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 […]

Bridal Design: Over the Arm Bouquet

The scope and choice for bridal flowers is a whole lot more relaxed these days – a bit like social attitudes themselves. It wasn’t so long ago that brides were expected to glide down the marriage conveyor belt in a compulsory white Pronuptia gown holding a style of bouquet that had remained the same for […]

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 […]

My McQueens Wedding: Kim and Craig

Kim and Craig Kelly enjoyed a gorgeous wedding ceremony in the sublime sunken garden at The Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire last August. Against a romantic flower arch backdrop – created by McQueens naturally, with gorgeous summer blooms – they exchanged their vows. Afterwards, the lavish wedding reception was held in the ballroom at the Grove, and all was captured beautifully by their photographer […]