Serena Williams proved her dominance off the court on Thursday, as she drew a celeb-packed group of A-listers to New Orleans for her nuptials to millionaire Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
The couple was surrounded by a bevy of friends, families and A-listers, including their two-month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., as they said their ‘I dos’ in a Beauty and the Beast themed bash at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.
Kim Kardashian, Venus Williams, Beyonce, and the members of New Edition, who will play a five-song set during the reception, were all spotted arriving at the venue’s VIP entrance for the biggest celebrity wedding in recent years.
Some guests have already begun leaving, carrying with them one of Williams’ unique golden trophy party favors. Each guest table at the event had been named after one of Williams’ 12 grand slam titles, and her favors were recreations of the trophies she received for each core.
Kim Kardashian was seen arriving at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans for Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s wedding.
Anna Wintour hits the bar at the cocktail reception in a closed-off street outside the Contemporary Arts Center
The Vogue editor was spotted chatting with guests, and with a staff member at the reception
Ciara, La La Anthony and Kelly Rowland arrived together at what must surely be the biggest wedding of the year
The Knowles family arrived together at the venue’s VIP entrance. Pictured are Beyonce’s mom Tiny (backseat, right) and her new husband actor Richard Lawson (backseat, left)
Guests enjoy a cocktail reception in a closed-off street outside the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans
Tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki and actor Colton Haynes were seen leaving Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s wedding. Wozniacki was seen holding a pair of silver, Converse sneakers in her hand, while Haynes was carrying one of Williams’ party favors, a golden ‘tennis trophy’
The table settings had all been named after Williams’ 12 grand slam titles, and her party favors were recreations of the trophies she received for each corresponding title
Every guest had their own named, golden trophy waiting for them
Couple Eva Longoria and Jose Bastion were seen entering Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian wedding in New Orleans
Wedding guests enjoyed cocktails and champagne on the street in New Orleans on Thursday
Guests were serenaded by a brass band at the cocktail reception on Thursday
Williams’ wedding dress, from Galia Lahav, arrived at Serena Williams’ residence on the morning of her big day
The guests were looking glamorous, with many of them women wearing full evening gowns as they entered the Contemporary Arts Center
The guests showed they weren’t afraid of a little bling, with diamante purses and gold-embroidered dinner jackets
On Wednesday, the Olympian held her rehearsal dinner at Emeril Lagasse’s Meril restaurant which is near to her wedding venue
Portable toilets were setup at the cocktail party outside the Contemporary Arts Center ahead of Serena William’s wedding
Jay Z’s mother Gloria Carter and Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy arrived at the airport amidst heavy security
Off they go: Beyonce’s party was then whisked away to the wedding ceremony, bringing along a car seat
Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams (pictured in May) have not yet been spotted at the wedding venue.