Flower of the Hour: Scabious

A quintessential summer favourite, scabious (or scabiosa) is a McQueens staple for the sunnier months. This delicate beauty from the honeysuckle family is hard to resist and will be used in abundance throughout all McQueens departments (except perhaps the contracts team). As stunning as scabious is for gifts, parties and as a wedding flower, they […]

Spotlight: Maya Njie Perfumes

One of the many joys of working with flowers is the incredible and endless array of scents that arise throughout the year, marking the start and end of the season as distinctly as the changing weather. Scent has the magical ability to unearth memories of the past and the nostalgia of seasons before, a sensory encounter […]

Our Top 5 Renaissance Flowers

Like fashion, flowers continually evolve with styles coming in and going out of favour as they align with trends in art, design and interiors.  OK, the swings might not be quite as swift as the changes in fashion where it often seems like this season’s must-have are next season’s bargain bin, still there are marked […]

Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen

Some people are so iconic they transcend fashion and are considered so chic they will always be admired regardless of how fast trends come and go.  So we are excited that Proud Galleries is to present ‘Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen’, a photographic exhibition displaying rare portraits of Audrey Hepburn captured by a selection of high […]

Five Tips to Choose Your Wedding Flowers

When it comes to planning a wedding, it goes without saying that choosing the right flowers comes right up there with picking the venue, menu and the perfect dress. However, with so many varieties, themes and seemingly endless inspiration to choose from, it can quickly become overwhelming (especially once you end up down a Pinterest […]

The Fabulous New Floral Dutchmasters: Sinks from Kohler

It’s no secret that here at McQueens we’re fans of all things floral and adore the Dutchmasters style. That means we’ll use any excuse to have flowers in different parts of the home including the kitchen, where a jug of flowers on the table is a must. Taking it one step further, kitchen and bathroom […]

Flower of the Hour: Geranium

Bright, cheery and easy to care for, Geraniums (Pelargoniums) have always been a popular choice for garden beds, hanging baskets and pots. With the right care and attention, they’ll reward you tenfold with endless blooms all summer and through to autumn – so it’s not surprising that around 40 million geraniums are planted in UK gardens each year. Once established, […]

Spotlight: Nikki Gewirtz, Founder of Lola Rose Jewellery

Nikki Gewirtz, the founder of Lola Rose Jewellery, has come a long way from her humble beginnings, hand-making jewellery at the kitchen table of her north London flat. One of Nikki’s first pieces — the ‘Tumble’ bracelet with strings of precious stone beads threaded onto silk chord — was an instant hit, quickly propelled by a […]

Style Inspiration: 5 Simple Floral Designs to Try at Home

Here at McQueens, we create flowers for all kinds of briefs, from weddings and birthdays to hotels and homes. Our ethos has always been gorgeous, seasonal flowers arranged beautifully and, although there are many occasions that call for something a little more lavish, the age-old adage ‘less is more’ is very close to our hearts. Sometimes, […]

Wimbledon Champions Dinner 2018

Wimbledon is a magnificent highlight in the British sporting calendar that seems to increase in popularity year on year. The championship at Wimbledon is the oldest tournament in the world and has been around since 1877. Its long and illustrious history makes it the outstanding grand slam tournaments in the world and it has become a key part […]