The first photos from Serena Williams' Beauty and the Beast themed wedding are here.

What better way to spend our weekend than looking at glorious photos of tennis star Serena Williams’ glorious wedding to Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian?

The first images of the occasion – for which the 36-year-old donned an Alexander McQueen dress – have surfaced online today, some two days after the pair’s Thursday night ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Centre of New Orleans.

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For their reception, Williams changed into a shorter Versace frock, in which she and her new husband danced to ‘Tale As Old As Time’, to match their Beauty and the Beast theme.

“Alexis really wanted to do New Orleans,” Williams told Vogue in an exclusive interview. “It’s his favourite city besides Brooklyn. It’s got a heavy European influence; it’s fun and has amazing food. He just loves the vibe.”

The couple’s two-month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, was of course in attendance, as was Venus Williams and the remainder of the pair’s respective families.

The wedding was held on November 16 in memory of Ohanian’s mother, who passed away nine years ago. It would have been her birthday.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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