23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williamsand her fiance Alexis Ohanian are reportedly set to marry on Thursday.
According to Daily Mail, the couple have the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans booked for the wedding, set to gulp $1 million.
The wedding is planned with such secrecy that even the wedding guests, reported to include Beyonce, JAY-Z, Eva Longoria, Kris Jenner, Ciara and Meghan Markle, have no idea where its taking place, only the city.
An insider who spoke to Daily Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare, said the couple has spared no expense in the planning of their “dream wedding.”
The insider 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.
Th couple met in 2015, and Ohanian, 34, co-founder of social news site Reddit, proposed to Serena, 36, in a surprise trip to Rome in December 2016.
They had their first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, together in September, and she definitely will be attending the wedding, the source said.
“Alexis will have a babysitter on hand just for her the entire night.
Both parents wouldn’t dream of not having her there. She will be a part of the wedding as much as possible for an 11-week-old. They are totally and utterly besotted with her.”
About 250 guests are expected at the wedding, and they are all banned from using mobile phones and other electronic devices at the wedding.
This is because Serena has reportedly signed an exclusive deal with Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief at Vogue, for the magazine to run the wedding photos.
Photo Credit: Instagram – Alexis Ohanian