Harlequins set the scene for Carnival

Harlequins set the scene for Carnival

Based in 1925, the Harlequins festively begins Carnival celebrations somewhat earlier at its ball on Dec. 28.

The jovial environment units the scene for the season to return, and this yr was no completely different when the 93rd annual ball was held within the New Orleans Theater on the Ernest N. Morial Conference Heart.

After a quick reception earlier than the ball and as soon as visitors have been seated, the 2016 ball queen, Miss Katherine Randolph Jacobs, was escorted into the ballroom and seated. The nationwide anthem was performed, adopted by the Captain and his Lieutenants getting into to greet the gang. A tableau was then offered that includes members and youngsters George Wogan Bernard III, Lucille Marie Dansereau, Charlotte Pleasure Dietz, Amoret Frere Evans, Jackson Pierre Kerber, Ryan Patrick Martin, Catherine Marie McDearman, Mary Katherine Grace Raymond, Mary Claire Roberts, and Kermit Louis Roux IV.

The Captain’s whistle was then heard and the curtain was opened to disclose the royal throne, from which the King greeted his visitors. The maids, who’re freshman in school, made their entrance: Misses Erin Selber Autenreith, Alston Adele Bagot, Lydia Vivian Calhoun, Miss Camille Elise Ciolino, Mignon Eloise Daly, Ellen Lorraine Gambel, Marcelle Therese Kepper, Anna Childs Stolzenthaler, Sarah Eleanor Lane, Hayden Dawson Livaudais, Kathryn Anderson Payne, Lillian Miles Rufty, and Marguerite Abaunza Stroll.

Trumpets heralded the looks of the ball’s queen, Miss Caroline McDaniel Hughs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Denson Hughs III, who entered the ballroom escorted by Bret Alden Clesi.  For her reign, Queen Catherine wore a silk robe with a fitted sweetheart bodice accented by a white, floral and pearled lace overlay adorned with Swarovski crystal rhinestones and various-sized pearls encircling the waist. Garland-like sections of the floral embroidery, studded with extra rhinestones and pearls trailed from the waist down the total A-line skirt to the hem. The gown was by Royal Design Home. Additional accenting her ensemble was Harlequin’s conventional silver mantle, scepter and rhinestone-studded Medici collar. Her earrings of Swarovski tear drop crystals surrounded by small stones given as a Christmas reward from her mother and father.

As soon as Queen Caroline took her place on the throne, a number of debutantes of the season have been offered by the matron, Mrs. Alan Frank Burton: Misses Whitney Caroline Appel, Katherine Michelle Bickham, Julia Anne Charbonnet, Caroline Renee Christmann, Elizabeth Allen Texada Hotard, Riley Marra Kirkpatrick, Madeline Elizabeth Reineke, Allison Riegel Woolverton and Madeleine Marie Woolverton.

Pages, who attended the king and queen, have been Charles Wilhelm Adriance, Jonathan Sporl Breaux, Peter Lange Ellis, and Michael Prepare dinner McNabb.

The presentation was adopted by a Grand March of the 2017 courtroom.

These wanting on within the field seats included the queen’s mom; the queen’s sister Miss Allison Hughs, who was offered in Squires the earlier week; aunts Mrs. T. J. Semmes Hughs and Mrs. John Jordan, Mrs. Richard Roth Jr., Mrs. David Gibbons, Mrs. Gerald Plough, Mrs. William Galloway, Mrs. John Batt, Ms. Yvette Monjou, Mrs. Benjamin Jahnke, Mrs. James Harrington Reily, Miss Erin Curry Reily (Queen 2014), Mrs. Kamran Zaheri, Mrs. Kevin Buford Reily, Mrs. Sean Dicks Reily, Mrs. Charles E. Redfearn, Mrs. Edward Begnaud, Mrs. Daniel Busse, Mrs. Kathleen Wilbert, Mrs. Stephen Hansel and Mrs. Otto Briede.


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