Guests were immersed in an enchanting rose garden as they entered The Country Club of Birmingham on June 1 for the 59th annual Ball of Roses, benefiting the Alabama Ballet.
The room was filled with shades of coral and bright pink florals accented with live trees and greenery.
The evening began with the debut of this year’s 58 presentees in a seated dinner for members and guests of the Men’s Committee, private patrons of the Ballet Guild of Birmingham. It culminated in an additional presentation followed by dancing into the night for guild members and family and friends of the presentees.
Mackin McKinney Thompson served as the 2019 Ball of Roses chairman. Madison Whatley Merrill co-chaired the ball.
Virginia Hazelrig Carter planned the Men’s Committee dinner.
Jenna Bissell and Lacey Whatley Alford coordinated the gathering of the greenery from the private gardens of donor homeowners around the Mountain Brook and greater Birmingham area. Florals were arranged courtesy of George Jones.
Ann Bailey Pritchard White is the 2019 president of the Ballet Guild.
Among those in attendance that evening were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bentley III, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Noble, Mr. and Mrs. Reaves Crabtree, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Robinson Taylor III, and Mr. and Mrs. William Shelton Prichard.