Tillandsia Air Plants Incorporated into Place Settings

What’s Your Air Plant Wedding Style: The Beach Wedding

by Jamie Beck

When we first started Air Plant Design Studio, air plants were just starting to catch on. We’d get all sorts of blank looks from friends and family when we told them we were starting an air plant business. “Air plants?” “Are those like succulents?”. We faced the same confusion when we told people we’d be incorporating them in our wedding. That confusion quickly turned to delight when they saw the little plants in action. We found that the air plants, incorporated in our centerpieces, boutonnieres, and even my bridal bouquet, fit perfectly with our eclectic style and the tropical climate of our Florida setting.

Tillandsia Xerographica Air Plant incorporated into a Bride's Bouquet


Tillandsia Air Plants incorporated into a Groom's Boutonniere

Photography by Leslie Hollingsworth Photography 

Since then, we’ve seen more and more wedding planners, floral designers, and creative DIY couples incorporate air plants into their big day. Tillandsia can be incorporated into nearly any wedding style or setting, but today we’re rounding up some of our favorite beach weddings featuring air plants.

Living in Florida, we can totally get behind a good beach wedding. There is just something so romantic about the sand between your toes, the waves as your backdrop, and the ocean breeze as your ambiance. Plus, what better way to make sure your guests (and you!) can relax and enjoy the event than to have it on the beach. Living in Florida, though, we’ve seen our fair share of beach wedding décor that can verge on, ahem, kitschy. So how do you make sure your beach wedding doesn’t look like the typical Sandals brochure? Air plants!


The rustic beach wedding:
We love this table scape from PopSugar.com's roundup of wedding beach decor which features air plants, drift wood, and messages in a bottle for a rustic “washed at sea” look:

Tillandsia Air Plants on a Piece of Grapevine Wood as a Table Setting

Photo by ComfortStudio

This bridal inspiration shoot on Bridal Musings features air plants in the rustic-chic centerpieces, as well as the bride’s bouquet. The fact that tillandsia naturally have that “sea creature” look make them the perfect accent to beach décor without screaming “beach theme.”

Tillandsia Air Plants incorporated into a Bride's Bouquet


A Bride and Groom Sat on the Beach

Photography by Brilliant Studios, florals by Evironmental Arts


The modern beach wedding:
Just because you’re getting married with the beach as your backdrop, doesn’t mean you can’t flaunt a modern aesthetic. I absolutely swoon over this modern beach wedding inspiration shoot by Lavender & Twine, featured on Style Me Pretty. Their use of air plants in the centerpieces, that STUNNING bouquet, the bride’s hair piece, and even the super-modern cake helps bridge the gap between the natural beauty of the beach, and clean, modern geometric shapes and bright colors.

Wedding Bouquet


Wedding Place Settings
Tillandsia Air Plants Adorn a Wedding Cake

Photography by Lavender & Twine, floral design by These Buds A Blooming


The Glam-Bohemian Beach Wedding
This inspiration shoot, also by the amazing photographers at Lavender & Twine, featured on Green Wedding Shoes, blends fresh bohemian style with lush, glamorous, and feminine details for an effect that is dreamy without being overdone. Their use of air plants in this shoot bring a bit of eclectic, whimsical flair to the feminine pink and blush English Roses and florals.

Tillandsia Xerographica as Table Decoration
Tillandsia Xerographica adorning a Wedding Cake

Photography by Lavender & Twine, floral design by Twig & Twine