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Half and Half's Essence Atkins Says 'I Do'

Actress Essence Atkins married her beau Jaime Mendez in Pasadena, Calif., on Saturday. It was a match made in Internet heaven. The couple, who tied the knot at the Ambassador Mansion and Gardens, met on on Valentine's Day of last year.  "I wrote him a quick little note that I had read his profile, and then I signed off, Happy SAD Day – that's Single Awareness Day," says Essence, 37, who appeared on theUPN sitcom Half and Half. A week later the couple went on their first date, and they were engaged a year later.  The bride wore a  Angel Rivera gown for the reception. "I felt like a princess," she says.

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