Opening German Ball Presented This Year’s San Antonio Debutantes
By Ellie Leeper
Photography By Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: The San Antonio German Club hosted its annual Opening German celebration gala this fall in honor of the season’s debutantes. The ball was hosted at the historic La Villita Assembly Building downtown and this year, like every other, had a stunning group of women who made their bow to society in the city.
THE VIBE: Catering the event was the popular RK Group, and the opulent floral designs and decorations were provided by Richard Flowers at The Events Company. This year’s debutantes in white dresses were presented by their fathers in front of supportive friends and family, led to their bow by their escorts and after the presentation, debs and their guests danced the night away to musical entertainment provided by Ramiro Cervera and his Orchestra and DJ’s Inside Out and Password.
THE CAUSE: Steeped in centuries-old tradition, The German Club was formed in 1880 by a group of young men who had originally named themselves the “Ascension Club” and the name was changed in 1890 to the San Antonio German Club in honor of the popular ballroom dance of the era, “The German.” For the past 133 years, the San Antonio German Club has presented its debutantes during San Antonio’s social season. The 2013-2014 President is Clyde Johnson IV and the Chairman of the Opening German was Paul Rohlfs Jr.