Serena Williams and Venus Williams during pre-Wimbledon party arrivals at Kensington Roof Gardens in London (Sylvia Linares/Getty Images)

If you expected Serena Williams’ wedding reception to be a buttoned-up affair filled with stodgy old millionaires waltzing to a full symphony orchestra playing baroque music, you were wrong.

If you haven’t heard by now, tennis star Serena Williams wed Reddit co-founder Alex Ohanian Thursday in a star-studded wedding in New Orleans. Even though my invitation somehow was lost in the mail, multiple sites reported that the greatest tennis player of all time was joined by Beyoncé, multiple Kardashians and ... oh yeah, her husband, at the Contemporary Arts Center in N’awlins.

TMZ somehow found footage of Serena’s New Orleans wedding reception and leaked video that includes the sisters wearing cocktail dresses after the nuptials and getting it in at the wedding reception.


Even though cellphones were reportedly not allowed at the reception, at least one snitch was in the building, who leaked the video to TMZ. In the footage, Serena and Venus turnt up to Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up” and shook it to Unk’s “Walk It Out,” only because a 1983 federal statute forbids any black wedding reception from ending without at least one line dance.

But it was Venus who stole the show in the footage when she displayed the assets that she uses in her employment, reversed the position of her posterior region toward her intended partner—or, as the great philosopher-poet Juvenile once implored of us all:

Venus showed us what she’s working with and backed dat azz up.