Inside Priyanka and Nick’s reception
The celebrity couple were married over the weekend in Jodhpur at Umaid Bhawan Palace
After breaking the internet with their wedding pictures yesterday, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas made their way to a grand reception in New Delhi with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending as one of the guests.
The reception, held at the Durbar Hall in Taj Palace hotel, welcomed nearly 1,000 guests, including top Indian politicians, celebrities, fashion designers, close family and friends.
Modi, who was escorted on stage by Chopra’s mother Madhu, gifted the newlyweds a rose each and shared some moments of laughter. He remained on stage for about 10 minutes meeting the families of the couple with folded hands and exchanging pleasantries.
Chopra was overheard introducing her brotherin-law Joe Jonas and his fiance, Game Of Thrones actress Sophie Turner — dressed in a beige lehenga designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee — to Modi, saying in Hindi: “Inki bhi shaadi hone
waali hai (They are also going to get married).”
The couple of the night posed with panache, but also engaged in banter throughout the party even as guests queued up to meet them one after another.
Chopra dazzled in a shimmering Falguni and Shane Peacock ensemble with a multi-layered diamond necklace and earrings, with her hair neatly tied in a bun complete with white roses. She flaunted her
‘chooras’ (traditional red bangles worn by a Punjabi bride) and sported red vermilion — the sign of an Hindu married woman. Jonas was dressed in a velvet dinner jacket and completed the look with a bow tie.
The venue was decorate with white and soft pink flowers, with the ‘NP’ logo — one specially designed with the initials of the couple — stood out on stage.
Guests, which mostly included Chopra’s family members, also saw designers such as Ritu Kumar, Rohit Bal, Ritu Beri, Anju Modi, JJ Valaya, Raghavendra Rathore, Gaurav Gupta, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, along with Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) President Sunil Sethi, in attendance.
“On a scale of 1 to 10 in happiness, I’m on 12,” Chopra said on stage as Jonas smiled away.
“I’m a fan of Indian weddings,” said Jonas, who has embraced Indian traditions since his roka engagement ceremony with Chopra in Mumbai in August.
There was no trace of tiredness on the couple’s face despite almost a week full of celebrations.
Chopra will have a separate celebration for the film fraternity in Mumbai.