Celebrating the Launch of The Scout Guide Mobile Bay Volume 7

It was a special night honoring the launch of The Scout Guide Mobile Bay Volume 7 and all the wonderful people involved. While it has always been our mission to connect local small business owners, artists, creators, and movers and shakers in our community, it never disappoints to bring celebrate with everyone all in one place. Like the guides before it, Volume 7 represents Mobile Bay’s commitment to supporting locally-owned businesses and the amazing talented people behind them and the launch party was the perfect way to celebrate it. 

Year after year the venue for our Launch Party changes, always creating a completely different atmosphere mainly because we rotate between Mobile and the Eastern Shore. After last year’s memorable event on the shores of the bay around The Grand Hotel pool, we knew this year’s venue had some big shoes to fill. Infirmary Health graciously offered up their gorgeous property adjacent to the Mobile campus nestled on this incredible manicured green space beneath the gorgeous Alabama oaks and lush landscapes that we all love so dearly. We could not be more thankful to the team at The Mobile Infirmary for allowing us to host our event there. We also owe special thanks to Mobile Christmas Lights for setting the mood with cheerful string lights as well as Showbiz Theatrical Services who went above and beyond to make sure our event was well lit. 

Upon arrival, our guests’ first glimpse of the party was Revelry Bloom’s archway made up of colorful sticks with orange and pink blooms that looked like it may lead guests into a secret garden. They then walked down a Volume 7 inspired runway created by Port City Rentals lined with orange and pink lights by Mobile Christmas Lights. They were then greeted by a perfectly skirted table custom-made by Amy Kennemer, owner of Cotton Capers, that held stacks of Volume 7 giving everyone their first opportunity to pick up a copy.

Revelry Bloom wowed the guests again with two large urns bursting with orange and pink. FASTSIGNS Mobile Bay created a huge replica of Volume 7 for a photo opp. Across the lawn, 7 partitions lined between two big oaks with a cheerful orange patterned decal and pink letters that spelled out the word SCOUTED. These were custom built and designed by Port City Rentals and were a fun wow factor. 

Guests were then treated to an “orange-thing” cocktail from the team at The Wash House Restaurant, made famous in our Alabama sister city, Birmingham, and of course gave homage to the color of the guide. Port City Rentals continued with customizations for our event with orange elements added to their trellis bar and pedestal that hoisted up another breathtaking urn from Revelry Bloom who also had arrangements throughout the bistro and food tables. To the left, The Noble South created a show stopping array of raw fish, sushi rolls, and poke bowls. The Wash Hose also passed hors d’oeuvres such as grilled lamb lollipops, crab cakes, confit duck spring rolls, and caprese crostinis. Each of these local restaurants brought their A game, we have not stopped hearing how much everyone enjoyed their delicious food. 

Sukar Bakes, curated the most spectacular dessert cart filled with sugar and happiness and of course Scout Guide branding. It was almost too pretty to eat, but the deliciousness ran supreme. We are in complete awe of Nour and her talents for creating art and delicious desserts.

More branding throughout the party made possible by It’s Inviting with custom huggers, napkins, martini cups, matches, gift bags, and all the swag. We had such a pleasure working with this fun mother/daughter duo who knows what it takes to throw a party. Port City Rentals also built us two custom display areas, one in which we arranged complimentary Scout Guides from some of the other 80+ cities for guests to browse and take home. The other we displayed acrylics made by FASTSIGNS Mobile Bay of each client’s spread in Volume 7 as well as their swag bags. 

Southern Home Outdoor created a cozy sitting area with one of their newest lines of outdoor furniture surrounding their circular fire pit with custom pillows added from Cotton Capers. Guests were able to curl up by the fire and peruse the pages of Volume 7. As the sun faded away and the Mobile Christmas Lights began to glisten, music stylings by Alvin King and the Fifth K’nection Jazz Band was the perfect vibe to make everyone feel footloose and fancy free. They were so much fun and brought life to the party! 

We are so thankful to all of our event partners including Aimee Reynolds Photography who captured the evening so beautifully. We are also extremely grateful to our community for staying dedicated to supporting these local businesses so we can continue year after year to highlight and showcase their talents. We could not do it without you our readers and so appreciate the continued support of our mission to live love local. Thank you to our members, family and friends for joining us. The evening exceeded our expectations in celebrating the legacy of our scouted community, the new guide, and the future of Mobile Bay. 

Learn more about The Scout Guide Mobile Bay and our community of exceptional local businesses by browsing our latest installation, Volume 7. To collect a copy of the newest edition or any past volumes, tap any of our scouted members or stop by a scouted location and pick up a complimentary copy. Just don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!