The wedding of superstar philanthropist Priyanka Chopra and American musician and actor Nick Jonas was the 5-star Celebrity Wedding of the Year. Following a whirlwind romance, the couple tied the knot in style at Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur. The last of the grand palaces of India, this luxury heritage hotel is one of the world's most spellbinding wedding destinations.
Headlines all over the world reported on the multiple parties and events and glamour and style leading up to the big day in the bride's home country of India. The week-long festivities for the wedding of the former Miss World and actress, singer and film producer (36) to the pop star (26) began in Mumbai on November 26th with a dinner party and this was followed two days later with a party in the home of the mother of the bride Dr Madhu Chopra with a traditional puja ceremony.
Newlywed Priyanka Chopra Jonas, is one of India's highest-paid and most loved celebrities, Chopra has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards. In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2017 and 2018, Forbes listed her among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women.
All the guests including Nick's brother, Joe Jonas wore Indian dress, and the bride wore a stunning sky suit beautifully embellished. The celebrations continued in Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan Palace with a party of songs and dances and a real celebration of universal modern love.
The high points talked about worldwide were the amalgamation of the two respective cultures and traditions. Jonas' father officiated the wedding in a Christian ceremony followed by a Hindu ceremony.
The star point of the wedding was the custom-made hand-embroidered Ralph Lauren dress which took 1,826 hours to complete. She finished the look with a 75-foot veil, and the dress was praised by fashion media everywhere from Elle magazine to Vogue.
During her Hindu ceremony, Chopra wore a red lehenga made by Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee requiring the skills of 110 embroiderers and thousands of hours to complete.
"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" said the bride, adding that "forever starts here!".