After a day of speculation, we finally have a peek inside of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s fairy tale wedding.
The couple tied the knot on Thursday night at the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans in front of 200 family and friends, including Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland, Ciara, Anna Wintour and Venus Williams, among others.
The top-secret affair was kept largely off of social media for the first 24 hours, so details of the “Beauty and the Beast”-themed nuptials were scarce. Paparazzi photos from outside the ceremony and reception showed a star-studded crowd — also including Eva Longoria, LaLa Anthony, Tina Knowles and Caroline Wozniacki — and inside Serena and Alexis danced their first dance to “Tale As Old As Time.” “Be Our Guest” played as guests entered the reception.
On Friday night, though, Vogue published a slew of exclusive pictures and details from the wedding.
Williams’ was positively stunning in a strapless Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, which she had flown out to London to have custom-made by the designer. Her hair was in a simple updo and the look featured a chic cape. Ohanian was in a Giorgio Armani tuxedo.
Among the celebrities who attended the high-profile wedding at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans were Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria, according to the local NBC News affiliate.
While the couple posted some lovely photos on social media, Ohanian shared a ‘heart-melting’ message about his new bride.
“You are the greatest of all time, not just in sport – I’m talking about as a mother and as a wife.
“I am so excited to write so many more chapters of our fairy tale together. And my whole life I didn’t even realize it, but I was waiting for this moment.
“And everything that I have done, everything that I am so proud of in my career, and in my life, for the last 34 years, pales in comparison to what we’re doing today.
“And I am so grateful, and I am so in love,” he wrote.