When rumors started flying about Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas dating, it was nothing but excitement and heart eyes from everyone (arguably some broken hearts for Jonas fans). After just two months, they were engaged on July 19, 2018, and were finally wed this past weekend in India.
The festivities included a traditional pre-wedding Hindu celebration called a Sangeet Ceremony. This ceremony is especially significant because it steps away from the seriousness of wedding planning and lets the couple and their families just enjoy the upcoming union with music and dancing. The dreamy event took place on the lawns of the Umaid Bhavan Palace in Jodhpur with millions of fairy lights and mirror installations illuminating the beautiful celebration. Chopra wore a hand-embroidered sequin sari in gold and silver, while Jonas wore an open midnight blue sherwani (a traditional Indian frock coat) with silk thread detailing. Both outfits were designed by renowned Indian designers Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
Jonas and Chopra shared glimpses of the ceremony via their Instagram accounts. It looked like an absolute ball with everyone dancing and singing. In her caption, Chopra said, “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 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.”
The Mehndi Ceremony is another major pre-wedding ceremony. This event calls for a professional Mehndi artist or relative to apply intricate henna designs to the bride’s hands and feet. This event takes place right before the wedding. Chopra shared intimate photos through her Instagram, including a photo of the bride happily twirling in the courtyard in a gorgeous yellow multi-panelled organdy sherwani embellished with silk detailing. Two draped organza layers completed the exuberant, luxe look. Jonas wore a pale pistachio green and aqua Banarasi cotton Bakhiya kurta embellished with threadwork embroidery in various stitches. Like their Sangeet outfits, the gorgeous looks were designed by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
According to Vogue, the couple wed on Saturday in a traditional Christian ceremony officiated by Jonas’s father. The Hindu ceremony took place on Sunday. Congratulations to the happy couple!