She, a global icon and he, a singing sensation. Clearly, the stars had aligned incredibly well to bring together a couple that became quite an inspiration for lovers across the globe. Every tiny detail about the wedding was delightfully devoured by the paparazzi as well as the masses. If you have missed the fun and action about the most talked about wedding of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, here’s a quick recap of the wedding deets that made headlines.
Having had a front-row seat at the royal wedding in Windsor Castle, our Desi Girl followed suit and had a wedding that was absolutely regal. The multi-day celebration kick started in Jodhpur amidst the grandeur of the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. With 15 acres of private gardens and a 347 room count, the hotel served as the perfect venue for the multi-day celebration from November 29th-December 3rd. The massive 7-tier wedding cake was also inspired by the art deco style of the palace.
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It all began as a fierce song & dance competition between the families but ended, as always, as a huge celebration of love. Nick and I were looking forward to the Sangeet (musical evening), 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 @nickjonas 📹/📷: @calebjordanlee @josevilla @josephradhik
The pretty actor chose a mix of Indian and Western designers for her wedding attire. Both she and Jonas donned a custom look by none other than Ralph Lauren for the western ceremony, perhaps an odeto their Met Gala appearance last year. Her gown, a semi-sheer one with floral and scroll motifs was hand-beaded and hand-embroidered taking 1,826 hours to create it. 2,380,000 mother of pearl sequins were part of the column dress that sat beneath the embroidered outer layer. Custom Jimmy Choo shoes and a 75 feet long raw-edged tulle net veil that required 6 handlers, completed the bridal look.
As reported by People, eight different words or phrases that were incredibly important to the Quantico actor were also hand-stitched onto the dress. What made this dress even more special was the fact that it is the only custom-made wedding dress by the designer for a woman apart from his family.
For the Hindu rituals, she turned to India’s coveted fashion A-listers Sabyasachi and Khosla Jani. While Sabyasachi created the all-red wedding look, the latter created stunning outfits for the Mehendi and Sangeet ceremonies.
While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could not make it to the wedding, the hotel reportedly hosted 225 guests. Nick was accompanied by his parents and brothers Joe and Kevin along with Game of Thrones‘ favorite Sophie Turner who also happens to be Joe’s fiancé. Following their wedding, the couple hosted their first wedding reception at the Taj Palace in Delhi that was attended by none other than PM Narendra Modi.
What’s a Wedding Without Some Hungama
The wedding was perhaps the most talked about in the media for the celebrations galore and also for the grand display of fireworks that followed her Christian wedding on December 01. Being a global icon and a brand ambassador for a campaign pertaining to Asthama that urged people to reduce the use of firecrackers during Diwali, the firecracker display did not go down too well with a certain section of social media users.
She was also slammed by the animal rights organization PETA for using an elephant and a horse during the nuptials. But then as they say, everything is fair in love and war, and the big fat Indian wedding.