Tennis Champ Serena Williams wed Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian in a Beauty and the Beast-themed wedding at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans on Thursday. The photos to the elegant affair were released today, Friday.
The event, held at the, featured an A-List of celebrity guests including her sister Venus Williams, singers Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Ciara with their husbands , Kim Kardashian-West, actress Eva Longoria, Anna Wintour and more.
The reception started outdoors and spilled into the exposed brick wall lined gallery. The bridal party walked down a runway during their entrance. The bride wore a stunning Alexander McQueen princess gown and changed into another shorter and longer feathered Versace dress with blinged out custom Nikes.
Her daughter Olympia with her new husband was featured prominently at the event in a cute little flower girl dress, walked in being carried by Serena’s mom Oracene Price. The couple said their personal vows over a floral arch.
Revived R&B 90s boy band group New Edition performed and Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo did an impromptu performance of “A Natural Woman.” Serena and Alexis performing their choreographed first dance to “Tale As Old As Time.”
Guests walked home with party favors that were tiny tennis trophies with the names of famous tennis greats emblazoned on them. An antique carousel was featured prominently inside the gallery.
The reception included several banquet style tables with the bride and groom sitting in throne-like golden chairs.
Williams took to Instagram on Friday to share a stunning shot of herself in her Alexander McQueen princess gown and the Groom wore Giorgio Armani. You can see the beautiful photos over at Vogue which assembled a lovely slideshow!
Janet Jackson has been reuniting with old dancer pals including two of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums Ciara and Jenna Dewan Tatum.
Yesterday, the music icon and Body Party singer Ciara hit Disneyland with their sons Future Zahir Wilburn and Eissa Al Mana the day after Jackson brought the house down in LA during her “State of The World ” Tour.
“Love You @JanetJackson #FunTimes,” Ciara captioned an usie in Mickey Mouse ears.
On the last day of the LA leg of the tour, Dream-Tatum joined the new mom on stage for a reunion.
Dewan-Tatum said she got her chance as a dancer at age 19 because of Miss Jackson.
“I kind of owe everything to Janet—my entire life,” the World of Dance host recalled on an episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen! “She was my dream job, my first big dance job. Because of her I met certain people who then led me to others, then led me to acting, then led me to here…All roads lead back to Janet!”
The actress shared some of the reunion moments.
So I get this inbox of a brand new article reading: “Ciara shares a First Photo” of daughter Sienna Princess Wilson.
And I get excited!
Since welcoming her first child with hubby Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson earlier this year, the “Body Party” singer has never shared a photo of baby girl’s face.
So, I’m scrolling through this 4 page blog post and enjoying all the lovely photos of the family culled from their respective Instagram feed and get to the last photo with the big reveal:
And it is literally a photo of the child’s back! LOL! I fell for it. Hook. Line. and Sinker.
Granted it was an adorable photo of the model and her son Future Zahir Wilburn with ex fiancé hip hop artist Future.
Thr trio are wearing matching Wilson Seahawks jersey and are overlooking the football field below with daddy playing.
It seems like social media is a ripe place for people to judge others’ looks and personal decisions and make them feel bad about themselves for it all.
Celebrity moms are not immune to it either.
Over the past few weeks, several celeb moms have been “mommy shamed” for posting images of themselves online or in social media that got a lot of critical attention.
First up, recently, P!nk was called out for a photo of herself cooking a meal on the stove top while babywearing and her daughter nearby kneeling on the counter right over the stove.
Last week, Ciara caught a lot of heat from commenters on her Instagram when she posted a photo of herself wearing her infant daughter while going down a water ride
This week, it has been Megan Fox’s turn. Several people online fussed at her for posting a series of recent family photos including one of her son in a Queen Elsa Dress.
Finally, Beyonce was called out for drinking wine while out on a date night with her husband by people who criticized the breastfeeding mom for passing on the alcohol to the twins.
We guess with the access celebs give their fans to social media and with letting them into their personal lives comes unwelcome and unsolicited opinions too.
Par for course, huh?
Serena Williams celebrated the impending arrival of her first child at a celeb-studded 1950s themes baby shower at Nick’s 50’s Diner in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums Ciara and Kelly Rowland; and our fashion style faves Eva Longoria and La La Anthony, and her fellow Tennis star sister Venus Williams were among the guests that came outfitted in the theme and took turns taking pics in front of a cherry red truck parked in the front of the restaurant.
Serena Williams had a star-studded baby shower and the tennis champ opted to give her pals a blast from the past with her 1950s-themed celebration today at Nick’s 50’s Diner in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Williams and her fiance Alex Ohanian are expecting their first child this Summer.
Several of the party goers took to social media to post images and video from the fun-filled party and most hashtagged the event: “#ShakeRattleandRoll2017.” Check out some of the pics:
Father’s Day is this Sunday. Along with many other dads who became father’s for the first time over the past year, several celebrity dads did also. Here is a rundown of the ones that we’ve featured on the blog:
The newest new dad is George Clooney, who welcomed twins Ella and Alexander with his wife Amal Clooney earlier this month.
Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo welcomed daughter Dusty Rose at the end of September.
Three months after welcoming marrying, The Walking Dead alum Stephen Yeun announced his photographer wife Joana Pak were expecting and welcomed their son Jude Malcolm Yeun this past March.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is a new dad to daughter Sienna Princess Wilson with wife Ciara. He is also a step-dad to Ciara’s son Future Zuhair with her ex-fiance Future.
When reality TV star and wrestler Brie Bella gave birth to her first child, daughter Birdie Joe Danielson, she made her hubby, WWE superstar Daniel Bryan, a first time dad too.
Bradley Cooper and his long time girlfriend Victoria Secret model Irina Shayk became first time parents when they welcomed daughter Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper in April.
Comedian Russell Brand became a first-time father back in November when his fiancée Laura Gallacher welcomed their daughter Mabel
Congrats and Happy Father’s Day in advance to all!
Ciars gave birth to her daughter Sienna with husband Russell Wilson about a few months ago and now the R&B songstress and model is sharing her weight loss journey by actually sharing shots of her scale! Wow! Brave.
In a recent Instagram posts, the captioned a photo of scale, exactly that,” Ciara exclaimed. The ‘I Bet’ singer went on to tell her Instagram fans that she has been working towards weight loss with positive progress thus far. “4 weeks after her birth I lost 20 lbs. This Weeks Goal is 10lbs. I was 183 yesterday.” Wow!
She looked great with that gain, if we do say so ourselves:
Congrats to singer Ciara and her husband Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on the birth of their daughter.
CiCi announced the news on her Instagram account testers that she welcomed her second child on Friday.
“Dear Sienna Princess Wilson, No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm,” the “I Bet” singer captioned a photo of herself, still pregnant, sitting on a beach. “We Love You. Love, Mommy & Daddy. 7:03 pm. 7lbs 13 oz. 4.28.2017. Photo By Daddy
This is a first for the couple that married last year in an intimate but lavish UK ceremony in July.
The princess has as a big brother Future Zahir Wilburn, Ciara’s son with ex-fiancé hip hop artist Future.
Ciara is getting close to her due date.
The beautiful second-time mom-to-be gave her fans and followers a glimpse of her almost there baby bump on Instagram this week.
“Truly A Balancing Game In These #Gucci Stacks & This Big Belly!” she captioned one of a set of photos.
Ciara and her husband NFL’s Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson are expecting their first child together.
The two married in a lavish ceremony in the U.K. last year.
The “Body Party” singer is also mom to 2-year old Future Zahir Wilburn with ex-fiancé hip hop artist Future.
Flower crowns and white outfits were the theme dress for Ciara and Russell Wilson‘s baby shower held last weekend.
Celebrity guests like Serena Williams and Lala Anthony snacked on Shake Shack catered menu while attending the extravagant co-ed baby shower
Per E! News, event planner Mindy Weiss organized the event that was “like no other.”
After dinner, the Ciara and Wilson’s close family and friends played games and danced the night away to music provided by DJ Nabs.
Also from E!
The party was held at a private home in Los Angeles where a tent was set up overlooking the city’s gorgeous skyline of bright green trees and blue skies. Inside, the tent was lit up by pretty string lights and big balloons that were adorned by gold and silver fringe. A dining area was formed in the shape of a square with balloons filling the space in the center and cute trinkets—like gold elephant statues, massive flower arrangements, candles and books—covered the table.
Nice! The couple announced they were expecting last October after a whirlwind romance and getting married in a ceremony in England.
Photo: Daniel Mogg/E!