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Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian marry in New Orleans in front of A-list guests

Mirror logo Mirror 17/11/2017 Zoe Shenton
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Keven Undergaro (L) and Maria Menounos hold their wedding ceremony during Maria Menounos and Steve Harvey Live from Times Square at Marriott Marquis Times Square on December 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for MM) Celebrity romances, engagements and weddings of 2017

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian have tied the knot in a lavish wedding, according to US reports.

The tennis ace, 36, and Reddit co-founder, 34, said 'I do' in front of a slew of celebrities at the Contemporary Arts Centre in New Orleans. The reception followed just outside.

person sitting in a car: Credits: Splash News © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Splash News The star guest list featured the likes of Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland, Selita Ebanks, Anna Wintour, Colton Haynes, La La Anthony, Eva Longoria and fellow tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and her basketball playing fiance David Lee.

a man standing in front of a group of people posing for the camera: Credits: Splash News © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Splash News The previous night Serena and Alexis, who welcomed their daughter Alexis into the world 11 weeks ago, were joined by close friends and family for a rehearsal dinner that was held at celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse's restaurant.

person wearing underwear: Credits: Splash News © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Splash News According to reports, the high-profile guests were only given the exact location in the Louisana city the morning of the nuptials.

a woman sitting on a table: Credits: Splash News © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Splash News The wedding is believed to have cost more than $1million, with a source telling the Daily Mail: "Serena and Alexis have spared no expense on their dream wedding.

a group of people standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Credits: Splash News © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Splash News "They have hired the best of the best and can't wait to get married in The Big Easy. It's a special city for Serena and somewhere she has always loved."

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Alexis proposed in December of last year and Serena revealed her engagement story on Reddit – the website Alexis co-founded in 2005 – with a short poem.

a group of people standing in a room: Credits: Splash News © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Splash News It read: “I came home/ A little late/ Someone had a bag packed for me/ And a carriage awaited.

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“And now it was full circle/ At the same table we first met by chance/ This time he made it not by chance/ But by choice/ Down on one knee/ He said 4 words/ And I said yes.”

a vase of flowers on a table: Credits: Splash News © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Splash News Alexis immediately replied to Serena's public declaration by telling her: "And you made me the happiest man on the planet."

The pair first met in 2015 at a lunch and started dating in October of that year.

a truck is parked on the side of a building: Credits: Splash News © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Splash News They welcomed the first child together, daughter Alexis Olympia, on 1 September.

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