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PRIYANKA CHOPRA ON THE DETAILS OF HER WEDDING DRESS

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Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. One of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities, she has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in five categories.

Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. One of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities, she has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in five categories.

She became friends last year with Nick Jonas, an American singer-songwriter, and the two decided to tie the knot this month in India.

The celebrity couple, who got engaged in July, wed at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, a Taj hotel in Jodhpur, the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. It was just one of two ceremonies they had during their epic wedding weekend.

Love through Ralph

To celebrate both of the newlyweds’ cultures, they also had a Hindu wedding.

“It is super important to Priyanka to have an Indian ceremony that honours her heritage and culture, just as it’s important to also have a Western ceremony that honours Nick’s Christian upbringing,” a source told People. “They are doing both.”

When the time came to create her dream wedding dress, Chopra turned to a designer who was there from the beginning of her love story with Nick Jonas: industry icon Ralph Lauren.

The legendary fashion powerhouse worked closely with Chopra to design the gown she wore to marry Jonas during the couple’s Western ceremony on Saturday in Jodhpur. And for the bride, working with the team at Ralph Lauren was very sentimental.

“They are so much a part of our love story for obvious reasons,” Chopra tells People in the latest cover story, referencing the early days of the couple’s relationship when they attended the 2017 Met Gala together as guests of the designer.

“Blown away”

“For the Western wedding, we had been talking to a bunch of incredible designers, but ultimately when Ralph Lauren approached us, I learned that Ralph has only designed three wedding dresses in 50 years ‒ one for his daughter, his daughter-in-law and his niece,” Chopra explained, adding: “I was blown away.”
Lauren met with Chopra to hand-deliver the sketch for the dress and it was love at first sight.

“When we went in for the sketch presentation, they created exactly what I envisioned for myself on my wedding day … and I said, ‘Yes’ to the dress,” she told People.

Hand-embroidered

Chopra wore a hand-beaded and hand-embroidered dress featuring floral and scroll motifs, lace-effect tulle appliqués, scalloped sleeves and a high-neck collar. The embroidery took a total of 1,826 hours to complete, according to the brand.

And the intricate details did not stop there. Underneath the long-sleeve gown was a strapless column dress made up of 2,380,000 mother of pearl sequins. Chopra completed her look with a long tulle veil that reached 75 feet and custom Jimmy Choo shoes.

The bride also wanted to honour the people, morals and moments that are closest to her, so the team at Ralph Lauren hand-stitched eight words and phrases on to the gown including Jonas’s full name (Nicholas Jerry Jonas), the couple’s wedding date and the names of her parents (Madhu and Ashok).

To add to the familial sentiment behind her design, Chopra had a piece of her mother-in-law’s lace wedding dress sewn into the dress.

Ralph Lauren also designed the outfits for the entire wedding party: 12 bridesmaids, 12 groomsmen, four flower girls and one ring bearer as well as the bride and groom’s parents.