The intimate affair was held at the Oasis Oceanfront Estate in Honolulu and was a dream come true for both Arnold and Hines, who announced their engagement this past March.
“Rico and I enjoyed our fist vacation in Hawaii so we knew that we wanted to legalize our love here,” Arnold told ESSENCE.com exclusively. “However, we chose Honolulu instead of the romantic island of Maui as we knew our guests would have so many more entertaining options on this festive island.”
Seventy guests were present to witness the couple’s intimate ceremony. This is Arnold’s second marriage.
Celeb wedding planner extraordinaire Diann Valentine was on hand to help the glowing couple execute their dream wedding without a hitch. Despite the busy wedding prep, Arnold found time to tweet a cute photo of her and Valentine prior to the festivities. “My wedding planner @diannvalentine looking fab,” the actress wrote.
Here’s to a lifetime of wedded bliss for the newlyweds!
Stay tuned to ESSENCE.com this week for an exclusive sneak peek of the couple’s wedding photos in Bridal Bliss!