Smith had "decided that no matter what, she was getting married this weekend," said Alicia Adams of Hers Bridal. "She was going to buy a whole new dress, and so we asked her if it would be OK if we put together a small ceremony for her and she agreed."
"Approximately 1,000 Chinese artists have appeared on our stages since 2005," Ms. Adams said. "To now have an opportunity to celebrate such an auspicious occasion on the Chinese calendar with the theme of the Lunar New Year is so exciting. Celebrating Chinese New Year is celebrating America's embrace of diversity ... reminding us of one of America's core values."