The Happily Divorced actress announced her engagement to Hines in March, and the couple tied the knot in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 18.
"We decided to forego lots of the traditional elements such as a wedding cake and a white dress for me," Arnold explained to Essence.
"We both wanted a wedding that was reflective of our personalities and our normal everyday lifestyles - and that is good friends, good food and good fun."
Roughly 70 guests attended the intimate ceremony, including Arnold's 8-year-old daughter Alijah, who played a special part in the event.
"The best part of the day was when Rico pledged his commitment to Alijah. I know that he will always be there for her as she grows and matures into a creative and talented woman," she said.
Arnold is best known for her role on the 1990s sitcom Martin.