Sherri Shepherd & Lamar Sally: In August of this year, Sherri Shepherd married television writer Lamar Sally in Chicago. The couple was celibate for 11 months prior to the wedding.
Niecy Nash & Jay Tucker: Nash wed electrical engineer Jay Tucker this past May in Malibu. Fellow newlywed in 2011, Sherri Shepherd, was in attendance.
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon: This picture is from the 2010 renewal of their vows, but this cutesy couple tied the knot yet again in 2011 right after the birth of their twins. Rev. Al Sharpton officiated right in the hospital room.
Monica & Shannon Brown: The pretty pop star married Brown of the L.A. Lakers in July of this year in a huge ceremony after secretly marrying last fall. The bride’s train weighed an impressive 50 pounds.
Tamera Mowry & Adam Housley: The Sister Sister star married the Fox News correspondent over the summer in Nappa Valley, California. The matron of honor? None other than her twin sister, Tia.
Chris Bosh & Adrienne Williams: Miami Heat star Chris Bosh married his bride in a lavish ceremony in July — after a secret wedding held in April during the season.
Chris Paul & Jada Crawley: The point guard for the New Orleans Hornets united with his bride in their home state of North Carolina. LeBron James was a groomsman.
Cora Jakes & Richard Coleman: T.D. Jakes’ daughter married her boyfriend in a fairytale wedding held in June. Like Mowry, Jakes’ married sister Cora was her maid of honor.
Julie Pace Mitchell & Stephen Hightower: Mitchell, who stars on The Young & the Restless, married her new husband in a romantic Ohio ceremony held in September. The bride and groom stayed positive even though rain forced the party to move the nuptials inside.
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Celebrity weddings were numerous in 2011. From the union of Kate Middleton and Prince William, to the nuptials of supermodel Kate Moss, many stars made big headlines for tying the knot. African-American celebrities followed suit with lavish ceremonies and guest lists filled with luminaries — that you may have missed. Let’s relive the best black celebrity weddings of 2011 to celebrate the loving bonds forged by members of the African-American sports and entertainment elite.