Serena Williams has officially tied the knot with Alexis Ohanian in front of their closest family and friends. The newlyweds’ star-studded guest list included Serena’s sister Venus Williams, Ciara, Russell Wilson, La La Anthony and more.
Just last week, the 23-time Grand Slam winner kicked off the wedding festivities with a bachelorette party in New York City. On Wednesday evening, the couple enjoyed a star-studded rehearsal dinner at Emeril Lagasse’s Meril restaurant. About 100 guests were in attendance at the dinner, including stars Colton Haynes, Eva Longoria and husband José Antonio Bastón as well as Cynthia Erivo.
The theme of the wedding was said to be Beauty and the Beast and guests entered the ceremony to the tune of Be Our Guest playing. The nuptials were thought to have cost more than $1 million, and a street was said to have been closed off outside the Arts Center. The couple announced their engagement in December last year after dating for 15 months. A source told the Daily Mail newspaper:
“Serena and Alexis have spared no expense on their dream wedding. They have hired the best of the best and can’t wait to get married in The Big Easy. It’s a special city for Serena and somewhere she has always loved.”
Serena gave birth to their daughter, Alexis Olympia, two months ago.