SERENA Williams will have the wedding of her dreams this Thursday.
The tennis ace, 36, is marrying her fiancé Alexis Ohanian at a star-studded bash in New Orleans, reports the Daily Mail's Sebastian Shakespeare.
Reuters Serena Williams will have the wedding of her dreams this Thursday
Shrouded in secrecy, even star guest Jay Z, Beyoncé and Kris Jenner won't find out the exact details until the morning of the wedding.
A source said: "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.
"Serena and Alexis chose the Contemporary Arts Center because of its incredible architecture and history. They have instructed Preston to fill the hall with thousands of dollars worth of crystals and flowers. The hall will be totally transformed."
The couple's baby daughter Alexis will be among the 250 guests, with a baby sitter on hand throughout the day to see to her every need.
AP:Associated Press The wedding is costing the couple $1million AP:Associated Press Shrouded in secrecy, even star guest Jay Z, Beyoncé and Kris Jenner won't find out the exact details until the morning of the wedding
Mobile phones and electronic devices are said to be banned as American Vogue has an exclusive deal to publish pictures from the big day.
Serena previously wowed when she revealed her amazing post-baby body, just two weeks after giving birth to her first child.
The star wrote on Snapchat: "Back in my jeans shorts 2 weeks…"
The sports star also shared a heartwarming first picture in which she was cuddling her newborn daughter.
She gave birth to her first child on September 1 and named her Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
The daughter is named after the father, Williams' partner Alexis, who co-founded Reddit.
SnapChat Serena revealed her amazing post-baby body, just two weeks after giving birth to her first child Instagram Serena also posted a sweet picture of her daughter wearing a baby gro which said: 'Smart and strong like my mama.' Snapchat Serena gave fans a peek at her progress on Snapchat as she posted a selfie while wearing a top and denim shorts Serena Williams shares pregnancy journey to the arrival of baby Alexis Instagram/@serenawilliams Serena shared a picture cuddling her newborn daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr Serena Williams shares pregnancy journey to the arrival of baby Alexis
Williams is one of the most successful tennis players of all time, clinching 23 Grand Slam titles.
And she has been dating Ohanian for the last few years, firstly in secret, before they announced their engagement in December.
ACE DAD Who is Alexis Ohanian, the Reddit co-founder whose fiancée Serena Williams has given birth to their first child?
She shared several videos showing the story of her pregnancy on Instagram after giving birth, showing her journey from ultrasound, baby bump selfies and assembling a nursery.
According to reports in the US, the baby girl weighed 6lb 14oz and the entire floor of St Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida, was cleared to make way for Serena as a security measure and to help maintain her privacy.
Instagram/@serenawilliams Serena Williams also shared another video featuring her newborn daughter on Instagram stories Instagram/@serenawilliams Serena Williams and partner Alexis Ohanian
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