PRIYANKA CHO­PRA and NICK JONAS cel­e­brate their nup­tials with a big fat In­dian wed­ding

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The Duchess of Sus­sex’s close friend Priyanka Cho­pra jet­ted into her na­tive In­dia last week for her and US pop star Nick Jonas’s lav­ish wed­ding cel­e­bra­tions.

The Bol­ly­wood star and former Miss World – now busy carv­ing out a ca­reer in Hol­ly­wood – and her fi­ancé tied the knot in stun­ning nup­tials that took place over five days, in­cluded two cer­e­monies and a pre-wed­ding dance com­pe­ti­tion , plus gave a nod to each of the cou­ple’s re­spec­tive re­li­gious be­liefs and cul­tures.

Their colour­ful cel­e­bra­tions kicked off with a ganesh puja (a pri­vate Hindu prayer cer­e­mony) at the Mum­bai home of Priyanka’s mother Madhu.

Priyanka, 36, wore a pale blue kurta em­bel­lished with pink flo­rals and ac­cents, while Joe, 26, wore pink kurta py­ja­mas (right). The out­fits were de­signed by In­dian cou­turier Man­ish Mal­ho­tra and the bride and groom-to-be ac­ces­sorised with a bindi on their fore­heads.

Among the guests were Nick’s three broth­ers, and Joe’s fi­ancée, English ac­tress and Game of Thrones star So­phie Turner.

EAST MEETS WEST

The glam­orous wed­ding party then flew north to Jodh­pur, where their agenda in­cluded the tra­di­tional mehndi, in which

henna is painted on the bride’s skin, and the sangeet, where the bride’s and groom’s fam­i­lies meet each other and sing and dance.

An epic re­cep­tion in New Delhi saw the ra­di­ant bride don an in­cred­i­ble cus­tom red lehenga by Sabyasachi Mukher­jee, 44, who also dressed her new hus­band. The stun­ning en­sem­ble, which the In­dian de­signer de­scribed on In­sta­gram as a “piece of im­pos­si­ble cou­ture”, took 110 em­broi­der­ers from Cal­cutta a to­tal of 3,720 hours to cre­ate.

For her Chris­tian cer­e­mony, the Bay­watch beauty walked down the aisle in a sheer, long sleeve gown by Ralph Lau­ren that took 1,826 hours to cre­ate and was hand-beaded and hand-em­broi­dered, with scal­loped sleeves and a high­neck col­lar.

The Bol­ly­wood beauty looked breath-tak­ing in a Ralph Lau­ren gown and equally as stun­ning in a lehenga (right) by Sabyasachi Mukher­jee, who also dressed Nick. The ac­tress had henna painted on her hands (be­low). Stay tuned for our full HELLO! wed­ding ex­clu­sive in next week’s is­sue

Priyanka and Nick wear tra­di­tional In­dian cloth­ing for their pre-wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion, or puja, in Mum­bai. The pair reg­u­larly up­date fol­low­ers on their ro­mance and shared these shots from the Sangeet (top left)

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