Serena Williams – officially tied the knot with Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, and this tennis superstar served up a perfect wedding.
From the bride’s stunning Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress to the out-of-this-world entertainment and star-studded guest list, these New Orleans nuptials were the Grand Slam of weddings, and we’re living for it.
On November 16, a whole slew of A-listers descended upon the Big Easy for the wedding—a locale that was the perfect choice for this too-cool couple. “Alexis really wanted to do it here,” Serena explained to Vogue. “It’s his favorite city besides Brooklyn. It’s got a heavy European influence, it’s fun, and has amazing food. He just loves the vibe. The venue—the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans—was a decision we both made. Painting and art is something I’m really passionate about, so it just felt natural and different to do it at a contemporary art museum.”
The bride’s wedding dress was a work of art in and of itself. Serena choose a regal ball gown designed by Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen to
“I loved the idea of doing a really spectacular ball gown, and it has turned out to be such an incredibly special piece.” Featuring a voluminous tulle skirt and strapless neckline, the princess-worthy gown was completed with a cool cape, brilliantly bedazzled for this superhero bride.
And about that aisle…Serena wanted to keep the ceremony personal and nontraditional—yet still super sweet. “For seating, I wanted the whole thing to be as non-traditional as possible, so we did sofas instead of chairs, and everything is facing the aisle instead of the altar,” said Serena. Vogue reports that guests entered the ceremony space at 5:15 p.m., where they were greeted with pre-ceremony cocktails. A video that depicted the bride and groom’s love story played on TVs encased in gold frames above the aisle.