Serena Williams Marries Alexis Ohanian in Beauty & the Beast Themed Wedding
UPDATE (11/16/17 09.54 p.m. ET)
Serena Williams is a married woman!
The tennis star tied the know with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian today, Thursday November 16th, in a Beauty and the Beast themed wedding in New Orleans.
The evening was a star-studded affair with celebrity guests including Beyonce, Anna Wintour, Kim Kardashian, Ciara, and Eva Longoria, to name but a few.
The ceremony took place at the Contemporary Arts Center where band New Edition were seen arriving earlier today.
They are expected to perform at the reception.
A source told the Daily Mail the 36-year-old was planning on wearing not one, but two dresses — one for the ceremony and one for the reception, which is expected to last until 3 a. m.
According to the website, each guest table at the event had been named after one of Williams's 12 grand slam titles, and her wedding favors were recreations of the trophies she received for each corresponding title.
Guests were seen enjoying a champagne-fueled street party outside the arts center throughout the night.
There are, as yet, no official pictures of the nuptials because Vogue has the exclusive on images and there was a social media ban.
Congrats to Serena and Alexis!
ORIGINAL STORY (11/15/17 9.47 a.m. ET)
Serena Williams is about to be a married woman!
The tennis star and her fiancé, Alexis Ohanian, are set to tie the knot this week in New Orleans.
The details of the wedding are very hush hush, but we do know some very famous stars will be in attendance.
Guests will not learn the details until Thursday.
“Serena and Alexis have spared no expense on their dream wedding,” a source shared.
Not to mention, the shindig is reportedly costing a whopping $1M.
'”They have hired the best of the best and can't wait to get married in The Big Easy. It's a special city for Serena and somewhere she has always loved,” the source shared.
“Serena and Alexis chose the Contemporary Arts Center because of its incredible architecture and history.”
The source continued, “They have instructed Preston to fill the hall with thousands of dollars worth of crystals and flowers. The hall will be totally transformed.”
Guests won’t be able to take pictures during the wedding because the athlete signed an exclusive deal with Vogue, who is going to share her photos.
As for their daughter, they are planning on having a nanny on-hand to take care of her.
“Alexis will have a babysitter on hand just for her the entire night. Both parents wouldn't dream of not having her there,” the source said.
“She will be a part of the wedding as much as possible for an 11-week-old. They are totally and utterly besotted with her.”
There will be just 250 guests and a lot of security to keep everything private.
Serena and Alexis got engaged in December 2016.
We cannot wait to see all the gorgeous pictures from the big day!