Multiple award-winning tennis pro, Serena Williams said ‘I do’ to Alexis Ohanian in a Beauty and the Beast-themed wedding at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans on Thursday, 16th of November 2017, and released the photos of the elegant affair on Friday.
The couple who welcomed their first child together back in September tied the knot in a very hush hush event with about 200 of their closets friends and colleagues at a location that remained undisclosed till the last minute.
More details has since emerged of what went down inside the fairy tale wedding that saw the likes of Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Ciara, JayZ and several other A-list guests in attendance.
Williams walked down the aisle in a stunning strapless gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen teamed with a glittering cape and a traditional veil,The New York Post reports. Her bridesmaids wore dresses by Galia Lahav with capes matching Serena’s. Williams shared a picture of her gorgeous dress (sans cape and veil) on Instagram.
After exchanging their vows, Williams changed into a Versace number for the reception with a detachable skirt for dancing. She also wore a pair of custom white Nike sparkly sneakers. The official wedding photographs were released by Vogue Magazine in the US.
According to The New York Post each table at the reception was named after one of Williams’ Grand Slam titles, and guests even took home replicas of her trophies which held their place cards. Guests all got white Converse to wear to dance, monogrammed with the couple’s initials.
The couple were said to have written their own vows and they were personal, bringing all their guests to tears. They danced their first dance to the Beauty and the beast theme song ‘Tale as old as time’.
They announced their engagement in December 2016 and the lavish reception was held at The Contemporary Art Museum in New Orleans.