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 […]

On-Trend Wedding Flowers: Gypsophila

Sweet and delicate gypsophila, otherwise known as Baby’s Breath, rose to floral stardom this summer when Victoria Swarovski, heiress to the Swarovski empire, married her partner Werner Mürz. In an all-out, lavish Italian setting complete with a fairytale backdrop, the bride modelled a cathedral-length train with a star-studded celebrity guest list in attendance. Victoria’s glittering, princess-style ballgown was reportedly adorned […]

Why Pink Flowers Are the Perfect Choice for Your Wedding Day

Pink may not be your number one choice of colour, in fact, many people have a ‘love it or hate it’ point of view, especially when it comes to flowers. We, however, find it quite charming. It’s a calming, dainty colour that has been popular since its initial boom in the 18th century, when pastels […]

5 Show-Stopping McQueens Weddings

We’ve had the pleasure of creating gorgeous flowers for some truly spectacular ceremonies over the years, and today we’re sharing five show-stopping McQueens weddings to inspire and delight anyone preparing for their upcoming nuptials. We adore creating florals for all events but naturally, weddings are always extra exciting, with each couple bringing something new to […]

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 […]