Condor Heroes stars wed at lakeside

Taiwan star Michelle Chen and Chinese actor Chen Xiao held their wedding at Yanqi Hotel on Yanqi Lake on Tuesday.
Taiwan star Michelle Chen and Chinese actor Chen Xiao held their wedding at Yanqi Hotel on Yanqi Lake on Tuesday.PHOTO: CHEN XIAO STUDIO'S WEIBO

BEIJING • Taiwan star Michelle Chen emerged on a white boat for her wedding ceremony with Chinese actor Chen Xiao on Tuesday night. The wedding venue, Yanqi Hotel, sits on Yanqi Lake outside Beijing's city centre.

It was a scene that the ethereal Little Dragon Girl, or Xiao Long Nu character Michelle Chen played on the 2014-2015 television series The Romance Of The Condor Heroes, would likely approve of.

As wedding guests threw flower petals amid smoke from dry ice, the bride sailed down to meet her beau, who was waiting on the hotel banks. Music from the Detective Conan manga series, which Chen Xiao watches every night, played.

The actor, who starred as her swordsman lover Yang Guo in the Condor series, wore a black Dolce & Gabbana suit, while his bride, 33, donned a white Alberta Ferretti gown. During the exchange of rings and vows, he wiped away her tears, saying, "As I always say before I board a plane, I will love you forever."

Bridesmaid and actress Joe Chen caught one of 10 ribbons thrown later. A bridal bouquet was tied to it.

The pair, who married in China on July 5, exchanged kisses when they met the press later.

Chen Xiao, 29, said his wife's pregnancy is an accident as they had planned to wed a year after he proposed last September.

Guests included director Peter Chan and wife Sandra Ng, actresses Joey Yung, Miriam Yeung, Cecilia Liu Shishi and Ariel Lin and actors Joseph Cheng, Tong Dawei and Wilber Pan.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 21, 2016, with the headline 'Condor Heroes stars wed at lakeside'. Print Edition | Subscribe