These wedding bouquet ideas are from McQueens. Founded in Shoreditch by Kally Ellis in 1991, it has earned a global reputation for simple and stylish arrangements where seasonal flowers are the star, also running popular flower schools
McQueens is one of London’s leading florists, established in 1991 with a mission described by founder Kally Ellis as: “simple, stylish flowers, beautifully presented”. This was a clear break with many of the more formal and busy designs of the time and quickly earned McQueens an international reputation, as well as favour among the fashion and Hollywood set and five-star hotels. Here, McQueens have chosen four bouquets with a focus on simplicity and seasonality.
Marrying unusual flower combinations can produce stunning results. For a winter or spring wedding, fragrant paperwhites and choice blush-white roses create a delicate and harmonious arrangement.
Combining soft pastel yellow and peach roses with pure white, and unopened rosebuds, creates an effective hand-tied arrangement. The addition of white and green elements highlights the pastel shades beautifully and ensures the bouquet is both feminine and fresh.
Mixing complementary shades softens the overall effect, especially effective when you are working with standout colours such as strong pink or red that can become overpowering. This hand-tied arrangement uses soft whites in combination with pink-to-purple blooms and sprigs of fragrant rosemary.
A single colour is dramatic and effective, especially when it is a deep or bold shade that ties together your wedding colour theme. Here, hand-tied burgundy tulips with an iridescent sheen create a jewel-like effect for a winter wedding.
McQueens’ flagship store is located at 229 Cambridge Heath Road, E2. It also has a store located at Claridge’s hotel in the West End. It designs the flowers for many weddings and high-profile events and has an international following. Read more about McQueens
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