Get All The Details Of Priyanka Chopra And Nick Jonas’ Wedding
Congrats to these newlyweds!
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are officially married. The two tied the knot in a lavish, multi-day wedding in India, involving several prenuptial rituals, two separate ceremonies and a final extravagant reception.
From the incredible location to Chopra’s three — yes, three! — stunning gowns, here are all of the details you need to know about their amazing wedding. We also take a look back at their whirlwind relationship, leading up to the big day (or days, in their case!).
Chopra And Jonas Began Dating In May 2018
Though the two attended the Met Gala together in May 2017 (both were dressed by designer Ralph Lauren), they didn’t officially start dating until a year later. In an interview with Vogue, Jonas and Chopra revealed that they had exchanged text messages for months and even went out for a drink before their gala appearance. But though there was chemistry, they didn’t see much of each other for the following year. It wasn’t until May 2018 that the two were spotted on dates in various cities.
The Couple Got Engaged In July
Jonas and Chopra got engaged on Chopra’s 36th birthday while in London, just two months after they began dating. Jonas reportedly closed down an entire Tiffany & Co. store to pick out the perfect ring — a cushion cut weighing around 4 carats and likely costing around $200,000.
The Pair Confirmed Their Engagement In August
The couple didn’t publicly confirm their engagement until mid-August. They made the announcement with adorable matching posts on Instagram, featuring a photo of the duo in a sweet embrace. Both wrote loving messages to each other in their captions, with Jonas writing, “Future Mrs. Jonas. My Heart. My Love.” Chopra added, “Taken … With all my heart and soul.”
They Had An Engagement Party In Mumbai
The couple celebrated their engagement with both of their families in India. Chopra shared multiple photos of the party, known as a roka ceremony, including ones of the new couple with Chopra’s mother, Madhu, her brother, Siddharth and Jonas’ parents, Denise and Kevin, Sr., smiling in front of a custom “NP” logo.
She Held Her Bridal Shower In Late October
Chopra held her bridal shower at Tiffany’s Blue Box Cafe in New York City, where she was joined by celebrity guests, including Kelly Ripa and Lupita Nyong’o. For the event, the actress looked stunning in a wedding-like strapless white Marchesa gown with a feathered skirt.
She Kicked Off A European Bachelorette Bash In November
Chopra traveled to Europe for her bachelorette celebrations with her close friends and family. She shared a snap taken in Amsterdam with her “squad,” as well as additional images in which she donned a sash that says “Bride to Be.”
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 4, 2018
Pre-wedding Festivities Included A Hindu Ceremony
In the week leading up to the wedding, Chopra and Jonas kicked off the festivities with a puja. The Hindu prayer ritual took place on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Chopra’s mother’s home in Mumbai. Family members from both sides attended the event, with everyone wearing traditional Indian clothing.
The Wedding Weekend Included 225 Guests
The couple and their families flew to Jodhpur for the rest of their nuptial event. The epic wedding weekend included a guest list of 225 people, including Jonas’ brothers, Kevin, Joe and Frankie. Kevin’s wife, Danielle, and Joe’s fiancee, actress Sophie Turner, were also in attendance.
They Held A Mehendi Ceremony In Jodhpur
Jonas and Chopra put their own spin on a Mehendi ceremony, an Indian wedding ritual that typically happens one or two days before the wedding. During the ceremony, the bride and groom’s close friends and family members gather together while the bride gets elaborate henna tattoos on her hands and feet.
Chopra, who wore a bright, colorful dress, shared photos of the occasion on Instagram. “One of the most special things our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each other’s faiths and cultures,” she wrote. “And so planning our wedding with an amalgamation of both was so so amazing. An important part for the girl in an Indian wedding is the Mehendi.”
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One of the most special things that our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each other’s faiths and cultures. And so planning our wedding with an amalgamation of both was so so amazing. An important part for the girl in an Indian wedding is the Mehendi. Once again we made it our own and it was an afternoon that kicked off the celebrations in the way we both dreamed.
They Held Another Ceremony, The Sangeet
The Sangeet, a celebration featuring music and dancing and the joining of two families together, took place on Friday, Nov. 30. Chopra shared photos of the event on Instagram, writing, “And what a performance it was.”
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Priyanka and I have been looking forward to the Sangeet (the musical evening and a pre-wedding ritual) to see what each side of the family had put together. We’re both so full of gratitude for the effort and the love put forth by both families. What an amazing start to a lifetime!! @priyankachopra
They Tied The Knot In A Western Ceremony On Dec. 1.
Jonas and Chopra exchanged vows in a Western-style ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India. As a string quartet played, Chopra’s mother Madhu escorted her down the aisle. Chopra’s father died of cancer in 2013.
A Familiar Face Officiated The Nuptials
The groom’s pastor father, Kevin Jonas Sr. (below, with Nick and wife, Denise) officiated the Christian service for their first ceremony on Dec. 1, although the couple had a traditional Indian ceremony the following day.
“It is super important to Priyanka to have an Indian ceremony that honors her heritage and culture, just as it’s important to also have a Western ceremony that honors Nick’s Christian upbringing,” a source recently told People of the couple’s decision to have two weddings.
Ralph Lauren Designed Chopra’s Dress
Chopra looked stunning in a hand-embroidered floor-length dress designed by Ralph Lauren, as the company confirmed on Twitter on the day of the wedding (before photos were officially released). The gown featured floral and scroll motifs, scalloped sleeves, a high-neck collar and 135 satin-covered buttons that fastened up the front.
— Ralph Lauren (@RalphLauren) December 1, 2018
The Dress Took Over 1,500 Hours To Make
Chopra’s gorgeous wedding gown practically glowed, thanks to the individually applied mother-of-pearl paillettes, crystal seed beads and Swarovski crystals. The intricate dress reportedly took around 1,826 hours to complete.
Chopra Had Hidden Messages Embroidered In Her Dress
Chopra’s dress also included several secret sentimental touches. The bride asked for a piece of her mother-in-law’s lace wedding dress to be sewn into her gown. She also chose names and phrases to be embroidered into the inside of the design: four words (“family,” “hope,” “compassion,” and “love”), her husband’s full name (Nicholas Jerry Jonas), the names of her mother and father (Madhu and Ashok), the Hindi mantra “Om Namah Shivaya” and their wedding date, “1st December 2018.”
Priyanka’s mom, Madhu, is a doctor and producer who — as shown in this Instagram she shared of Priyanka quoting her — raised her daughter to works toward financial independence in life.
Chopra Topped The Look With A Stunning Veil And Jewelry
Chopra finished off her amazing bridal look with an incredible flourish: a 75-foot tulle veil. The veil framed her romantic updo and cascaded behind her as she made her way down the aisle.
She also donned over 29 carats of Chopard jewelry, including drop earrings that featured rose-cut pear-shaped diamonds and another pair of earrings in her veil that featured 12.26-carats of diamonds set in white gold.
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Jonas’ Tux Also Featured A Hidden Romantic Touch
Like his bride, Jonas also wore a Ralph Lauren design. The singer sported a double-breasted, six-button black tuxedo and patent-leather dress shoes. He also had a small piece of lace from Chopra’s dress sewn into his lapel with the Urdu words “My Jaan,” meaning “my life.”
She Carried A Bouquet Of Her Favorite Flowers
While walking down the aisle, Chopra carried a bouquet of her favorite flowers, tuberoses. New York’s Jenya Flowers designed and created the floral arrangements for the entire wedding party.
The Wedding Party Also Wore Ralph Lauren
Jonas and Chopra’s entire wedding party, along with both of their mothers, also wore Ralph Lauren designs. The choice is only fitting, given that the designer has played an important role in their relationship. The duo’s first red carpet appearance together occurred at the 2017 Met Gala when they were both dressed by the brand. They weren’t romantically involved at the time, but it helped set the stage for their relationship.
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This is us. My family… Everyone in head to toe @ralphlauren – thank you, we love you!! And The most gorgeous jewels 💎 by @chopard And… thank you @sabyasachiofficial for creating my epic Indian lehenga and stunning jewellery.. @abujanisandeepkhosla thank you for designing the most memorable settings for all our ceremonies ♥️
It Was An Emotional Ceremony
According to the celebrity couple, it was hard to tamp down the emotions during the ceremony. “It was all tears. All tears,” Chopra told People. “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.”
Jonas agreed, telling the magazine, “The emotions were running high during the ceremonies, I think especially during the Western wedding for me. 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.”
The Couple Exchanged Dazzling Wedding Bands
Though many expected Chopra and Jonas to return to Tiffany for their wedding bands, the celebrity couple stuck with Chopard, the same designer behind the rest of the jewelry they wore on their big day. Chopra’s band comes from the Haute Joaillerie Collection and features 3.90-carats of ashoka-cut diamonds with an east/west setting in platinum. Meanwhile, Jonas’ ring is an 18k ethically sourced yellow gold band, which you can catch a glimpse of below.
They Exchanged Vows A Second Time In A Hindu Ceremony
After saying “I do” on Saturday, Dec. 1, Chopra and Jonas returned to the Umaid Bhawan Palace, pictured here, to hold a second traditional Indian wedding. The duo exchanged vows once again in a Hindu ceremony in which the couple and their wedding party wore traditional dress.
Chopra Wore A Traditional Red Lehenga In Her Second Ceremony
For her second bridal look, the actress donned a red lehenga, a customary outfit consisting of a long, embroidered skirt with a matching cropped top and veil. Indian fashion designer Sabyasachi custom-made the look.
Jonas also donned customary clothes for the second ceremony. He wore a silk sherwani with a hand-embroidered chikan dupatta and a chanderi tissue safa. The singer also wore a Syndicate diamond necklace. He completed the look with gold loafers from Christian Louboutin.
Her Second Outfit Took Over 3,000 Hours To Create
It took 110 embroiders from Calcutta, India, to make the lehenga. As People describes, the dress was full of intricate details, including “hand-cut organza flowers, French knot in silk floss and layers of thread work.”
“For the Indian wedding, I wore Sabyasachi,” Chopra told the publication of the look. “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.”
To complement the lehenga, Chopra wore some stunning jewelry, including a Chopard necklace featuring a 16-carat oval-shaped diamond drop on her head.
Jonas shared a look from the evening with the caption “Happiest day of my life.”
Chopra Incorporated Personal Touches Into Her Second Bridal Look
Just like in the first wedding ceremony, Chopra made sure to include some hidden meaningful touches in her traditional outfit. She requested that Jonas’ name, as well as those of her parents, Ashok and Madhu, be sewn into the waistband of her skirt in her native language.
It Was Important To Chopra To Honor Their Religious Upbringings
The couple paid homage to each of their backgrounds by having both a traditional Western ceremony and a traditional Indian one.
“I love that our wedding was a religious mash-up. We took beautiful traditions that we both grew up with and personalized them in a way that made sense for us,” Chopra told People. “It’s been incredible to find the commonalities between our beliefs and figuring out how to blend them in a respectful and meaningful way.”
Chopra Donned A Third Bridal Look For The Wedding Reception
On Tuesday night, Dec. 4, the two continued their celebrations with a grand wedding reception at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. Chopra wore a champagne Falguni Shane Peacock lehenga with silver embellishments and flowers in her hair.
For his reception attire, Jonas opted for a blue velvet suit.
Chopra’s Reception Dress Was Handcrafted By Artisans
The designers, Falguni and Shane Peacock, revealed more details about Chopra’s reception dress. As they wrote on Instagram, the “frosted nude lehenga cascaded with unnumbered Swarovski crystals” and was “ornamented with traditional motifs layered in a myriad of beads depicting a cultural folklore.”
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The Reception Included An Extensive Guest List
There were reportedly upwards of 1,000 people invited to attend the Taj Palace reception, including several well-known guests. In addition to their celebrity family members, several Bollywood stars joined the couple, as did the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
Chopra shared a photo of herself laughing with Modi and Jonas, writing, “A heartfelt thank you to our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji for gracing us with your presence. Touched by your kind words and blessings. @nickjonas.”
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) December 5, 2018
The Couple Won’t Be Going On A Honeymoon Right Away
After all the planning and festivities, the couple is due for some private R&R, but they won’t be heading out on a honeymoon right away. In her first video interview since the wedding, Chopra said the two plan to go on a romantic vacation soon — but the date and location will be “a surprise.”