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 […]

Love Blossoms: An Elegant Spring Wedding at Claridge’s

Earlier this year McQueens had the pleasure of creating the beautiful blooms for the marriage of Charlotte and Daniel at St. George’s Chapel in Hanover Square. The touching service was followed by an elegant ballroom reception and dinner at that much-loved Mayfair hotel, Claridge’s. It was with pleasure that we caught up with mother of the […]

McQueens Featured in Wedding Magazine

We love being featured in Wedding Magazine, it’s a fabulous resource for brides and couples planning their big day, and it was with great pleasure that our florals were featured earlier this spring. The series of ‘red’ wedding designs were created by McQueens events florist, Alison Lythgoe, using a warm palette of reds, pinks and nudes, […]

An Intimate Wedding at Claridge’s Hotel

Today we’re delighted to share with you the intimate wedding of Jen and James, which took place in March this year at that much-loved Mayfair hotel, Claridge’s. Surrounded by a select gathering of close family, the pair exchanged their vows in the luxurious Brook penthouse, an elegant pastel-pink suite furnished with art deco-style elegance, complete with […]

5 Long Low Floral Runners to Make You Swoon

A key factor when designing floral centrepieces (apart from looking fabulous) is making sure that seated guests can still see each other over the blooms. For some this might mean keeping centrepieces relatively reserved; at McQueens, however, we like to do things a little differently. Sumptuously full, long low floral runners instantly transform any dining […]

On-Trend Wedding Flowers: Jewel-Tones

Jewel tones have increasingly found their way into our homes, wardrobes and more recently, wedding flowers. It’s an emerging trend that we admire for its bold contrasts and rich use of colour; a heady recipe that can ignite a thousand possibilities depending on the season. The term, of course, refers to the array of precious […]

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 […]

Our Top Five Vintage Rose Varieties

The term ‘vintage’ has been used to describe certain flowers for a number of years now, and it’s a trend that doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon. The popularity of all things vintage – be it dress, hairstyles or accessories – means there is currently a huge demand for the sort of wistful 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 […]