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Serena Williams Stuns In White Dress At Rehearsal Dinner Before Big Day

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Nov. 16 2017, Published 4:14 p.m. ET

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Serena Williams is saying “I do” to Alexis Ohanian this Thursday evening – and the tennis star could not be more excited! As is clear in recent photos, the new mom has been non-stop smiling all day after spending Wednesday night celebrating with friends and family at her ritzy rehearsal dinner. Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to learn more.

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//Serena Williams Rehearsal Dinner Photos

Serena Williams, 36, enjoyed quite a celebration this Wednesday evening! Sister Venus Williams couldn’t help but surprise the bride-to-be with a gorgeous princess-like rehearsal dinner.

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The event took place at Meril restaurant in New Orleans. Owner Emeril Lagasse was spotted arriving early to make sure everything was perfect for the famous duo. According to a source, a beignet and coffee truck was parked outside the hotspot, likely waiting for the guests to finish their meal and stop by for a quick sweet bite.

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//Serena Williams Rehearsal Dinner Photos
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Invitees included the tennis pro’s closest A-lister pals and family members. Eva Longoria, 42, and hubby José Bastón, 49, were two of the lucky guests. Venus and Serena’s mom was also there. A source told RadarOnline.com that guests arrived around 6:00pm. Serena and Alexis went in through a back entrance and surprised their beloved pals. The source claimed there were about 150 people already inside!

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As RadarOnline.com readers know, Serena and Alexis, 34, secretly dated for 15 months before announcing their engagement. The Reddit co-founder surprised his lady with a stunning diamond ring in late December, and soon after, they became new parents!

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They welcomed Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in early September.

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Venus, 37, who could not be happier for her sister, put together a close group of friends to attend the pre-wedding activities, but rumor has it that much bigger names will attend tonight’s Beauty And The Beast wedding ceremony.

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Kim Kardashian West, 37, Beyonce, 36, and Ciara, 32, are only three of the A-listers who are expected to attend Serena and Alexis’ wedding.

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During Wednesday’s rehearsal dinner, Williams was seen looking like a floating angel in a sweet white dress. Venus wore a matching one to support her look-alike sis.

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//Serena Williams Rehearsal Dinner Photos
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The rehearsal dinner – like the upcoming wedding – took place in The Big Easy because it is a special place for Serena. The hall she and Alexis will get married in today (the Contemporary Arts Center) also holds a deep meaning – though it will be entirely transformed for their glamorous ceremony.

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Just this August, Serena had a ‘50s-themed baby shower where she was joined by her celebrity gal-pals. Apparently, her wedding will be no different.

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