Guests gathered at the Country Club of Birmingham on June 4 for the 56th annual Ball of Roses.
Guests entered the ballroom to be greeted by a colorful oasis of flowers in shades of coral pink and green that was designed by Carole Sullivan of Lagniappe Designs.
The event was hosted by the Ballet Guild of Birmingham, led by President Mrs. Miller Beale Girvin.
The festivities began with a private presentation of this year’s 68 presentees to the Men’s Committee during a seated dinner attended by private patrons of the guild. The dinner was designed by Mrs. Emory Richardson Ratliff, and Mrs. Frances Ellen Morris coordinated the gathering of the greenery.
Following the dinner, the debutantes were presented to a crowd of relatives and friends before enjoying a celebration and live music.
Ms. Mary Cox Brown served as 2016 Ball of Roses chairwoman, aided by Mrs. Beverly Long Crawford serving as co-chairwoman.
Among those in attendance that evening were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sherard Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bentley III, Mrs. Sue Ann Cole Burt, Mrs. Davis Douglass Corey, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Dean Kipp, Mr. and Mrs. John Brent Peinhardt, Mr. and Mrs. Lathrop Smith Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Turner B. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Chase Raughley Wise, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wright.