The Wedding Essentials Ring Around the City Tour in March put vendors and venues on parade, with a sweet ride to each stop courtesy of VIP Sedan & Limousine. Here are 15 things that we loved along the way:


VIP Sedan & Limousine provided the transportation for attendees of the Wedding Essentials Ring Around the City Tour 2020.

Gold spray-painted leaves. Appearing randomly in garlands, runners and bouquets.


Gold-accented leaves in a table runner by The Little Flower Company at Villa Aletta

Feather plumes. Graceful and dramatic, in clusters and as spikes.

Robellini palm stems. As floral filler, sprayed gold.

Bunny tails. Fun, inexpensive, dyeable ornamental grass with a boho feel.

Anthurium. What’s not to love about a heart-shaped tropical bloom?


An anthurium arrangement by Loess Hills Floral

Freesia. A trumpeting symbol of sweetness, friendship and trust.

Baby blue eucalyptus. Petite and refined, with a soft aromatic scent.

Coral. In peachy pink interpretations.


Coral in a menu by Creative Graces

Purple. From lavender to bluish to jewel.

Gold. From just a touch, to all-out shimmer.


Acrylic menus and signage by Tara’s Designs, with gold accents in a place setting at Villa Aletta

Acrylic signage. Classy but expensive; see if your designer will let you rent.

Build-your-own-food bars. Think sundaes, gourmet s’mores, mashed potatoes, chicken and waffles, french fries, street tacos.


Cannolis by Mangia Italiana at Villa Aletta

Late-night snacks. Grilled cheese and tomato bisque, cookies and milk, soft pretzel bites and queso.

Appetizers as your meal. Buffets are out; presentation is in. Imagine your charcuterie board with a river of ranch dressing running through it.


A macrame table runner from Nostalgia Rentals at The Living Room

Macramé and midriffs. Peek-a-boo table runners, backdrops and dresses that speak to your free-spirited hippie soul.


Dresses from Noa Brides at The Living Room

Sources: Katrina Polk, The Little Flower Company; Rhonda Bullington, Loess Hills Floral; Tara Grell, Tara’s Designs; Barry Harker and Kylie LaCour, Save the Date Catering; Rachel Campbell, Noa Brides.

Johnna Hjersman and Matthew Everson were married September 13, 2019 at Falconwood Park.

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