October 16, 2011

Bhutan: Royal Wedding

King Wangchuck (31), the "Dragon King", married his fiancee, Queen Jetsun Pema (21) this past week, kicking off a three day celebration in the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan, in the Himalayas.

The ceremony took place at a Himalayan monastic fortress. The King and his Queen were married in a traditional spiritual Buddhist ceromony, and were dressed in traditional attire. The Queens crown is made of heavly embroidered silk brocade. Five blessed scarves have been placed around her neck.

The bride on her way to the monasty, wearing her traditional wedding dress and jewelery. It is worth noting that while Queen Jetsun is wearing traditional attire, her engagement ring and wedding band are of the "new world" kind! (See image #1)

King Wangchuck and his bride in their official engagement photo. Both the King and the Queen are educated, speek english and share a common interest of the arts.

The tiny Kingdom of Bhutan is located in the Himalayas, between China and India. The Dragon King is a constitutional monarch, and the people of Bhutan has an elected government.

Happy Wedding Day!


Images via IB Times


  1. It's so wonderful to get a sneak peak into other cultures; look at these clothes, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing that!

  2. What beautiful national costume - such an interesting melding of Asian styles. Such a handsome couple too.

  3. What a gorgeous wedding and what a beautiful queen. She reminds me of Ziyi Zhang that stunning cHinese acrtress who I adore. The wedding looks like one of those big budget movies that I love like 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'.


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