Inside Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's Multi-Day Fusion Wedding Celebration

Try not to get ~jealous~ of these insane nuptials.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at Reception
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Sarah Hanlon
sarah hanlon entertainment and celebrity editor the knot
Sarah Hanlon
Entertainment & Celebrity Editor
  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Sarah was a contributing writer for Bravo at NBC Universal.
  • Sarah has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated Jun 14, 2023

When it comes to memorable celebrity weddings, we can't gloss over Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's wedding: a lavish, multi-day fusion celebration that took place over several weeks in 2018. While the concept of a wedding weekend has been on the rise in recent years, this famous couple had something of a wedding month.

Let's reminisce, shall we? Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's wedding was held in Mumbai, India, and Jodhpur, India, in late November and early December 2018, and it honored both the bride's Indian culture and the groom's religious upbringing. The celebration—which became one of the most talked-about celebrity nuptials that year—was highly documented on social media, and even inspired a TV series the following year. Here, we take a look back at Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's wedding, which helped kick off the couple's charmed life together.

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How Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Wedding Was Planned in Two Months

With the help of a seasoned team of stylists, planners and vendors, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' wedding was planned in just two months (which is substantially less time than the average of 15 months most couples take to plan their big day, according to The Knot Real Weddings Study.) "One thing you should know is that [Chopra's] wedding was not planned months in advance or anything; it was barely a two months heads up, which is a tight window frame for a bride," the actress's longtime stylist Ami Patel told Vogue India. "It was a bit of a challenge, but Priyanka's always thrown challenges at me, so I wasn't surprised."

In all, Nick and Priyanka hosted a wedding welcome party, a Mehendi (a traditional pre-wedding ritual where the couple, wedding party and their loved ones get henna design tattoos), a Sangeet ceremony, a Hindu wedding ceremony, a Western ceremony, and a Bidaai all in the span of six months, with a bridal shower, a bachelor party, and a bachelorette party fit into that timeframe as well. (We're burnin' up just thinking about it.) Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's wedding was planned by Sandeep Khosla and Aditya Motwane, founder-owners of Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla and Motwane Entertainment & Weddings, respectively.

In a way, Nick and Priyanka's wedding planning was simply a continuation of the whirlwind pace of their relationship. The pair first met in May 2017 at the Met Gala. News that they were casually seeing each other surfaced one year later after they spent Memorial Day together; by Chopra's birthday that July, they were engaged.

Priyanka Chopra's Wedding Dresses

With such a magnificent lineup of events, it's no surprise that Priyanka Chopra's wedding dresses were equally grand. The bride's entire wedding wardrobe was perfectly curated for every single cultural and religious ceremony, but we look back on her notable wedding dresses here.

Priyanka Chopra's Wedding Dress by Ralph Lauren

On December 1, Priyanka Chopra donned a custom Ralph Lauren wedding dress to marry Nick Jonas in a Christian ceremony held at Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace. The dress consisted of sheer lace leaves and button detailing down the front, as well as a trendy high neckline and an elaborate 75-foot veil. (It instantly became one of the most memorable celebrity veils of all time.) Priyanka Chopra's bridal party, including her sisters-in-law Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas, stunned in matching blush bridesmaid dresses.

Priyanka Chopra's wedding dress was completely covered in Swarovski crystals, which took a reported 1,826 hours to complete. In a sweet photo taken by renowned wedding photographer Jose Villa, Nick Jonas can be seen kissing his new wife's hand as they walk away from the altar after the ceremony.

Fashion designer Christian Louboutin told InStyle that while he provided Priyanka Chopra's wedding footwear, he also offered up a previously unmentioned backup to ensure the actress's comfort on the big day. "I did some things that held the ankle with a mid-heel," he said. "And then for emergencies I added some sets of sandals the color of her skin with gold inside."

Priyanka Chopra's Indian Wedding Dress by Sabyasachi Mukherjee

The next day, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra rang in their love during a traditional Hindu ceremony. The bride wore a traditional red lehenga for the occasion, which was created by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. The prolific designer told Vogue India that the stunning red number took 110 embroiderers a total of 3,720 hours to make the custom piece. Priyanka Chopra's second wedding dress featured half-length sleeves and a full ball gown skirt. It was covered in hand-cut organza flowers, French knots in silk floss and detailed layers of threadwork. Speaking to the outlet, Mukherjee said, "Priyanka is a fun girl. A jeans-and-T-shirt-girl who loves 'sick' shoes. An Indian getting married to an American, Priyanka wanted her wedding outfit to represent both their cultures."

He continued on, noting how involved the bride was in the collaborative design process. "We took the route of creating Indian bridal wear with elements of European couture," he explained. "Priyanka was very clear that she wanted to wear red. Her outfit had all the markers of an Indian bride—bindi, sindoor, nath, maang tikka, traditional jewellery and kalira. She wanted to preserve her memories and emotions in everything. So we got Priyanka and Nick's names inscribed on her waistband along with her parents' names."

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Wedding Festivities Kicked Off With a Prayer Service

On November 28, a week after Thanksgiving, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas flew to Mumbai to kick off their wedding week with a prayer service called the Puja, held at Chopra's mother's home. "The Puja is an auspicious ceremony," Shawna Gohel, founder and CEO of Maharani Weddings, told The Knot. "It's to bring good energy, asking for the gods and goddesses to welcome the union of the couple."

The couple wore traditional garb for the event, and Gohel told us that the couple planned to incorporate elements from both of their cultures throughout the wedding week celebrations. "Priyanka's background is a unique blend of different parts of India," he said. "She's from Jamshedpur, but her dad is from Punjab. They moved to Delhi, so she's going to have an Indian wedding mixed with traditions. She's going to pick and choose what she wants, and as the week goes on, it will get more lavish."

Nick Jonas' religious background was also honored during the wedding week, with a Christian wedding ceremony officiated by the singer's father to complement their extravagant Indian wedding.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Sangeet Sparked a TV Series

Priyanka Chopra's family and Nick Jonas's family came together for the ultimate dance-off in the form of an incredibly fun Sangeet held days before the wedding ceremony. In December 2019, as they were celebrating their first anniversary, the couple announced that they were inspired by their own wedding Sangeet to create a new unscripted series for Amazon revolving around the Indian tradition. "We want to share this amazing experience with couples set to be wed," the actress wrote in a post on Instagram.

"At our wedding, both of our families came together to perform a Sangeet," Chopra continued. "A performance (dance-off competition style) that celebrated our love story, one of the most unforgettable moments from a very special time in our lives. [Nick] and I are excited to announce a new, currently untitled project (we're still working on it!!) that celebrates the love and magic that comes from friends and family that join together through music and dance the night before a wedding. It's our #SangeetProject."

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Had Three Wedding Receptions

Nick and Priyanka at one of three wedding receptions.
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Truth be told, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas didn't have a wedding week so much as they had a lavish wedding month. Following their dual wedding ceremonies at the beginning of December, the newlyweds held a lavish reception in New Delhi that was attended by the prime minister of India. Then, two weeks later, on December 19, they hosted a second wedding reception in Mumbai.

The couple then hosted a third wedding reception, also in Mumbai, which was specifically thrown to fête Chopra's extended network in Bollywood. Of all of Chopra and Jonas's wedding pre-celebrations, ceremonies, and receptions, their third one was the most comparatively low-key, though the venue was still decorated with twinkly lights and the couple's wedding monogram emblazoned in gold on a dark backdrop.

With reporting by Esther Lee and Joyce Chen.

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