Tichina Arnold Marries Rico Hines
08/27/2012 AT 02:10 PM EDT
The actress, who formerly starred on Martin and Everybody Hates Chris, wed Rico Hines on Aug. 18 in Honolulu, Hawaii, PEOPLE confirms.
"We decided to forego lots of the traditional elements such as a wedding cake and a white dress for me,” Arnold, who planned the event with Diann Valentine, tells ESSENCE.com.
"We both wanted a wedding that was reflective of our personalities and our normal everyday lifestyles – and that is good friends, good food and good fun."
Seventy guests, including Arnold's 8-year-old daughter Alijah, witnessed the ceremony at Oasis Oceanfront Estate.
"The best part of the day was when Rico pledged his commitment to Alijah," the Happily Divorced star, 43, says. "I know that he will always be there for her as she grows and matures into a creative and talented woman."
Arnold and Hines, who is the men's basketball assistant coach at St. John's University, announced their engagement in March.
For more photos from the couple's wedding, visit our sister site ESSENCE.com