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Here's everything we know about Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian's lavish wedding

Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé and Anna Wintour were in attendance.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala - New York Source: Doug Peters

THERE ARE PLENTY of reports that Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian got married yesterday, two months after the birth of their first child.

The day before the wedding, there was speculation that the professional tennis player and her partner who co-founded Reddit were about to get hitched in New Orleans. Like Michael Fassbender’s wedding, the location reportedly wasn’t disclosed to guests until they were picked up from their hotel.

The Glamour 2017 Women of the Year Awards - New York Source: Sonia Moskowitz

American newspaper Sidney Herald guessed that the guestlist included Venus (obv), Eva Longoria, Ciara, Kelly Rowland and loads of other stars.

Yesterday, several of Serena’s friends were letting social media know that they were in New Orleans.

Eva Longoria shared a photograph of the French Quarter in New Orlean to her Instagram.

image-uploaded-from-ios-1 Source: Eva Longoria/Instagram

Caroline Wozniacki was trying out Kim Kardashian’s favourite snack, beignets.

image-uploaded-from-ios Source: Carowozniacki/Instagram

Ahead of the ceremony, Serena’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou wished her good luck.

American actor Colton Haynes was also in reportedly in attendance and shared a tweet about being emotional ‘in the best way’.

Imagine leaving your wedding guests that shook.

Plenty of other celebs were reportedly there, on top of the big names that confirmed their presence in New Orleans online.

Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Tina Knowles and Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour were spotted at the event, which 250 guests attended.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala - New York Source: Sonia Moskowitz

There’s reports that the wedding’s theme was Beauty and the Beast and guests entered to the song ‘Be Our Guest’. Serena had an entire street closed off for the after party at New Orleans’ Contemporary Arts Centre, where a brass band performed jazz music for guests. A member of the production crew says that setting up the venue took four days.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala - New York Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

A source told Mail Online that the wedding was a real celebration of Serena’s life:

Guests were also gifted one of Williams’ unique golden trophy party favours. Each guest table at the event had been named after one of Williams’ grand slam titles, and  her favours were recreations of the trophies she received for each corresponding title.

Food was cooked in an outdoor tent, but if that’s not enough, they also had two food trucks and an outdoors bar for the guests. Guests weren’t allowed to bring phones to the $1 million event, because Vogue are rumoured to have had an exclusive photo deal with Serena and Alexis.

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