[PHOTOS] Priyanka Chopra And Nick Jonas' Lavish 5-Day Wedding Is A Fairy Tale Come True
This has got to be the wedding of the year!
In a lavish celebration spanning five days, actress Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas officially tied the knot over the weekend... and the photos are absolutely breathtaking.
The pair first met in February 2017 at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party, and subsequently sparked dating rumours when they appeared together at the Met Gala later that year.
However, it wasn't until May 2018 that the pair appeared to confirm their relationship on Instagram. Two months later, Nick popped the question and the couple confirmed their engagement following a roka ceremony in August.
To set the scene, the couple hosted 225 guests comprising of family members and close friends at the opulent Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India
Considered one of the largest private residences in the world, the grand palace houses a five-star hotel with 347 rooms. It's probably the closest you'll ever get to living like royalty!
Wedding festivities kicked off on 30 November with a mehendi ceremony, a traditional Indian pre-wedding ritual where the bride-to-be had elaborate henna designs applied to their hands and feet
Priyanka wore an organdy sherwani designed by Indian design house Khosla Jani. The coatdress is made up of 48 panels with intricate silk detailing, with two organza-layered drapes to complete the colourful look.
The groom-to-be donned a long, cotton Bakhiya kurta by the same designer adorned with subtle embroidery design.
It was a vibrant start to a weekend filled with so much love and laughter. :')
Later that evening, the Sangeet ceremony commenced for a lively evening of song and dance from both sides of the family
Side note: The Jonas Brothers (+ not-so-little Franklin) look real good in their pre-wedding threads!
And then came the big day. The couple held two ceremonies - a Christian service and a traditional Hindu ceremony - to honour their respective cultures.
The Western ceremony - which took place first on 1 December - was held at the palace's massive lawn, with the groom's pastor father officiating the service.
We're also pretty obsessed with Priyanka's wedding dress! A custom design by Ralph Lauren, the embroidery reportedly took 1,826 hours to complete and the strapless gown worn underneath is made up of 2,380,000 mother-of-pearl sequins.
Highlighted with floral and scroll motifs, the gown's embroidery and beads are entirely stitched by hand. Sewn into the dress is a piece of Priyanka's now mother-in-law's own wedding dress, while the embroidery incorporated eight special messages: "Nicholas Jerry Jonas" (her husband’s full name), "1st December 2018" (their wedding date), "Madhu & Ashok" (her parents’ names, the latter whom died of cancert in 2013), "Om Namah Shivay" (a Hindu mantra invoking Lord Shiva), "Family", "Hope", "Compassion", and "Love".
The groom as well as the bridesmaids and groomsmen also wore Ralph Lauren.
On that note, there's a pretty sweet story involving the renowned designer's "accidental" role in bringing the couple together:
Though the pair had already met a few months back, they only got to have a proper sit-down over drinks in May 2017, where Ralph Lauren invited both as guests at the Met Gala. It's poetically fitting that the designer ended up dressing the newlyweds, especially since he had only made three wedding dresses in his 50-year career - for his daughter, daughter-in-law, and niece.
Now, for the pièce de résistance - a 75-foot long veil to complete the bride's ethereal look. The sheer veil was so massive it had to be carried by five people, as seen in this aerial shot.
Find you a man who looks at you like Nick Jonas looked at Priyanka Chopra when she walked out the doors. :')
The couple exchanged their vows again the next day in a traditional Hindu ceremony honouring the bride's heritage and culture
Priyanka wore a red lehenga, while the groom wore a sherwani and turban, both designed by Indian fashion designer Sabyasachi.
After a magical weekend at the palace, the newlyweds hosted a reception at the Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi. They look so cute and so happy together, ugh my heart.
Congratulations on a lovely wedding, you two! <3
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