Re-define Garden Wedding

Garden Wedding has always been an all-time favorite wedding theme. In Singapore, it is a common customary practice that newlywed couple will host banquet for their family members, friends and special guest.

Every couple will hope to give their guests a lasting impression of their memorable moment.  Garden Wedding not only provides that x-factor, but also create a very romantic setting.

Luna Garden Wedding

These photos showcase a beautiful banquet held in the garden or a tent in the garden.

Luna Garden Wedding


How to make the garden wedding even closer to nature? Maybe, even more fairy tale theme?

The answer is adding PLANTS – Air Plant.

Air plants, the scientific name is known as Tillandsia. They don’t grow in soil, no dirt! Tillandsia, air plants are arguably the most interesting, exotic, and fun plants that exist. They are easy to grow and make great gifts. 

There are many interesting “wedding banquet decoration gift” available to choose from. Most couple will select a small meaningful gift for their guest to bring back as a memento of their celebration.

Selecting the right give has always challenging to the couple creativity. Every couples hope to give their guest something unique.

Some of the unique gifts like “Jeweled Place Card Holders”

How can we take one step further for “garden wedding” theme banquet? Can we stretch the greens beyond the banquet decoration? The answer is simple, Tillandsia.

Luna Garden Wedding

Photo: airplantgreenhouse.com

Garden Wedding

Photo: airplantgreenhouse.com

Tillandsia makes a perfect “wedding banquet decoration gift” for garden wedding. Guest get to bring this beautiful plant back, representing the celebration of love the newly-wed couple. Guest can bring back this “love” that will continue to grow and blossom. It is a beautiful, creative and meaningful banquet gift. This Tillandsia gift is like adding a cherry on top of the cake for a garden theme wedding.

Since, tillandsia come in a vast variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, and be among the most carefree and care-forgiving of any plants on Earth, you can use it in many ways for the gardening wedding decoration or presenting it as a banquet gift.

A photo below gives a nice illustration of how the gift can be presented and décor on the banquet table.

Garden Wedding

Photos: weddingomania.com

Garden Wedding

Since, tillandsia come in a vast variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, and be among the most carefree and care-forgiving of any plants on Earth, you can use it in many ways for the gardening wedding decoration or presenting it as a banquet gift.

Often, we see similar décor designs without leaving any deep impression, with the modern world we are living today, our eyes are feast with tons of beautifully photos and illustrations from the internet.  Hence, it is harder and harder to give a “wow” factor or impression to anyone.  

What makes the differences is the REAL thing, you cannot feel the texture of the items shown in the photo, and neither can you scent them.  So often, we find ourselves, attracted to some flower and beautiful little plants from a distance and only to get disappointed that it is a made of plastic as we get closer to take a second look.

In simple term, we need to experience something beyond 2-dimensions (photo and illustrations), beyond plastic and fake.  Nothing can be better than a real thing where you can feel the essence of nature that embraces the true beauty of a garden wedding – Real Plant, Air Plant (Tillandsia).

Garden Wedding

Photos: weddingomania.com

Reception table is another good way to display tillandsia, instead of cut flowers, they are lives and growing. It is a great symbolic of everlasting growing love, perfect for wedding.

There are difference varieties of tillandsia which you can read all about it in our Luna Love Green site, some of these varieties is perfect for a reception table décor.

Another great idea is to use tillandsia for hand bouquet, it gives a wild look and more importantly, you get to continue to grow it and not like the cut flower that some brides try to preserve it.

Garden Wedding

Some inspiration of how they can be presented as wedding gifts.

Garden Wedding

Photos: weddingomania.com

Tillandsia can be presented as a gift or display in many different ways, in a seashell, a glass, wood platform and unique ornament , etc.  

Using Tillandsia for garden wedding can be an endless idea, you can create a Tillandsia headband, wedding gown with cape that fill with tillandsia, etc.

Let’s your imagine and creativities run wild!!!


More fun facts about tillandsia!

This tillandsia in the photo is known as “Bulbosa Tillandsia”

It has this long wiring leaves that stretches out like an octopus tentacles.

There is also the big green leaves call the Philodendron that can be kept as house plant.

The combination of Tillandsia, Philodendron and roses gives this bouquet an unique and stand out from the rest of the bouquet we often see.

When the wedding is over, you can simply leave it in the living table and let the tillandsia to remind you of your blissful wedding and the love that you share between you and your love one.

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Ionantha Tillandsia

One of the most commonly available and most easy to keep varieties of Tillandsia, is the “Ionantha Tillandsia”. It is originally from Mexico, generally more desirable because it one of the most attractive of the smaller species. Normally green, it will turn bright red when it blooms in order to attract hummingbirds to pollinate it. 

Luna Love Green works closely with Rainforest Flora for their wide varieties of tillandsia. The photo shows the species “Ionantha Tillandsia”.

This plant does not grow big, it gets mature about 3 inches (8 cm). Smaller species can get mature as small as 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Garden Wedding

Photo: plantcaretoday.com