We’ve all seen Indian movies with wedding scenes at least once in our life. Well, let me tell you these scenes have nothing on Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s happily ever after ceremonies. The duo’s wedding ceremonies were a beautiful merging of Indian and American cultures and the fact that both lovebirds are performers made everything look even more magical.
Let’s take you on the journey that is the best wedding of the year…
Before the wedding, they were both spotted attending the Puja Ceremony at Priyanka Chopra’s house in Mumbai. This traditional ceremony is a prayer ritual that is performed before the celebration of an event
The Mehendi Ceremony
After their Puja in Mumbai, the couple arrived Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. They had a fun day with their party of family and friends on Thursday and on Friday, another Indian Wedding ritual, the ‘Mehendi’ was carried out. In a typical Indian wedding, the bride and groom’s family and friends all gather as the bride gets an elaborate henna design on her hands and feet. This ceremony is known as the Mehendi and happens one or two days before the wedding.
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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.
Indians love to sing and dance and so it’s no surprise that a singing and dancing competition between families would definitely be in their wedding tradition. This pre-wedding event is what’s referred to as the ‘Sangeet.’ Both Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ families performed at their concert-like Sangeet. And this was the event the couples had both been looking forward to.
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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
According to Nick Jonas:
“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!!”
The White Wedding Ceremony
The lovebirds got married in two lavish ceremonies to celebrate the union of their cultures and family traditions. The first was a beautiful white wedding officiated by Jonas’ father. Both Priyanka and Nick were clad in Ralph Lauren for the wedding, and so were their bridesmaids and groomsmen. The bride’s Ralph Lauren wedding dress with her 72 feet long veil was even more special as she became the 4th person and first non-family member that the designer has made a wedding dress for.
The Hindu Ceremony
The next day was yet another celebration, as the couple solemnized their union under Indian traditions with a Hindu ceremony. According to Priyanka:
“Being able to have two big weddings, in India, with our closest family and friends was unbelievably special”
The weekend ended with a Bidaai; this is where the Chopras’ blessed Priyanka’s new life with her Husband. Both wedding ceremonies were simply spectacular and took place at The Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Watch highlights from the wedding…
Photo Credit: IG | Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, Joe Jonas, E-News, Weddingsutra, People TV
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