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Serena Williams’ New Orleans wedding was a grand slam

Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. They were married Thursday, Nov. 16, in New Orleans in a celebrity-studded wedding.
Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. They were married Thursday, Nov. 16, in New Orleans in a celebrity-studded wedding. Getty Images file

Tennis superstar Serena Williams married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans on Thursday evening, a glamorous grand slam filled with celebrity and sports royalty.

The “Beauty and the Beast”- themed wedding took place at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. Gold-draped tables covered in yellow, coral, and blue-and-white flowers were named after Williams’ Grand Slam titles and each guest took home a replica of her trophies, according to a photo gallery featured in Vogue. Two thrones graced the head of the long table, seating for the bride and groom.

The 250 wedding guests were an A-list of athletes and celebs and included Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Serena’s sister Venus and their mother, Oracene Price, according to news reports. Sports A-listers included Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and her NBA beau David Lee, the Daily Mail reported.

Williams, 36, who lives in Jupiter, wore a strapless gown and glittering cape designed by Sarah Burton for British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. After the ceremony, Serena donned a Versace piece with a detachable skirt for dancing, according to Page Six. She switched into glittery white Nikes for the dance floor.

The couple’s first dance: “Tale As Old As Time,” Vogue reported.

Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo (“The Color Purple”) serenaded the couple while the ’80s R&B band New Edition played in a surprise performance.

The couple welcomed their first child in September, Alexis Olympia. Serena’s mother carried the baby girl at the wedding.

Williams, 36, and Ohanian, 34, met in 2015 in Rome.

Last December, Ohanian, of Armenian descent, welcomed Serena into the Armenian community in a tweet.

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