Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian exchanged their vows in New Orleans, Louisiana on Thursday, 16 November. The couple married at the Contemporary Performing Arts Center, with Beauty and the Beast as the theme of the wedding.
According to HollywoodLife, the guests' list was a jaw-dropping one with personalities like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Ciara, Russell Wilson, La La Anthony and more in attendance. Serena's sister Venus was at the ceremony as the bride's maid.
Serena kicked off the festivities last week by throwing a bachelorette party for her famous pals at the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in New York City. They indulged themselves in five-star spa treatments, tea brunches, dinner and dancing.
The tennis pro and the Reddit cofounder's little girl, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, who they welcomed September this year, was also there to witness the nuptials.
Speaking about Alexis, shortly after welcoming her baby girl, Serena opened up about the challenges of raising a black child in this world.
"You are one of the strongest women I know. I was looking at my daughter (OMG, yes, I have a daughter ) and she has my arms and legs! My exact same strong, muscular, powerful, sensational arms and body. I don't know how I would react if she has to go through what I've gone through since I was a 15 year old and even to this day," she said.
She continued, "I've been called man because I appeared outwardly strong. It has been said that that I use drugs (No, I have always had far too much integrity to behave dishonestly in order to gain an advantage). It has been said I don't belong in Women's sports — that I belong in Men's — because I look stronger than many other women do. (No, I just work hard and I was born with this badass body and proud of it).
"But mom, I'm not sure how you did not go off on every single reporter, person, announcer and quite frankly, hater, who was too ignorant to understand the power of a black woman."