Issa wedding! Serena Williams wed her man and baby's father Alexis Ohanian Thursday night in New Orleans, and all their celeb friends and fam were front and center for the big day. Get all the deets and pics inside...
Serena Williams turned New Orleans out this week for her million dollar wedding! Thursday night, her besties LaLa Anthony, Ciara and Kelly Rowland were spotted arriving in a private car to the Contemporary Arts Center for the Beauty and the Beast themed nuptials. Y'all know Serena loves a themed party.
The ladies were extra dolled up for the night, including Eva Longoria (with husband Jose Batson) who was also at Serena's 50's themed baby shower:
Looks like everybody went for an over the top glam look to fit the theme. Hot couple Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe arrived looking like a wedding cake topper.
Broadway star Cynthia Erivo arrived in a stunning black gown.
Model Selita Ebanks floated in with a colorful frock.
Khadijah and Malika Haqq were spotted hopping off a private plane at the New Orleans airport with Kim Kardashian (not pictured) earlier in the day.
And so were Beyonce, Blue Ivy, Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson. Jay Z had a show in Charlotte, so very likely missed the festivities.
Serena's turning the Big Easy into a full on Hollywood production. There's gospel singers, three New Orleans brass bands, tons of Cafe du Monde beignets, food, flowers, cocktails and more surrounding the wedding. New Edition was also spotted arriving, and they're reportedly scheduled to perform a 5-song set at the reception.
Wednesday night, Serena shut down Emeril Lagasse's new restaurant Meril for her big rehearsal dinner. We hear she paid for what they would have made in one night, plus the cost of her private party. And Emeril himself was on site to make sure everything ran perfectly.
Serena was spotted making her way from her $1.6M rented home to the dinner in her custom silver, sparkly Versace gown and yes....wedge Nike sneakers. You can take the girl off the court but...
Serena had everyone's phone (except her own) locked up as she transported guests to the rehearsal dinner. We hear she's got an exclusive deal with VOGUE to run photos from her big wedding week, which explains why Anna Wintour herself was also spotted at the wedding.
Serena's sister Lyndrea broke the rules Wednesday night and posted up a pic from inside the reharsal dinner.
The bride's bestie Caroline Wozniacki (with her fiance) and more celebs were also on hand for the festvities.
One person who likely isn't there:
Serena's coach and ex-boyfriend Patrick Mouratoglou. He did send his best wishes to the newlyweds though.