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

Spectacular Scented Stock

Our fleur du jour is glorious delightful stock or Matthiola incana to give it its Latin name. We adore this inconspicuous scruffy garden-like specimen so it’s a pleasure to take a moment to ponder on its beauty. Most people instinctively raise a flower to their nose to sample its natural scent. This can sometimes be […]

Spotlight: Judy Broad Calligraphy

Calligraphy is hot right now, and new ways of exploring the traditional craft are on the rise with calligraphers such as Judy Broad. Having learned from the masters as a mature student, Judy is paving her way with their modern scripts. She now teaches and works with both private and corporate clients including wedding planners, photographers, designers and […]

Trending: Flower Ice Cubes

What could be more delightful on a hot summer’s day than a cool drink, chilled with flower ice cubes picked fresh from the garden? Not only does your tipple look totally gorgeous (and your Insta-game upped by about 100%) but the possibilities are endless; a sparkling flute of bubbly with dusky spray roses floating inside, edible pansies adding […]

Meet the Team: Will Simmons

Today we are featuring Will Simmons. At just 18 years old, he is the youngest and one of the newest members of our team. Will has been working at McQueens for nearly a year now and is part of our busy events team. He has a contagious passion for flowers that runs in the family – […]

McQueens School Experience: Francesca Scarlato

McQueens Flower School continues to grow from strength to strength, and we are thrilled to welcome so many of our students on our work experience programme following the course. We recently had the pleasure of teaching and getting to know Francesca Scarloto. We asked her about her experience at McQueens Flower School. Congratulations on completing the […]

Ask McQueens: What Flowers to Give Someone with Hayfever?

Today’s question comes from a reader facing a conundrum common to many of us during the warmer months –  hay fever. Although not affected himself, Richard’s wife of almost a decade regularly suffers from sneezing fits in the presence of flowers. Fortunately, with over 15 years experience, senior florist and McQueens shop manager, Andrea Bassoli, is just the […]

Book Review: Capture Your Style by Aimee Song

With over 4.6 million Instagram followers and counting, style blogger Aimee Song certainly knows a thing or two about taking the perfect Instagram snap. Therefore it was with great anticipation that she released her first book, Capture Your Style, revealing her secrets behind creating the ultimate feed. Naturally, as fellow Instagram fans, we were only too delighted […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Iamkristabel

We challenge anyone to scroll through today’s Instagrammer of the Week feed and not feel instantly uplifted by her abundance of joyful snapshots. London blogger, Kristabel, has a knack for capturing a bright pop of colour whether it be in a pretty facade, her outfit of the day, a delectable dish or a stylishly arranged […]

The Classic Urn

For displaying your flowers, it doesn’t come more classic than an urn. Depicted in art throughout history, it remains a trusted floral statement that can be called upon to add a touch of class to any party or event. A skip through the aisles of our warehouse at McQueens HQ in Bethnal Green will reveal a […]