Bhutan Royal Wedding 2011- Dragon King Married a Commoner

In yet another fairy tale like wedding, probably the world’s youngest King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 31, married young, 10 years his junior, a commoner Jetsun Pema, 21; now crowned Queen on Bhutan. In a traditional Buddhist ceremony, the beautiful couple tied knots in the ancient capital – Punakha.

The King in his speech hinted that he would be keeping only wife breaking the tradition of polygamy, which prevails in this  mountain country in Himalayas. This Asian wedding may have not received as many international eyeballs and attention as William and Kate, but it has definitely brought quiet serene country of Bhutan on front pages of many news paper.

The Buddhist weddings are very extravagant or lavish. It takes place in temples, where monks chant prayers, tie the couple in pure bond for life. The bride’s family bring numerous gifts, dowry to be given to groom. The couple lights candles and incenses.

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck known as Eastern  Elvis Presely for his hairstyle looked drop-dead sexy and every inch of a young king that could make girl of any age go weak in her knees, while Queen Jetsun Pema decked in minimal accessories looked vulnerable and as delicate as a rose petal. Her highness was dressed in traditional vibrant bridal wedding dress and wore little make up, enhancing her natural beauty.

Royal wedding between a commoner and world’s youngest king is in news all over India especially because the couple is heading to Rajasthan for their Honeymoon. Bhutan Royal Wedding is epitome of traditions and a modern happy ending. In addition, it is noteworthy that both bride and groom are covered in their wedding attire from shoulder to toe and yet look super stunning. In forthcoming posts we will talk about what we can learn and replicate in your dream wedding!

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