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
Location: The Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans