Actress Essence Atkins and financial executive Jaime Mendez made their love official in a star-studded outdoor ceremony on Saturday, September 30, 2009. The duo first connected through match.com on Valentine's Day 2008 and are now happily husband and wife.
Throwing tradition to the wind, Essence decided to walk herself down the aisle. She also decided against a formal bridal party.
“On my wedding day, I didn’t want to worry about anyone else’s hair, dress or shoes. Plus, I have a plethora of amazing girlfriends and family members—too many to narrow down to five. I just wanted the day to be about Jaime and me,” says Essence.