St. Charles Avenue’s third annual Courts of Carnival brings you the gleaming jewels and lavish crowns and reminds us that Mardi Gras is really the most wonderful time of the year in New Orleans. Arranged in reverse chronological order from Mardi Gras to Twelfth Night, the Courts of Carnival line up in our memories. Long live the season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mistick Krewe of Comus – 1857

“The Secret Gardens of Koyoto”

2015 Courts of Carnival
Her Majesty Miss Partricia McCarthy Beron

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 Maids Miss Sarah Kent Agnew, Miss Jordan Elizabeth Devlin, Miss Elizabeth Ashland Hines, Miss Madeline Moret Livaudais, Miss Kelly Wright Swanson, Miss Catherine Turner Worley

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Maids Miss Maia Margaret Weston, Miss Karoline Havens Mallette Patrick, Miss Isabel Nott Jackson, Miss Courtney Cook Geary, Miss Eleanor Brennan Davis and Miss Catherine Crawford Adams

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Pages Master Lynt Lynton Guy Cook IV, Master William Lyons Cook, Master John McDonald Currence and Master Walker McCall Montgomery

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Photography by Carroll S. Grevemberg/Grevy Photography
 


Rex – 1872

“Wars That Shaped Early America”

Rex’s nonprofit is the Pro Bono Publico Foundation founded by the organization in 2006 to support local public education initiatives after Hurricane Katrina.

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Her Majesty Miss Charlotte Lane Langenstein

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His Majesty Rex Christian Trousdale Brown

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Maid Miss Laura Elizabeth LeBlanc, John Havens Jaubert Cary, Maid Miss Leah Katherine Whann, Robert Parker LeCorgne Jr., Maid Miss Grace Catherine Mallette Cary, Brooks Jardet Kiser, Maid Miss Glenny Ann Brown, William Henryy Hodges III and Page Master John Middleton Polk Huger with His Majesty Rex Christian Trousdale Brown and Her Majesty Miss Charlotte Lane Langenstein with Page Master Frank Hampton Gomila, James Harcourt Burlingame, Maid Miss Sage Lyons Laborde, Hunter Wood Ham, Maid Miss Rebecca Buckley Lapeyre, McClain Ronald Forman, Maid Miss Evelyn Burkenroad Bories, Sanders Phelps and Maid Miss Ellen Durel George

2015 Courts of Carnival
2015 Courts of Carnival
Photography by Kathy Anderson Photography
 


Krewe of Zulu 1909

 “A Salute to the Founding Fathers of Zulu”

The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club is a nonprofit and community organization.

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His Majesty King Zulu 2015 Andrew “Pete” Sanchez, Zulu Honorary Grand Marshall Dr. Norman C. Francis, Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu and Her Majesty Queen Zulu 2015 Dr. Janice T. Sanchez

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Queen’s Attendants Troy Madison Washington, Dr. Angelique Williams, Courtney Washington, Deborah Pipkins and Andrea S. Reese with Royal Princess Miss Ashley N. Sanchez, Queen’s Warriors Burnell Scales Sr., Troy Jackson and Sterling D. Williams and Queen’s Charge D’Affaires Jefferson R. Reese Sr. with Her Majesty Queen Zulu 2015 Dr. Janice T. Sanchez

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Zulu Coronation Duke and former Zulu Governor 2011 Mr. Ashley Jenkins and Maid Miss Ashley Anna Jenkins

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Photography by Ray Bonee for Boneefied Images
 


Krewe of Proteus – 1881

“The Nature of Beasts”

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Her Majesty Miss Elizabeth Ashland Hines

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Pages Master Frank Polk McIlhenny Dinkins and Master Luc Odem Carriere

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Maids Miss Leah Katherine Whann, Miss Kelly Wright Swanson, Miss Nicole Elizabeth Weinmann, Miss Karoline Havens Mallette Patrick, Miss Laura Elizabeth LeBlanc, Miss Katherine Renée Hodges, Miss Courtney Cooke Geary, Miss Eleanor Brennan Davis, Miss Grace Catherine Mallette Cary, Miss Glenny Ann Brown, Miss Ella de los Reyes Baus and Miss Catherine Crawford Adams and Page Master Luc Odem Carriere with Her Majesty Miss Elizabeth Ashland Hines and His Majesty Proteus 2015 with Page Master Frank Polk McIlhenny Dinkins and Maids Miss Sarah Kent Agnew, Miss Patricia McCarthy Beron, Miss Margaret Magee Brown, Miss Allie McCabe Crane, Miss Margaret Coco Ellis, Miss Avery Campbell Hinrichs, Miss Charlotte Lane Langenstein, Miss Madeleine Moret  Livaudais, Miss Regan Starnes Nelson, Miss Maia Margaret Weston and Miss Catherine Turner Worley

2015 Courts of Carnival
Photography by Jim Cresson Photography
 


Original  Illinois Club – 1895

“Beyond Gravity: A Salute to African Americans In Flight”

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Her Majesty Taylor Reneé Harris

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His Majesty John M. Blanchard Esq. and Her Majesty Miss Taylor Reneé Harris

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(Seated) Pages Miss Grace Hammond, Miss Taylor Thompson, Miss Brooke Blanchard, Miss Courtney Barthé and Miss Royelle Robins with Maids Miss Sydney Labat, Miss Mignon Blanc, Miss Donjé-Carrielle Rogers and Miss Terri Pacely with His Majesty John M. Blanchard Esq. and Her Majesty Miss Taylor Reneé Harris with Maids Miss Charese Williams, Miss Cianne Smith and Miss Kayla Crump 

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Photography by Aaron Cormier
 


Krewe of Mystery – 1911

“Mystère à Monte-Carlo”

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Her Majesty Catherine Turner Worley

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Pages Master David Cartan Loker Gibbons III and Master George Gardiner Martin

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Page Master George Gardiner Martin with Train Bearers Miss Vivian Bryce Jones and Miss Catherine Carlisle Martin and Maids Miss Caroline Elizabeth Drennan, Miss Greer Elizabeth McKendrick and Miss Claire Michelle Zeringue with Her Majesty Catherine Turner Worley and Maids Miss Laura Elizabeth Nance and Miss Hailey Burke Housey with Train Bearers Miss Hazel Kathryn Drur and Miss Cecile Amanda Abbott and Page Master David Cartan Loker Gibbons III

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Photography by Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video, Inc.
 


Krewe of Hermes – 1937

“The Ballets Russes”

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Her Majesty Miss Anna Elise Reed

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Pages Master James Provosty Favor, Master Jacob Thomas Cibilich, Master Benjamin Diago Patrón, Master James Michael Alvarez, Master Grant Everett Traina, Master Benjamin Robert Stassi and Master Joseph Parks Evans

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Maids Miss Lucille Anne Harrison, Miss Alyssa Rose Cruse, Miss Caroline Virginia Crosby, Miss Luciana Elizabeth Bertucci, Miss Courtney Kayellen Brock and Miss Victoria Lael Slack

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Photography by Darryl Schmitt Photographed
 


Knights of momus – 1872

“Momus Nights”

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Her Majesty Miss Jordan Devlin

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His Majesty Momus, the God of Mirth and Mockery is pictured with Her Majesty Miss Jordan Devlin

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Maids Miss Catherine Worley, Miss Karoline Patrick, Miss Courtney Geary, Miss Coco Ellis, Miss Eleanor Davis and Miss Christina Ewin with Her Majesty Miss Jordan Devlin and Maids Miss Patricia Scout Beron, Miss Catherine Adams, Miss Isabel Jackson, Miss Rebecca Lapeyre and Miss Ashland Hines

2015 Courts of Carnival
Photography by Pam Cresson Photography of Jim Cresson Photographers
 


The Atlanteans – 1890

“An Evening on the Bosphorus.”

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Her Majesty Miss Ellen George

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Her Majesty Miss Ellen George and Poseidon

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Page Master Walter Goliwas with Maids Miss Caroline McGraw, Miss Leah Katherine Whann and Miss Eleanor Davis with Her Majesty Miss Ellen George and Maids Miss Madeleine Livaudais. Miss Jordan Devlin and Miss Ashland Hines and Page Master Thomas Werner

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2015 Courts of Carnival
Photography by Pam Cresson of Jim Cresson Photographers
 


Elves of Oberon – 1895

 “Quarantine”

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Her Majesty Miss Rebecca Buckley Lapeyre

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Pages Master David Cartan Loker Gibbons III and Master Avery Allen Kessler, Jr. with Maids Miss Marylynn Beatrice Smitherman, Miss Avery Campbell Hinrichs, Miss Sydney Alexandra Lowe and Miss Charlotte Lane Langenstein with Her Majesty Miss Rebecca Buckley Lapeyre and Maids Miss Nicole Elizabeth Weinmann, Miss Allie McCabe Crane, Miss Emory Lafaye Lopiccolo and Miss Glenny Ann Brown and Pages Master Padraig Raegan McCausland and Master Matthew Gambel Ellis

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Maids Miss Charlotte Lane Langenstein, Miss Glenny Ann Brown, Miss Sydney Alexandra Lowe and Miss Emory Lafaye Lopiccolo with Her Majesty Miss Rebecca Buckley Lapeyre and Maids Miss Allie McCabe Crane, Miss Marylynn Beatrice Smitherman, Miss Avery Campbell Hinrichs and Miss Nicole Elizabeth Weinmann Charity: Her Majesty is involved with the USC Dance Marathon “For Love, for Hope, For the Kids!,” which raises funds for Palmetto Children’s Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina

2015 Courts of Carnival
Photography by Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video, Inc.
 


Prophets of Persia – 1927

“Recreation of the Grand Reception of the Tsar in Moscow in 1626”

 Her Majesty has been involved in raising money to promote awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault services through her sorority and the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, which donates money to agencies that promote awareness and provides scholarships and financial assistance to victims.

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Her Majesty Miss Virginia Dove Mitts

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Page Master Grayson Patrick Joint with Maids Miss Christine Marie Walsh, Miss Hallie Reid Harris, Miss Frances Jane Moffat and Miss Madison Mitchell Byers Prince and Page Master Christian Charles Byrd

2015 Courts of Carnival
Page Master Grayson Patrick Joint with Maids Miss Hallie Reid Harris and Miss Christine Marie Walsh with Her Majesty Miss Virginia Dove Mitts and His Majesty the Great Shah of all the Persias with Maids Miss Frances Jane Moffat and Miss Madison Mitchell Byers Prince and Page Master Christian Charles Byrd

2015 Courts of Carnival

2015 Courts of Carnival
Photography by Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video, Inc.
 


Achaeans – 1947

“Hades and Persephone”

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Her Majesty Miss Courtney Cooke Geary and His Majesty Odysseus LXVII

2015 Courts of Carnival
Her Majesty Miss Courtney Cooke Geary

2015 Courts of Carnival
Maids Miss Marylynn Beatrice Smitherman, Miss Patricia McCarthy Beron, Miss Caroline Elizabeth Drennan, Miss Carolyn Wood Holtzman, Miss Charlotte Lane Langenstein, Miss Emory Lafaye Lopiccolo and Miss Claire Michelle Zeringue with Her Majesty Miss Courtney Cooke Geary and Maids Miss Katherine Larson Thompson, Miss Jamie Favre Pellerin, Miss Laura Elizabeth LeBlanc, Miss Hailey Burke Housey, Miss Margaret Coco Ellis and Miss Allie McCabe Crane

2015 Courts of Carnival
Photography by Carroll S. Grevemberg/Grevy Photography
 


Krewe of Osiris – 1915

“Osiris always has an Egyptian theme, reflecting its namesake”

2015 Courts of Carnival
Her Majesty Miss Nicole Elizabeth Weinmann.

2015 Courts of Carnival
Pages Master Clay Williams and Master Patrick Lauscha, Maids Miss Evie Bories, Miss Margaret Brown, Miss Angelina Knister, Miss Katherine Hodges, Miss Danielle Tolar, Miss Greer McKendrick and Miss Sage Laborde and Pages Master Patrick Lauscha and Master Aidan Couvillon

2015 Courts of Carnival
Pages Master Will Robert and Master Clay Williams, Maids Miss Britt Johnsen, Miss Massey Demmas, Miss Margaret Brown, Miss Sage Laborde, Miss Evie Bories and Miss Danielle Tolar, Her Majesty Miss Nicole Weinmann and His Majesty Osiris, Maids Miss Greer McKendrick, Miss Katherine Hodges, Miss Angelina Knister, Miss Lillie Kuhn, Miss Ellie Silvia and Miss Erin Tolar and Pages Master Patrick Lauscha, Master Aidan Couvillon

2015 Courts of Carnival
2015 Courts of Carnival
Photography Mike Posey Photography & Video
 


Krewe of Apollo – 1929

“Apollo Visits the Islands”

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(Seated) Miss Layne Watkins Nalty, Miss Sarah Jane Holbrook Freeman, Miss Elle Colton McLeod, Miss Mary Fleming England Redd, Miss Isabelle Baugnies de Paul de Saint Marceaux (standing) Miss Charlotte Worley Huger, Miss Katherine Kergosien Simmons, Miss Eugenie Cecile Whealdon, Miss Anne Summers White and Miss Mary Wilder Claiborne LeBourgeios with Her Majesty Miss Elise Lockett Clay and Miss Virginia DeRussy Dodenhoff, Miss Bailey Elizabeth Batt, Miss Adele Dugue Perrier, Miss Julia Ann Charbonnet, Miss Eugenie Elizabeth Stall and Miss Jane Talley Hodges

2015 Courts of Carnival
Her Majesty Miss Elise Lockett Clay

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(Kneeling) Pages Master Nathaniel Pope Phillips IV, Master Padraig Raegan McCausland and Master Charles Frederick Seemann IV with Miss Anna Hassinger Schmidt, Miss Katherine Harper Montgomery, Miss Isabelle Fenner Merlin, (seated) Miss Layne Watkins Nalty, Miss Sarah Jane Holbrook Freeman, Miss Elle Colton McLeod, Miss Mary Fleming England Redd, Miss Isabelle Baugnies de Paul de Saint Marceaux, Miss Caroline Bailey Acomb, (standing) Miss Charlotte Worley Huger, Miss Katherine Kergosien Simmons, Miss Eugenie Cecile Whealdon, Miss Anne Summers White and Miss Mary Wilder Claiborne LeBourgeios with Her Majesty Miss Elise Lockett Clay and Miss Virginia DeRussy Dodenhoff, Miss Bailey Elizabeth Batt, Miss Adele Dugue Perrier, Miss Julia Ann Charbonnet, Miss Eugenie Elizabeth Stall and Miss Jane Talley Hodges

2015 Courts of Carnival
Photography by Pam Cresson of Jim Cresson Photographers
 


The High Priests of Mithras – 1897

 “Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Banou”

2015 Courts of Carnival
Her Majesty Miss Leah Katherine Whann

2015 Courts of Carnival
 Pages Master Marshall Gardiner Green, Master John Kearney Nieset Jr., Master Jonathan Tujaque Robert and Master William Ryan Lafaye

2015 Courts of Carnival
Miss Daisy Whitfield VanDenburgh, Miss Caroline Adams Pitts, Miss Hannah Elizabeth McIntyre, Miss Laura Elizabeth LeBlanc and Miss Kaitlin Peters Kehoe with Maids Miss Avery Campbell Hinrichs, Miss Ellen Claverie Curry, Miss Claire Marie Clay, Miss Grace Catherine Mallette Cary, Miss Ella de los Reyes Baus and Miss Catherine Crawford Adams with Her Majesty Miss Leah Katherine Whann and Maids Miss Sarah Kent Agnew, Miss Evelyn Burkenroad Bories, Miss Elizabeth Adams Chaffe, Miss Allie McCabe Crane, Miss Elizabeth Ashland Hines, Miss Carolyn Wood Holtzman and Miss Meghan Kammer Kehoe, Miss Emory Lafaye Lopiccolo, Miss Jaime Favre Pellerin, Miss Kelly Wright Swanson and Miss Nicole Elizabeth Weinmann

2015 Courts of Carnival
Photography by Rudy Bierhuizen of Mike Posey Photography & Video, Inc.
 


Twelfth Night Revelers – 1890

 “Little Jack Horner”

The krewe’s favorite nonprofit is Toys for Tots, which is endorsed by the United States Marine Corps

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Her Majesty Miss Isabel Nott Jackson and the Lord of Misrule

2015 Courts of Carnival
Junior Cooks Pierce Eduardo Bewley, Lynton Guy Cook IV, Whitfield Christopher Scott Conner, Myles Makofsky Douglas, Charles Ferrier McCall, Walker McCall Montgomery and Walter Watson Scriber

2015 Courts of Carnival
Center are Her Majesty Miss Isabel Nott Jackson and Lord of Misrule, surrounded by (front left side) Maids Miss Regan Starnes Nelson, Miss Kelly Wright Swanson, Miss Nicole Elizabeth Weinmann, (front right side) Miss Catherine Turner Worley, Miss Maia Margaret Weston, Miss Karoline Havens Mallette Patrick, Miss Katherine Larson Thompson, (back left side) Miss Sage Lyons Laborde, Miss Christina Ann Ewin, Miss Jordan Elizabeth Devlin, Miss Claire Marie Clay, Miss Patricia McCarthy Beron, Miss Catherine Crawford Adams, (back right side) Miss Sarah Kent Agnew, Miss Grace Catherine Mallette Cary, Miss Eleanor Brennan Davis, Miss Margaret Coco Ellis, Miss Elizabeth Ashland Hines and Miss Caroline Bernard McGraw

2015 Courts of Carnival
Photography by Pam Cresson of Jim Cresson Photographers