We certainly have had a lot of royal weddings this year. The latest, Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck wed Jetsun Pema. Bhutan has gained popularity in the recent years for their integration into the modern world. The wedding was accompanied by a three day national holiday in their honor. According to National Geographic, the celebrations began at 8:20am – a time set by royal astrologers, which is a tradition in eastern countries. The Los Angeles Times commented that “In sharp contrast to the nuptials of Britain’s Prince William and Catherine Middleton, there were no star-studded celebrities, self-important film stars, fidgeting foreign royals or a long wedding dress train to trip over.” This wedding was a beauty of bright colors and rich in traditional values. The people were allowed to see them and the new bride was introduced to her adoring fans.
I love these bright colors for a wedding as they’re very popular in Asian cultures. The brides typically wear traditional clothing in rich tones rather than the standard white wedding dress that has become popular in the past century. As yellow is their royal color, worn in his sash and used for accents, it’s no surprise the city was accented with pops of yellow everywhere. Throwing a party in their honor would be an easy project with bright colored accents. How much would the Honorable King and Queen love these yellow decorations!