Guests were transported to an Arabian night in Agrabah at the 49th annual Beaux Arts Krewe Ball.
The Aladdin-themed event was held Feb. 5 at Birmingham’s Boutwell Auditorium and benefitted the Birmingham Museum of Art.
This year, 30 young women were presented, escorted by their fathers and members of the Krewe.
Though they didn’t arrive on a magic carpet, King Dr. Thomas Gilbert Amason Jr. and Queen Carolyn Davis McCalley made a grand entrance fit for a sultan.
McCalley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winston Tilley McCalley of Mountain Brook. She is a graduate of Mountain Brook High School and is a junior at the College of Charleston, where she is pursuing a major in arts management and a minor in environmental studies.
McCalley said she is delighted to share her reign with King Amason, who is not only a close family friend but also was her pediatrician.
McCalley was escorted by Logan Alexander Morris of Athens, Tennessee.
The Queen’s guards were Nelson Straub Bean, Gene Marshall Bromberg, Glover Mitchell Bruhn, Ogden Shropshire Deaton, William Henry Pitts, Paul Winn Simmons, Ingram Dickinson Tynes and Jesse Stringer Vogtle Jr.
Her trainbearers included Stuart Perkins LaGroue Jr., William Walter LaGroue, Jackson Vaughn Skinner, Margaret Ann Skinner, Colton Parker Willmon, Ella Margaret Willmon and Emma Elise Willmon.
Accompanied by his wife, Yates, Dr. Amason was attended by Dukes Thomas Gilbert Amason III, William Alfred Bowron Jr., Joseph Henry Brady Jr., Jack Dabney Carl, Hubert Wesley Goings Jr., John Higgins Martin, James Walton Rainer Jr. and Frederick Weyman Renneker III.
His trainbearers were Harriet Huntress Crommelin Adams, Emily Browning Amason, Richard Gunter Crommelin IV, Thomas Coker Foster, John Killebrew Roberts, Albert Flynn Thomasson and Robin Adair Wade IV.
Ladies in Waiting included Patricia Elizabeth Livingston, Elizabeth Carter Marks, Margaret Louise Pritchard and Catherine Treadwell Smith.
Princesses were Frances Boston Blount, Sarah St. Clair Bowron, Margaret Russell Bromberg, Sarah Church Cassady, Lee Ellison Chapman, Adrienne Lange Clark, Rebecca Katharine Cooper, Elizabeth Miller Damrich, Mary Eleanor DeRamus, Patricia McGee Dodson, Margaret Stabler Greene, Carolyn Youmans Grenier, Virginia Ann Haas, Caroline Ashcraft Holbrook, Anne Stabler Matthews, Dorothy Nix Moore, Sarah Lawrence Reed, Mallie Moughon Robinson, Emerson Monteray Smith, Cathryn Carter Speck, Claudia Overstreet Styslinger, Ann Ellard Turner, Isabelle O’Neal White and Virginia Carol Wright.