The star-studded New Orleans wedding of tennis superstar Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian featured more than one couture design by one of Israel’s leading fashion houses.
Williams’s sister Venus, along with her seven bridesmaids, all wore custom-made cream-colored gowns designed by Galia Lahav, and made in Tel Aviv, to the lavish ceremony over the weekend.
Williams herself wore a strapless ball gown designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, which she covered with a sheer sparkly cape.
Despite the media frenzy, the happy couple released few details of their ceremony. According to the Daily Mail, the 250 or so guests invited to the Williams-Ohanian wedding were asked not to bring their cell phones, because an exclusive photo deal had been signed with Vogue.
Music royalty Beyonce, legendary Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, actress Eva Longoria and singer Ciara attended the ceremony.
Security for the event was tight, an entire block in the Big Easy — a city known for its jazz music, good food and party atmosphere — was closed to traffic.
According the entertainment website ETonline, the wedding had a “Beauty and the Beast” theme.
Williams, 36, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, and Ohanian, 34, welcomed their first child, daughter Alexis Olympia, on September 1.
They announced their engagement in December after meeting in 2015 in Rome.