Newly-wed Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas Hold Hindu Ceremony (Photos)
Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra and US singer Nick Jonas are married in a Hindu ceremony, a day after exchanging vows according to Christian tradition.
The couple celebrated their nuptials with friends and family at the lavish Umaid Bhavan Palace in the Rajasthani city of Jodhpur.
Jonas and Chopra got engaged in the summer after a whirlwind romance.
On social media, they said their wedding was an “amalgamation” of their families, faiths and culture.
They shared pictures of the traditional mehendi ceremony, in which Chopra had her hands and feet decorated with henna by the women of both families. There was also a cricket match between Team Priyanka and Team Nick ahead of the wedding.
A Mehendi ceremony is a Hindu wedding rite that typically happens one or two days before the wedding. In a typical Mehendi ceremony, all of the women in the bride and groom’s families, along with close friends, gather together while the bride has elaborate henna designs applied to her hands and feet.
The newlyweds shared photos on their Instagram Page from the ceremony with the caption:
“One of the most special things our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each other’s 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 an afternoon that kicked off the celebrations in the way we both dreamed.
For the ceremony, Priyanka wore a 48-multipanelled organdy sherwani embellished in silk detailing with two organza layered dR@pes. While Nick wore a pale pistachio green/aqua Banarasi cotton Bakhiya kurta, embellished in embroidery.
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Jonas, 26, and Chopra, 36, were engaged in the summer and not long after news of their romance became public.
They have since said in an interview that they first started exchanging texts in September 2016. They appeared together at the Met Gala in May 2017 as they had both been dressed by Ralph Lauren, and their relationship started making headlines around a year later.
Chopra is one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses, having won the Miss World pageant in 2000 and going on to make more than 50 films in India.
She broke in to acting in the US with a part in the TV series Quantico and film roles in Ventilator, Baywatch and A Kid like Jake.
Time magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016, while Forbes magazine included her in a list of the world’s 100 most powerful women last year. She was a guest of Meghan Markle at her wedding to Prince Harry earlier this year.
Jonas was born in Texas and grew up in New Jersey. He formed a band with his brothers Joe and Kevin, called the Jonas Brothers, and got a big following on the Disney Channel through films such as Camp Rock.
He has since gone solo, with hits including Levels, Jealous and Chains, and was a mentor alongside Demi Lovato on The X Factor