The Krewe of Isis held its 46th anniversary bal masque Saturday in the Mardi Gras Ballroom of the New Orleans Marriott Hotel.
With "Saturday in The Park" as the theme, the ladies of the krewe celebrated the unique aspects that make City Park iconic, including the Butterfly Gardens, New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park Train, carousel, paddle boats, Celebration in the Oaks, Lady Bug Ride, bird watching, football at Tad Gormley Stadium and concerts in the park.
Reigning as Queen Isis XLVI was Miss Heather Lyn Edgens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wayne Edgens, of Greenwell Springs. Her majesty wore a modified empire-style gown of ivory satin and imported gold-appliqued lace. A symmetrical neckline and narrowed angel sleeves with shoulder-to-elbow cutouts trimmed in intricate appliques and beading completed the design. She wore a Medici collar of heavily beaded gold lace covered with crystals and accented with aurora borealis stones. Her traditional mantle featured a gold embroidered crown and was accented with appliques and beading matching the details of her gown. Her gold-and-rhinestone-encrusted crown and scepter also featured the krewe’s monogram
Reining as King Isis XLVI was Mr. J. Wayne Goudeau Jr., of Baton Rouge. His majesty wore a bishop-sleeved tunic of ivory satin with gold accents and trim. His appliquéd tunic was adorned with rhinestones, crystals, gold braid and short beaded fringe. In keeping with tradition, his majesty’s ensemble also featured a Medici collar of gold, accented with crystals and aurora borealis stones. His mantle featured a gold embroidered crown accented with appliques and beading to match the details of his tunic. His gold fleur de lis stone-encrusted crown and krewe-monogrammed scepter complemented the motif of his tunic.
The mademoiselles of the royal court, representing some of the exhibits of the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park, were attired in ball gowns of ivory satin with full tulle skirts. The bodice of the gown featured imported antique gold lace and beaded embellishments, while the edge of the skirts were trimmed in antique gold lace appliques.
Mademoiselles were Misses Avery Alana Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Allen Anderson Jr., representing Scents and Sensibility Perfume bottle exhibit of 2010; Delaney Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Trenton Jones, representing the Disney Fairy Tales exhibit of 2009; Lauren Margaret Nash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alan Nash, representing the Tiny Dancer of Degas exhibit of 2014; McKenna Ashlyn Ramsey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ramsey, representing 2015's Ralston Crawford and Jazz exhibit; Kate Ashley Spampneto, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Joseph Spampneto, representing the Faberge Egg exhibit of 2008; Madison Gayle Vicknair, daughter of Chief Warrant Officer Lon Vicknair and Mrs. Tammi Vicknair of Middleburg, Fla., representing the Rodrigue Blue Dog exhibit of 2008; and Schyler Renee Vicknair , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Thigpen, representing the King Tut exhibit of 1977.
The maids of the court were escorted by their fathers.
Pages to her majesty were Misses Remi Kolb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Kolb; Lalah Jane Martinez, daughter of Ms. Ashley Martinez; and Mazie Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Justin Smith.
Pages to the king were Masters Devery Bowman, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Bowman; Luke William Compton, son and stepson of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Mire; Brady Elliser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Elliser; Finn O’Connor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan O’Connor; and Harrison David Neal, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Neal.
Princesses to their majesties were Misses Kate Vivian Barrilleaux, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Barrilleaux; Anna Elizabeth Cline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Trey Cline; Sydney Elizabeth Hertzog, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hertzog; Isabella Louise Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jones; Gracie Belle Kolb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kolb; Bailey Marie Thigpen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thigpen; and Noelle Marie Youngblood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erik Youngblood.
Escorts were Masters Talan James Carrigan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Carrigan; Michael Gaudiano, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Gaudiano; Addison Tyler Kolb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kolb; and Alden and Luke LeBlanc, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Edward LeBlanc Jr.
Serving as the royal ball chairmen were Messrs. Armond Blondeau, Wayne Lee and Erik Youngblood. Royal committeemen were Messrs. Brad Bertucci, Claude Black, Derick Diebold, Jonathan Chin, Scott Holmes and Nolan Schexnayder.
The narrator was Mr. Brad M. Edelman and the national anthem was sung by Mrs. Patrice Larose Puglise, of Morristown, Tenn.
A supper dance followed the ball with music by No Idea.