Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s first official wedding photos have been unveiled by Hello! Magazine, showing the happy couple at both their Christian and Hindu ceremonies in Jodhpur over the weekend.
The Christian ceremony, which took part on Saturday, saw the bride walk down the aisle in a custom Ralph Lauren gown, which took a total of 1,826 hours to complete and featured two million mother of pearl sequins, with her groom, 26, matching in a suit from the same US designer.
A day later Priyanaka, 36, stunned in a deep red lehenga – a traditional Indian outfit by noted designer Sabyasachi Mukherji, adding Western-inspired twists.
Just married! Nick Jonas, 26, and Priyanka Chopra’s, 36, first official wedding photos have been unveiled, showing the happy couple at both their Christian and Hindu ceremonies in Jodhpur over the weekend, with the bride wearing custom Ralph Lauren for the Christian vow exchange
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It certainly has been a busy year in terms of high profile weddings. Two royal couples tied the knot in 2018 and now Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have said ‘I do’ in a three day extravaganza!
We’ve lost track of how many outfit changes the blushing bride had over the weekend, but this is the one we’ve been waiting to see. And this breathtaking dress certainly didn’t disappoint.
Her white wedding gown was by Ralph Lauren and let’s just take a second to consider the vital stats. 2,380,000 mother-of-pearl sequins. A 75 foot long tulle veil and 1,826 hours to make. Move over, Meghan!
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Priyanka’s Ralph Lauren gown featured floral and scroll motifs and lace-effect tulle appliqués with scalloped sleeves and a high-neck collar. The sheer long sleeve gown was layered over a strapless column dress.
Taking an incredible 1,826 hours to create, the custom dress was hand beaded and hand embroidered with Swarovski crystals and two million mother of pearl sequins, while a 75 feet long tulle veil completed her look.
Nick also chose custom Ralph Lauren with his six-button double breasted black tuxedo and custom patent lace up dress shoes. The designer holds special significance for the couple, as they both walked in Ralph Lauren at the 2017 Met Gala a year before they started dating.
Priyanka’s is only the fourth wedding gown Lauren has designed, with the others all for family members.
A romantic touch saw the groom request a small piece of lace from his bride’s dress stitched inside of the purple lapel of the tuxedo, with the Urdu words ‘My Jaan’ which translates to ‘My Life’.
Priyanka meanwhile had a piece of her mother-in-law Denise Jonas’ own dress from her 1985 wedding sewn into her gown.
Round two: A day later she stunned in a deep red lehenga – a traditional Indian outfit by noted designer Sabyasachi Mukherji
Sewn into the embroidery of Chopra’s dress were also eight moving messages, People report: ‘Nicholas Jerry Jonas’ (her husband’s full name), ‘1st December 2018’ (their wedding date), ‘Madhu & Ashok’ (the names of her parents), ‘Om Namah Shivay’ (a Hindi mantra invoking Lord Shiva), ‘Family,’ ‘Hope,’ ‘Compassion,’ and ‘Love.’
As a string quartet played, the bride was escorted down the aisle by her mother Madhu (her father Ashok died of cancer in 2013), with both the bide and groom admitting to People.com that emotions were running high.
‘It was all tears. All tears. 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.’
As for Nick, ‘the emotions were running high during the ceremonies, I think especially during the Western wedding for me,’ he said. ‘You know you think your whole life about that moment. Honestly, I could not have imagined it would be as perfect as it was. It was highly emotional.
Blushing bride: Priyanka and Nick also appear on the latest issue of People magazine in their Ralph Lauren wedding outfits – The designer holds special significance for the couple, as they both walked in Ralph Lauren at the 2017 Met Gala
For the Hindu ceremony, Priyanka chose a two piece lehenga in a beautiful red with intricate embroidery and fine jewels as well as sequin work. The bride added a twist to the traditional Indian outfit, with French embroidery and a western inspired veil.
A stunning gold Chopard necklace featuring 184.50 carats of pear shaped diamonds set in 18k ethical white gold which matched her diamond headpiece.
Speaking to Hello, Priyanka explained: ‘For the Indian wedding, I wore Sabyasachi. I always knew I wanted a red traditional silhouette for my wedding but Sabya brought in incredible French embroidery to the mix and with incredible jewelry and western inspired veil it was just such an amalgamation of who I am!’ble.
Nick meanwhile chose to wear a traditional turban and sherwani in gold with matching shoes.
The Bollywood star and American singer married in a Christian ceremony Saturday night presided over by the groom’s pastor father before Hindu celebrations on Sunday, inviting 225 guests to their epic weekend.
Three day extravaganza: The Bollywood star and American singer married in a Christian ceremony Saturday night presided over by the groom’s pastor father before Hindu celebrations on Sunday (pictured at their pre-wedding Mehendi ceremony)
Priyanka told People: ‘I love that our wedding was a religious mash-up. 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.’
On Saturday, following their arrival at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the couple had held a Mehendi ceremony, where they both had elaborate henna designs applied to their hands.
Then after the Christian marriage service, which included an 18-foot cake the groom brought over from Kuwait and Dubai, according to Filmfare, there was a traditional Sangeet party that is held the night before an Indian wedding.
At the Sangeet, the bride danced to her own film songs before her movie star cousin Parineeti Chopra and some friends acted out the story of her life and relationship with her groom, according to a report in the Bombay Times.
Festive: Typically held the day before the wedding, the Mehendi is when the bride, as well as female guests at the wedding, have henna tattoos applied to their hands (pictured during the Saturday ceremony)
Glamour: According to the Bollywood gossip site PinkVilla , Priyanka attended her Mehendi in a gown by the duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Nick’s mother Denise Jonas presented her with a $79,500 pair of Van Cleef And Arpels Snowflake earrings
VIP guests: Nick’s brother Joe Jonas and his fianceé, Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner (left) were among the hundreds of guests at the celebrations
Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Hegde, who worked with Priyanka on the 2006 film Don, choreographed the dances for the evening.
Also during the evening, a slideshow was screened that featured childhood pictures of Nick and Priyanka.
‘Nick and Priyanka’s mothers shared their heartfelt thoughts on what their children meant to them. They spoke about how they both were, as kids, their growing up years and how lucky they were to be their parents. It was an emotional moment for everyone,’ the publication reported.
Happy times: The couple managed to fit in a friendly family cricket match on Saturday too (pictured)
Having a ball: Hours later at the Sangeet, the bride danced to her own film songs before her movie star cousin Parineeti Chopra and some friends acted out the story of her life
Another outfit change: Priyanka chose a sparkling cream dress and diamonds as she partied at the Sangreet
The night concluded with a massive fireworks show outside Umaid Bhawan which could be seen across the whole city.
According to the Bombay Times, Sunday started at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India, with a two-hour breakfast program followed by the traditional haldi ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
A large hall at the palace in Jodhpur where the wedding party is staying was decorated with marigolds and the theme for the guests was ‘pink, orange and purple.’ The second wedding also featured a 40-ft high mandap, or canopy, adorned with red flowers.
The haldi ceremony is when the bride and groom have their hands and feet, and sometimes their faces and necks, covered with a paste made from tumeric. It is applied by their close family and loved ones as a gesture to ward off evil spirits.
Most Hindu weddings take place at sunset and in late afternoon Nick took part in the safa ceremony in which he donned an elaborate turban.
Natural performer: Nick showed off his moves on stage as both families came together to celebrate the union
Spot Sophie Turner: Both sides of the family hit the stage for the dance numbers, as seen in Priyanka’s Instagram album
Family act: The bride and her mother Madhu Chopra danced into the sangeet to Ram Chahe Leela Chahe from the 2013 romantic tragedy Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela
Glorious: Saturday’s festivities concluded with a massive fireworks show outside Umaid Bhawan, which was captured on photo and video from a distance
He then mounted a decorated horse to arrive for his wedding in traditional style.
Priyanka chose to wear red for the ceremony, with a source telling E!: ‘Priyanka looked breathtaking in her traditional red Indian wedding outfit.’ The source added, ‘Nick did a beautiful job following the customs of a Hindu ceremony. It was lovely seeing how they honoured both of their heritages.’
Keeping with tradition, the American musician joined his Indian actress bride, according to the Bombay Times, and both took a ride on an elephant around the premises of the palace before arriving at the main wedding area.
The varmala ceremony in which the couple exchange garlands took place at 8.30 p.m., the publication reported.
The Hindu marriage includes prayers and a ‘saath phere,’ in which the bride and groom walk around a fire seven times to represent seven marital vows.
A mighty steed: In keeping with Hindu tradition, Nick rode to his Hindu wedding ceremony mounted on a decorated horse
A different kind of ride: Nick and his Indian actress bride then took a ride on an elephant around the premises of the palace and arrived at the main wedding area
The wedding was followed by an elaborate dinner and the after-party with music and dancing that apparently went late into the night.
The famous guests at Priyanka’s wedding functions include The Only Way Is Essex alumna Jasmin Walia, Armie Hammer’s wife Elizabeth Chambers and the Ambanis.
Nick’s brothers Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Frankie Jonas were also in attendance, as was Joe’s fiancée, Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner.
The couple arrived in New Delhi Monday for their Tuesday reception in the capital, where their guest list is rumored to include Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
More partying to come! The couple arrived in New Delhi Monday for their Tuesday reception in the capital, where their guest list is rumored to include Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Priyanka was wearing her choora – her ceremonial bangles – as well as her sindhoor, a streak of vermilion along the part in her hair indicating she is a married woman.
The couple got engaged after Nick proposed to Priyanka on her 36th birthday in London in July after a whirlwind romance.
The musician proposed with a diamond ring from Tiffany’s after shutting down the London store and asking his musician brothers to help him choose the engagement ring.
To celebrate their union, the two posed for Vogue‘s new January 2019 cover, shot be the renowned Annie Liebovitz.
Exclusive venue: The multi-day festivities were held at the luxurious at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India