Brunei royal wedding: And the bride wore gold, diamonds, rubies and Christian Louboutin heels [Photos]

The son of the Sultan of Brunei married Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah in an opulent ceremony at the monarch's 1,788-room palace.

Prince Abdul Malik, 31, and his 22-year-old bride-to-be, who worked as a systems data analyst and IT instructor, sat next to each other on gilded thrones in the Throne Chamber of the Istana Nural Iman palace for the ceremony.

The bride sported a diamond tiara studded with six teardrop-shaped emeralds. Her bouquet was made of gems, rather than flowers.

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Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah pose for a wedding photoAhim Rani/Reuters
A lady-in-waiting adjusts the bride's dress and Christian Louboutin shoesOlivia Harris/Reuters
Ladies-in-waiting adjust the veil of Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah as she waits for Prince Abdul MalikOlivia Harris/Reuters
Brunei's newly wed royal couple, Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, take part in the "bersanding" or enthronement ceremony at the Nurul Iman PalaceAhim Rani/Reuters
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah helps his son Prince Abdul Malik to bless his brideOlivia Harris/Reuters
Brunei's newly wed royal couple, Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, pray during the "bersanding" or enthronement ceremonyOlivia Harris/Reuters
The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, prays during the wedding banquet at the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri BegawanOlivia Harris/Reuters
The newlyweds pose with the Sultan of Brunei, Queen Saleha and other members of Brunei's royal familyAhim Rani/Reuters

She was dripping with jewellery, from head to toe, including a diamond necklace with a central pendant of three emeralds and a matching brooch of emeralds in a diamond setting. Even her Christian Louboutin heels were encrusted with Swarovski crystals, worn with a solid gold ankle bracelet.

The newlyweds changed into evening attire for the wedding banquet with Prince Abdul donning a ceremonial military suit, embellished with diamond epaulettes and collar.

The bride changed into a beaded purple floor-length gown embroidered with silver thread and adorned with a diaphanous veil and diamond tiara, set with rubies and a scarlet gem. She dazzled in a matching necklace decorated with rubies, and a huge diamond and ruby brooch.

Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah leave the royal wedding banquet at the Nurul Iman PalaceOlivia Harris/Reuters

The wedding, which takes place over a period of 11 days, will end on 15 April, with a ceremony of thanksgiving prayers.

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