Much to the delight (and despair) of many, Christmas has officially landed in London. Yes, as light switching-on ceremonies sweep the capital and festive decor pops up with abandon, We’re proud to reveal our own handiwork at that iconic, Mayfair five-star hotel, Claridge’s.
As florists, our relationship with Christmas can be something of a love-hate affair. After all, we have been knee deep in festive paraphernalia for weeks — and believe us when we say, cinnamon sticks and baubles don’t have quite the same appeal in September!
However, no one can deny there is something utterly magical about this time of year, and perhaps no more so when it comes to Christmas bouquets. As the New Covent Garden flower market gradually fills with glittered pine cones, wax-dipped apples, metallic twigs and foliage, so our hand-tied creations begin to reflect this look.
” As the New Covent Garden flower market gradually fills with glittered pine cones, wax-dipped apples, metallic twigs and foliage, so our hand-tied creations begin to reflect this look.”
Along with the changing seasons, of course, come the latest influx of flowers and foliages, including ilex berries, tulips, berried ivy, anemones and everyone’s favourite winter flower, ranunculus. We absolutely adore making the most of these seasonal delights, so it is without further ado that we unveil our round-up of three fabulous festive bouquets to mark the starts of the season – in true McQueens style.
Inspired by everyone’s favourite winter wonderland, Narnia combines all the gorgeous frostiness of the season with a combination of premium white large-headed roses, astrantia, ranunculus, frosted pine cones and foliage.
A delightful festive offering to celebrate the season. This joyful combination of pale lilac roses, clematis and hypericum berries also features frosted cones, seasonal foliage and a touch of silver asparagus fern to convey an abundance of winter chic.
If one bouquet could sum up Christmas, this would be it. Noël is a merry celebration of all things festive, packed full of premium red roses, seasonal anemones, ilex berries, natural pine cones, red tulips and a touch of seasonal foliage. It is the ultimate bouquet to kick off the season in splendid festive style.