Serena Williams is getting married this week - here's what we know

16 November 2017 - 10:11 By TshisaLIVE
Tennis player Serena Williams is apparently getting married this week.
Tennis player Serena Williams is apparently getting married this week.
Image: Via Serena's Instagram

According to several international reports, tennis star Serena Williams is set to tie-the-knot this week in an intimate ceremony attended by close friends and family.

Just two months after giving birth to a baby girl, Serena and her partner Alexis Ohanian, are rumoured to exchange vows in a "secret wedding ceremony" in New Orleans. 

When is it?

Several sources, including Daily Mail and Vanity Fair, reported the ceremony will take place on Thursday, with decor already being set up outside the Contemporary Arts Center. Harper's Bazaar reported it would take place this weekend.

Guests have apparently not been told the venue of the wedding and, according to Daily Mail, will only be told details on Thursday morning and be collected at their hotels. It has also been reported that Serena's family have already jetted into New Orleans and attended a rehearsal dinner on Wednesday evening.

Who's invited?

People magazine US claimed the guest list will include A-list stars like  Kris Jenner, Beyoncé and Jay-Z.  Page Six’s sources added Ciara, Eva Longoria and Kelly Rowland to the list. While Entertainment Tonight claimed that Kim Kardashian would also be there.

What's the theme?

Hollywood Life said the wedding will be a Beauty and the Beast celebration with decor fitting the theme. 

What will Serena wear?

Perhaps one of the most important questions around the ceremony is what, or who, Serena will wear on her big day.

The star seemed to hint at a possible design earlier this year when she posted a picture of a train to a white dress.

Romantic lace. Very pretty. #inspired #fashion

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Harper's Bazaar pointed out that Serena is a Versace loyalist and her love of the designer may see her wearing it on her wedding day. 

Of course, Serena is also a fashion designer, having presented at New York Fashion Week last year, so she could always design the dress herself.

Either way, expect to see Serena in a number of outfits on the day with international media reporting she will change outfits a few times on the day.

Serena and Alexis got engaged last year and welcomed their first child together in September.