The enchanting world of Scout Guide came alive at the grand launch party of Volume 11, a celebration that left attendees mesmerized and eager to explore the pages of the latest edition. Hosted at the stunning RDV Vineyards, this event was nothing short of a “Surrealist Soiree”. For those unfamiliar with The Scout Guide, it is a curated publication that showcases the best local businesses, artisans, and services in various cities across the United States. As a beacon of excellence, it brings together the finest establishments. Being featured in its pages is a prestigious honor for us!
RDV Vineyards provided the perfect backdrop for the evening, with its picturesque setting creating an otherworldly atmosphere. The theme of the night, a ‘Surrealist Soiree,’ invited guests to step into a dreamlike realm where reality and imagination intertwined seamlessly. As guests stepped into the venue, they were greeted by an unexpected but delightful presence – a great horned owl named ‘Mr. Hoo.’ This enchanting touch set the tone for an evening that promised to be unlike any other, a night where reality blended seamlessly with fantasy.
The event’s design was a masterpiece, effortlessly weaving elements of surrealism into every corner. From peculiar sculptures to floating centerpieces that defied gravity, the atmosphere resonated with creativity. Each detail was a nod to the extraordinary and the fantastical. As guests mingled, sipping on signature cocktails and enjoying delectable hors d’oeuvres, the event’s design became a visual feast. The theme masterfully executed, turned the venue into a canvas of surreal beauty. Whimsical centerpieces, ethereal lighting, and unexpected elements transported attendees into a world reminiscent of Salvador Dali’s paintings, where reality and dreams coexisted harmoniously.
In a true celebration of the theme, attendees embraced the opportunity to showcase their creativity through fashion. The dress code encouraged over-the-top outfits, and guests arrived in ensembles that could only be described as straight out of a dream. From surreal headpieces to fantastical gowns, the crowd added a layer of magic to the enchanting atmosphere. As the night progressed, live music filled the air. This soiree unfolded a seamless flow of surprises. Whether it was the captivating performances or the art installations, every element of the event contributed to the overall sense of wonder.
Launch Party Vendors
Venue and Wine: RdV Vineyards
Co-Host: McEnearney Associates
Planning & Design: Terry Kaye Events
Styling & Installation: Manuel Simpson
Catering: Black Garlic
Beer: Lost Barrel Brewing
Desserts: Signature Sweets by Amanda
Videography: Bowen Films
Florals: Nature Composed
Photography: Krysta Norman Photography
Signature Cocktails: Ashwell & Ashwell
Calligraphy Signs: Leah Letters
Cookies: Stevi’s Cookies
Rentals: Select Event Group
Custom Candles: Enchanted Botanicals
Raptors: Bird in the Hand
Vintage Rentals: Bella Villa Antiques and Vintage Rentals
Music: Ryan Wright