Friday, August 31, 2007

***** Launch Party Fun *****

My launch party was so much fun - we had a great crowd, great food, and great music. The party was held in Quitman at McCard & Company. They have a store full of beautiful things (both new and old) so be sure to check them out when you are in Quitman.



Scroll to the bottom of this post and click on the image of the band to hear their music.

The party started at 7:00, and we had a store full of people by 7:05. It was great seeing people I had not seen in a while and also meeting so many new people.

Photos and albums were displayed throughout the store. We even had a big screen television and a couple of laptops running slideshows of images.

There were several favors for people to take home. One was a box filled with chocolates and a coupon for free photo greeting cards with any photo session.

I love sticky notes (probably because I taught school for so long), so I had to have those too. lol

These cute ladies from Florida were our first guests to arrive.

We had a registration table where guests could enter to win a free portrait session and album valued at $860! Several magazines that I have had photos featured in where also on display on this table. One of the magazines includes a "trash the dress" article featured in the newest issue of Charleston Weddings Magazine. If you don't know what "trash the dress is, you can see some examples in my blog archives by clicking here.

Mr. Bob was our awesome bartender for the evening.

The koozies were a big hit.

Lisa Harp of Plat du Jour did the food, and it was not only delicious, but beautifully presented. Everyone was talking about how pretty and yummy it was - thanks Lisa and Kristy!

Lauri squared. ha

A guest looking through a wedding album of a destination wedding in Belize.

Talking to Bonnell Holmes from the Quitman Free Press...

Dixie Remedy Company provided music that was perfect for the evening. It was fun having them placed up in the front window of the store. I am certainly no expert on instruments so I can't tell you what they were playing - but they were playing acoustic, unique instruments and it sounded so good! Maybe Chip will see this and leave a comment at the bottom of this post to tell you more about what they play. You may recognize Chip ( in the center) from Tanners Lane. Tanners Lane is a fun rock n' roll cover band - they played at my wedding over 11 years ago!

Talking to friends from Church...

Hmmm...these ladies look like they are up to something! just kidding!
They are good friends of my mama and I am so glad they came.

And last but not least....the winner of the portrait session and album was...

Congrats Jessica - I know it will be a fun session! Diana Nash, my photographer friend from Savannah drew the winning name. Thank you Diana for coming to the party and for taking most of the images on this blog post!

The party sure was fun - we will have to make it an annual event!

Thank you so much Jack and Jonathan from McCard and Company for letting us have the party at the store and for moving all of that heavy furniture around and thank you also to Margie, Dot, and Victor of McCard & Company as well.

And....thank you to everyone else who helped me out so much. I really appreciate it!

Be sure to click here to see a short slideshow of images from the night.

We also had a photo booth style area set up and you don't want to miss the images that were captured there. Click here to see those images.

And...I made a (very short) video clip at the party. Check it out by clicking below and hear the great music of Dixie Remedy Company. I wish I had recorded longer so you could hear more of their music.


Blogger Davina said...

Jill, ohmigosh! What a great job you did with your launch party! It looks like it was really fun and that you really put some time into all the details. I'm so impressed and excited that it went so well for you. I'm going to have to hire you to coordinate my next party! lol.

Nice work, Jill!!!

6:42 PM  
Blogger erin kate said...

Looks like a fabulous event! You thought of everything! Wish I could have been there in person.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Carole Foret said...

Jill!! What an amazing party you had! You indeed implemented some amazing ideas--I know your guests had to have loved the party favors. Every detail looked awesome! I know you're happy for the success of it.
I wish I could have been there--I was in spirit. ;)


12:34 PM  
Blogger Shara Lana Pisowicz said...

WOW JILL!!! AWESOME!!!! Better than I could have even imagined!!! You thought of everything. You are a class act. I so wish that I could have been there. They are so lucky to be getting YOU in that area. Best Wishes ALWAYS!!!!!

12:54 PM  
Blogger Scarlett Lillian said...

AWWWWWW FUN! I so wish I could have made it! Glad to hear it was a success for you!

1:06 AM  
Blogger Jill Higgins said...

Davina - thank you - your party was one of my inspirations to do this. :)

Erin Kate - Yeah - I wish you could have been here.

Carole - Thanks Carole - hope to see you soon.

Sha - thanks fellow GA girl! :)

Scarlett - I hope we get to run soon!

2:52 PM  

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