It is yet to be seen what else will dominate the headlines come Thursday as American tennis star and
multiple Grand Slam winner Serena Williams ties the knot with Reddit co-founder fiancé Alexis Ohanian.
The event is said to be costing more than $1 million to stage and is being organized by celebrity wedding planner Preston Bailey.
Attendees to the mother of all weddings will not be allowed to use their phones for photographs as exclusive contract has been sealed with Vogue editior Anna Wintour to run the photos.
The wedding is coming just 11 weeks after the 36 year old gave birth to their daughter Alexis Olympia
The wedding is being held amid such secrecy that the guests have been informed only of the city where it will be held but not yet the venue.
An insider however informed DailyMail.com that the couple, who met in 2015, will tie the knot in front of some of America’s biggest names at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, including Beyoncé, Jay Z and Kris Jenner.
Among the guests could be Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle. The American actress, who finishes shooting legal drama Suits this week for the final time, has been a friend of Serena’s since 2014 and gushed earlier this year: ‘We are both the same age, have a penchant for hot sauces, and adore fashion, but what connects us more than those things is perhaps our belief in exceeding expectations – our endless ambition.’
The star-studded wedding guest list includes Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria and the pop singers Kelly Rowland and Ciara.
The source says: ‘They have hired the best of the best and can’t wait to get married in The Big Easy. It’s a special city for Serena and somewhere she has always loved.
‘Serena and Alexis chose the Contemporary Arts Center because of its incredible architecture and history. They have instructed Preston to fill the hall with thousands of dollars worth of crystals and flowers. The hall will be totally transformed.’