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Tennis Champion Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s Fairytale Wedding



Tennis champion Serena Williams last night tied the knot with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in an intimate wedding ceremony at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans.

Serena wore three breathtakingly gorgeous dresses. First was a regal ball gown designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, which she walked down the aisle with. This was a voluminous tulle skirt and strapless neckline, which she paired with a pretty cape.

Her second dress was a dramatic beaded, feathered Versace dress.

The final look for the night was a fitted Versace strap blouse with a short skirt. Alexis looked dapper in his Armani suit.

We love how non-conventional the aisle was. So runway like.

During the recitation of vows, Alexis told Serena, “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.”

Aww… so sweet!

The couple’s two month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr was not left out. She wore a sparkly mini wedding dress and watched her parents tie the knot.

From the decor designed by legendary event designer Preston Bailey with a modern opulent fairytale theme, to the surprise illuminated white carousel from Alexis to Serena, the wedding ceremony was such a lovely experience.

Guests including Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, La La Anthony, Kelly Rowland, Anna Wintour, Tina Knowles, Ciara, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker and more celebrated with the couple.

BellaNaija Weddings wishes Serena and Alexis a happy, love-filled life together.

At the reception, Alexis surprised Serena with an illuminated white carousel which had Serena screaming with excitement.

Photography: @melbarlowandco. / @allanzepeda for Vogue
Bride’s First Dress: @alexandramcqueen
Bride’s Second Dress: @versace_official
Bride’s Third Dress: @versace_official
Groom’s Suit: @giorgiormani
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: @galialahav
Wedding Planner: @jzevents
Dinner Planner: Creative Edge Parties
Decor: @prestonbailey
Location: The Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans


  1. Zinny

    November 18, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Awwwwww Beautiful! Now, White man pls don’t break my black sis heart oo..

    • bella9ija

      November 20, 2017 at 3:01 am

      NIGERIA as a nation is currently – unavailable as it has all fallen into – ‘Awe!’

  2. Sisi

    November 18, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    This is the best wedding I have seen in a while. Very much like what Serena wanted. Very natural and nice.

  3. Olori

    November 18, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    This is so beautiful. They are obviously bestfriends!!! HML. God bless your union.

  4. Dolores banks

    November 18, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    This is ,so gorgeous.much happiness.God Bless.Adorable daughter.

  5. Anon

    November 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Too sweet. New Edition! ?

  6. Lady

    November 18, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Lovve how she has her real friends on her train. If na naija now . Because you are popular the whole train must be popular people

    • jani

      November 19, 2017 at 6:33 am

      Why can’t Nigerians praise a foreigner without abusing themselves? SMH

      Beautiful wedding, the couple look happy and the baby is cute.

      Is Anna Wintour wearing a Lanre Da Silva Ajayi dress? Kudos

  7. northern lights

    November 19, 2017 at 8:13 am

    That baby is the cutest Lil pumpkin pie…just curious though, what was the carousel for?

  8. Bowl

    November 19, 2017 at 10:09 am

    After una don born pikin finish , una come they form Cinderella and Prince Charming again . Abeg !

    • tunmi

      November 20, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      yes, they will.
      yes, they have.

      && and?

  9. mulikat

    November 19, 2017 at 11:51 am

    God bless your Union.

  10. Uju

    November 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Too cute!!! Love is the best feeling ever! Why hate when you can love! I choose love!

  11. Unik_lilly

    November 20, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Beautiful! Congratulation Serena! yet to see the pictures of the second and third dress.

    • Unik_lilly

      November 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      just saw it. Beautiful dresses.

  12. Prince

    November 20, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    This is so lovely. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  13. Mz_Titilitious

    November 22, 2017 at 10:24 am

    so beautiful! HML….

  14. Uwaneza

    November 23, 2017 at 4:15 am

    beautiful and congrats to them and may God bless their union!!!

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