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Serena Williams Marries Millionaire Alexis Ohanian

SERENA Williams married her millionaire fiance Alexis Ohanian in a lavish ceremony in New Orleans in front of A-list guests including Beyonce and Kim Kardashian.

The tennis champ, 36, threw a Beauty and the Beast-themed bash and held a cocktail reception in the street outside the venue.


Kim Kardashian was among the guests at the wedding last night

The nuptials were shrouded in secrecy, and even A-list attendees including Jay Z, Beyonce and Kim didn’t find out the exact details until the morning of the wedding.

It was held at the city’s historic Contemporary Arts Center last night and veteran boyband New Edition were reportedly booked to play a set at the reception.

Other guests included actress Eva Longoria, who attended with her husband Jose Baston.

The former Desperate Housewives star looked stunning in a long, blue, sparkly gown.


Eva Longoria attended with her husband Jose Baston

Kim Kardashian was spotted jetting into New Orleans ahead of the ceremony, and she saved time by getting changed in the airport before heading into town for the bash.

She arrived in grey tracksuit bottoms and an over-sized denim coat, which she swapped for a chic black dress before being driven to the wedding.

Serena’s sister Venus was among the guests along with her daughter Serena’s two-month-old daughter Alexis.

Fellow tennis star Caroline Wozniacki wowed in a long blue dress as she attended with her new fiance, basketball player David
Lee.


Kim arrived in a casual outfit before changing at the airport


She changed into a long black strappy gown


She was spotted chatting on the phone on her way to the event

Reports suggest the couple invited 250 guests to the ceremony and among them were Beyonce, her husband Jay Z and her mum Tina Knowles.

The couple were spotted arriving in a private jet, and the singer was sporting a new hair style with braids down to her waist.

They headed to the ceremony with Tina and Beyonce’s former Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland.

Jay Z is said to have been in attendance, but had to rush off to North Carolina immediately after the wedding to perform his next tour
date.


Caroline Wozniacki looked stunning in an off-the-shoulder blue gown


Tina Knowles was spotted in car on her way to the bash


She hid her face on her way to the ceremony


Kelly Rowland was seen in a car with La La Anthony

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 are believed to have cost more than $1 million, and a street was said to have been closed off outside the Arts Center.

A bar was set up outside and Vogue boss Anna Wintour was seen among the guests having a drink in the street.


Vogue editor Anna Wintour was spotted at the outside bar


She was seen enjoying the festivities outside the venue


The famous editor let her hair down at the reception


Guests were given their own versions of famous tennis trophies


The wedding featured lavish floral displays


Tables were set up for guests at the bash


Musicians played outside on the street


Serena and Alexis announced their engagement in December 2016

A source told the Daily Mail: “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.”

The couple – who have two-month-old daughter Alexis Jr. – started dating in 2015 and announced their engagement in December 2016.

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