On Thursday, December 23, 2021, six debutantes who have been friends for years celebrated together at a party hosted by their parents at The Civic Theatre, New Orleans’ oldest theater. The theme, “Girls of a Feather,” focused on the flock’s lasting friendships with a spotlight on New Orleans art, music and entertainment, as all parents hosting felt strongly about supporting local talent due to hardships experienced during the pandemic.
The hosts included Mr. Todd D. Reynolds and Dr. and Mrs. John Carradine for Lady, Mr. and Mrs. Scott J. Brown for Olivia, Mr. and Mrs. Sid Charbonnet for Christy, Dr. and Mrs. Claude Williams for Barret, Mrs. Vance Reynoir for Adele, and Mr. Murray Nelson and Mrs. Ashley K. Nelson for Julia.
The evening’s decor played off of the elegant invitation with hues of gold, white and Tiffany Blue throughout. Illuminated feather towers in addition to orchids, hydrangeas, palms and peacock feathers were intertwined in bird cages adding to the avian theme. A signature Art Deco chandelier was lowered above the large round illuminated bar at the center of the party. Attendees were greeted by feathered fan dancers and aerial acrobat performers suspended on silks pouring champagne, arranged by Carl Mack Presents. 12 Seasons Catering & Events delighted palates with an array of delicious fare in addition to a signature “Bluebird Martini.”
Opening entertainment wafted from above as T-Ray the Violinist performed from the opera balcony. The Phunky Monkeys then lit up the stage as guests danced the night away.
Additional guests included, Holly and Guy Perrier, Lisa and Douglas Mills, Edie and David Darragh, Gwathmey and Fritz Gomila, Virginia and John Rowan, Michele Reynoir and Kevin Clifford, Mrs. Mark Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Conway.
Invitation: Betty Hunley Designs
Catering: 12 Seasons Catering & Events
Floral design: Herbivore Floral Designs
Photography: Jessica Bachmann