The former Miss World tied the knot with American pop star Nick Jonas in a five-day wedding extravaganza
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have a caught a glimpse of actress Priyanka Chopra and American pop singer Nick Jonas’ wedding extravaganza bonanza this past weekend.
Taking place in India’s last living palace, the totally lavish Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, the ceremony was nothing short of jaw-dropping.
The sixth largest private residence in the world, home of the Jodhpur royal family – as well as being one of the world’s grandest and most opulent hotels – the palace provided the perfect backdrop to the wedding weekend.
In fact, wedding weekend would be an understatement – the five-day celebration kicked off with the ganesh puja, and involved two ceremonies (both a Christian one and a Hindu one) and a pre-wedding dance competition, and was followed by another wedding reception on Tuesday at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in New Delhi.
Both wedding ceremonies were held at Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace, where the couple tied the knot with both a Christian wedding on Saturday (officiated by Nick’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas Sr) and a Hindu wedding on Sunday, honouring the couple’s diverse backgrounds.
The palace is constructed with the same marble used in the Taj Mahal and is just as palatial.
Inside, you’ll find sweeping staircases, ornate domes, stunning banquet halls, libraries, a ballroom, spa and swimming pool — not to mention 15 acres of sprawling grounds and gardens.
There are also 65 original bedrooms and suites as well as the extravagant Maharani Suite, which is where newlyweds usually spend their wedding night.
Most of the interiors are influenced by the Art Deco style, and suites feature marble bathtubs, earthy colour palettes and expansive windows.
As for the ceremony itself, naturally no expense was spared – there were extravagant floral displays, decorations and fireworks, not to mention banquet feasts and multiple concerts.
The bride wore a custom-made Ralph Lauren gown and changed into several more haute couture outfits.
Guests were lavished with welcome packs waiting for them in their rooms, which included Indian treats, shoes and a much needed ‘information guide’ for their three day stay. The couple also gave everyone special personalised silver coins which feature Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi on it.
The couple apparently warned guests they would need a vacation after their wedding.
Looking at the wedding hashtag #nickyanka on Instagram, we wish we could have been a fly on the wall!