Essence Atkins - Essence Atkins Officiates At Gabrielle Union's Weekend Wedding

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Actress Essence Atkins added wedding officiant to her resume over the weekend (30-31Aug14) by presiding over the nuptials between her best friend Gabrielle Union and basketball ace Dwyane Wade.

The Bad Boys Ii star decided against having bridesmaids accompany her down the aisle in Miami, Florida on Saturday, and instead turned to her close pal and former Deliver Us from Eva co-star Atkins and her husband, Jaime Mendez, to lead the ceremony.

Speaking before the weekend celebration, Atkins revealed she got ordained some time ago, but admitted Union and Wade's wedding was going to be her first time serving as an officiant.

She said, "I'm actually officiating the ceremony... My husband and I are officiating the ceremony. My husband did the ceremony for (actor) Alfonso Ribeiro about two years ago and then they (Union and Wade) asked us to do it together, so we are officiating."

Guests at the Chateau Artisan castle ceremony reportedly included comedian Kevin Hart and Wade's basketball star pals LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen and Carmelo Anthony, while R&B star John Legend was on hand to serenade the newlyweds.


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