A Bhutanese wedding is much more than an exchange of vows and rings. It includes a number of religious rites performed by Buddhist monks and lamas. This represents the importance of the bond between two people. This ceremony is also used for renewing marriage vows.
(Please note this wedding blessing ceremony is not legally recognized outside of Bhutan.)
The actual wedding ceremony and blessings for a lifetime of love and happiness takes place at home. This is followed by visits to sacred temples to make more offerings.
The ceremony begins with a Lhabsang purification ritual in the morning performed by the monks before arriving at the temple.
During the ceremony, monks recite mantras and offer fumigation outside the temple to please the local deities