Taiwanese actress, Barbie Xu, and wealthy mainland entrepreneur, Wang Xiao Fei, held their wedding celebration in Sanyan, Hainan Island on March 22, 2011. After a whirlwind romance of only twenty days, the pair got engaged. Despite their high-profile dating, the wedding was conducted secretively and reporters were banned from attending. Barbie requested wedding guests to not circulate any photos and refrain from posting information on their blogs.
The wedding ceremony was held on the outdoor lawn of the Conrad Hotel. Barbie’s younger sister, Dee Xu’s daughter, was the flower girl. At 5 PM, Barbie’s bridesmaids, Pace Wu, Aya, and Makiyo appeared in purple dresses, followed by the groomsmen. Shortly afterwards, Barbie and Xiao Fei appeared amidst thunderous applause. Barbie smiled brightly during the wedding vows. The wind gently blew at her wedding veil, creating an elegant image.
At 5:30 PM, Barbie and Xiao Fei exchanged wedding vows. When host, Kevin Tsai, asked Barbie whether she was willing to marry Xiao Fei, she responded, “I am super willing to do so!” With Faye Wong’s song, <只愿为你守着约> playing in the background, Xiao Fei lifted the bridal veil and kissed the bride. Many guests had tears in their eyes, partly moved by Barbie and Xiao Fei’s wedding, and partly due to the blowing sand particles.
When Barbie threw her bridal bouquet, Kevin Tsai announced the end of the wedding ceremony. White balloons were released into the sky. Inside each balloon was placed a sunflower seed. The objective was to let the balloons drift all over the world, spreading the sunflower plants and allowing “the seed of love to grow.” All the guests were invited to enjoy champagne and wine and share their blessings with the newlyweds.
Kevin Tsai indicated that Barbie originally prepared a long welcoming speech for the guests. However, due to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan , her spirits were affected. Barbie will be donating all of the received wedding cash gifts to aid Japan ’s disaster relief efforts.
The wedding banquet started at 6 PM. Numerous celebrities attended Barbie and Xiao Fei’s wedding, including Na Ying and her husband,Li Yapeng, Yang Kun, Gao Xiaosong, Guo Degang, Aya, Pace Wu, Makiyo, Liu Qian, Kevin Tsai, etc.. The wedding can be described as an absolute feast of entertainment.
$6 Million Wedding
Allegedly, the dreamy seaside wedding in Sanya cost over $6 million (Yuan), with over four hundred guests in attendance. Barbie and Xiao Fei reserved all of the 101 villas in the Conrad Hotel for their wedding. In addition, more guests stayed at the Hilton Hotel nearby. Allegedly, the bride and groom paid for the guests’ hotel rooms, showcasing their generous nature.
Over two hundred friends and family members were invited to the after party, which was held at a luxury five-bedroom residence. Including the swimming pool area, the place was over 3,000 square meters and cost $68,888 (Yuan) to rent per night.
Pregnancy Rumors Abound
The media were banned from taking photos at Barbie and Xiao Fei’s wedding. Due to the secretive nature of the wedding and the couple’s whirlwind marriage, the media speculated that Barbie may be pregnant. Barbie’s younger sister, Dee Xu, explained that although Barbie loved children, she will not become a mother anytime soon due to work requirements. Barbie’s bridesmaids, Pace Wu and Makiyo, who cried emotionally at the wedding, reiterated that the bride was not pregnant.
Mother-in-Law Highly Satisfied
Xiao Fei’s mother , Zhang Lan, arrived in Sanya five days before the wedding to supervise the venue arrangements. Allegedly, she requested that from March 20th onwards, the hotel should not allow guests who are not part of the wedding to stay. Rumors claimed that Xiao Fei and Barbie decided to hold their wedding in Hainan Island to advertise Xiao Fei’s real estate investment. Ms. Zhang denied such news, “My son and daughter-in-law wanted to have a seaside dream wedding. Our family is more traditional and will not deliberately invest in foreign places. We selected Sanya as the wedding location because we wanted to stimulate the economic growth here. Since only family and friends are invited to the wedding, we did not want the wedding to be full of speculative news.”
Ms. Zhang was completely satisfied with the wedding and revealed that Barbie and Xiao will not be going on an immediate honeymoon. “Their wedding will be held on March 22nd and they have to return to work the next day!”
Compiled from Sohu.com and Tom.com
Jayne: Barbie and Xiao Fei’s wedding sounds so elaborate! A seaside wedding sounds so dreamy. Despite trying to keep the wedding details secretive and banning the press, a lot of photos leaked out! It was also a nice gesture to donate the wedding gifts towards Japan ’s disaster relief efforts.