After a dreamy destination wedding in Jodhpur, with some lavish ceremonies celebrated over the past few days, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas turned for lovely hosts for their grand wedding reception at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in New Delhi on Tuesday. The newlyweds looked their stylish best at the celebrations. There was tight security around the luxury hotel and since Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the event, policemen were also on their toes. (Picture courtesy/Yogen Shah and Pallav Paliwal)
Priyanka Chopra dazzled in an elegant shimmering Falguni and Shane Peacock ensemble with a multi-layered diamond necklace and earrings, with her hair neatly tied in a bun complete with white roses. She flaunted the 'choora' - traditional red bangles worn by a Punjabi bride - and sported vermillion. Nick Jonas was dressed in a velvet dinner jacket and completed the look with a bow tie.
The star couple was joined by Priyanka's mother Madhu Chopra, her brother Siddharth Chopra and Nick's parents Denise Jonas and Paul Kevin Jonas, Sr. The next to step in for the celebrations were Joe Jonas and his fiancée Sophie Turner.
Interestingly, Priyanka introduced her brother-in-law Joe Jonas and his to-be-wife, Game Of Thrones actress Sophie Turner - dressed in a beige lehenga - to PM Narendra Modi, saying, "Inki bhi shaadi hone waali hai (They are also going to get married)."
"On a scale of 1 to 10 in happiness, I'm on 12," Priyanka told IANS on stage at her wedding reception, as Nick smiled away. "I'm a fan of Indian weddings," said Nick, who has embraced Indian traditions since his 'roka' ceremony with Priyanka in Mumbai in August.
The venue, the Durbar Hall at the Taj Palace Hotel, was done up elegantly with exotic white and soft pink flowers. The "NP" icon, which has remained a staple throughout the couple's wedding, stood out on the elaborate stage. Candles flickered away at different spots of the venue which was enlivened by the sound of live music and a free flow of cocktails and a wide variety of food.
There was also an element of quirk with a vintage car which read "Just Married".
There was no trace of tiredness on the newly married couple's face despite almost a week full of celebrations. But like Priyanka told IANS, "It's all merry time... No time to be tired."
Guests, which mostly included Priyanka's family members, also saw designers like Ritu Kumar, Rohit Bal, Ritu Beri, Anju Modi, JJ Valaya, Raghavendra Rathore, Gaurav Gupta, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, along with Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) President Sunil Sethi, in attendance. Key mediapersons were also invited.
The gala evening was preceded by a three-day extravaganza in Jodhpur's majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace, where Priyanka, 36, and Nick, 26, exchanged wedding vows as per Christian and Hindu rituals in two separate ceremonies.
Their pre-wedding rituals at the celebrations, which saw participation from just a little over 200 guests, included a "mehendi" ceremony.
There was also a friendly cricket match between the two families, as well as a glitzy and power-packed musical evening.
Of her wedding, Priyanka, a National Award-winning actress who has made her name in Hollywood as the lead star in American show Quantico, told people.com of her wedding: "I love that our wedding was a religious mash-up."
"We took beautiful traditions that we both grew up with and personalised them in a way that made sense for us. It's been incredible to find the commonalities between our beliefs and figuring out how to blend them in a respectful and meaningful way."
Priyanka will be having a separate celebration for the film fraternity in Mumbai on a later date. For now, she will divide her excitement a bit towards work too as she gears up to launch dating app Bumble in India. She has invested in the company.
In picture: Priyanka Chopra with her mother-in-law.
After their dreamy wedding, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas hosted a reception in New Delhi that was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, besides other prominent dignitaries, family members and close friends. See pictures
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