Having first met during their teenage years, the friendship formed between former Soul Food star Malinda Williams and DJ/ rapper D-Nice (born Derrick Jones) slowly blossomed into a love that, like the sentimental Barbra Streisand classic chosen to accompany the bride down the aisle on August 23, 2008, is destined to remain Evergreen, Essence magazine reported. As the family and friends who had gathered at The Mezzanine in Newark, New Jersey rose in her honor, the bride strolled in a pair of satin Christian Louboutin shoes down a dove grey aisle runner, the warm glow of candlelight illuminating the path to her fiance since August 2007, who looked dapper in a black Giorgio Armani tuxedo paired with a white bow tie as he waited to make her his wife.
Their bond unbroken after their series had run its course, the actress shared her special day with her former Soul Food co-stars Nicole Ari Parker and Vanessa Williams, who were among the women who donned strapless, mocha-hued creations from David’s Bridal for their roles as bridesmaids. Clutching bouquets of white blossoms, the bridal party admired their friend’s Maggie Sottero wedding dress as its multi-tiered skirt fluttered with each step. Enhancing the garment’s sense of romance was a diaphanous, elbow-length veil and the arrangement of aubergine-tinted calla lilies the bride held in her hands.
Following the exchange of vows, the newlyweds received the best wishes of actors Boris Kodjoe, Dule Hill and actress Terri J. Vaughn at the reception, where Frungillo Catering served a wedding feast topped with slices of a four-tier cake.