Priyanka Chopra Wore 75-Foot-Long Veil During Her Wedding To Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas officially tied the knot in two lavish wedding ceremonies in India over the weekend.
For the past few days, the duo has posted photos and videos from their pre-wedding events, and yesterday they shared the first look at their actual wedding ceremonies that took place on Saturday and Sunday. One of the videos includes Chopra’s arrival at their Christian ceremony. The video features a bird’s eye view of her Ralph Lauren wedding dress and her 75-foot veil that five people had to help carry as she walked down the aisle alongside her mother at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.
“Once upon a fairytale,” Chopra captioned the video.
The Quantico star’s dress, which is the first Lauren has designed for a non-family member, featured custom sheer, lace, beads and Swarovski crystals. The dress which was reported to have taken 1,826 hours to create also included lace from her mother’s wedding gown and details of the names of family members and traditional mantras that speak to their love.
But what finished off the look was Chopra’s dramatic 75-foot-long wedding veil, which completely surpassed the length of Meghan Markle’s 16.4 foot-long veil that she wore at her royal wedding in May.
Meanwhile, Jonas wore a custom Ralph Lauren double-breasted tuxedo which included a piece of Chopra’s gown which was embroidered into a personalized message from his bride in the lapel of the suit, “My Jaan” which means “My Life.”
Their Christian ceremony was officiated by Jonas’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas Sr., who is a pastor.
Chopra shared a photo from the big day on Instagram, “And forever starts now” she wrote as the caption.
On Sunday, the duo held their traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, in which Chopra wore a traditional red lehenga, while Jonas wore a gold-colored royal outfit.
Jonas entered the ceremony on horseback and wearing a turban, as part of the Indian tradition.
“It melted my heart,” Chopra told People about the two ceremonies. “Being able to have two big weddings, in India, with our closest family and friends was unbelievably special.”
In an interview with Hello! Chopra also expressed her love for the two ceremonies. “I love that our wedding is a religious mash up,” she said. “We are taking beautiful traditions that we both grew up with and we are personalizing them in a way that makes sense for us.” Chopra also added that the two ceremonies have helped them “find the commonalities” between their beliefs and has taught them “how to blend in a respectful and meaningful way.”
Apart of the pairs wedding festivities included a traditional musical event called a Sangeet, where the bride and groom’s families put together a performance. Chopra and Jonas have shared a snippet of the Sangeet over Instagram, showing the couple dancing and laughing with their loved ones in traditional Indian garments.
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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
Some of the guests that attended both ceremonies included, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, who is now engaged to Joe Jonas, Jack McBrayer, and Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, among many others.
After two months of dating, Chopra and Jonas got engaged in July after he got down on one knee the first time they met in person.
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