florists, are lucky to have a window into every celebration in life and there can be no more a jolly affair than the union of […]

Five Tips to Choose Your Wedding Flowers

When it comes to planning a wedding, it goes without saying that choosing the right flowers comes right up there with picking the venue, menu and the perfect dress. However, with so many varieties, themes and seemingly endless inspiration to choose from, it can quickly become overwhelming (especially once you end up down a Pinterest […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Show-Stopping McQueens Weddings

We’ve had the pleasure of creating gorgeous flowers for some truly spectacular ceremonies over the years, and today we’re sharing five show-stopping McQueens weddings to inspire and delight anyone preparing for their upcoming nuptials. We adore creating florals for all events but naturally, weddings are always extra exciting, with each couple bringing something new to […]

My McQueens Wedding: Freddie & Tony

If we ever we needed a reminder that love is all you need, it was this weekend. And on Saturday 3 June, there was plenty of love in the air as McQueens staff turned out en force to witness the wedding of our very own school administrator, Freddie, to his civil partner, Tony. It was a glorious day of celebration that stretched on into the evening with feasting and fun, music and merriment, and enough love to bring big beaming smiles to all our faces.

My McQueens Wedding: Freddie & Tony

Ask McQueens: What Are the Best Wedding Flowers to Use Abroad?

Today we’re introducing our new feature Ask McQueens where you can shower us with all your floral questions and we’ll do our best to come up with the answers! We kick off with one of the most popular topics within the floral world, weddings. One of our lovely readers has written in with a question about her […]

My McQueens Wedding: Penelope Sacorafou and J Clague

Creating flowers for a wedding is always an incredible honour. Flowers make such a difference to the day and as florists we love playing a part in such a special occasion, it’s an honour we don’t take too lightly, particularly when asked to design and install flowers by a friend for a wedding held abroad. Penelope […]

Marvellous Matricaria

Today we salute matricaria, a flower that probably doesn’t get the recognition that it so richly deserves. It’s not the first name that trips off the tongue when you’re talking about faves, and comes way down in the pecking order of floral desirability, which is a great shame because we think it’s worth a closer look. As […]