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 […]
We were delighted to have a special gathering at our HQ in Bethnal Green to mark the 20th anniversary of McQueens Flower School last week.
The season has stepped up a gear as the Chelsea Flower Show becomes a distant memory and the summer vibe continues in earnest. Newspapers trot out yet more summer predictions of ‘oh-what-a-scorcher’, ‘hotter-than-the-Sahara’ in time for the festival season. We live in hope! It’s all about the peony in flower world at the moment. They […]
One of our main flower crushes at this time of year is the butterfly ranunculus. It’s the hot new variety that is turning florists’ heads, so we are delighted to share our fondness for these beauties right here on the blog. Coy and unassuming, this ephemeral beauty waits in the wings while the popular ranunculus […]
We have loved creating exciting festive installations throughout London in some of the capital’s fabulous landmark destinations. The thrill of creating elaborate displays at this time of year is tempered by the hard physical toll it takes on the team.
In this McQueens video, Imogen creates a gorgeous classic bridal hand-tied bouquet with care and attention to detail. The design is created using a combination of pale pink, lilac roses and hydrangea. We have a dedicated team that create flowers for weddings and events and it’s always such a privilege to create flowers for someone’s big day … Made by McQueens: Pretty Pink Bridal Bouquet
It is well known in flowery circles that, just like Dr Who, florists operate outside of the usual space-time continuum. Our days appear two and a half hours shorter than everyone else’s and we spend the majority of our time running around trying to squish everything we need to do with superhuman urgency. It is […]
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 […]
McQueens school team remember with fondness a whirlwind adventure with a very warm and welcoming team at the Russian River Flower School in Healdsburg, California and a magnificent group of students we met during an intensive one-week course. Head tutor Guiseppe led the course, ably accompanied by McQ social media director Duncan McCabe, who documented the trip…
It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were sunning our bits in far-flung places, enjoying our summer holidays with no more pressing decisions than the strength of sun factor cream one should wear. Now we are suddenly faced with the looming prospect of Christmas and the tricky issue of where we should spend the […]