Serena Williams proved she is just as dominant off the court as she has been on it, as the record-breaking tennis legend attracted a celeb-packed group of A-listers to New Orleans for her nuptials to millionaire mogul and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

The celebrity list begins, of course, with big sister and legendary pioneer Venus Williams. Also in attendance were good friends Beyonce, Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Lala Anthony and Ciara and many more as they were all in the mix to help the new bride celebrate her New Orleans nuptials. New Edition partied and performed a five-song set during the reception for Serena, according to The Daily Mail (No, Bobby Brown was not in attendance).

The power couple was surrounded by a bevy of friends and family, including their two-month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., as they said their ‘I dos’ in a Beauty and the Beast themed bash at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.

Guests were also gifted one of Williams’ unique golden trophy party favors. Each guest table at the event had been named after one of Williams’ 12 grand slam titles, People magazine reported. 

Jay Z was allegedly so dedicated to getting to the wedding that he attended the event despite having to fly back immediately to North Carolina to perform at his next tour stop. 

Inside sources divulged to the Daily Mail that Serena wore not one, but two dresses for the occasion, one for the ceremony and one for the reception, which was due to last until 3 a.m.

The entire week had love in the atmosphere as Eva Longoria and husband Jose Baston were spotted hugging and kissing as the pair left Serena’s rental home on Thursday.

Also at the wedding was Serena’s best friend that is not her sister on the WTA Tour, Caroline Wozniacki. She came with her fiance of two weeks, former NBA star David Lee and rocking an 8-carat engagement ring. 

During rehearsals, Serena was reportedly joined by her mother and coach Oracene Price, sisters Venus, Isha and Lyndrea and celeb pals Colton Haynes, Longoria, Cynthia Erivo, Selita Ebanks, Wozniacki and Nicole Ari Parker and husband Boris Kodjoe, which was held at Emeril Lagasse’s new eatery Meril, The Daily Mail stated.

 

Terry Shropshire

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