Serena And Alexis Are Officially Married!
All week, media outlets reported the news that Serena and her fiance Reddit founder, Alexis Ohanian were planning to wed this week in New Orleans, at the Contemporary Arts Center. And while many of us assumed that this week would have meant a weekend, the couple tied the knot Thursday evening.
The news that the wedding was taking place came from Williams’ longtime tennis coach, who wished the athlete a happy wedding day via Instagram.
Reports also claimed that the couple had forbidden their guests from posting moments from the ceremony on social media but there are a few details that seemed to leak out.
According to Entertainment Tonight, guests included Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, La La Anthony, Ciara, Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian, and Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, her sister Venus and of course Baby Alexis who took a nice little plane ride earlier this week.
According to ET, the theme was Beauty and the Beast and guests were asked to dress to match the theme.
According to reports, attendees were greeted with the Disney song, “Be Our Guest,” along with cocktails.
Perhaps the two chose Thursday because they planned to party throughout the weekend. Reportedly, tomorrow afternoon the guests will go to the Ace Hotel where they’ll have a recovery afterparty that will include a DJ, games and a recovery bar.
Sounds pretty fun.
Check out the flicks of some the attendees below, compiled by The Shade Room.
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TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet _______________________________________ They did it! Tennis legend #SerenaWilliams wed #Reddit co-founder #AlexisOhanian at the Contemporary Arts Center in #NewOrleans today! According to reports, the ceremony was #BeautyAndTheBeast-themed and all of our favorite celebs were there! _______________________________________ #Beyoncé and hubby #JayZ were in attendance as well as their sis #KellyRowland who pulled up with besties #Ciara and #LalaAnthony. Also, #KimKardashian arrived—without #KanyeWest! _______________________________________ R&B group #NewEdition also attended the wedding and reportedly performed a short set for the reception. _______________________________________ Swipe to see pics of some of your favorite celebs arriving to the wedding! Actress #NicoleAriParker and her husband #BorisKodjoe were spotted arriving to the ceremony as well as #EvaLongoria and husband #JoséBastón and model #SelitaEbanks! 📸: BACK GRID
The couple began dating in 2015 and got engaged last December.
Congratulations to them! Here’s to more pictures.