In a very intimate ceremony in Beverly Hills, actress Tatyana Ali, 36, married Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago. The two met on eHarmony.com about two years ago, and are already expecting their first child together.
Ali wore an off-white, fitted, silk Amsale gown and walked down the aisle carrying white peonies and cream garden roses. Her bridesmaids wore beautiful tea length, raspberry-colored Amsale dresses.
She described the wedding as an “upscale Caribbean vibe,” and even invited writers and photographers from People Magazine to attend. She told them: “It’s pretty amazing. There’s so much good. We feel so blessed. We’re just having fun enjoying our family, and our friends and that’s what we want the wedding to be about – just have a good celebration.”
She added, “It’s just a little over a hundred people. It’s our closest friends and family and that obviously includes a lot of people that I worked with over the years.”
Those in attendance included her former co-stars on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, actor Alfonso Ribeiro, actress Karyn Parsons, actor Joseph Marcell, as well as many other friends and family members.
Ali’s new husband, Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, teaches at the University of Chicago in collaboration with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) and the programs in Modern Thought and Literature, African and African American Studies, and American Studies. He is working on a forthcoming book, entitled, “Race and the Totalitarian Century: Geopolitics in the Black Literary Imagination”.