Serena’s surprising wedding party

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 08:21:01 PM. MORE details have emerged of how tennis superstar Serena Williams celebrated her marriage to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in front of some of Hollywood’s biggest A-list guests.

US tennis player Serena Williams poses as she arrives to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California on February 28, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ

MORE details have emerged of how tennis superstar Serena Williams celebrated her marriage to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in front of some of Hollywood’s biggest A-list guests.

Williams walked down the aisle in a stunning strapless gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen teamed with a glittering cape and a traditional veil,The New York Post reports.

Her bridesmaids wore dresses by Galia Lahav with capes matching Serena’s. Williams shared a picture of her gorgeous dress (sans cape and veil) on Instagram.

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After exchanging their vows, Williams changed into a Versace number for the reception with a detachable skirt for dancing.

She also wore a pair of custom white Nike sparkly sneakers.

The official wedding photographs were released by Vogue Magazine in the US.

According to The New York Post each table at the reception was named after one of Williams’ Grand Slam titles, and guests even took home replicas of her trophies which held their place cards.

Eighties band New Edition played a five-song set before a DJ took over and the bride took to the dance floor with sister Venus. Guests all got white Converse to wear to dance, monogrammed with the couple’s initials, The New York Post also reports.

US tennis player Serena Williams poses as she arrives to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Picture: AFP Source: AFP

Brides Executive Director Lisa Gooder told E! News the couple did not see each other before they walked down the aisle.

Their two-month-old baby girl Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. was also able to walk down the aisle with help from Serena’s mother.

“Alexis really was amazing during the ceremony. The couple wrote their own vows,” Gooder said.

“They were super personal and he really delivered and said ‘You are my Queen and we already have our Princess.’ Everybody was crying. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”

The couple had a Disney-inspired wedding and danced their first dance song to ‘Tale as Old as Time.’

“Serena loves Disney and Alexis and Serena danced their first dance song to ‘Tale as Old as Time.’ I think that song is really significant because that song’s from Beauty and the Beast and they come from two such different worlds and I think that was the theme of the evening,” she said.

Ciara, La La Anthony and Kelly Rowland arriving at the wedding. Picture: Backgrid Source: BackGrid

“There were a lot of athletes and sports stars blended with the tech community from Alexis.”

The Lion King’s ‘Circle of Life’ and Beauty and the Beast’s ‘Be Our Guest’ were also played at the event.

Kim Kardashian arrives at Serena’s big day. Picture: Splash Source: Splash News Australia

As New Edition were playing, the couple went on stage to perform a choreographed dance, Gooder said.

She also revealed to E! News that Ohanian was able to bring in a carousel to the event around 1.30am, and guests including Beyoncé hopped on for a ride.

Eva Longoria and husband Jose Baston. Picture: Splash Source: Splash News Australia

Williams and Ohanian’s guest list included Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Ciara, Eva Longoria, Caroline Wozniacki and her fiance and NBA star David Lee.

Caroline Wozniacki arrives with fiance David Lee. Picture: Splash Source: Splash News Australia

Vogue editor -in-chief Anna Wintour was also there as Williams has signed an exclusive deal with Vogue for the wedding photos, with guests banned from bringing mobiles to the nuptials.

Kim Kardashian changed outfits at the airport pre-wedding. Picture: Splash Source: Splash News Australia

They announced their engagement in December 2016 and the lavish reception was held at The Contemporary Art Museum and was expected to continue until 3am local time.

But this did not stop Kardashian from hitting a popular 24-hour eatery after the event for a late-night snack.

Kardashian posted on Instagram that she and her squad hit up the world famous Cafe Du Monde, which is famous for it’s beignets – a sugar encrusted donut-like dessert.

She showed followers that she and her friends had stocked up on several of them, and boasted about not leaving New Orleans without eating them.

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