Dressed in one of the only four bridal gowns Ralph Lauren has ever created, Priyanka Chopra crafted a wedding to remember with singer and actor Nick Jonas. Priyanka and Nick’s love story began in May of 2018. After only a month of dating, Nick popped the question in Greece. After Priyanka said yes, Nick whisked her away to Tiffany & Co. where Priyanka chose a gorgeous $200,000 cushion-cut diamond ring by Tiffany.
Read on to learn more about that unique dress and the couple’s whirlwind romance.
Two Stunning Ceremonies
Nick and Priyanka support each other in everything, and their wedding celebrations were no exception. The couple had two ceremonies – a traditional Hindu service and four receptions in Jodhpur as well as a Christian celebration complete with an elegant white dress and plenty of parties.
Although Nick is 10 years younger than Priyanka, they look to be soul mates. They’re both ambitious and love to work, but they agree that their love helps them remember to slow down and enjoy life. In early 2022, the love birds welcomed their first child, a baby girl, into their family via surrogate.
The couple kept their wedding and multiple-day celebrations private, but juicy details leaked over time. The ceremonies took place on December 1-2, with other events either side of the official services. Priyanka chose the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur for the traditional Hindu ceremony. The landscape beautifully framed her stunning custom-made red bejeweled lehenga.
The One-of-a-Kind Western Wedding Dress
The custom Western-style wedding dress, reported to have taken 1,826 hours to create, was no ordinary gown. The Wedding Scoop Experts estimate it to be worth $2 million alone. The modest yet figure-hugging silhouette of the white gown featured a coat-style high neck and sheer long sleeves. The controlled A-line bottom was embellished with hand-embroidered scroll and floral patterns. The sheer overlay covered a strapless column dress hand sewn with 2,380,000 mother-of-pearl sequins.
The details of the dress are truly extraordinary. Fifteen artisans labored over sequins, seed beads, and 11,000+ Swarovski crystals as they sewed them into the dress. Chopra topped it off with a 75-foot tulle veil to accentuate the unique ensemble.
The Dazzling Designer
The couple had been considering various designers when Ralph Lauren approached them about designing the perfect gown. Chopra was “blown away” when she realized he had only ever designed three wedding dresses: one for his daughter, one for his daughter-in-law, and one for his niece. Priyanka reports that when she met with Lauren to see his sketch for the dress, it was love at first sight.
Priyanka’s wedding gown for the couple’s Christian ceremony was classic and unforgettable. The couple considers Ralph Lauren a big part of their love story. Many believe her dress was a nod to her first walk down the red carpet with Nick Jonas in 2017 at the Met Gala. Both were dressed by Lauren for the event. And he not only dressed the bride on her wedding day, but also the groom and their family members.
Something Old, Something New
Amidst the extravagant embellishments and the custom-made designs, there’s a deeper story behind Priyanka’s dress. Official Ralph Lauren representatives have discussed the specific intricacies that Priyanka requested for her dress. Eight special phrases and words were embroidered into the decorative lace pattern.
“Hope” and “Compassion” were two of the words included. Priyanka also asked for a Hindu mantra, “Om Namaha Shivay,” and the date of her wedding to be part of the embroidery. The groom’s full name, Nicholas Jerry Jonas, and the names of her parents, Madhu & Ashok, were her fifth and sixth requests. Finally, her right sheer sleeve had “Family” scrolled along it, and “Love” was stitched over her heart in ivory thread. The dress was much more than a fashion statement, it communicates the story of their romance.
Another heartwarming detail is that a piece of lace from Nick’s mother’s wedding dress was sewn into the embroidery pattern at Priyanka’s request. Her dress is not only a picture of elegance but also a testament to her priorities of family and life.
Priyanka communicated that her desire was to send a message of celebrating the best of both her and Nick’s worlds, and she even incorporated that vision into her wedding gown. Lauren integrated her Indian heritage into the design, and no detail was left unconsidered.
But how do you match this unique attire with a pair of shoes? Priyanka did it stunningly in all three of her wedding outfits. For her Hindu Wedding and celebrations, she was seen in Christian Louboutin X Sabyasachi and Needledust shoes. For her white wedding dress, she chose a pair of custom Jimmy Choo heels.
Buy Similar Dresses
Does the design of Priyanka’s wedding gown inspire you? You can display this kind of sophistication and class on your wedding day too!
- If the detailed lace is your favorite part of Priyanka’s dress, this V-Neck lace bridal gown might be for you. This customized ivory A-Line satin gown has sheer embroidered long sleeves and is available in a variety of sizes. This dress is simple and elegant at the same time, and fit for any wedding location.
- This winter white satin and lace applique dress has stunning detail like Priyanka’s. The dress features a zipper and button closure. The scoop neck is elegant on any figure, and the lace sleeves are appropriate for any time of year.
- If the high-neckline interests you, this beautiful gown has tulle and lace detail similar to Priyanka’s dress. The beaded bodice and skirt details make it unique and memorable.
- This lace halter dress is another elegant choice for modesty and sophistication. The dress is embellished with beading and sequins and is also A-line in silhouette. Lace and tulle fabric complete the look of the lined skirt.
- High neck wedding gowns aren’t easy to find. If you don’t plan to have yours custom-made, try this beautiful lace-necked dress with details that mirror some of Priyanka’s personal requests. This halter dress has sparkle illusion fabric to mirror the sequined underlay of Priyanka’s dress, and the keyhole back is stunning.
Love Written in the Stars
Everything about the couple’s wedding ceremony spoke of a deep love. The custom-made dresses, the inspirational touches, the personal details – all of it paints a picture of a one-of-a-kind love story that will continue to inspire all those who witness it.
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