The grand finale of Mardi Gras 2015 came Shrove Tuesday evening with the traditional “Meeting of the Courts” of the Mystick Krewe of Comus and Rex during the Comus bal masque at the Marriott New Orleans.
Setting the dramatic scene for the customary climax to the revelry of the Carnival season in New Orleans was a myriad of twinkling lights reflecting the glitter of thousands of rhinestones, paillettes and other brilliants.
Miss Patricia McCarthy Beron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edouard Beron, reigned as queen over the Comus festivities.
Maids of honor to her majesty were Misses Catherine Crawford Adams, daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Roland Adams III, and stepdaughter and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joshua Edward Lowentritt; Sarah Kent Agnew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank de la Houssaye Agnew; Eleanor Brennan Davis, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Edward Davis III; Jordan Elizabeth Devlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Sutton Devlin; Courtney Cooke Geary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Cooke Geary; Elizabeth Ashland Hines, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hugh Hines; Isabel Nott Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Harris Jackson; Madeleine Moret Livaudais, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marc Moret Livaudais; Karoline Havens Mallette Patrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Joseph Patrick; Kelly Wright Swanson, daughter of Mr. James Richard Swanson and Mrs. Marianne Rapier Swanson; Maia Margaret Weston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert DeWitt Weston; and Catherine Turner Worley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bruce Worley Jr.
Pages to her majesty were Masters Lynton Guy Cook IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cook III; and William Lyons Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Patrick Cook.
Pages to Comus were Masters John McDonald Currence II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morrison Currence Jr.; and Walker McCall Montgomery, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bullard Montgomery IV.
Serving as chairman of the ball was Mr. Richard M. Currence.
When Rex 2015, Mr. Christian T. Brown, and his queen, Miss Charlotte Lane Langenstein, arrived at the Comus ball, the orchestra played Rex’s theme song, “If Ever I Cease to Love.” At that point, with Comus serving as escort to Miss Langenstein, and Rex escorting Miss Beron, the four monarchs and their entourage circled the ballroom floor in the double grand march. Their majesties then took their places on the double throne bench, which was flanked by golden balustrades and golden urns filled with flowers.