When an iconic sportswoman like Serena Williams gets married, you know it’s never going to be a standard wedding. Williams had a wedding fit for the queen she is; marrying fiancé and Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans. Yes it was lavish and yes, there was one hell of a celebrity guest list but it was Williams’ wedding dress that took centre stage. She looked utterly beautiful saying her vows in a voluminous Alexander McQueen gown (with matching cape) and then equally so as she changed into a feathered cocktail dress from Versace for the wedding reception. Her bridesmaids (including sister and doubles partner Venus Williams), wore striking custom metallic gowns by Galia Lahav.
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“I flew to London to meet with Sarah [Burton of Alexander McQueen] and ended up falling in love with the ball gown silhouette, which is completely the opposite of what I ever thought I would choose for myself,” Serena said in an interview with Vogue. “I loved the idea of doing a really spectacular ball gown, and it has turned out to be such an incredibly special piece.”
The guest list wasn’t too shabby either: Anna Wintour, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Lala Anthony, Ciara, Cynthia Erivo, Kim Kardashian West and Eva Longoria all attended and turned heads. Kardashian went the little black dress route with a simple Alex Perry maxi and Longoria’s sheer, embellished navy gown was eye-catching, to say the least. And Beyoncé? That hair. There are no words.
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