The 43rd annual Beaux Arts Krewe Ball benefiting the Birmingham Museum of Art was March 4 at Boutwell Auditorium. The theme of this year’s ball was “Aladdin’s Magic Night.”
Reigning over this year’s ball were king Schuyler Allen Bradley Baker Jr. and queen Bess Bouchelle Ager. (Read about this year’s Beaux Arts Krewe king)
“Queen Bess” graduated from Mountain Brook High School in 2008. She is a junior at the University of Mississippi where she is majoring in elementary education with plans to become a counselor at an elementary school. She is a member of Chi Omega Sorority.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Minor Shepard Ager and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hudson Neal and the late Dr. and Mrs. Law Lamar Ager. She has a sister, Sarah Brannon Ager, and brother, Francis Minor Shepard Ager Jr.
Ladies-in-waiting and their escorts were Julia Jemison Matthews and Tom Tartt Brown III and Dorothy Ryals Thompson and William Andrew Goodner.
Princesses presented at the ball, with their escorts, were:
Julia Dorothy Andrews and Elliot Tuttle Williams Mills; Elizabeth Tucker Bolvig and Aaron Colt Brooker; Caroline Christian Bromberg and William Evan Wellden; Elizabeth Taliaferro Bromberg and Thomas Sumners Adams Jr.; Caroline Jane Christopher and Thomas Pritchard Griffin; Elizabeth Cunningham Debardeleben and Tyler Hayden Love; Margaret Alice Drew and Robert Henderson Walston;
Julia Anna Mary Ezell and John Bailie Austin Jr.; Anne Eliza Fite and Emory Jackson III; Dorothy Monnish Grenier and William Campbill Hannon III; Mary Bentley Ranier Hammet and John Gray Palmer III; Rebecca Lucille Kissel and Jan Aleksander Egeman; Hillary Benners Marbury and Evan Fitgerald Bradford; Elizabeth Pride Nix and William Robert Kennedy Jr.; Blair Henderson Parks and Charles Harrison Davis;
Caroline Elizabeth Parks and Peyton Davis Falkenburg; Susan Gabriella Puffer and Colin Andrew Smith; Elizabeth Bradshaw Ratcliffe and Thomas Martin Tyson II; Stephanie Starr Robinson and Wiliam Dean Nix Jr.; Marguerite Ashford Rowe and Hunter Glenn Weber; Anna Michelle Scott and James David Carroll; Kathleen Anne Shearer and Peyton Pryor Davis; Virginia Manning Weatherly and Thomas Dillon Hobbs; and Martha Kennan Wood and Ryan Wynn Salisbury.
Dukes of the royal court were William Anthony Davis III, John Forrester DeBuys Jr., Alan Julian Dreher, James Ross Forman III, Richard John Hydinger, Paul Andrews Liles, John Higgins Martin and Jack Leard McKewen Jr.
The queen’s guards were Richard Hagood Drennen, Carey Ferguson Hollingsworth III, Henry Sprott Long Jr., Charles Phillip McWane, David McCoy Millhouse, Phillip Gillis Stutts, William Burr Weatherly and Turner Butler Williams.
Trainbearers for “King Allen” were Schuyler Allen Bradley Baker IV, Adrienne Elizabeth Belser, Catherine Louise Belser, Anne Hunter Dunn, Emily McLean Dunn, Olivia Wilson Dunn, Jack Campbell Smith and Mary Frances Springfield.
The queen’s trainbearers were Isabelle Virginia DeBuys, John Wilson Miller, Thomas Richard Miller II, Hanna Pate Rowland, Hayden King Rowland, Rhoades Patton Vogtle and Virginia Florence Vogtle.
Eugenie Joyce Allen, Edith King Amason, Thomas Gilbert Amason IV, Carolanne Hodge Berte, Sara Francis Berte, Isabel Browning Boyd, Katherine Elizabeth Brennan, Emilie Anne Brown, Gilder Scout Carruthers;
Anne Carlton Clegg, Elizabeth Patterson Cooper, Sally Grace Cooper, Elizabeth Anne Wilkinson Crommelin, Annabel Mountain Davis, Mary Mozelle Davis, Mary Patton Day, Magaret Jean Dodson, Catherine Edith Driscoll, Eleanor Elizabeth Edwards, Caroline Henderson Goings, Catherine Morris Greene;
Grace Shepard Hull, Sarah Randall Hydinger, Elizabeth Barnes Manley, Eleanor Claire Martin, Robert Wiliamson Martin, Alice Alden Monk, Mary Kathryn Rainer, Mary Frances Robertson, Henry Moreau Skinner, Katherine Hollon Skinner, Marguerite Alice Sprain, Lydia Catherine Stylslinger, Emma Bolling Hall Taylor, Mary McLaurine Trammell, Lauren Campbell Walston and Mary Charbonnet Ward.