The marriage of the Sultan of Brunei's younger brother, Prince Jefri Bolkiah, to Princess Northayati provided a blend of ancient ritual and colourful carnival.
GV (NIGHT SHOT) Illuminations (3 shots)
LA PAN INT. People seated in hall
CU Groom during rice-rubbing ceremony (3 shots)
SUC Bride during ditto (2 shots)
LV & SV EXT. People into house (2 shots)
GV & SV Groom in Royal car in procession to new home
CU & SV INT. Gifts being offered to couple (2 shots)
Lights of Brunei at night; interior people sitting in ceremony hall; various shots of bride and bridegroom during rice-ceremony; Royal couple in car during procession after marriage; at new home, dressed in traditional costumes while receiving gifts from guests.
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Background: The marriage of the Sultan of Brunei's younger brother, Prince Jefri Bolkiah, to Princess Northayati provided a blend of ancient ritual and colourful carnival.
The Sultan ordered 11 days of feasting to celebrate the occasion. Preparations for the wedding took many weeks, and after the ceremony the couple drove in procession through the streets of the town to give the public a chance to see them.
Official guests at The Sultan's Palace sprinkled rice power on the hands of the newly-weds, an ancient custom to ensure that the couple always enjoys prosperity.
Later guests were received at the new bridal home, and to greet them the Price and Princess wore ceremonial dress to observe a custom that dates back to the very first wedding of Brunei.
The groom is 18-years-old, and a student in England. He will be resuming classes with the start of the autumn term.
SYNOPSIS: The lights of Brunei burn brightlyas preparations are finally completed for one of the country's most colourful traditional ceremonies for years...the marriage of the Sultan's younger brother Prince Jefri Bolkiah to Princess Norhayati. To mark the occasion, the Sultan ordered eleven days of feasting.
As is the custom with Brunei marriages, the Prince and Princess had powdered rice sprinkled on their hands in the hope that they'll enjoy a future of prosperity......the eighteen-year-old groom is a student in England. Once the honeymoon is over he'll be back inc lass for the Autumn term.
With the main part of the ceremony over, the young couple took part in a procession through town part in a procession through town so the public could see them. Then they received guests, at their new. home attired in traditional costume, observing a custom dating back to the very first weddings in Brunei.