The youngest daughter of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwana X, Gusti Raden Ajeng (GRAj) Nurastuti Wijareni (GKR Bendara) maried Achmad Ubaidillah who is not from a royal family. Their wedding is royal wedding of this year in Indonesia. I will tell you that… formerly, long…long ago….Indonesia consist of area which rules by several kingdoms. After Indonesia become a republic, royal families still exist and blend with society. Some royal family usually concern in maintaining royal culture and culture, and some has own profesion…for example as a lecturer, entrepreneur, etc.
Ok…Back to their wedding… Their wedding was held for 4 days from 16 – 19 October 2011 in Keraton Yogyakarta. The Sultan gave royal tittle to Achmad Ubaidillah, it is Kanjeng Pangeran Harya (KPH) Yudanegara. Oh, by the way GRAj Nurastuti Wijareni was a finalist of Miss Indonesia in 2009.
Many famous people came to the wedding reception, even our president and vice president. Journalist who came to cover the news might wear traditional wear of Java. Society of Yogyakarta also happy with the wedding. Some people of Yogyakarta gave food to royal family too. And of course the princess and the prince ride a royal cart to meet the people outside Keraton (the palace). Because of this royal wedding, hotels in Yogyakarta were full-booked, many tourist from abroad or domestic came just to see this awesome wedding.
Here is some pictures that i take from this website: http://kratonwedding.tumblr.com and http://twitter.com/#!/KratonWedding/media/slideshow
Invitation Card of The Royal Wedding
B'doyo Manten dance (this dance only perform in the wedding of Sultan's family and the dancer should be a virgin)
Beksan Lawung Ageng dance ( this dance was created by Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwana I . The dance tell about combat training)
The prince and princess met Yogyakarta people
Beksan Lawung Ageng Dance
Bedhaya Sangaskara dance (somebody told me that if you can perform this dance very good, you are a truly dancer)
the prince and princess watching the dance
The Prince and Princess in their wedding reception
The Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwana X and his wife.
The Prince and Princess in their rings exchange ceremony
Now you may kiss the bride 🙂
Fiuuuh, you can see more pictures on the link i gave you above. Oh you also can see the tv streaming of their wedding here http://www.okezone.tv/tag/14125/ v-ubaidillah
and you can follow the twitter @kratonwedding. It’s official twitter account of Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Royal Wedding GKR Bendara & KPH Yudanegara.
And hey,….i have interesting website for you if you want to know more about kingdom ( specially in Indonesia, and widely kingdom in the world). The website is in Indonesian and English. Check this out : http://www.kerajaannusantara.com/id/page/about