Planning Your Winter Wedding Flowers

Winter is a truly enchanting season to tie the knot. Not only can couples bypass the worry of whether or not the sun will be shining (this is the UK, after all), but you can enjoy all the lovely festive feels that come hand in hand with the cooler weather, early evenings and cosy nights […]

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 […]

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 […]