Off the market! Inside Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s five-day wedding extravaganza in India.
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Jonas! The euphoric couple celebrate their love with multiple ceremonies, fireworks, star-studded musical performances and (naturally) a bride vs. groom cricket match
When Priyanka Chopra received a flirty direct message from Nick Jonas in September 2016, she had no idea it would lead to a friendship, a courtship — then culminate in a whirlwind engagement of just a few months. The “Jealous” singer, who’s 10 years younger than the actress, always had his mind set on her. “Nick knew he was going to marry Priyanka from early on,” a source reveals to Us. “He was head over heels.” That fantasy finally became reality on Dec. 1, when they tied the knot in her native India. The next day they said “I do” again in a traditional Hindu ceremony. “Everything ran to perfection,” says an insider. “It was a dream come true.”
For both Nick, 26, and Priyanka, 36, it was important to “blend wedding traditions from both cultures,” says a close pal of the couple’s. They did so by celebrating their five-day extravaganza with three prenuptial ceremonies starting Nov. 28, and then two weddings: a Western ceremony officiated by the groom’s dad, Kevin Jonas Sr., and a Hindu ceremony where Nick rode in on a horse. “All the months of planning for the occasion certainly paid off,” the insider notes. “Everyone had a blast.” Most of all the newlyweds: “Nick and Priyanka,” adds a source, “never looked so in love.”
THE NEXT CHAPTER
With the grand wedding behind them, the duo are ready to take the next step. “Priyanka really wants a family,” says a source, “and is thrilled that she’ll be doing that with Nick.”
Before tying the knot, the pair celebrated their soon-to-be wedding at a mehendi ceremony on Nov. 30. “That’s where the bride gets all of the henna put on her hands,” Indian wedding planner Sonal J. Shah tells Us.
The couple wed at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. At the Dec. 1 reception, the newlyweds danced to Roberta Flack’s “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” which was followed by threeminutes of fireworks.
The Quantico actress partied with future sister-in-law (Joe Jonas’ fiancée) and Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner at her side. Says a source, “Priyankaabsolutely adores Sophie.”
The duo were joined by family — including Nick’s brothers Kevin, Joe and Frankie — and friends (sans a pregnant Meghan Markle) during the nearly weeklong run of events. They even celebrated theirnuptials with a cricket match!
Following the mehendi ceremony, Nick and Priyanka (both wearing Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla) took part in an epic dance-off at their sangeet, a musical prewedding ritual.