Spotlight: Miss Clemmie Artisan Bridal Accessories

The designer and artisan behind Miss Clemmie Bridal Accessories, Clementine Clayton, started her business in 2014; she now sells to boutiques all over the UK and brides across the globe. Following an early career in antiques, Clementine turned her eye for fine jewellery and accessories into a career, designing heirloom quality accessories using traditional millinery and jewellery […]

Ask McQueens: I Love Colourful Flowers but My Fiancée Wants a ‘Neutral’ Look – Help!

Anyone who’s decorated with a significant other will recognise the perils of choosing a colour scheme with their partner, you never fully appreciate how many colour combinations there are in the world until you’ve compared several hundred swatches on a wall and, more often than not, exercised a little bit of compromise before picking the perfect […]

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 […]

Ask McQueens: Will Lily of the Valley Last in a Wedding Bouquet?

Lily of the valley is a remarkable flower and a much-requested inclusion in bridal bouquets. The fragrance and delicate nature of this flower makes it a perfect choice but, as one reader learned, it comes with some very careful care instructions. To answer today’s question we selected the rather knowledgeable senior florist of 25 years, McQueens social media […]

Ask McQueens: What Are the Best Wedding Flowers to Use Abroad?

Today we’re introducing our new feature Ask McQueens where you can shower us with all your floral questions and we’ll do our best to come up with the answers! We kick off with one of the most popular topics within the floral world, weddings. One of our lovely readers has written in with a question about her […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Belle & Bunty

Alice Shreeve and Hannah Coniam-Thompson are the fashion designers and creatives behind the cult London label, Belle & Bunty. The brand was founded in 2003 and, after showing on the catwalks of London Fashion Week, moved into made-to-order bridalwear now selling at exclusive bridal boutiques internationally as well as in the Belle & Bunty London flagship […]

Spotlight: Rosalind Miller Cakes

Formally a lecturer in Design at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, Rosalind Miller’s path to cake making began when she decided to apply her artistic skills to cake design. Before long, her design-led creations were winning awards and A-list clients all over London, leading to Rosalind becoming one of the most sought-after wedding cake […]

Our Top 5 Favourite Pinterest Boards from 2016

As many of you know, we adore Pinterest and have been busy recently creating lots of gorgeous, themed boards inspired by the many events, weddings, contracts and simply stunning flower designs we have had the pleasure to make over time. For those of you who follow McQueens on Instagram, you’ll already know that we rarely […]

Spotlight: Marina Licht from Style & the Bride

Style & the Bride was launched in 2013 by leading bridal journalist Marina Licht. She got her first taste for weddings when she was a junior reporter at OK! Magazine, and was the envy of all of her contemporaries when she covered the wedding of one of the world’s A-list couples, Victoria and David Beckham. […]