National Geographic : 1952 Dec
© National Geographic Society 744 After a Ceremony Filled with Oriental Splendor, the Royal Wedding Party Assembles Outside Paro Dzong Dorji Lopon, head lama of Shung Dhatsang, at Punakha, who performed the rites, wears a priestly headdress (second row). Athisleftsitthe bride and groom, Bhutan's Queen (bridegroom's mother), and Rani Chuni Dorji (bride's mother). Other guests fill the row. HighBhutanese officials occupy thefront rank; servants and scarlet-robed lamas stand behind. Opposite: A lama presents a scarf to the royal couple on their weddingthrones.