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 […]

My McQueens Wedding: Sophie and Arsham

Today we’re delighted to share with you the wedding of Sophie and Arsham who tied the knot on June 24 2017, steeped in glamour at that iconic 5-star Mayfair hotel, Claridge’s. An elegant event, complete with sumptuous McQueens blooms, of course, Sophie and Arsham exchanged their vows surrounded by friends and family in the grand […]

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 […]

Party Classic: Ye Ole Candelabra

We love creating flowers for parties and the options for dressing a dining table are endless. Candelabra makes for an impactful option that is a tried and tested design – a firm favourite with us, and a fantastic solution for numerous occasions. Candelabra are a classic statement that works particularly well in large ballroom areas with high ceilings […]

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

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 […]

The Classic Flower Arch

Whilst a wall of flowers may be gaining in popularity as the floral talking point for many weddings, there will always be a place for the classic flower archway. This idyllic picture-perfect statement might not be everyone’s cup of tea, however. Some might consider them to be a little cliché and would rather walk through a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]