Priyanka Chopra gazes adoringly at husband Nick Jonas as newlyweds celebrate elaborate nuptials alongside family and Indian Prime Minister at wedding reception in New Delhi
- The Bollywood actress, 36, and the singer, 26, exchanged vows twice over with Christian and Hindu ceremonies in Jodhpur, India
- On Saturday, the couple both wore Ralph Lauren for their Christian ceremonies
- The couple celebrated their nuptials with a lavish, multi-day affair alongside friends and family
- The newlyweds continued celebrating their nuptials on Tuesday with a lavish reception in New Delhi
- The happy pair later reflected on their marriage in separate Instagram posts shared with followers on Tuesday, with Nick calling it the ‘happiest day of his life’
Priyanka Chopra and her new husband Nick Jonas continued celebrating their nuptials on Tuesday with an elaborate wedding reception in New Delhi, India.
The beaming couple were the picture of marital bliss as they held hands and gazed adoringly at one another while taking photographs alongside their families.
Once again, Priyanka, 36, looked absolutely breathtaking wearing a dazzling silver lehenga with white roses tucked into her hair.
Man and wife: Priyanka Chopra and her new husband Nick Jonas continued celebrating their nuptials Tuesday with an elaborate wedding reception in New Delhi, India
The bride stunned with a multi-tier silver necklace, long teardrop earrings, coat of henna, and an array of red and silver bangles worn on her wrists.
Priyanka could not take her eyes off her dashing husband, who was now wearing a sharp midnight blue jacket, bow tie, and coordinating trousers.
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The couple were surrounded by loved ones as they took photographs upon a platform containing a floral backdrop with their initials in gold.
Nick’s brother Joe Jonas and his fiancee Sophie Turner posed proudly beside the groom’s father Paul Kevin Jonas Sr. and mother Denise.
In the honeymoon phase! The couple enjoyed a snuggle session during their photo shoot
The look of love: Nick gazed adoringly at his other half as they continued taking photos
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Together as one: The couple took wedding photos alongside their families
Special guest: Friends and family were not the only ones wishing the newlyweds well, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also arrived to give his congratulations
Priyanka’s mother Madhu and brother Sidharth had also joined the couple on stage for photographs.
Even after a full weekend of festivities, the newlyweds still had plenty of energy left as they continued celebrating their special day with loved ones.
But friends and family were not the only ones wishing the newlyweds well, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also arrived to give his congratulations.
Eyes only for each other: Priyanka gently placed her hand upon Nick’s chest as the couple took several loved-up photos beside the romantic backdrop
Just married: The singer gazed at his new wife as a man helped straighten out Priyanka’s train
The bride wore silver: Once again, the Quantico actress looked absolutely breathtaking wearing a dazzling silver lehenga with white roses tucked into her hair
Center stage: The newlyweds were in their own world as they stood upon the platform
Hand in hand: Nick held onto his new wife’s hands as they celebrated their nuptials
The politician chatted with the happy couple while taking pictures on stage alongside their family.
Nick and Priyanka exchanged vows twice over the weekend in a Christian and Hindu ceremonies.
Hello! Magazine unveiled the couple’s first official wedding photos, showing the happy couple are their two different ceremonies in Jodhpur.
The Christian ceremony, which took part on Saturday, saw the bride walk down the aisle in a custom Ralph Lauren gown, which took a total of 1,826 hours to complete and featured two million mother of pearl sequins, with her groom, 26, matching in a suit from the same US designer.
Celebrate: Chopra smiled peacefully as she clasped her hands together in prayer
Family first: Joe Jonas and his fiancee Sophie Turner happily posed for more photos alongside the bride and groom
The happy new couple: Nick and Priyanka exchanged vows twice over the weekend in a Christian and Hindu ceremonies
A day later Priyanaka, 36, stunned in a deep red lehenga – a traditional Indian outfit by noted designer Sabyasachi Mukherji, adding Western-inspired twists.
Priyanka’s Ralph Lauren gown featured floral and scroll motifs and lace-effect tulle appliqués with scalloped sleeves and a high-neck collar. The sheer long sleeve gown was layered over a strapless column dress.
Taking an incredible 1,826 hours to create, the custom dress was hand beaded and hand embroidered with Swarovski crystals and two million mother of pearl sequins, while a 75 feet long tulle veil completed her look.
High spirits: Chopra tossed her head back in laughter as her husband smiled at her
Proud parents: The couple posed with their parents and new in-laws upon the platform
Nick also chose custom Ralph Lauren with his six-button double breasted black tuxedo and custom patent lace up dress shoes. The designer holds special significance for the couple, as they both walked in Ralph Lauren at the 2017 Met Gala a year before they started dating.
Priyanka’s is only the fourth wedding gown Lauren has designed, with the others all for family members.
A romantic touch saw the groom request a small piece of lace from his bride’s dress stitched inside of the purple lapel of the tuxedo, with the Urdu words ‘My Jaan’ which translates to ‘My Life’.
It’s official: Hello! Magazine unveiled the couple’s first official wedding photos, showing the happy couple are their two different ceremonies in Jodhpur
I do: The bride wore a red lehenga as part of her Hindu ceremony to Nick
Priyanka meanwhile had a piece of her mother-in-law Denise Jonas’ own dress from her 1985 wedding sewn into her gown.
Sewn into the embroidery of Chopra’s dress were also eight moving messages, People reported: ‘Nicholas Jerry Jonas’ (her husband’s full name), ‘1st December 2018’ (their wedding date), ‘Madhu & Ashok’ (the names of her parents), ‘Om Namah Shivay’ (a Hindi mantra invoking Lord Shiva), ‘Family,’ ‘Hope,’ ‘Compassion,’ and ‘Love.’
As a string quartet played, the bride was escorted down the aisle by her mother Madhu (her father Ashok died of cancer in 2013), with both the bide and groom admitting to People.com that emotions were running high.
‘It was all tears. All tears. 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.’
As for Nick, ‘the emotions were running high during the ceremonies, I think especially during the Western wedding for me,’ he said. ‘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.’
Mr. and Mrs: The couple also appeared on the cover of People magazine
For the Hindu ceremony, Priyanka chose a two piece lehenga in a beautiful red with intricate embroidery and fine jewels as well as sequin work. The bride added a twist to the traditional Indian outfit, with French embroidery and a western inspired veil.
A stunning gold Chopard necklace featuring 184.50 carats of pear shaped diamonds set in 18k ethical white gold which matched her diamond headpiece.
Speaking to Hello, Priyanka explained: ‘For the Indian wedding, I wore Sabyasachi. 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!’
TIMELINE OF PRIYANKA AND NICK’S WEDDING FESTIVITIES
MONDAY – PRE-WEDDING CELEBRATION IN MUMBAI
- Priyanka and Nick touched down in Mumbai on Sunday ahead of their wedding on Sunday
- The couple rang in celebrations with Nick’s brother Joe, and his fiance Sophie Turner at a restaurant in Juhu on Monday evening
Family first: The couple kicked off celebrations with Nick’s brother Joe, and his fiance Sophie Turner at a restaurant in Juhu on Monday evening
WEDNESDAY – THE INTIMATE PUJA CEREMONY
- On Wednesday, Priyanka and Nick held a private Hindu prayer ceremony known as a puja with close family members
- The puja is an act of showing reverence to a god and/or spirit through intimate prayer and songs
Rituals: On Wednesday, Priyanka and Nick beamed with delight as they arrived to their puja ceremony
THURSDAY – SATURDAY – MEHNDI, WESTERN WEDDING AND SANGEET CEREMONIES IN JODHPUR
- On Thursday, the engaged couple arrived at the airport in the Indian city of Jodhpur
- Priyanka participated in a mehndi ceremony, where the bride and the female members of her family decorate their hands and feet in henna paste
- Following the intimate female celebration, the couple’s families were officially introduced to each other during the sangeet ceremony
- They became husband and wife on Saturday night during a Christian ceremony
- The wedding was officiated by Nick’s pastor dad Paul Kevin Jonas, Sr
Ready to say I do: On Thursday, the engaged couple arrived at the airport in the Indian city of Jodhpur
SUNDAY – THE GRAND WEDDING AT UMAID BHAWAN PALACE
- Priyanka and Nick said ‘ I do’ at the glitzy Umaid Bhawan palace — a $60,000 a night venue — in Jodhpur
Showtime: The glittering Indian nuptials will take place at India’s stunning Umaid Bhawan palace in Jodhpur on Sunday
Nick meanwhile chose to wear a traditional turban and sherwani in gold with matching shoes.
The Bollywood star and American singer married in a Christian ceremony Saturday night presided over by the groom’s pastor father before Hindu celebrations on Sunday, inviting 225 guests to their epic weekend.
Priyanka told People: ‘I love that our wedding was a religious mash-up. 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.’
The happy couple later reflected on their marriage in separate Instagram posts shared with followers on Tuesday, with Nick calling it the ‘happiest day of his life.’
Referencing her undying love for the singer, Priyanka added: ‘And forever starts now…’
On Saturday, following their arrival at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the couple had held a Mehendi ceremony, where they both had elaborate henna designs applied to their hands.
Then after the Christian marriage service, which included an 18-foot cake the groom brought over from Kuwait and Dubai, according to Filmfare, there was a traditional Sangeet party that is held the night before an Indian wedding.
At the Sangeet, the bride danced to her own film songs before her movie star cousin Parineeti Chopra and some friends acted out the story of her life and relationship with her groom, according to a report in the Bombay Times.
Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Hegde, who worked with Priyanka on the 2006 film Don, choreographed the dances for the evening.
Also during the evening, a slideshow was screened that featured childhood pictures of Nick and Priyanka.
‘Nick and Priyanka’s mothers shared their heartfelt thoughts on what their children meant to them. They spoke about how they both were, as kids, their growing up years and how lucky they were to be their parents. It was an emotional moment for everyone,’ the publication reported.
The night concluded with a massive fireworks show outside Umaid Bhawan which could be seen across the whole city.
According to the Bombay Times, Sunday started at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India, with a two-hour breakfast program followed by the traditional haldi ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
A large hall at the palace in Jodhpur where the wedding party is staying was decorated with marigolds and the theme for the guests was ‘pink, orange and purple.’ The second wedding also featured a 40-ft high mandap, or canopy, adorned with red flowers.
The haldi ceremony is when the bride and groom have their hands and feet, and sometimes their faces and necks, covered with a paste made from tumeric. It is applied by their close family and loved ones as a gesture to ward off evil spirits.
Most Hindu weddings take place at sunset and in late afternoon Nick took part in the safa ceremony in which he donned an elaborate turban.
He then mounted a decorated horse to arrive for his wedding in traditional style.
Priyanka chose to wear red for the ceremony, with a source telling E!: ‘Priyanka looked breathtaking in her traditional red Indian wedding outfit.’ The source added, ‘Nick did a beautiful job following the customs of a Hindu ceremony. It was lovely seeing how they honoured both of their heritages.’
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra timeline: From sliding into her DMs to going down on one knee
Romance rumors began after they attended the 2018 Met Gala in May of this year.
But Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s love story actually began way before, when the Jonas Brothers star first slid into the actresses DMs in 2016.
Revealing all, the couple shared an indepth account of the origins of their love story for the first time in their new Vogue article.
February 26, 2017: After weeks of texting one another, Nick Jonas spotted Priyanka Chopra across a crowded room at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party; this was their first meeting
And it all started when the former teenage heartthrob direct messaged the Quantico star.
‘It was Nick who sent the first message,’ she said.
But there is a story behind that. He first sent a text to Graham Rogers, Chopra’s costar on Quantico, that read: ‘Priyanka. Is. Wow.’
But Nick said that is not the way he usually talks.
Then he sent a message to Priyanka on Twitter: ‘I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet,’ the note said.
May 1 2017: With Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra both signed up to wear Ralph Lauren at the Met Gala, the pair enjoyed one date before walking the carpet together
He asked her out and gave a date: September 8, 2016. ‘She responded day of with a message that said, “My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me.”‘
Chopra laughs, ‘Boy got the number!’
Armed with Priyanka’s digits, Nick began texting, and the two began to get to know one another.
May 7, 2017: It was a whole year before the two met again, at the Met Gala; this time they connected, sparking their whirlwind romance
But it was a while before they met – after Nick spotted Priyanka at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars party.
‘I put my drink down… get on one knee—this is in front of a bunch of people—and I say, “You’re real. Where have you been all my life?” Like, loud.’
The two fitted in just one drink that night, before Priyanka had to leave.
But not before Nick scheduled another drink at the Carlyle hotel in New York the week before the Met Gala in May 2017, on the pretext that both would be wearing Ralph Lauren.
June 12, 2018: Two dates quickly followed, with the two pictured exiting a performance of Beauty And The Beast in Los Angeles
‘We hung out for a couple of hours,’ Chopra says of the date, which ended when Nick escorted her back to her apartment. ‘He patted my back before he left.’
‘There was no kiss. There was nothing,’ Jonas said. ‘There was a back pat,’ Chopra says.
‘She’s still upset about that,’ Jonas said, adding: ‘Your mom was in the house! I thought it was a respectful first night.’ Priyanka replies: ‘It was too respectful if you ask me.’
June 7 2018: Quickly inseparable, the LA-based pair are seen jetting to New York
The two did not see one another for a year, until they reconnected at this year’s Met Gala on May 7. And it was there sparks flew.
Meghan had a busy few weeks ahead, during which she notably attended her best friend Meghan Markle’s wedding, solo, in London on May 19.
But once back in Los Angeles two dates quickly followed, to a performance of Beauty And The Beast and a Dodgers game.
By June Nick was Priyanka’s date as she visited her hometown of Mumbai in India.
Then a birthday trip to celebrate Priyanka turning 36 followed in July, and is was there Nick proposed on July 19th this year – to his love’s shock.
June 22, 2018: After the two reconnected, their love quickly grew serious and they were pictured visiting Mumbai in India
June 30, 2018: Priyanka was in the audience as Nick performed in Goiania, Brazil
‘I got down on one knee, again, and I said: “Will you make me the happiest man in the world and marry me?”‘ he admitted. ‘No joke – she took about 45 seconds. Forty-five seconds of silence.’
Eventually, Nick took the initigvaie and slid the ring onto Priyanka’s finger.
In the interview, Priyanka revealed when she first fell in love with Nick.
July 16 2018: The couple are pictured in London, three days before Nick shocked his future bride with a proposal
September 7: The couple pose together at a Ralph Lauren show, as they plan their wedding
She was on a date in LA with Jonas and he said: ‘I love the way you look at the world. I love the drive you have.’
She added: ‘As a girl, I’ve never had a guy tell me, “I like your ambition.” It’s always been the opposite.’
After announcing their engagement to the world, the couple embraced wedding planning, and set a date – December 1, 2018.
Ready to wed: A romantic selfie posted by Priyanka on November 22, as the two reconnected when Nick arrived in India on November 22 ahead of their wedding
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ romantic history: From Miley Cyrus to Bollywood legends
Two years on from their first date, and Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are married.
But before the two fell for one another, they had both enjoyed their fair share of romance, and indeed the occasional broken heart.
Here we look at the newlyweds romantic history, and examine how love for Nick, 26, has changed the formerly private Priyanka, 36 – who is now happy to share her big day with the world.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas: From Miley Cyrus to Bollywood legends, here we examine the two stars dated before they found love together; the couple are pictured this week in Mumbai at their Puja ceremony ahead of their wedding
Interestingly in an interview withVogue to mark her upcoming marriage, she admitted Nick was the first lover who she had ever been willingly photographed with.
‘I’ve had that rule my whole life,’ she told Vogue. ‘Never publicly acknowledge a relationship. Ever. What is happening? I’ve not known myself like this. This guy turned me into such a girl! If I could blush, I’d be tomato red right now.’
Despite the lack of photos, plenty of column inches have been devoted to Priyanka’s love life over the years, particularly in India, where speculation has always been rife about the huge Bollywood star. With few pictures of her with romantic interests, fans naturally speculated about her links to her male co-stars.
Love interests? Aseem Merchant, thought to be Priyanka’s first famous lover, and Shahrukh Khan a Bollywood co-star of Priyankas – fans wondered if the romance onscreen was genuine
Her first famous lover is rumored to have been Asseem Merchant, the actor known for his appearances in films such as Wanted, Aseema: Beyond Boundaries and Singh Saab the Great, but it is not known when exactly they dated and for how long.
She then was thought to be in a relationship with Harman Baweja, 38, of Love Story 2050 fame in 2008 before being seen with fellow actor Shahid Kapoor, 37, from 2009. They were linked for two years.
Co-stars turned lovers? She then thought to be in a relationship with Harman Baweja, right, of Love Story 2050 fame (pictured in 2008) before being seen with fellow actor Shahid Kapoor from 2009, left
There has also been speculation about her relationship with Akshay Kumar, 51, after they appeared in many films together.
According to a report on Trend Unplugged, fans wondered if Priyanka had the hots for Shahrukh Khan, 53, when the pair were filming the 2006 film Don, after she repeatedly professed her love for the actor in multiple interviews.
His wife, Gauri Khan, is even said by some to have banned her husband from talking to Priyanka.
Speculation: Priyanka, left, with her co-star Akshay Kumar and actress Lara Dutta
People talk: Before her relationship with Nick Jonas was revealed, rumors were rife she was dating British actor Tom Hiddleston after the pair were spotted at a few awards ceremonies
Before her relationship with Nick Jonas was revealed, rumors were rife she was dating British actor Tom Hiddleston, 37, after the pair were spotted at a few awards ceremonies together in 2016 – the year she enjoyed her first date with Nick.
Meanwhile former teenage heartthrob Nick Jonas’s first high profile girlfriend was Miley Cyrus, 26, and their relationship was revealed in her 2009 book Miles To Go.
She even wrote the song 7 Things about him.
After his split with Miley, Nick made his feelings about Selena Gomez clear in 2008 and she appeared in his music video for Burning Up.
Dating time: Teenage heartthrob Nick Jonas’s first high profile girlfriend was Miley Cyrus and their relationship was revealed in her book Miles To Go; the two are pictured in 2009
Rumors also circulated about his Jonas L.A. co-star Nicole Anderson, 28, before he dated Samantha Barks, 28, in 2010 and later, Delta Goodrem, 34.
Nick was also spotted on a few dates with Gigi Hadid, 23, but she went on to date his older brother Joe Jonas.
Nick and Rita Ora, 28, managed to keep their relationship under wraps until he released the song What Do I Mean To You, which included her name in the lyrics.
Rumors circulated about Nick and his Jonas L.A. co-star Nicole Anderson before he dated Samantha Barks, right in 2010
Found out: Nick and Rita Ora, 28, managed to keep their relationship under wraps until he released the song What Do I Mean To You, which included her name in the lyrics; pictured 2015
He was then linked to Olivia Culpo after meeting her when hosting Miss USA in 2013.
After being spotted with Kendall Jenner, he was also rumored to be spending time with Tinashe, especially after she was featured on his track, Jealous.
Nick was also linked at various times to Kate Hudson, Barbara Palvin, Lily Collins, Cherry D and Georgia Fowler.
Romance rumors: He was linked to Olivia Culpo after meeting her when hosting Miss USA in 2013; seen in 2015, left; then he was also linked to Tinashe, right, the two are seen in 2014
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