Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are only weeks away from tying the knot in India, according to multiple outlets. The talented duo, who got engaged in late July in London on the bride-to-be’s 36th birthday, will be heading to India for a multi-day celebration, sources confirm. Celebrity guests, multiple outfit changes, a palace venue, and much, much more are in store; it appears we may just be in for Hollywood’s version of the royal wedding. Here, everything you need to know about Priyanka and Nick’s upcoming nuptials.
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The Wedding Date
While the couple has remained relatively mum on the details of their wedding, multiple outlets, including Entertainment Tonight, had speculated that Priyanka and Nick would wed before 2019.
A source with knowledge of the plans tells BAZAAR.com that the wedding is set for November 30th-December 2nd, the weekend after Thanksgiving.
The couple is planning a multi-day celebration, with the ceremony taking place on December 1st, affirms The Sun. It has not yet reported whether the couple will have a Western ceremony in Mumbai along with the traditional Indian ceremonies, or whether they are planning an additional celebration stateside.
Having had a front-row seat at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s royal wedding in Windsor Castle, Priyanka Chopra knows a thing or two about regal wedding venues. The Quantico actress has chosen the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur for her nuptials. Stretching across 26 acres of land (including 15 acres of private gardens), the couple will have multiple options for the site of their many ceremonies, as well as room for their guests given the hotel’s impressive 347 room count.
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And the couple’s guests likely won’t be bored in between the couple’s many events–the hotel comes complete with a throne chamber (it is a palace after all), a museum, tennis courts, squash courts, a library, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and a spa.
The bride’s much anticipated dresses (yes, dresses) are sure to include a mix of Indian and Western designers. While white is deemed funereal in India, Priyanka has been spotted donning the bridal hue to her shower, where she stunned in a feather-embroidered, midi dress by Marchesa, and in Amsterdam, where she wore a Georges Chakra mini dress with a feathered paired with a Hugo Boss faux fur coat.
While it’s unsure which designer she will turn to for her Western wedding gown, it appears Chopra has an affinity for texture, feathers, and slim fits. Given her red carpet go-tos, Chopra could turn to Vera Wang, embroidery master Naeem Khan, or continue to work with Marchesa. Chopra has attended the Met Gala in Ralph Lauren twice, and has been known to head to Paris for key shows, making a non-traditional look or a design by a couture house an option as well.
As for her other events, it’s expected that Chopra will turn to India’s fashion A-list. Expect those who have dressed Priyanka and other Bollywood superstars in the past, like Sabyasachi and Khosla Jani, to be in the mix of Chopra’s wedding wardrobe as well.
As seen in Priyanka’s Little Black Book mini series with BAZAAR.com, the bride-to-be works with two stylists regularly, calling on Mimi Cuttrell for her street style and event appearances and Christina Ehrlich for her key red carpet appearances. Come November 30th, expect both to have a heavy hand in Priyanka’s looks, given that she’ll likely have days worth of events and parties to dress for, with photo-ops in between.
The Guest List
While Nick’s brothers, Joe and Kevin, as well as Joe’s fiancé, Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner, are likely part the couple’s bridal party, the couple is also expected to have countless VIP’s in attendance for their celebration in India. Expect notable names from the Bollywood scene, as well as many of the couple’s friends from New York and Los Angeles. Lupita Nyong’o and Kelly Ripa attended Priyanka’s bridal shower in New York, although it’s unclear whether the two will be heading to India for the wedding.
Elizabeth Chambers attended Chopra’s bachelorette weekend in Amsterdam recently, and it’s likely that she and her husband, Armie Hammer, will join Nick and Priyanka in India later this month.
As for the most anticipated invitees, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, we’re still holding out hope–although their attendance is not likely. The couple and parents-to-be were most certainly invited given Meghan’s relationship with Priyanka, but it is not likely the two will attend given their schedule and royal engagements.
Mubina Rattonsey, is Priyanka’s BFF and maid of honor, reports The Sun, while her manager, Anjula Acharia, also got a shout out from the bride for playing a key role in planning Priyanka’s bridal shower. Planning a bridal shower typically falls on the bridesmaids, and so it’s likely that Acharia has also been asked to be a bridesmaid. Also in the mix, Sophie Turner, who seems to be tagging along with Chopra on all things wedding planning as she also plans her own nuptials to Nick’s brother, Joe.
While the couple has never publicly spoken about their proposal story, Nick reportedly proposed to Priyanka on her 36th birthday in a scene right out of Sweet Home Alabama. Similar to the opening scene of the rom-com, Jonas is said to have privatized a Tiffany & Co. location in London to pop the question, giving Chopra free reign to choose the ring of her choice. Sound dreamy?! Because it is.
According to WP Diamonds president Andrew Brown, who spoke to E! News, the bride-to-be selected a high-quality, cushion-cut engagement ring weighing in at around 4 carats. “It looks to be somewhere around a G color, VS1 clarity which, from Tiffany & Co, would have a value of around $200,000,” Brown told E!. Priyanka’s engagement ring first appeared on Instagram, in a selfie with her friend, Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon. The bride first shared images of the ring in her engagement portraits after celebrating her engagement with friends and family in Mumbai.
The Ceremonies & Pre-Wedding Parties
Traditional Hindu weddings include multiple pre-wedding ceremonies and events, and it appears Priyanka and Nick are looking to embrace both Indian and Western traditions as they celebrate with family and friends.
Prior to the wedding ceremony, rituals and celebrations like the Haldi, where the couple is cleansed with turmeric to wash their past history clean so that they may begin anew together, the Mehendi, where henna is applied to the bride’s hands and feet, and the Sangeet, where the party begins and the couple sings and dances with family and friends, are customary. Should the ceremony be taking place on December 1st, the Sangeet would take place the evening prior, similar to a rehearsal dinner.
The couple traveled to India for their Engagement ceremony just weeks after Nick proposed in August, and then celebrated stateside with Priyanka’s bridal shower at Tiffany & Co. The bride to be followed her shower with a more intimate bachelorette weekend in Amsterdam with close friends, while Nick celebrated his bachelor party aboard a yacht–jam packed with multiple sponsors.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.