Bhutan avaThe 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.

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A traditional Bhutanese procession.

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The couple is waiting for the prayers.

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A Buddhist cleansing ceremony. A holy water being sprinkled from a long-life vase.

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The lady is wearing a “rachu” over her shoulder, and the man – large white scarf “kabney”

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An appeasing ceremony for local deities.

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A flag hoisting ceremony.

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A monk blesses the couple.

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The couple is offering a prayer to Buddha inside the temple.

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The couple is being seated inside the temple. They are sipping a milk of eternity there.

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The bride and groom are sitting on the traditional Bhutanese throne. They receive white scarves for a good fortune.

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An entertainment at the Luncheaon. The couple is watching the entertainment.

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A Mask Dancer is entertaining the couple.

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A dance from the nomads of Eastern Bhutan.

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The couple is at the entrance of Punakha Dzong (Fortress).

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The bride and groom are participating in a local dance.

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Dragon plated entrance of the Temple. The couple is wearing the Western-style wedding clothing.

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The couple near the Buddhist prayer wheel.

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At the courtyard of majestic Punakha Dzong.

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Wanting and Christophor in their Western nuptial attires. Full height.

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(c) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YUG6ZVkUh4&t=98s

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