Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas on Sunday tied the knot in a Hindu ceremony at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.

Here’s an inside account of the couple’s pre-wedding and wedding ceremonies.

Priyanka-Nick’s mehendi

Priyanka and Nick shared images from their first pre-wedding ceremony, the mehendi, on Saturday. In a joint social media post, the couple wrote, “One of the most special things that our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each others 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 afternoon that kicked of the celebrations in the way we both dreamed.”

Priyanka’s cousin, Parineeti Chopra, took to Instagram with a message about the association of two families. “THE MEHNDI.

Priyanka-Nick’s sangeet

The topic of the sangeet function was ‘young men versus young ladies’. The function saw Priyanka perform with her mom, Madhu Chopra, on the tune Ram Chahe Leela from the film Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram Leela. The melody Gallan Goodiyan from Priyanka’s film Dil Dhadakne Do was likewise a major hit.

Parineeti also took to the stage for a performance, while both the bride and the groom’s mothers delivered speeches.

“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,” Priyanka wrote in an Instagram post, sharing pictures and videos from the sangeet. “And what a performance it was,” she continued.

It is an amazing start to a lifetime of togetherness for our families and friends.. *grateful.”

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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

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Priyanka, Nick’s white-themed Christian wedding

Priyanka and Nick were married in accordance with Christian traditions on Saturday, in a ceremony officiated by Nick’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas Sr. The Mirror reports that the ceremony began at 4:30 pm and was followed by a cake cutting. Priyanka and Nick were dressed in Ralph Lauren ensembles, as were their bridesmaids and groomsmen. The designer label took to Instagram to become the first to congratulate the couple on their marriage.

Hindu wedding

A second wedding ceremony, this time in accordance with Hindu traditions, was held on Sunday at the same venue. But before that, a traditional ‘choora’ and ‘haldi’ ceremony was held at around 12:30 pm. Women wore bracelets embossed with the initials ‘NP’ while the men wore broaches.

Nick arrived on a ‘ghodi’ and with a full ‘baaraat’. The two-hour wedding ceremony was followed by lunch. An after party that went on till the early hours of he next day was organised.

Nick and Priyanka will fly out of Jodhpur on Monday, for Delhi, where they will host a wedding reception on December 4. Another reception for their industry friends is being planned for a later date.

 

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