Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian escaped to New Orleans to tie the knot in front of family and friends earlier this week. The ceremony, which was attended by Williams’ close gal pals like Ciara, LaLa Anthony, Kim Kardashian, and Beyonce, took place inside the Crescent City’s Contemporary Arts Center, Vogue reports.
The critic-proclaimed fashion bible captured exclusive photos of the newlyweds’ big day and their wedding vows, which Ohanian – co-founder of Reddit – shared with his Instagram followers. “You are the greatest of all time, not just in sport– I’m talking about as a mother and as a wife,” he said. “I am so excited to write so many more chapters of our fairy tale together.”
The tennis legend also said it was a no-brainer when selecting N.O. for their matrimony destination. “It’s got a heavy European influence; it’s fun and has amazing food. He just loves the vibe,” Williams said. “The venue – the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans – was a decision we both made. Painting and art is something I’m really passionate about, so it just felt natural and different to do it at a contemporary art museum.”
The stunning images were captured by photographers Mel Barlow, Victoria Ninette, Allan Zepeda, Bobby Digital, Erica Melissa, and Ahmet Ze.
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@serenawilliams: 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. 📸 @mistadubb @ericamelissa_
“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.” Congratulations to @serenawilliams and @alexisohanian, who exchanged vows last night. Tap the link in our bio to see the exclusive first photos from their fairytale wedding in New Orleans. Photographed by @melbarlowandco and @allanzepedaphotography.
The beaming couple welcomed their first child together, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., in September.