Pinatas, Pedicures & Private Yachts: Inside Serena Williams’s Miami Bridal Shower [Pics]

May 11, 2017  |  

Back in December, Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced their engagement, and just this past weekend, Williams celebrated that engagement with a bridal shower. That’s right, a wedding is happening sooner than we all expected!

Serena Williams bridal shower

But this wasn’t just any party. It was an entire weekend filled with all sorts of surprises as well as relaxation for the mom-to-be.

PEOPLE obtained the inside scoop on the festivities from the 20 people who were there, including her friends, sisters Venus, Lyn and Isha, and their mother Oracene. On Friday, they all traveled to Miami for the weekend full of fun, staying at “the Wellness Hotel” known as 1 Hotel and Homes South Beach.

On Saturday, the 35-year-old future Mrs. Ohanian, along with guests, took part in a yoga and meditation class on the hotel’s rooftop followed by foot massages. From there, guests hopped on a private yacht to enjoy the sights and sounds of Miami and frolic in the ocean.

On Sunday, everyone dressed in yellow and took part in a brunch and paint party hosted by Bottle & Bottega Miami before heading to the venue’s private beach.

As for Williams’s lodging, she stayed in a suite that her friends decorated with all sort of bridal goodies, from piñatas made to look like animated versions of the future Mr. and Mrs. to a flurry of stuffed animals. All in all, good friend Lara Shriftman told the publication that it was a successful bridal getaway.

“There were lots of surprises for her throughout the weekend,” she said. “It was a really magical weekend with a lot of love for Serena.”

You can check out the full photo gallery over at PEOPLE.

Image via WENN 

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