San Antonio German Club Presents Season’s Debutantes

By Jake Gaines   Photography Greg Harrison

THE SETTING: The 138-year-old San Antonio German Club recently hosted its annual Opening German gala in honor of the season’s debutantes. Held on a crisp, cool evening at the Witte Museum’s Mays Family Center, the ball offered a glorious night of dining and dancing in celebration of the club’s group of young ladies being presented to society.   

THE STYLE: Resplendent in gorgeous white gowns, the debs dazzled as they were presented by their fathers then led to their bows by their escorts. Following the presentation, the celebration continued as guests and debs alike danced late into the night to the various musical stylings of The Big Beyond. The elegant white flowers, paired with natural greenery and the elegant fresh flower wall made up of red and pink roses, were created by Danny Cuellar of Trinity Flowers. The attendees were treated to cuisine and cocktails by Rosemary’s Catering.

THE PURPOSE: Steeped in tradition, the organization was formed in 1880. Each year since its inception, the San Antonio German Club has presented its debutantes during San Antonio’s social season. The President of the German Club is Christopher Noel Petty and the First Vice President is Blake Todd Stouffer.