Serena Williams, the greatest female athlete of our time and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian said their I-Do’s in front of about 200 family and friends in New Orleans on Thursday November 16 at the The Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. The bride wore Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and then changed into different custom Versace numbers paired with crystalized Nike Cortez. The groom wore custom Giorgio Armani. The Bridesmaids wore custom Ghalia Lava.
Ciara seated next to Anna Wintour
The event exclusively covered by Vogue magazine which also ran the first official photos was rumored to cost an estimated $1 million. According to the article, which also gave fans insight into how they first met and dated, both Serena and Alexis chose November 16 as their wedding date in memory of Alexis’s mother, who passed away nine years ago. “It is her birthday, and we wanted her to be represented at the wedding,” says Serena. “Obviously, we wish that she could be here for this, but choosing her birthday as our wedding date was a nice way of making sure she’s still involved and made us feel more connected to her on our day.”
Oracene Williams (Serena’s mom) with baby Alexis Olympia
“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.”
Beyonce Knowles Carter
Photos via Vogue; Mel Barlow and Allan Zepeda; Bob Metelus and Erica Rodriguez
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