Adonis ‘Lightens Up’ for merriment at tableau _lowres

Deborah Gautreaux Doak, queen of Knights of Adonis 2016

The Mystic Knights of Adonis presented their annual tableau last evening in the Mardi Gras Ballroom of the Copeland Towers Hotel, the setting for the krewe to present “Adonis Lightens Up.”

Reigning as Queen Adonis XVIII was Mrs. Deborah Gautreaux Doak.

Pages to her majesty were Misses Tomi Jo Marie Keesee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Keesee; Cayla Lynn Falgoust daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Falgoust Jr.; Gabrielle Ann Falgoust daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Falgoust Jr.; and Terri Michael Berggren daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Berggren.

The queen wore a gold and silver imported brocade satin gown accented with white satin sleeves. The entire gown was accented with clear Austrian crystals and embellished with metallic silver braid, rhinestones and trimmed with crystal, gold beaded lace. The collar was embellished with Austrian crystals and fleur de lis. Her majesty’s crown was silver embellished with crystals. She wore the traditional Adonis Medici collar of white lace, bugle beads and Austrian crystals, accented with silver and gold appliqués. The Adonis mantle depicting the Adonis crest made of white satin, gold lame, silver and gold appliqués embellished with Austrian crystals completed the ensemble.

Reigning as Adonis XVIII was Mr. Mensy Plaisance Jr.

Pages to his highness were Masters Landen Wayne Chiasson, son of Mr. Dwayne Chiasson Sr.; and Freddy Stephen Loesel Gauthreaux, son of Mr. Ronnie Gauthreaux and Mr. Ron Loesel.

Adonis XVIII wore a tunic made of silver and gold imported brocade satin accented with white satin sleeves. The tunic was embellished with metallic gold braid, rhinestones and trimmed with crystal, gold and silver beaded lace, with a collar embellished with Austrian crystals and fleur de lis. He wore the traditional Medici collar of white lace, bugle beads and Austrian crystals, accented with silver and gold appliqués. His crown was made of silver embellished with crystals. His majesty wore the traditional Adonis mantle depicting the crest made of white satin, gold lame, silver and gold appliqués embellished with Austrian crystals to complete the ensemble.

The captains were presented sporting a new look to lighten up the ballroom. Each wore purple, green and gold to represent the traditional Carnival colors, with each costume illuminating the theme.

Adonis’ officers were presented in traditional style. Ball chairman was Mr. Dean J. Dufresne. The ball committee included Messrs. Terrance Herrmann, Jimmie Bourg Jr. and Oscar Blank.