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Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas - TIE THE KNOT
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Former Miss World and renowned actress, Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas, tied the knot in a traditional Hindu ceremony in Jodhpur, in a three-day extravagant wedding. Events included a quaint mehendi ceremony, a cricket match sporting team bride vs. team groom and an epic ‘desi’ musical evening or better known, sangeet.
Chopra and Jonas celebrated their marriage in a grand wedding reception at the Durbar Hall in Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending as one of the guests.
The guest list sported 1,000 guests, including politicians, A-list celebrities, high-end designers, family and friends.
At her reception, the bride was dressed in a shimmering Falguni and Shane Peacock ensemble embedded with crystals that the designers described took 80 craftsmen over 12,000 hours to create. To go with the dress, Chopra was adorned in a multi-layer diamond necklace and earrings to match, her hair put up in a bun with white roses to complete the look. Chopra stayed true to her Punjabi heritage and wore ‘chooras’ and red vermillion, a symbol of a married Hindu woman. Jonas was dressed in a velvet, royal blue dinner jacket and he completed the look with a bow tie.
The venue was done up with exotic white and soft pink flowers, with the ‘NP’ logo – one specially designed with the initials of the couple – as the backdrop.
Guest list mostly included Chopra’s family members, also saw Indian fashion fraternity’s big names like Ritu Kumar, Rohit Bal, Ritu Beri, Anju Modi, JJ Valaya, Raghavendra Rathore, Gaurav Gupta, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, along with Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) President Sunil Sethi, in attendance.
The entire wedding was a three-day extravagant affair in Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace, where the couple exchanged wedding vows, in a white wedding, as per Christian traditions and Hindu rituals in two separate ceremonies.
“On a scale of 1 to 10 in happiness, I’m on 12,” Chopra was quoted as saying on stage at the reception, as Jonas beamed beside her. “I’m a fan of Indian weddings,” added Jonas.
In an exclusive video, we saw Chopra walking down the aisle in a jaw-dropping 75-foot long veil that was held by no less than five people as the bride made her way to the groom.
In a traditional white wedding, the couple first exchanged vows on December 1, the ceremony was officiated by Nick’s father. Chopra, 36, and Jonas, 26, both wore custom-made Ralph Lauren ensembles.
The bride was given away by her mother, Madhu Chopra – her father, late Ashok Chopra, passed away in 2013 after a battle with cancer.
Jonas walked down the aisle with his mother, Denise Miller-Jonas, also dressed in a Ralph Lauren double-breasted tux and in his lapel, was a piece of the bride’s dress, hand-embroidered with the words, ‘My Jaan’ (My Life).
Ralph Lauren was the official designer of the Jonas family, having designed everybody’s wardrobe, from the parents, brothers to the ring bearers.
The following day, the couple exchanged vows once again, with Chopra dressed in a red Sabyasachi Mukherjee designed lehnga. The designer also shared details of the outfit on his Instagram account, describing her hand embroidered custom-made ensemble covered with hand-cut organza flowers, Siam-red crystals and delicate threadwork that took over 100 embroiders working over 3,720 hours in Kolkata to get it ready for her big day.
Her jewellery, also by Sabyasachi, saw her wearing Mughal-styled pieces of uncut diamonds and emeralds and Japanese cultured pearls.
Meanwhile, the groom also wore a hand embroidered sherwani designed by Sabyasachi, accompanied by a turban.
The wedding ended with traditional bidaai or giving away the bride by Chopra’s mother.
The Jodhpur sky lit up with fireworks marking the most talked about cross-cultured affair of the year.
“One of the most special things that our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each others’ faiths and cultures. And so, planning our wedding with an amalgamation of both was so amazing,” the couple posted on Instagram, when they shared pictures from there happy-vibe fuelled mehendi.
At the mehendi ceremony, Chopra wore a loud multi-hued folk-themed Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehnga, while Jonas was dressed in an aqua kurta, his Western self looking exclusively elegant in Eastern wear.
“I love that our wedding was a religious mash-up,” the actress said.
“We took beautiful traditions that we both grew up with and personalised them in a way that made sense for us. It’s been incredible to find the commonalities between our beliefs and figuring out how to blend them in a respectful and meaningful way.”
“Every girl dreams of being a princess on her wedding day,” Chopra added. “But I never had a plan about what I wanted it to be.”
“It was all tears. All tears,” the actress said. “I could not hold it in. I think I was nervous and scared. But as soon as the curtains opened, and I saw his face it was just like everything settled and I knew I was making the best decision of my life.”
“It all began as a fierce song and dance competition between the families but ended, as always, as a huge celebration of love,” Chopra posted. “Nick and I were looking forward to the sangeet, another pre wedding ritual. And to see what each side had put together and what a performance it was. Each family telling our stories through song and dance, filled with lots of laughter and love. We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. It is an amazing start to a lifetime of togetherness for our families and friends. #grateful.”
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