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Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian Tie The Knot

A fairytale wedding in New Orleans


American pro-tennis player Serena Williams has married long-term beau and Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian in a luxurious and elegant affair in New Orleans.

The newlyweds hosted a reception for 200 of their closest friends and family, and of course there were some famous faces there including Beyoncé, Rhianna, Nikki Minaj, Anna Wintour, Kim Kardashian and of course her famous sister Venus Williams. Those in attendance dined on food inspired by the Deep South, Italy and Armenia and guests were treated to a huge dessert and cheese station to indulge in.

The first snaps were shared by Vogue of the couple, guests and the INCREDIBLE Beauty and the Beast decor! The couple sat on gold thrones, and had four long tables which were named after Grand Slam tournaments (Serena has won all 4, on 39 separate occasions, no less).

The couple also took to Instagram to share a few intimate photos from their special day with fans.  Serena looked absolutely sensational in breathtaking Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown- the designer who famously created Kate Middleton’s wedding dress at the royal wedding in 2011.

Speaking to Vogue, Serena spoke of her bridal shopping experience, she said:

“I flew to London to meet with Sarah and ended up falling in love with the ball gown silhouette… [It] was completely the opposite of what I ever thought I would choose for myself”

But low and behold, she admitted she was persuaded by the opportunity to wear a “really spectacular ball gown”, after all, if you don’t don a princess dress for your wedding day, when can you?! She paired her dress with a stylish cape (which FYI is SO on-trend for 2018 brides-to-be), white roses and €3million worth of jewellery from XIV Karats.  The new Mrs Ohanian then changed into her second gown which was a beaded and feathered Versace number, followed by a THIRD fitted and shorter Versace dress!

The bridesmaids perfectly complemented the bride, wearing gorgeous custom made Galia Lahav dresses. The couple’s two-month old daughter, Olympia was also the star of the show wearing an adorable mini Alexander McQueen dress with beading.

And as if we weren’t already so in love with this duo, Alexis, who donned a sleek Armani suit, gushed in his wedding vows:

 “You are the greatest of all time, not just in sport. I’m talking about as a mother and as a wife. I am so excited to write so many more chapters of our fairy tale together. And my whole life I didn’t even realize it, but I was waiting for this moment. And everything that I have done, everything that I am so proud of in my career, and in my life, for the last 34 years, pales in comparison to what we’re doing today. And I am so grateful, and I am so in love.”

 

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Could they get any cuter? Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Set Featured Image Credit: @AlexisOhanianSr. Instagram

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