The 2012 Meridian Ball

At the White-Meyer Dinner before the Meridian Ball, Christian Edwards talks with the evening’s co-chair, Ashley Taylor Bronczek. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Emily Jansen, UPS vice-president Dontai Smalls, and Jennifer Mauskapf. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Chill October temperatures prompted guests to bundle up for cocktails on the terrace before the White-Meyer Dinner and the Meridian Ball. Here are Soli Markasian and Lynne Wilson. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Coming to sit down for dinner before the Meridian Ball at the Meridian International Center. This is the White-Meyer Dinner, held at Meridian House. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Social stalwarts Michael and Pam Peabody at the White-Meyer Dinner before the Meridian Ball. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Palling around between tables at the White-Meyer Dinner. Steve Rochlin and Christina Sevilla erupt into laughter while talking with Daniel Ahr. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Guests at the White-Meyer Dinner, before the Meridian Ball, cheer for the Nats as they catch a glimpse of the Nationals-Cardinals game during dinner. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

The hand of DJ Pitch One, who was imported from New York for the Meridian Ball. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Former chairman and CEO of Fannie Mae Franklin Raines looks over the scene on the terrace as Denise Grant talks with Debbie Dingell. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

The Meridian Ball is all about dancing, but it’s also a feast of desserts. Here’s a glimpse of just part of the dessert buffet. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Ryan Rudominer, executive director for communications at Edison Electric Institute, with Lila Rose. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Meridian International Center president Stuart Holladay with Ray DuBois, who is with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

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