Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas (NEW LOCATION)
500 W. Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039
FEBRUARY 4, 2017
If you are in need of hotel accommodations, we have provided a discounted option for you (please ask for the Krewe of Orléans rate (MARDI) – must reserve room by January 18, 2017 to receive the discounted rate):
Hilton Garden Inn Las Colinas
7516 Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75063
Direct Hotel Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/gi/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=DFWLCGI&spec_plan=MARDI&arrival=20170203&departure=20170205&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!!!
To view the official pictures at the 2016 Krewe of Orléans Mardi Gras Ball, click the following link http://kreweoforlans.pass.us/2016koo/
The Krewe of Orléans is pleased to announce its 2nd royal couple for the 2017 Mardi Gras Ball—Mr. & Mrs. Sean & Sherelle Reed.
Sean and Sherelle Reed are natives of New Orleans, Louisiana who are true friends in LOVE!!! They have been married for 22 years and to that union were born 3 adult children–Sean Michael, Seanil Malik, and Seante Monique. Being parents is by far their GREATEST accomplishment as they strive to leave a legacy in the earth. The Reeds now reside in Frisco, TX as a result of Hurricane Katrina. It goes without saying that they are PROUD products of New Orleans.
Sean grew up in the Desire Housing Development in the 9th Ward. He is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and he attended Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge.
Sherelle grew up in Imperial Drive/St. Bernard Housing Development/Voscoville area in the 7th Ward. She is a proud graduate of St Mary’s Academy. Sherelle attended Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA and received her bachelor’s degree from University of Phoenix.
Following college, Sean enlisted in the U.S. Army and served our country proud in the Persian Gulf War. As a result of this service, Sean was honorably discharged as a 100% disabled Veteran. Sean retired from the US Postal Service where he worked as a clerk and is presently a mentor to both children and young adults in the community. He volunteers as an official with the Richardson YMCA. Sean’s favorite slogan is: If you change your mind, you can change your life! This sentiment is echoed in everything he does and everything he stands for as he rose above the conditions in which he was raised knowing that if he put his mind to it he could become anything in this world.
Sherelle is a Corporate Instructor for Bank of America where she has worked for the past 11 years. Sherelle is also the Founder and Visionary of Resilience Entity, Inc. Resilience is a movement that empowers women and girls to Learn from the Past, Live Today and Pursue Purpose. Sherelle is no stranger to riding on this roller coaster we call life. She is fun, personable and loving with a personality that moves the hearts of many she comes in contact with. Making a positive impact in this world is why she has been created. Sherelle’s purpose is to empower others without judgment.
Sean and Sherelle Reed has dedicated themselves to living life to the fullest knowing that as long a GOD is at the center of it all……. EVERYTHING is worth it!!!
Presenting 2016 Empress Donna Brousseau wearing her custom design iridescent full crystal gown and matching wheel backpiece. Empress Donna pranced down the aisle waiving her royal wand in even pace to allow attendees to capture a glimpse of her Royal elegance. Empress Donna was beautifully decorated and captured the hearts of everyone that was able to see her smile as bright as stars. Her impressive iridescent crystal crown perfectly complimented her gown.
Presenting 2016 Emperor Mike Brousseau wearing an elaborate custom burgundy velvet robe heavily detailed with crystal Fleur-de-lis and a matching iridescent crystal Fleur-de-lis full round crown. He walked down the aisle while white gloved and waving to all attendees. At times, Emperor Brousseau showed his fun loving character in the many poses and gestures he made for guests as he approached the stage.
After the crowning ceremony, the Royal Couple changed into equally elaborate regal outfits suited for royalty. The Royal Couple had nearly 200 personal friends and family attend the event to celebrate this grand occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Brousseau are authentic native New Orleanians with distinctive style, class, and New Orleans charm!
“We thank everyone for your support and the honor of serving as your Royal Couple. We think this is a great opportunity for the Krewe of Orléans and the DFW. We hope the rest of America will take notice and want to make Dallas a stop on their next Mardi Gras itinerary.” – Mr. Michael and Mrs. Donna Brousseau
The Krewe of Orléans wants to thank our Royal Couple for their participation and support. Their involvement has made this Mardi Gras Ball all the more exciting. Hail to our 2016 Royal Couple Mike Donna Brousseau!
A federal government legal services contractor and City of Allen employee, Mr. Michael Brousseau retired as Director of Probation with the New Orleans Municipal Court. A St Augustine Purple Knight, Mr. Brousseau, studied at Grambling University, and graduated from Southern University of New Orleans.
Thirty five years of Federal service, Mrs. Donna Brousseau served in management and non-management positions for Social Security Administration. She is a graduate of Xavier University, and holds a Masters degree from Southern University of New Orleans.
Celebrating 33 years of marriage, our Royal Couple attends St. Jude Catholic Church, members and supporters of the Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce, The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, volunteer with The City of Allen, members of Xavier and Southern Alumni Chapters, Krewe de Roux, and support a variety of charities. The Royal Couple has one adult daughter, Brittny, in Allen, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Brousseau are authentic native New Orleanians with distinctive style, class, and New Orleans charm!
We love our sponsors!
Listed are our current sponsors for the 2017 Krewe of Orléans Mardi Gras Ball.
Krewe of Orléans
The Daiquiri Shoppe
97.9 The BEAT
TRUTH Night Club
Al's Formal Wear
Ben Abbott & Associates
Creative Photography by Chanellé
Krewe of Orléans 2017 Mardi Gras Ball Promo Video
The Krewe of Orléans, LLC would like to extend our thanks regarding your interest in becoming a member of the Krewe of Orléans.
Currently, we are not accepting new members. We are starting a database for interested parties, so please fill out the CONTACT FORM stating that you are interested in future membership.
Give us a call at (972) 905-9367 or send us an email from the form below.