The wedding ceremony of Nguyen Dynasty’s princess was recreated for the first time at the Hue royal citadel. The wedding procession started from the Truong Sanh palace. Unicorn and dragon dancers took the lead, followed by eunuchs who carried wood caskets containing wine, betel, roasted pigs, jewelry, etc.
Following the eunuchs were a Hue royal court music troupe and mandarins. Maid-servants held lanterns and walked in front of the palanquin of the princess. Two of them held cycad leaves, which symbolize luckiness and longevity. One maid took a duck with her – the symbol of luckiness. The prince consort rode a horse, going in front of the carriage of princess. Old maid-servants walked at the bottom of the procession.
The wedding ceremony walked around the royal citadel and finally returned to the Truong Sanh palace. The prince consort took his wife out of the carriage. They said goodbye and thanked people to come into their room.
The event drew tens of thousands of visitors for its uniqueness. Thousands of people followed the procession to take pictures.