Nicki Minaj may have attempted to break the internet recently with her PAPER magazine cover, but Serena Williams may have just snatched the title. Sports Illustrated reports the 23-time Grand Slam winner wed fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in a New Orleans ceremony last Thursday. The couple shared their wedding day with at least 250 guests including Williams’ close friends Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Lala Anthony.
If you thought Williams glowed as a new mother, recently giving birth to the couple’s daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. just 11 weeks ago, then she’ll blow you away as a bride. The couple chose “Beauty and The Beast” as the theme for their nuptials and guests were treated to exclusive musical performances and carousel rides after the ceremony. Being the boss that she is, Williams also incorporated her phenomenal athletic achievements with each guest table at the event being named after one of Williams’ grand slam titles. Her favors were recreations of the trophies she received for each corresponding title.
According to Daily Mail, the event was said to cost more than $1 million and insiders say the couple spared no expense when it came to the wedding of their dreams.
In the meantime, Williams is showing women everywhere that you can have it all and now that she’s a wife and mother, she’s clear that she has no intention on leaving her love of tennis. She states that come January she’ll be back on the court at the Australia Open to defend her title:
“I used to think I’d want to retire when I have kids, but no.”
“I’m definitely coming back. If anything, this pregnancy has given me a new power.”
Enough talking about it, here are some pics of Serena and Alexis’s beautiful day: