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Parties, Etc.: December 4th, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

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In front: Lauren Elizabeth Gawey, Allison Grace Portman, Molly Taylor Beffort. In back: Caroline Armin Mueller, Hannah Grace Reen, Hannah Harlan Moore. (Not pictured Emma Morse Duncan.) [PHOTO BY DAVID FAYTINGER, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN]

In front: Lauren Elizabeth Gawey, Allison Grace Portman, Molly Taylor Beffort. In back: Caroline Armin Mueller, Hannah Grace Reen, Hannah Harlan Moore. (Not pictured Emma Morse Duncan.) [PHOTO BY DAVID FAYTINGER, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN]

BEAUTIFUL BALL

Royal event: The 2016 Beaux Arts Ball was accompanied by all the magnificent pomp and ceremony. There were glittering twinkle lights, beautiful flowers and a cast of royalty, including a reigning King. Twenty five stunning debutantes and 15 splendid escorts, all college students, were introduced to a ballroom full of people at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. (One of the debutantes, Emma Morse Duncan, was introduced, but was ill and could not attend.) The girls, in white ballgowns, made their formal bows in front of the King G.P. Johnson Hightower. They carried hot pink rose nosegays wrapped in navy blue silk ribbons. Three young pages, Master William Geoffrey Altshuler, Master Charles Finn FitzSimons and Master William Charles Russell, costumed in formal gold and white attire, assisted the King.

The debutantes: 2016 debutantes at the Ball were Evan Emmanuelle Amis, Molly Taylor Beffort, Kolby Rebecca Berry, Sarah Corrine Cameron, Annie Kathryn Coffey, Mia Cristina Miles-Dunn, Anna Catherine Elder, Lindsey Elizabeth Frogge, Lauren Elizabeth Gawey, Jessica Ashley Greene, Audrey Ruth Harrah, Claire Virginia Hendee, Rachel Kathryn Jordan, Elizabeth Addison Lewallen, Hannah Harlan Moore, Caroline Armin Mueller, Alexandra Marie Neff, Ellen Meyer Payne, Anna Elizabeth Pitzer, Anne Wayland Plowman, Allison Grace Portman, Hannah Grace Reen, Jordan Marie Richardson and Emily Kathryn Tubb.

The escorts: Escorts for the Ball were Lambert Davis Angel, John Edward Thomas Akin, Clifford Balkcom Branan IV, Daniel Michael Christiansen, Eric Scott Fisher Jr., James Patrick Fletcher II, Robert E. Howard IV, Adam Lewis, Sam Lockhart Katigan, William Porter Kennedy, Christian Langford Martin, William Thomas Milam III, James Nicholas Thompson, Luke David Tidholm and Donald James Timberlake III.

Royal decorations: Genea Vallion and Jim Vallion and their talented staff at Trochta's, along with the Ball chairmen and decorations committee, created a veritable royal scene with 5-foot tall blue and white Chinese porcelain lidded jar vases that set the stage for the debutantes' entrance. They were adorned with hot pink, orange and fuchsia roses. Matching rose centerpieces with a touch of white freesia and chrysanthemum flowers and greenery were on the tables, which featured alternating navy and white tablecloths. On the mantle above where the King was seated during the presentation were more hot pink and medium pink and orange roses and Oriental porcelain blue and white vases filled with orchids.

At the entryway of the club were lighted trees decorated with hot pink flowers and silver pine cones. A large swag of greenery with hot pink ribbons outlined the front doors.

More about the event: Kristen Gumerson Bohanon was Ball Chairman and Susan Davis Jordan was Co-Chairman. Nick Bentley announced the King and the royal court, as well as the former Kings. A string quartet played during dinner and Dave and the Wavetones played for dancing after the presentation.

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