Actress Malinda Williams had a bridal shower brunch recently that is described in full detail at Essence.com.
The star of Showtime’s “Soul Food” will marry her boyfriend of three years, Derrick Jones (former rapper D-Nice), on Aug. 23. The shower was described as “just a simple, intimate backyard get-together on a beautiful summer day.”
Eighteen guests were on hand, including Malinda’s mother Beverly Williams, and four of her five bridesmaids—Terri J. Vaughn, Vanessa Williams, and Malinda’s sisters Leslie Dunn and Lisa Sorenson (who hosted the affair at her home in Studio City, CA). The 5th bridesmaid, Nicole Ari Parker, was unable to attend.
Vanessa Williams, who played the bride’s big sister on Soul Food, told Essence: “I’m honored to be here as part of this [group] of gorgeous women who are surrounding Malinda with all of the love and light that she reflects.”
TV One chef G. Garvin was at the celebration to prepare a five-course meal. Other guests included Tasha Smith, Salli Richardson, Dawnn Lewis and A.J. Johnson.
Read the entire account of Malinda Williams’ bridal shower here.