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Serena Williams' Wedding in New Orleans Was Straight From a Fairytale

The tennis star wed Alexis Ohanian

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19 November 2017

The wedding of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

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On Thursday 16th November one of the greatest female athletes of all time, Serena Williams, married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, in an intimate 'Beauty and the Beast' inspired ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans.

The wedding of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

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The grand slam champion wore a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen ball gown silhouette wedding dress. Serena Williams wore the dramatic strapless, belted princess gown with a 2018 bridal trend cape and a bouquet of white roses. Serena accessorised with with jewelry by XIV Karats, worth $3.5 million in total.

The groom, Alexis, wore an Armani suit, whilst bridesmaids, who included sister Venus, wore white and cream Galia Lahav dresses. Star studded guests including Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Kim Kardashian West, Anna Wintour and Ciara all celebrated Serena’s perfect wedding.

The wedding of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

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The wedding of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

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US tennis champion was inspired by the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ fairy-tale throughout her wedding. With a first dance to ‘Tale as Old as Time’ and ‘Be Our Guest’ played at the wedding dinner, there were also chandeliers encased in gold birdcages, a gold arch of flowers at the end of the aisle and long tables covered in lamé fabric. This completed the French ball-themed décor and represented the couple’s fairy-tale story.

The wedding of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
The wedding of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

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Serena wanted the wedding to be a non-traditional wedding, as sofas lined the aisle instead of chairs in a runway style facing away from the alter to create a fashion-vibe. There was a short video on a TV above the aisle encased in gold frames, which told the story of Serena and Alexis’s relationship, after they met by chance during Breakfast in Rome.

The couple who fit the stereotype of ‘opposites attract,’ included their baby daughter Alexis ‘Olympia’ Ohanian Jr, who was born in September, in the wedding. In his vows, Alexis called Serena his queen and said that they already have their princess. The date of the wedding was also significant as it was the birthday of Alexis’ late mother who died nine years ago.

Serena Williams also included a little piece of tennis in the wedding, with trophy-style place cards and tables named after Serena’s Grand Slam wins!

The wedding of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

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