Photos From Serena Williams' Wedding Will Give You Fairytale Flashbacks
It was a tale as old as time when Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian wed on Nov. 16. According to Vogue, the tennis champion and founder of Reddit had a Beauty and the Beast-themed wedding, and the stunning photos from Serena Williams' wedding show off the fairytale evening in all of its opulent glory. The couple seemed to have had a dream wedding with their family, friends, 2-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia, and Williams' Yorkshire Terrier, Chip, all in attendance.
Williams and Ohanian reportedly met in Rome in 2015, and became engaged in 2016. Earlier this year, the couple welcomed their daughter into the world just a few months after Williams won the Australian Open. To say it's been a whirlwind few years for these two titans of their respective fields would be an understatement. Through it all, they've been each other's constants, and from the looks on their faces in their wedding photos, Williams and Ohanian are happily committing to being there for each other forever.
Vogue reported that the couple's star-studded New Orleans wedding featured guests including Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland, Serena's sister Venus, and many more. While the iconic Disney film Beauty and the Beast inspired the decor (and the couple's first dance to "Tale as Old as Time"), the ceremony was also full of nods to Williams' career. Each table at the ceremony was named after one of Williams' 12 Grand Slam titles, and guests were given their tennis trophies as party favors, according to Vanity Fair. The magical evening was capped off by Ohanian proving he's a real prince. Williams' new husband surprised her with an actual working carousal to cap off the romantic event.
While nothing could ever top receiving an invite to Williams and Ohanian's bash, swooning over photos from their wedding is the next best thing.
The First Family Portrait
Williams posed in her stunning wedding gown (one that Belle would totally approve of) alongside Ohanian and baby Alexis to create what may be a contender for the most perfect family portrait ever.
Williams Prepares For Her Walk Down The Aisle
Serena Williams u are stunning pic.twitter.com/gR4T4mlYLi— aymoney💸 (@amakadelphine) November 18, 2017
If the bride-to-be was feeling any jitters, she wasn't showing them in her pre-wedding pictures.
The First Kiss
Disney probably wishes they could create a wedding as picture perfect as Williams'. In case you were wondering, yes the archway with the yellow flowers was a nod to the Beauty and the Beast aesthetic — this couple knows how to keep things chic. Oh, and if you need any tips writing your vows in the future, then Ohanian is your man. The Independent reported that Ohanian told Williams,
Emotional sobbing is totally allowed in this situation.
Williams & Ohanian's Flawless Party Favors
📰📸 via DM on Serena's wedding:— WTA Scores (@Scores_WTA) November 17, 2017
"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." pic.twitter.com/uSUgIPYmxU
There is a lot to love about how Serena Williams did her wedding but we are all overlooking that she had DONUTS DROP FROM THE CEILING. pic.twitter.com/Z9iNFLhDXp— Rachel Simon (@Rachel_Simon) November 18, 2017
Not all of the guests can win a real Grand Slam, but at least they can hold a trophy now. And enjoy the wonders of a ceiling donut.
The Couple Came Ready To Dance
Images from Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s wedding 🔥— Micia Girl Dot Com (@_miciagirl) November 18, 2017
Photographed by Bob Metelus and Erica Rodriguez (VOGUE) pic.twitter.com/smrZy2Psqt
Just look at Williams' after-party shoes. Those sneakers are a work of art.
The Wedding Party
There's no doubt about it, this wedding party is spectacular. Even Chip (the dog, not the teacup) was included in the fun.
Ohanian's Big Surprise
Dreams clearly do come true, because Williams got a carousal for her wedding. Is everyone sure Ohanian isn't an actual prince?
The Guest List
Beyoncé at Serena Williams’ wedding. pic.twitter.com/xnj1mrcqFN— Beyoncé Hub (@theyoncehub) November 18, 2017
LaLa, Ciara, Kelly at Serena Williams and Alex Ohanian's wedding 👰🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/PhjXwm3iJG— Blacpire Magazine (@BlacpireMag) November 18, 2017
How cool was Williams' ceremony? It had an actual mini Destiny's Child reunion, that's how cool.
Venus Supports Her Sister In Style
Venus and Serena always have each other's back, and that will never change.
As beautiful as their wedding was, Williams and Ohanian's story is just beginning. From their photos, it seems clear these two are devoted to one another, and their big day is surely just the start of another amazing chapter for these two champions.