Swirling lights in a darkened, tented ballroom heralded the opening of the Grand Ball of Osiris, celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the realm. The bal masque and the queen’s supper were held Saturday evening at the New Orleans Country Club.
The setting was staged as the magnificent throne room of the Palace of the Sun overlooking the Pyramids, the Sphinx and the sands of the Egyptian desert. Abundant palms, ferns and flowers entwined with a myriad of glittering lights and flanked by flaming torches, provided a spectacular setting for the coronation of a new king and queen.
Reigning with his majesty as queen was Miss Nicole Elizabeth Weinmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert St. George Tucker Weinmann.
Maids to her majesty were Misses Evelyn Burkenroad Bories, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alan Bories; Margaret Magee Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael James Brown; Katherine Renee Hodges, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Hodges Jr.; Angelina Silvestry Knister, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Kent Knister; Sage Lyons Laborde, daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Peter Laborde Jr. and daughter of Mrs. Pia Lyons Laborde; Greer Elizabeth McKendrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stuart McKendrick III; and Natalie Danielle Tolar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lee Tolar.
Princesses in her court were Misses Anna Massey Demmas, daughter of Mr. George Bartlett Demmas and Mrs. Raine Bedsole Demmas; Kristina Britt Johnsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erik Lee Johnsen; Lilia Elise Kuhn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen McMillen Kuhn; Ellen Heidingsfelder Silvia, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Paul Silvia Jr.; and Erin Colleen Tolar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lee Tolar.
Pages to their majesties were Masters Aidan Laborde Couvillon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mason Graham Couvillon; Dennis Patrick Lauscha Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Lauscha; William Forman Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Edward Robert; and Robert Clayton Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hunter Williams.
The 2014 queen, Miss Kaelin Louise Ochsner, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Lockwood Ochsner Jr. was presented to their majesties and received a bouquet of red roses.
The 50-year queen of Osiris, Mrs. Ivan Lafferty Mahoney, who reigned as Miss Veva Penick Wood, was also presented to their majesties and led a procession of many other former queens who reappeared to celebrate the organization’s centennial.
Serving his majesty as ambassadors to the court were the chairmen, Messrs. John Peter “Jack” Laborde, J. Storey Charbonnet and Newton R. Reynolds. Vice chairmen were Messrs. H. Mark Adams, Alan G. Brackett, Bret A. Clesi, William H. Langenstein III, Thomas J. Mitchell, Michael Q. Walshe Jr. and Charles T. Walsten.