Ngadisalira: The Pre-wedding Treatment a la Kraton of Yogyakarta

As the D-day of the Royal Wedding in the Kraton of Yogyakarta approaches, the bride and the groom are supposed to be fit and fresh. To maintain their fitness and beauty prior to the wedding day, GKR Hayu had a pre-wedding treatment, which is known as Ngadisalira. This treatment was carried out as a manifestation […]

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Bedaya Manten & Lawung Ageng The Two Sacred Dance Compositions for the Royal Wedding of Kraton Yogyakarta

At the wedding reception of GKR Hayu & KPH Notonegoro in Bangsal Kepatihan, the invitees were mesmerized by the dance performances. The dances were the Bedaya Manten and Lawung Ageng.  To Dance, to Unite with God In Javanese terminology, ‘to dance’ is called Matoyo. Matoyo originated from the word toyo, which means ‘deity’ or ‘God’. […]

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The Kraton’s Traditional Culinary for The Dining Party

The Kraton of Yogya will serve traditional culinary menus for the dining party during the royal wedding day of GKR Hayu & KPH Notonegoro. Better still, some menus are those originally created by Sultan HB IX, who had been known to fancy cooking. The Menus from The Ancestors’ Heritage The list of menu to serve […]

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Synergizing IT and Tradition through Wedding Souvenir

The souvenir of GKR Hayu & KPH Notonegoro’s wedding is particularly unique. Aside from combining IT, art, and tradition, the making process involved disabled people. As a person who immerses herself in the field of Information and Technology, GKR Hayu is a meticulous person, including in choosing the souvenir for her wedding. The idea of […]

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A Glance at the Rehearsal of GKR Hayu & KPH Notonegoro Wedding

The rehearsal aimed to make sure that all parties involved would be able to complete their tasks during the wedding ceremony properly. Sultan Hamengku Buwono X himself was present in the activities to check and ensure in person if everything was as it should be.

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The Wedding Invitation: a Specialty from GKR Hayu

GKR Hayu’s passion in IT is demonstrated by the unique invitation she herself designed for her wedding. It is unlike any other invitations the Kraton issued before, as can be seen from the technological elements that are put into it. The invitation is a box in which, when opened, one can see a sketch of […]

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The People’s Enthusiasm in the Runthrough of the Kirab

Approximately 68 horses and 12 horse carriages were prepared around the front yard of the Palace Museum of Carriage for the runthrough of the Royal Wedding’s Kirab (Procession) on Friday (10/11) starting from 2 pm. T

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Paes Ageng: The Kraton Yogyakarta Style of Bridal Makeup

The Paes Ageng historically originates from the wedding tradition of the Kraton, but nowadays it is also used in common weddings. In the past, only the royal relatives were allowed to apply it. It was in the time of Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX that people outside the royal family began to be permitted to adopt the wedding appearance. It has expanded ever since, becoming a trend among the commoners.

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The Plenary Meeting of the Royal Wedding Committee

The Provincial Secretariat of Special District of Yogyakarta held a preparatory meeting of the carrying out of the Kraton Ngayogyakarto Hadiningrat Royal Wedding on Tuesday (8/10). The plenary meeting in general discussed the implementation of the wedding ceremony which will be done in the Kepatihan Complex.

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Stories behind the Royal Horse Carriages

One of the distinctive features of the Yogyakarta Royal Wedding is the horse carriage procession that carries the royal couple and their entourage from the Royal Palace to Kepatihan Complex for the reception. All the carriages to be used were built over a century ago.

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