I remember air plants being really popular in the nineties.

My parents had lots of them hanging up around the house, and I recall their spindly texture, varied green and grey hues, and the fact that they didn’t need a whole lot of water or attention.

And as with so many trends from the nineties, (perms, crop tops and choker necklaces) air plants are making a comeback.

And unlike velour tracksuits, ying yang rings and sparkly eyeshadow – we’re very excited about this resurgence, because air plants just happen to be beautiful for weddings.

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Flowers by Green Lion WeddingsPhoto by Michelle Gardella Photography via Bridal Musings

Coming in lots of varieties, (xerographica, scaposa, argentea and fasciculata are among the most common) air plants can grow and live without soil, making them perfect for long lasting bouquets and prep-in-advance wedding decor.

Versatile and hardy, they’re catching up with succulents as a stand alone, stylish plant for weddings. They work for bouquets, garland runners, or terrariums, or as an adornment on favours, buttonholes, wedding cakes and even hairstyles.

If you’re looking for some greenery that’s minimal and modern, but still creates lots of interesting texture, air plants might be right for you.

Scroll down for lots of ideas for how to include these chic botanicals in your wedding…

1. Boxed Up

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Flowers by Isari Flower Studio + Event Design, Photo by Joshua Aull Photography via Style Me Pretty 

2. Pair with Protea

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Photo by Kendra Elise Photography via The Knot

3. Botanical Favours

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Photo by Blue Rose Photography via Burnett’s Boards

4. In the Mix

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Flowers by Tinsel & Twine, Photo by Amber Gress Photography via Ruffled

5. Keep it Classy

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Photo by Anne Robert Photography via Style Me Pretty

6. Romance & Texture

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7. A Masculine Air

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Buttonhole by The Southern Table, Photo by Ben Q Photography, via Style Me Pretty

8. Winter’s Tale

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Bouquet by Tend Living, Photo by Kate Harrison via 100 Layer Cake

9. Autumnal Arch

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Florals by Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design, Photo by Merari Photography via Style Me Pretty 

10. Foliage in her Hair

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Flowers by Green Lion WeddingsPhoto by Michelle Gardella Photography via Bridal Musings

11. An Alternative Arrangement

Bouquet by Melissa Timm Designs, Photo by Jewels Photography via Bohemian Mint

12. Floating on Air

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Floral Design by Bunch Studio, Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography via Ruffled

13. Amid the Greenery

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Design by Casa de Perrin, Photo by Paige Jones Photo via 100 Layer Cake

14. Pretty with Peonies

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Flowers by Sweet Annie Floral Design, Photo by Ruth Eileen Photography via Style Me Pretty

15. Ring Around

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Wreath by Daisy Rose Floral Design, Photo by Jessamyn Harris Photography via Style Me Pretty

16. Nautical Nod

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Flowers by Brianna Belton DesignPhoto by Photography by Michala Wilson via Bridal Musings

17. Hang Ups

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Flowers by Florist Fire, Photo by Monika Gauthier Photography & Design via Ruffled 

18. Chic with Seaglass

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Flowers by Millie V’s Floral Designs, Photo by Chelsey Boatwright via Ruffled

19. Catching Dreams

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Photo by Lauren Saylor via Oh So Beautiful Paper

20. Plated Up

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Styling by Mayhar Design, Photo by Christine Sargologos Photography via Style Me Pretty

21. Potted Plants

Styling your wedding with plants

Photo by CJ Williams via Nouba

Pretty cool, right? I love how they sit nicely with other foliage for a more masculine look, and work really well with big romantic blooms like peonies and protea.

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