This week tennis champion Serena Williams married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in a New Orleans wedding that was, even by Hollywood standards, off the charts.
Firstly, it was absolutely filled to the brim with A-list mega-celebrities, including Anna Wintour, Kim Kardashian, Ciara, and Beyoncé, to name a few. The entire block was sealed off for the event, and guests were reportedly asked to put their cellphones into a special locking pouch to avoid looking at them during the evening. It’s a testament to how much people love Serena Williams that these social-media obsessed stars actually agreed to this.
Pretty buzzing scene inside the Contemporary Arts Center ahead of Serena Williams’ New Orleans wedding as well. Also this sign: pic.twitter.com/MJrR7iL2cE
— Jeff Nowak (@Jeff_Nowak) November 16, 2017
The theme of the wedding was Beauty and the Beast, which makes sense because the whole affair looked like a fairytale.
— Every Movie Review (@EveryMovieR) November 17, 2017
The element of it that the Internet loved the most, however, was that the reception paid major homage to Serena’s career as the reigning queen of tennis. The guests were all given trophies as party favors, and all of the tables were named after Williams’s 12 grand-slam titles.
— New Orleans Advocate (@theadvocateno) November 17, 2017
— PeopleStyle (@peoplestyle) November 17, 2017
Ciara, LaLa & Kelly Rowland arriving to Serena Williams wedding tonight in New Orleans! pic.twitter.com/B2haeC8AIe
— The Wilsons Daily (@thewilsonsdaily) November 17, 2017
If your invitation to the Serena Williams wedding got lost in the mail like mine must have, you can still see my photos from the party in the street. https://t.co/gIluNhmku5 pic.twitter.com/7WiM18YMB0
— Michael DeMocker (@MichaelDeMocker) November 17, 2017
Beyoncé leaving Serena Williams’ Beauty and the Beast-themed wedding. pic.twitter.com/0WtlYBxx9y
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) November 17, 2017
— Hello Beautiful (@HelloBeautiful) November 17, 2017
Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee arrive to Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian wedding
📸 via Daily Mail pic.twitter.com/od8npa3lDM
— CaroWozniackiNews (@CWTennis) November 17, 2017
Model Selita Ebanks arrives for the wedding of tennis great Serena Williams and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans tonight! pic.twitter.com/vpxzLddtE0
— Susan Roesgen (@SusanRoesgen) November 17, 2017
— SI Tennis (@SI_Tennis) November 17, 2017
Although we recently consulted with a wedding planner who said that naming tables was a trend to ditch in 2018, we’re pretty sure Serena gets on a pass on this one, because being unabashedly proud of your accomplishments on your big day never goes out of style.
no offense to the royal wedding but serena williams seems to have had the most important wedding of all time and it should have been live broadcast around the world tbh
— Casey Turner (@caseyturner) November 17, 2017
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