‘GENTLE & KIND’ DUTCHMAN WHO STOLE THE HEART OF JOHOR’S SWEETHEART PRINCESS: INSIDE STORY OF THE LAVISH ROYAL WEDDING

Princess Tunku Tun Aminah, the Sultan of Johor’s only daughter, married Dutch property developer Dennis Muhammad Abdullah (born Dennis Verbaas) in a celebration at the royal palace that was broadcast across the Malaysian state.The traditional “bersanding” ceremony was followed by a reception for 1,200 guests on the palace grounds, which were lined with twinkling lights.

In addition to uniting the happy couple as husband and wife, the wedding was also an important opportunity for Johor’s royal family to display national customs and traditions in the hope of keeping them alive.

“Tuanku Sultan showed me a picture of his father (the late Sultan Iskandar Sultan Ismail) and mother (Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Abdullah) at their wedding,” Tunku Tun Aminah told the Royal Press Office according to Elle Malaysia. “He said that Dennis and I should emulate what they wore as a way of perpetuating Johor’s royal culture and traditions. Otherwise, he fears that our uniqueness as Johoreans will be lost forever.”

Here’s what a traditional Johorean wedding ceremony looks like — on a royal scale.

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The royal wedding was held at the official residence of the Sultan of Johor, Istana Bukit Serene.

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The palace grounds were decorated with colorful lights for the occasion.

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The Princess kept her look simple with understated makeup.

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She wore a plain white Johorian ceremonial garment called a baju kurung teluk belanga, and a lace veil dotted with crystals.

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The bridal squad wore dresses in a similar style with matching headscarves.

In the “bersanding” ceremony, the couple sat on thrones while guests sprinkled them with yellow rice and flower petals, which are considered symbols of fertility.

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The ceremony was followed by an outdoor reception for 1,200 guests.

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They posed for photos in front of the palace.

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And enjoyed a royal feast.

Istiadat perkahwinan di raja..

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Here’s a 360 degree view.

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Tunku Tun Aminah told the Royal Press Office that Dennis Muhammad’s “gentle and kind personality” drew her to him.

“He is also very supportive and understands me well,” she said.

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