ABU JANI SANDEEP KHOSLA
One of the most special things that our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each other’s faiths and cultures. And so planning our wedding with an amalgamation of both was so so amazing. An important part of the pre wedding rituals for the girl in an Indian wedding is the Mehendi. Once again we made it our own and it was an afternoon that kicked off the celebrations in the way we both dreamed. @nickjonas
To kick off the celebration, Priyanka and Nick took part in the mehendi ceremony where both wore designs from Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Priyanka’s bright and colourful organdy ensemble was inspired by a vintage collection, while Nick wore their aqua bakhiya kurta.
It all began as a fierce song & dance competition between the families but ended, as always, as a huge celebration of love. Nick and I were looking forward to the Sangeet (musical evening), another pre wedding ritual.. and to see what each side had put together. And what a performance it was. Each family telling our stories through song and dance, filled with lots of laughter and love. We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. It is an amazing start to a lifetime of togetherness for our families and friends…#grateful @nickjonas ?/?: @calebjordanlee @josevilla @josephradhik
Later that night, the pair had another pre-wedding ritual, the sangeet, which was an evening of music and dance with their families and friends. The couple wore Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla again, with Priyanka in a gold and silver hand-embroidered sequin sari and Nick in a midnight blue sherwani with silk thread detailing.
For the traditional Hindu ceremony, Priyanka wore a stunning custom red Sabyasachi lehenga. It featured hand-embroidered and hand-cut organza flowers, French knots in silk floss, red crystals and layers of threadwork embroidery. The outfit took 3720 hours to create by 110 embroiderers from Calcutta. Her jewellery was made with uncut diamonds (including in the shape of tiny stars), emeralds and Japanese cultured pearls in 22-karat-gold. Nick wore a hand-quilted silk sherwani with a hand-embroidered chikan dupatta and a chanderi tissue safa.
The couple also married in a Christian ceremony and went back to where it all started — with custom Ralph Lauren (a designer the couple wore to last year’s Met Gala). Priyanka wore a strapless column dress with pearlescent sequins, overlaid with a hand-embroidered, high-neck coat with scalloped sleeves and satin-covered buttons. The gown featured personalized embroidered — eight words and phrases selected by Priyanka which included “Family,” “Hope” and “Compassion.” The look was topped off with a 75-foot long veil. Nick wore a Purple Label double-breasted tuxedo with a piece of Priyanka’s dress hand-embroidered with the phrase, “My Jaan,” (which means “My Life” in Urdu) placed inside in his jacket and over his heart.
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