Photos of the Most Tricked-Out Royal Wedding of the Year

In a royal wedding to rule them all, the son of a sultan is getting married.

BySusanna Kim
April 13, 2015, 12:40 PM
PHOTO: Brunei's newly wed royal couple, Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, pray during the "bersanding" or enthronement ceremony at their wedding in the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan April 12, 2015.
Brunei's newly wed royal couple, Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, pray during the "bersanding" or enthronement ceremony at their wedding in the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan April 12, 2015.
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— -- There are royal weddings and then there are royal weddings of the sultan's family in Brunei. One particular example of the latter began on April 5 and will continue through April 15.

Prince Adul Malik, 31, the youngest son of the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and Queen Saleha, married a data analyst Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, 22, Sunday in the capital Bandar Seri Begawan.

Festivities will continue until Wednesday.

Her shoes were French Christian Louboutin heels, with the famous red-soles, encrusted with Swarovski crystals.

PHOTO: A woman adjust the dress of Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah as she waits for Prince Abdul Malik to arrive for the enthronement ceremony at their wedding in the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan April 12, 2015.
A woman adjusts the dress and Christian Louboutin shoes of Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah as Adawiyyah waits for Prince Abdul Malik to arrive for the "bersanding" or enthronement ceremony at their wedding in the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan April 12, 2015.
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The lavish wealth of the royal family was evident in the diamond and gem-encrusted wedding clothing on the bride and groom, and the banquet in the palace hall, which can accommodate 5,000 guests. The absolute Islamic monarchy earns most of its wealth from oil and gas, having gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1984.

PHOTO: Guests at the wedding banquet for Brunei's newly wed royal couple, Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, at the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan April 12, 2015.
Guests at the wedding banquet for Brunei's newly wed royal couple, Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, at the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan April 12, 2015.
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Among her wedding jewelry was a diamond tiara with six teardrop-shaped emeralds and a diamond necklace with three large emeralds and a matching brooch. Instead of flowers, she carried a bouquet of gems.

PHOTO: Women adjust the veil of Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah as she waits for Prince Abdul Malik to arrive for the enthronement ceremony at their wedding in the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan April 12, 2015.
Ladies-in-waiting adjust the veil of Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah as she waits for Prince Abdul Malik to arrive for the "bersanding" or enthronement ceremony at their wedding in the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan April 12, 2015.
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For another outfit, she wore a diamond and ruby necklace with another matching brooch, under a veil.

PHOTO: Brunei's newly wed royal couple, Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, leave the royal wedding banquet at the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan, April 12, 2015.
Brunei's newly wed royal couple, Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, leave the royal wedding banquet at the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan, April 12, 2015.
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The lavish event took place in the 1,788-room residential palace called Istana Nural Iman.

PHOTO: The guardsmen of Brunei's Prince Abdul Malik are seen at his wedding to Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, during the "bersanding" or enthronement ceremony in the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan April 12, 2015.
The guardsmen of Brunei's Prince Abdul Malik are seen at his wedding to Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, during the "bersanding" or enthronement ceremony in the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan April 12, 2015.
Olivia Harris/Reuters

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