Serena Williams Ties The Knot In New Orleans

Tennis star Serena Williams is set to marry Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans Thursday.

Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian tied the knot at the Contempary Art Center in New Orleans' Warehouse District Thursday night.

The star studded guest list included Beyonce and Jay-z, Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria.

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Celebrities arrived in limos that were driven into tents set up in the parking lot. The tents were zipped and the celebrities exited the limos into the CAC. Although it was hard to get a glimpse of the bride and groom or guests it didn't stop paparazzi and local residents from trying.

"We just wanted to get a glimpse of Serena and feel her nuptial vibes," fan Bloom Peters said.

"Basking in her gloriousness," Mary Huber added.

Williams decided to have her wedding in the Crescent City after spending years visiting and training here with fitness expert Mackie Shilstone. Shilstone says Williams fell in love with New Orleans and had to have her wedding here. 

"It's gonna be a wonderful event and they're blessed to be here in New Orleans," Shilstone said.

Resident say they're feeling pretty blessed too.

"We're super excited for her and the fact she came to New Orleans, New Orleans is amazing," Huber said. "She did it right. She did it right."

Some of the residents who went by the venue love Serena for her athleticism. 

"I'm a huge Serena Williams fan," Jill Saboie said. "My son played college tennis and he's a big tennis fan and tennis player so I wanted to send him a picture."

Others are inspired by her character.

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"She's a fighter, she's a great person for women's causes," Peters said.

Whatever the reason, everyone was happy to share in the celebration even from the sidelines.

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