Bridal Bliss Exclusive: Tichina Arnold's Hawaii Wedding

Bridal Bliss Exclusive: Tichina Arnold's Hawaii Wedding
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 21, 2012

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On August 18, 2012, Happily Divorced star Tichina Arnold married St. Johns men’s basketball assistant coach Rico Hines in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Arnold and her planner Diann Valentine share a silly moment on the morning of her wedding.

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Arnold and her sister Zenay Arnold share a loving embrace.

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A sweet family moment captured on film.

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On the day before her wedding day Arnold shared this shot of her getting her tan on poolside via popular social media site Instagram.

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Arnold’s bridal party looked lovely and comfortable in their beach friendly gowns.

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To say “Thank you” to her bridesmaids, Tichina gave them gift bags that included bikinis from Singles, custom caftans from the Mike Sam English Collection and body products from Carol’s Daughter.

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Rico and his groomsmen strike a pose.

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The fellas toast to Hines.

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The beaming bride takes her vows. Tichina, a free spirit, chose to skip the traditional white wedding gown on her big day and chose a pop of color instead. (We love the flower brooch in her hair!)

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Arnold and Hines sealed the deal with a breathtaking beach view in the background.

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Voli Vodka created the Tichina-tini just for the bride to serve her guests.

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The newlyweds enter the reception space ready to party with their closes friends and family.

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Guests give special toasts to the happy couple.

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“The best part of the day was when Rico pledged his commitment to my daughter Alijah because I know that he will always be there for her as she grows and matures into a creative and talented woman,” says Arnold.

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A precious mother-daughter moment.

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Guests Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan, who star on LA Basketball Wives, and their twin boys were among the attendees at Arnold and Hines’ wedding day.

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Guests were served mac and cheese shooters, the groom’s favorite.

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Voli Vodka helped to keep the drinks flowing at the couple’s reception by providing an open bar.

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Soul train line anyone?

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Voli Vodka Marguerico was one of the couple’s signature drinks.

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Both of Arnold’s wedding day gowns and all of the bridesmaid and groomsmen attire were custom designed by herlong-time stylist, Mike Sam, from his English Clientel line

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Mini burgers were among the many bit sized delights on the couple’s reception menu.

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Tichina shared this photo via Instagram of she and her bridesmaids letting loose on the big day.

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