SCOUT IS OUT ! The Volume 2 Launch Party Low Down

Scout Guide Huntsville Editor/Owner Dawn Pumpelly launches Volume 2

SCOUT IS OUT in Huntsville! We celebrated the launch of our 2nd volume at The Ledges in true Scout fashion. Keep reading to see the highlights, decor, food, entertainment and all of the pretty guests who made this volume’s party so special…

The Scout Guide Huntsville Team at Vol2 launch party

First off, you should know the team of ladies behind The Scout Guide Huntsville. (I am going to call this our Scout Guide Huntsville dream team shot!) Somehow we managed to all stand still for five minutes just before the party got started to snap this photo. Left to right: Nicole Thompson of B. Nicole Photography, our TSG Social Event Photographer; Sabrina Simōn, our Social Media Coordinator; Dawn Pumpelly, the Editor and Owner of The Scout Guide Huntsville, Charlotte Wessel of Buckets and Blooms and TSG’s Creative Consultant, and Ashley Vaughn of White Rabbit Studios and the TSG Photographer. We could not be more proud to share with you all that Scout Guide Huntsville Vol. 2 has to offer!

The Party Venue

You couldn’t ask for a more picturesque setting atop the highest point in Huntsville. Renowned for it’s views, catering, golfing, attention to detail and fantastic service, The Ledges is one of Huntsville’s finest destinations–especially for a special event! 

The Scout Guide Huntsville Editor/Owner with launch party ambassadors from Jill's Studio of Dance

These lovely young ladies from Jill’s School of Dance greeted all the guests and handed them the brand new volume of The Scout Guide Huntsville!

Launch Party Styling

And then there were the stunning flower arrangements–oh my goodness! Charlotte Wessel, our Scout Guide Huntsville Creative Consultant and owner of Buckets and Blooms, sourced the most gorgeous local flowers from 1818 FarmsBrosemer Family Farm, Field and Forage, and Collinette Flower Farm. She filled the Ledges’ entryway with a stunning five-foot showstopper and covered every table with unique arrangements and stacks of Scout Guides. Finally, as the party spilled into the final room, Charlotte’s pièce de résistance was the ombré baby’s breath arch that was the perfect spot for a photo for two happy party-goers.

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Gina of Gina’s Balloons crafted the amazing organic balloon arch featured in many of the party photos and this welcoming organic balloon topiary that greeted all of our guests. 

Gina Rivera of Gina's Balloons

We were also proud to display the custom watercolor created by Caroline Holcomb for our party invitations that she and her sisters Keller Wilson and Niki Hopkins created for us through their company called life as paper. (Keller, Niki and Caroline pictured left to right below)

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The Entertainment

The lovely local Huntsville talent, Victoria Jones added her voice to the air for all to hear during the party.

Victoria Jones musician

The Food

Oh my, the food was unique, so tasty and plentiful. Chef Phillip and his Ledges team created and modern spin on our launch party hors d’oeuvres. SO-WELL-DONE!  These spicy shrimp  appetizers were amazing and were our favorite!

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Angela and Molly of Good Company Cafe created custom TSG logo cookies in pink just for us!

I know what you are thinking. And the answer is YES, they did taste just as good as they look!!

Ashley, Dawn and Sabrina all want to go back to sipping The Ledges’ Rosé Spritzer (Recipe here!) that they created just for the Vol. 2 launch! 

The Scout Guide Huntsville editorial team enjoying a frosé

Bonus! Personalized Vol. 2′s

Christina Green of The Cardinal Collective personalized copies of our new Vol. 2 for all the guests in stunning gold calligraphy! It was simply splendid and everyone loved her gorgeous work so much. 

Christina Green of the Cardinal Collective

The Members and Guests

And then there were so many special, all out amazing, talented members of TSG Vol. 2 that joined us for the launch party. You could literally feel the local love in the crowd as you chatted with folks. 

We are so very proud to call all of them all our friends. And it’s hard to chose just a few pictures – but here are some snapshots of the guests themselves!

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Chef Rene Boyzo, Church Street Family/Purveyor, Heather Herrington, Heritage Kitchen + Bath, Ashley Ryals, Homegrown Huntsville’s Crush Wine and Food Festival, Stephanie Mell and Zach Spencer, Church Street Family, Nicole Roden and Katiya McKinney, Progress Bank. (pictured left to right)

Dr. Sonya Wintzell, Dental Professionals on Whitesburg.

Lauren Battle, Lankford Battle Agency, Jessica Johnson, Johnson Orthodontics, Amanda Elliott and Lauren Webb.

Jessica and Nathan Johnson, Johnson Orthodontics

Kristin Davis and Claire Spencer.

Leslie Ecklund, Burritt on the Mountain, and Alka Bhargav, AUM Foundation.

Ones to Watch Amy and Kelly Falter of Southern Reclaimed Salvage Barn and Dr. Rica McRoy, R City Eye Care.

Dawn with Arlene Zanlunghi, Events Coordinator at The Ledges.

Eric Lee, Amanda Lucker, Dr. Charles Lee and Lindsey Moore of Regenesis

WEDC Foundation’s Beth Brooks, Executive Director, and JoAnn Perez, Chair, Women Honoring Women 2019.

A great LOCAL foodie shot with Caitlin, Emily and Michelle of Pizzelle’s Confections and Angela and Molly of Good Company Cafe.

Sonja of At Some Point Press showing off the Lowe Mill Spread of talented artisans in Vol. 2.

Charles and Andrea Jones, Jones Paparella and Thomas Group | Merrill Lynch.

Brandy of Tweed Ride Huntsville, Faith of Faith Woods Events, Nancy Finnegan, MUA and Sonya Wintzell, Dental Professionals of Whitesburg.

Dawn Pumpelly, Editor and Owner of The Scout Guide Huntsville and her incredibly supportive family!

Sarah Lauren Kattos, VanValkenburgh & Wilkinson Realtors and Joy Hall, HomeChoice Windows and Doors.

Members of WEDC (Women’s Economic Development Council) – Front row: Carolyn Lankford, Lankford/Battle Agency, Kyla Kelly, FirstBank, Sandy Edwards, SDE Accounting Solutions (and TSG accountant!), Dawn Pumpelly (TSG Editor and WEDC 2019 President,) Alka Bhargav, AUM Foundation. Back row: Caitlyn Lyon, Pizzelle’s Confections, Tiffany Jordan, Driven Solutions, Beth Brooks, WEDC Foundation, JoAnn Perez, Perez Law Firm, and Teri Hartmann, DesignedByHart Pottery Studio.

Sallie Stokes, Whitney Lawery and Andrea Wilson, Accents of the South.

Aissa Castillo, Anthropologie and Aislerchic, Gabriele Smith, Ana Lewis, Native or Not Huntsville, and Lauren Petersen, Travel Patterns.

The Scout Guide Huntsville Vol. 2 Launch Party was quite simply an outstanding, elegant, and beautiful affair–filled with so much love of community, local business, and artistic talents. Outpourings of such good cheer like this don’t happen very often and we can definitely say we are so glad to be here and very much a part of Huntsville! Cheers! And LIVE. LOVE. LOCAL.

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Photography by our social media photographer, B Nicole Photography.