One thing that has remained fairly consistent about Mobile's mystic societies is that they are either men's groups or ladies' groups.
In 1993, the Krewe of Marry Mates changed all that, creating a society specifically for married couples. At least one other such group followed in the Marry Mates' footsteps, but it has since dropped from the parade lineup.
These days, several groups have both men and women on their floats (and some of the ladies' groups do have male marshals on horseback), but the Marry Mates remain the only group specifically for married couples to ride on the floats together.
To see the Mask's photos and video of previous Krewe of Marry Mates parades, click here.
This year, the Krewe of Marry Mates paraded on February 18, right behind the Maids of Mirth and the Order of Butterfly Maidens, which all started at 6:30 p.m.
The Mates' theme was Lost in Paradise, and the parade included six floats rented from the Order of Polka Dots. The parade was led by King David and Queen Dena and Emblem Allen and Sheila.
To see Mobile Mask's HD video of the 2017 parade, click here.
The Mask's exclusive slideshow of the 2017 parade is below:
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