Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas said “I do” in one of the biggest weddings of 2018 with a series of outfit changes, a star-studded guest list and an Indian palace for a backdrop.
Now, Ralph Lauren – the designer behind her most impressive wedding dress – has shared further details on the meaning behind her sartorial decision.
According to the American fashion label’s website, Chopra asked for eight special words and phrases to be stitched into the lace gown.
In a similar move to close friend the Duchess of Sussex, who had sentimental emblems sewn into her Givenchy wedding dress, the actress wanted her big day to celebrate the coming together of the newlyweds’ families.
The 36-year-old asked for the words ‘hope’ and ‘compassion’ to be embroidered into the strapless gown and sheer coat alongside the Hindu mantra: ‘Om Namaha Shivay’.
She also asked for ‘family’ to be stitched into the right sleeve of the dress with ‘love’ embroidered in ivory thread close to her heart.
The groom’s full name, Nicholas Jerry Jonas, was also included alongside the monikers of Chopra’s parents. A piece of lace from the dress Nick’s mother wore on her own wedding day was also sewn into the gown.
The A-list newlyweds tied the knot in a lavish ceremony on December 1 at Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur with actress Sophie Turner in attendance.
Chopra’s Ralph Lauren gown was handcrafted by a grand total of 15 Mumbai-based artisans who stitched 32,000 sequins, 5,600 seed beads and 11,632 Swarovski crystals into the wedding dress.
On the impressive gown – which also featured a sweeping 75-foot tulle veil – Ralph Lauren said: “This isn’t about a dress. It’s about a woman and a moment.”
“Priyanka knows exactly who she is, and so I wanted the dress to reflect, not only her love story and the romance of India, but also her unique sensibility: strong, smart, and beautiful.”
But it wasn’t the only look the ‘Quantico’ actress wore to celebrate the couple’s marriage, as she donned a grand total of eight ensembles over their wedding weekend.
These included a traditional dress by Jani Sandeep Khosla for the couple’s pre-wedding Mehendi before choosing a red Sabyasachi gown for the couple’s official Indian wedding ceremony.
Despite their friendship, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not attend the big day most likely due to the fact that the royal couple are preparing to welcome their first child this spring.
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