On Saturday, September 26, 2009 Essence Atkins of Half & Half married Jamie Mendez in Pasadena, California at the beautiful Ambassador Mansion & Gardens. Essence met Jamie through Match.com on valentine’s day last year. The bride wore a Stephen Yearnick Dress for the ceremony and an Angela Rivera (Jamie’s cousin) dress for the reception. Essence walked down the aisle by herself and the couple opted not to have a bridal party.
The menu was prepared by G. Garvin, which included Puerto Rican and traditional soul food such as macaroni & cheese, roasted pork, peach cobbler, plaintains, red velvet cupcakes, and arroz con dulce.
The guests received match books and travel size candles. The single guests were given a six month membership to Match.com.