According to a romantic report on the WGNO website, tennis star Serena Williams’ wedding to digital age mogul Alexis Ohanian almost went slightly off the rails three times. But thanks to New Orleans’ athletic trainer to the stars Mackie Shilstone, who served as minister, the ceremony got back on track.
Shilstone has helped improve Williams’ tennis game for the past several years. Many believe it’s that connection that inspired the Williams and Ohanian to wed in the New Orleans.
As revealed in a WGNO video interview with Shilstone, the quick-thinking trainer saved the day by producing an iPad that displayed the couple’s wedding vows, and a tissue when Serena teared up. Shilstone also skillfully maneuvered between the couple in order to officially present them as husband and wife to the crowd.