On Sunday, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra took part in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony at the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, a day after they exchanged vows and officially became husband and wife.
Their Hindu wedding took place on the palace grounds, with Mehrangarh Fort as the backdrop. According to the Hindustan Times, the ceremony featured a 40-foot high wedding mandap, or canopy, adorned with red flowers. Priyanka wore a stunning Sabyasachi ensemble. The Jonas family included Nick’s parents, his brothers Kevin and Joe Jonas, accompanied by their wife and fiancee, as well as Frankie Jonas.
A source said that ‘Nick did a beautiful job following the customs of a Hindu ceremony, it was lovely seeing how they honored both of their heritage.’
The Hindu ceremony features several rituals, such as Nick arriving on a ghodi, or horse. Both he and Priyanka took a ride on an elephant, taking part in the varmala or garland exchange ceremony. Later in the evening, the newlyweds and their guests had an elaborate dinner, and an after-party was set to take place around midnight.
Before the wedding, Priyanka took part in a haldi ritual, in which haldi paste is applied to ward off the evil eye and bring good fortune, a chooda ceremony, in which she was gifted 21 bangles, and a safa ceremony. The theme was colored pink, orange, and purple. Several months ago, Nick and Priyanka went public with their relationship, after a year of rumors. However, this was not the first time that Nick has visited India, because he and his parents too had visited India in August when the couple got engaged.
See some of the photos from Nick and Priyanka’s fun wedding weekend below:
1. SANGEET CELEBRATION
2. GROOM’S DANCE
Working on the Bollywood moves
3. MOTHER-DAUGHTER DANCE
Priyanka dancing with her mom
4. THE BRIDE AND GROOM (TO BE)
Before being wed, the couple appeared on stage
5. TAKE IT AWAY SANSA
Sophie Turner dancing
So much fun
7. FABULOUS FOUR
The Jonas Brothers
All happy guests
9. GORGEOUS BRIDE
Priyanka in her colorful Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla Couture dress
Nick plays cricket as women get ready for the Mehendi ceremony!
MetDaan wishes the couple a happy life together.
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