The Birmingham Debutante Club honored 16 young women at its 2015 Black and White Ball on Nov. 27 at the Country Club of Birmingham.
The event has been known as the Heritage Ball, but the club this year used the name of the first ball, held in 1929 – The Black and White Ball. In keeping with the original theme, the presentees wore white while their guests wore black.
Buffy Hargett Flowers created an elegant white décor with black accents in the East Room of Birmingham Country Club. Floral arrangements and garlands of white roses, peonies, tulips and hydrangeas were punctuated by a large orchid tree under a canopy of white lights and sheer draping.
Tabletops were dressed with graceful black runners layered over crisp white linens and topped with masses of votive candles. The sophisticated theme was accentuated by the debutantes’ traditional white gowns and elbow-length gloves, their escorts’ black-and-white-striped tuxedo bow ties, and hundreds of guests in formal attire. The debutantes were presented by their fathers. After a traditional waltz with their fathers and escorts, the presentees and their guests enjoyed an evening of dancing to the music of Bobby and the Aristocats.
The 2015 debutantes and their escorts included Ann Ashton and Jacques Larochelle; Julie Bryant and Jordan Giddens; Elizabeth Coleman and Charles Setzer; Virginia Drennen and Wade Bramlett; Anne Galloway and Mark Rector; Lalie Given and Malcolm McRae; Caroline Gray and Jonathan Jetmundsen; Virginia Grisham and Parker Alison; Libby Hobbs and John Harris Britton; Adelaide King and Carter Ball; Florence Poynor and Pearce Mulkin; Kaki Simpson and Sellers Boudreau; Brownlee Smith and Peyton Thetford; Catherine Smith and Andrew Fix; Virginia Smith and Lee Cotton; and Cece Sprarrow and Harrison Fields.