When Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian said “I Do” in New Orleans Thursday night, fans expected the couple to pull out all the stops.
Brides Executive Director Lisa Gooder sat down with E! News and revealed plenty of surprising moments from both the couple and invited guests.
“Serena loves Disney and Alexis and Serena danced their first dance song to ‘Tale as Old as Time.’ I think that song is really significant because that song’s from Beauty and the Beast and they come from two such different worlds and I think that was the theme of the evening,” Lisa revealed to us. “There were a lot of athletes and sports stars blended with the tech community from Alexis.”
Another unexpected moment happened late into the evening when R&B group New Edition appeared for a performance. And yes, Alexis and Serena went on stage to perform a choreographed dance for guests.
While the music and performances are enough for any fan to get FOMO, Lisa also revealed that Alexis was able to bring in a carousel to the event around 1:30 a.m. In fact, guests including Beyoncé couldn’t help but hop on for a ride.
We’re told the couple followed tradition by not seeing each other before they walked down the aisle. Their two-month-old baby was also able to walk down the aisle with help from Serena’s mother. As for those vows, let’s just say both parties didn’t disappoint.
“Alexis really was amazing during the ceremony. The couple wrote their own vows,” Lisa shared with us. “They were super personal and he really delivered and said ‘You are my Queen and we already have our Princess.’ Everybody was crying. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”
Get more details from Serena’s big day right now at E! News.