1. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra – Priyanka Knows How to Spend
Starting with the latest and the most exotic, these two from opposite parts of the globe came together and the rest is history. While Nick Jonas is a record producer, actor, songwriter, and singer, Priyanka Chopra is a full-fledged Bollywood actress who has tasted waters of Hollywood with a few shows and films. While they look different, belong to different cultures, and have about a decade difference in ages, what one can do when one is struck with the cupid’s arrow? And, Nick also indicated that he felt like he knew Priyanka forever. Read on to get all of it.
As much as phoney and cheesy this sounds, but Nick did get down on one knee, that too in front of a couple of people, in the first few meets only with Priyanka. To make that seems more likely, yes the duo had been exchanging flirty text messages back and forth for months. The sparks had flown and chemistry had built up quickly. Joe, Nick’s brother, too confirmed that he was completely smitten by the exuberant Chopra. “He was just this little puppy dog”, he described.
They first met a week before 2017 Met gala for drinks and then again at the gala held at New York’s Carlyle hotel. The growing familiarity led Priyanka to invite Jonas to her apartment. Next thing we knew Nick would message her Quantico co-star or make Twitter posts like “Priyanka. Is. Wow.” and “I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet.” Priyanka feeling the things are getting so much public messaged him to contact her directly. That’s how Nick got Priyanka’s number and the first phase of their romance officially began. Then came the Oscar’s after party where the knee-bending episode took place. And, she didn’t just say yes right away. According to Nick, she took 45 seconds and was completely speechless all that time. Then Nick took the initiative and said that he was going to put the ring in her finger if she didn’t have any objections. And, then he did so. Their Roka took place in August.
Priyanka has also shared one heartfelt dialogue between her and Nick. Nick told her “I love the way you look at the world. I love the drive you have.” Priyanka confessed that she’d never been told that in her life by a guy. It’d always been the other way around.
Wedding Date: 1 Dec 2018
Their marriage was not just the meeting of two people, but also the meeting of two starkly-different worlds. So, that would obviously get reflected in their wedding celebrations. The two married in both Indian and western styles. For the venue, they selected the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. This 26-acre land had so many sites that the duo had multitudes of options to organise different ceremonies. In addition, the couple has more than 340 rooms in the castle for comfortably arranging accommodation for their guests. And, about the ceremonies, not only Priyanka followed the Mehendi ritual, Nick joined in, too. He had on his handwritten the initials of her bride and an additional quote ‘Om Priyankaay Namah’ in Sanskrit. That’s some groom neck-deep in love! After the splendid castle wedding, Nick obviously became the National Jiju.
For her wedding, she chose rich red Sabyasachi lehenga. The impressive threadwork, french knots, and hand-cut designs – all took 3720 hours to incorporate in the regal masterpiece. Her wedding jewelry was equally magnificent consisting of emeralds, uncut diamonds, and 22 karat gold Japanese cultured pearls. And Nick was no behind his chic bride. He was looking all dapper with silk Sherwani, Chanderi tissue safa, and chikan dupatta which was hand-embroidered. Syndicate diamond necklace and rose cut kalgi completed and accentuated the look.
For the western style wedding, they roped in the very guy who played an important role in their meeting in the rudimentary stages of their now fully-bloomed relationship. Ralph Lauren designed a hand-embroidered, hand-beaded long sleeve white gown for Priyanka. It was accentuated with lace-effect tulle appliqués, scroll and floral motifs, and scalloped sleeves. It reportedly took 1,826 hours to make! The bride went for Jimmy Choo shoes for the big day. Clearly, Priyanka finds it fine to splurge on her big day.
Quite a paradisiacal wedding it was! And, it’s all worth it at the end.