The “Father Daughter Waltz” or the first dance of the evening for the Denver Debutante Ball.
BY STEFAN KRUSZE
The Denver Debutante Ball marks the closing of the year’s events of Colorado’s social calendar, in a style of grandeur with pomp and circumstance equal to that of the New Year’s Eve Imperial Ball in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria.
This year’s 63rd Denver Debutante Ball was, as it has always been, at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, in the same fashionable style as it is in Vienna, but this one is at a mile high with a more welcoming and friendlier style. Colorado has its own style, even with events like the Denver Debutante Ball, and this year’s event has only gotten better every year since it start 63 years ago. With the presentation of 28 debutantes and 25 post debutantes, reflecting a style and flair that is uniquely Colorado that show the best and the finest of the many that Colorado is known for. Quite simply this year’s Denver Debutante Ball not only completed the social calendar it provided the foundation for the next season’s festivities that celebrate and give back of which Colorado is known for. See the end of this post for the debutante list.
Photos Stefan Krusze
Making the entry is debutante Hannah Lester with her father Kent Lester and escorts Logan Kemps and Christopher Vieyra.
Kent Lester with daughter Hannah Lester and mother Mary Lester.
Debutante Lily Dines with her father Bruce.
Kate Emmanuel with daughter and debutante Sarah Emmanuel and her father David.
Debutante Lila Arnold, Callan Bechter and debutante Lily Dines.
Bolan Walker, Isley and Brielle Walker, and Jill Bertan
Skyler Matthews, Carole Buyers and Cricket Blake.
Denver debutante ball escort Connor Wulf, 2016 debutante Kathleen Wulf, 2018 debutante Kelly Wulf, Maureen Wulf and Doug Wulf.
Cecily Coors and Alexandra Haymons
Michelle Hanley with her daughter Rachel Hanley, a past Denver debutante.
Thomas Coxhead and Barbara Knight.
Cathy Coors and Julie Wham
Denver debutante receiving line members Bruce and Marcy Benson, Thomas Coxhead with ball co-chairs Suzzane Coxhead and Julie Wham with Richard Wham along with honorary chair Dawn Wood with Willis Wood.
Community philanthropists members of the evening’s receiving line, Marcy Benson and Bruce Benson.
Dennis Jackson and past event chair Betty Lynn Jackson.
Bing-Bing Xie snapping smartphone snapshots of debutantes Sarah Emmanuel and Julia Secor.
Debutante Hannah Lester giving dance step pointers to escort Christopher Vieyra.
Past event chair Lise Bellmar helping out with final details with honorary chair Dawn Wood and Marcy Benson, community philanthropist, getting ready for the receiving line.
Thomas Coxhead, ball co-chairs Suzanne Coxhead and Julie Wham and Richard Wham.
Debutante Julia Della Salle with her family.
Lanny Martin, Sharon Martin, Meg Nichols and Ed Nichols.
The 63rd Annual Denver Debutante Ball debutante’s final curtsey.
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