The wedding traditions of the world are very diverse. Today, we’d like to show you the wedding ceremony of Bhutan. This couple – Wanting and Christophor – is interesting because the bride is Bhutanese and the groom is European. So, they chose both the traditional Bhutanese wedding ceremony and the Western-style one. Here are amazing photos from their wedding that depict the whole process.
The bride and groom – Wanting and Christophor – get dressed up in “kira” for her and “gho” for him.
A traditional Bhutanese procession.
The couple is waiting for the prayers.
A Buddhist cleansing ceremony. A holy water being sprinkled from a long-life vase.
The lady is wearing a “rachu” over her shoulder, and the man – large white scarf “kabney”
An appeasing ceremony for local deities.
A flag hoisting ceremony.
A monk blesses the couple.
The couple is offering a prayer to Buddha inside the temple.
The couple is being seated inside the temple. They are sipping a milk of eternity there.
The bride and groom are sitting on the traditional Bhutanese throne. They receive white scarves for a good fortune.
An entertainment at the Luncheaon. The couple is watching the entertainment.
A Mask Dancer is entertaining the couple.
A dance from the nomads of Eastern Bhutan.
The couple is at the entrance of Punakha Dzong (Fortress).
The bride and groom are participating in a local dance.
Dragon plated entrance of the Temple. The couple is wearing the Western-style wedding clothing.
The couple near the Buddhist prayer wheel.
At the courtyard of majestic Punakha Dzong.
Wanting and Christophor in their Western nuptial attires. Full height.