Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s wedding is the gift that keeps on giving. The couple’s latest images and video of their lavish, OTT nuptials have absolutely floored us, putting this celebration high-up on our list of unforgettable celebrity weddings. As everyone knows by now, the celebration was a multi-day affair, and we’ve covered the special pre-wedding ceremonies: the mehendi and the sangeet. There’s no shortage of inspiration from this incredibly lavish event, and we know brides will be thinking of how to incorporate the details in their own special day, so we’ve rounded up just some of our favourite details.
Umaid Bhawan Palace was the fairy-tale location to host the couple’s four-day celebration. One of the largest private residences in the world, this opulent, sprawling estate features stunning architecture and historic artwork, and is part hotel, part residence and part museum.
The bride’s 75-foot veil
By now we’ve all seen the wedding footage that everyone is buzzing about—especially Chopra’s epic ceremony entrance. But let’s be real: the veil stole the show. Five ushers carried the Chopra’s 75-foot-long headpiece as she floated toward her groom with her mother by her side, ensuring the veil stayed delicately sprawled behind her. This veil was so instantly iconic that the internet couldn’t resist making memes out of it.
The custom Ralph Lauren bridal gown for the Christian ceremony
With a high neckline, buttons along the front up and down and an illusion skirt, Chopra’s dress was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Ralph Lauren has only previously designed three other wedding gowns before, all for family members. Along with Chopra’s gown, he also designed Jonas’s suit. But what we especially love? The personalized touches included in both Chopra’s gown and Jonas’s suit. On her gown, Chopra had a piece of lace from her mother-in-law’s wedding dress sewn into her own, as well as eight hand-stitched words: Nicholas Jerry Jonas, their wedding date, the names of her parents. Jonas had a piece of lace from Chopra’s dress sewn into his lapel with the words, “My Jaan” (my life).
The incredible ceremony decor
Chopra and Jonas said their I dos on a raised platform under a structure adorned with a canopy of gorgeous pink, green and white florals, expertly executed by Motwane Events and Weddings. Chairs were decorated with chiffon and sprigs of greenery, giving the whole ceremony venue a dreamy vibe.
Their big wedding party
Although we’ve made the case for having no bridal party at all, this wedding proved that bigger is better with 12 bridesmaids, 12 groomsmen, four flower girls and one ring bearer—all wearing custom Ralph Lauren. With bigger bridal parties, coordination is a must!
Their 18-foot wedding cake
According to the Hindustan Times, chefs were flown in from Kuwait and Dubai upon Jonas’s request to create this 18-foot masterpiece, a towering wedding cake done in the shape of a palace. Wedding footage from People shows the couple slicing into the cake with what appears to be a sword. As the cake-cutting took place, fireworks were set off in spectacular fashion over the Umaid Bhawan Palace in a three-minute show.
The Hindu ceremony
On the Sunday, the couple had their Hindu ceremony. Chopra wore a red Lehenga, a two piece-ensemble by Sabyasachi adorned with hand-embroidered and hand-cut silk organza flowers, Siam red crystals and took over 3,000 hours to make. She also wore an incredible 184.5-carat diamond necklace from Chopard—the same jeweller who created the couple’s wedding bands. Nick wore a dhoti embroidered with gold thread, as well as a turban and kurta top.
The reception in Delhi
After the festivities, the couple flew to New Delhi for a reception on Tuesday, where guests included the Indian Prime Minister, and the couple’s outfits stunned us yet again. Chopra wore a Falguni Shane Peacock lehenga and a dupatta shawl, and Jonas wore a navy tux. However, this won’t be the last of their events—the couple are said to be flying back to Mumbai for a final reception with Chopra’s Bollywood friends.