FIRST PHOTOS FROM SERENA WILLIAMS’ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST-THEMED WEDDING
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.
Below is what Daily Mail UK posted;
- Kim Kardashian, Venus Williams, Beyonce and the members of New Edition were spotted arriving at the celebrity wedding of the decade
- Sources say Serena chose a Beauty and the Beast theme for her nuptials to Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian
- The tennis star’s best friends Ciara, La La Anthony and Kelly Rowland all arrived in the same car to the wedding venue, the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans
- Editor-in-chief of Vogue Anna Wintour was seen spotted at the bar for the cocktail reception in a street, closed to the public, next to the venue
- Serena was not spotted but sources said she wore two dresses for the occasion – one for the ceremony and one for the reception which was due to last until 3am
The couple was surrounded by a bevy of friends, families and A-listers, including their two-month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., as they said their ‘I dos’ in a Beauty and the Beast themed bash at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.
Kim Kardashian, Venus Williams, Beyonce, and the members of New Edition, who played a five-song set during the reception, were spotted arriving at the venue’s VIP entrance for the biggest celebrity wedding in recent years.
Guests were also gifted one of Williams’ unique golden trophy party favors. Each guest table at the event had been named after one of Williams’ 23 grand slam titles, and her favors were recreations of the trophies she received for each corresponding title.
Ciara, La La Anthony and Kelly Rowland arrived together at what must surely be the biggest wedding of the year
Kim Kardashian was seen arriving at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans for Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s wedding
The platinum haired beauty was busy on her phone as her car pulled up at the venue for the tennis star’s nuptials
Three’s company: Beyonce was seen touching down in New Orleans for Serena’s wedding
Ghosting: Beyonce hid behind a sheet as she was driven away from the venue on Thursday night (above)
Baby, baby: Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. heads home after her parents wedding (above)
Anna Wintour hits the bar at the cocktail reception in a closed-off street outside the Contemporary Arts Center
Wintour enjoyed a non-alcoholic beverage during the mini street party for the wedding guests
Anna Wintour and guests enjoy a street party with a New Orleans band at Serena Williams’ wedding
The Vogue editor was spotted chatting with guests, and with a staff member at the reception
The Knowles family arrived together at the venue’s VIP entrance. Pictured are Beyonce’s mom Tiny (backseat, right) and her new husband actor Richard Lawson (backseat, left)
Tina Knowles looked glamorous in red lipstick and curled blonde hair, while her husband Richard sat next to her
Guests enjoy a cocktail reception in a closed-off street outside the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans
Tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki and actor Colton Haynes were seen leaving Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s wedding. Wozniacki was seen holding a pair of silver, Converse sneakers in her hand, while Haynes was carrying one of Williams’ party favors, a golden ‘tennis trophy’
Caroline Wozniacki was seen walking hand in hand with her boyfriend David Lee, alongside the Teen Wolf star Haynes
Tennis star: Caroline Wozniacki and fiance David Lee carrying the Yondr that will keep their cellular devices powered off for the ceremony
Colton Haynes was also seen leaving the venue with his own golden trophy, which had his name and ‘Wimbledon 1′ written across it – to represent one of Williams’ grand slam titles
The trio appears to have been sharing a car, and Haynes flipped a peace sign to photographers before he climbed in after the couple
The table settings had all been named after Williams’ 23 grand slam titles, and her party favors were recreations of the trophies she received for each corresponding title
Every guest had their own named, golden trophy waiting for them on a golden party favor table.
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