Another destination wedding but this time on the royal Rajasthan turf, Jodhpur was the choice for Nick and Priyanka’s lavish wedding. Guests and relatives flew down from across the globe for this big fat Indian-American wedding. The wedding was a mix of two cultures, two families and two traditions brought together for love.
When the first set of pictures released, we were in love with her colourful choice of wedding clothing. Her first outfit was a multicoloured lehenga by designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla for the mehendi function. It was a day event for which Priyanka chose a vibrant lehenga minus a dupatta but paired it with a layered necklace that had a peacock pendant, earrings and maang tikka matching. With white flowers in her hair and a smile to die for, Priyanka kick-started her wedding functions with hue and lots of colour.
For her sangeet function, Priyanka wore a gold and silver embellished saree with a noodle strap blouse and kept the look neat and simple. The saree was a hand embroidered gold and silver sequin saree paired with a necklace made of pear-shaped diamonds suspended from a row of marquise diamonds. All from the fashion house of Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.
The next day was the Christian wedding for Nick and Priyanka. Both were dressed in creations by designer Ralph Lauren, who also plays a key role in their love story. It’s the fourth time in history that Ralph Lauren designed a wedding gown, the first three being for family members. The dress was a hand embroidered white dress with long sleeves made in sheer. Floral motifs, lace appliques, scalloped cuffs and a high neck collar were featured on the dress. 2,390,000 mother of pearl sequins adorned the stunning gown. Priyanka wanted the longest train ever and she got one, her veil was 75 feet long and was the most beautiful thing ever! In addition to all the beautiful intricacies, the gown also featured sentimental touches like Priyanka’s parents’ names, a piece of her mother-in-law’s wedding dress, their wedding date and some more.
The traditional Hindu wedding was next for which she decided to go with the evergreen Sabyasachi Mukherjee. The Kanauj-Rose lehenga is a hand embroidered piece featuring hand-cut organza flowers, French knots in silk floss and Siam-red crystals. Head-to-toe in red, Priyanka accessorised with nothing but uncut-diamonds. Her jewellery was Mughal-inspired embedded with uncut diamonds, emeralds and Japanese cultured pearls set in pure gold. Layers of multiple necklaces, big stud earrings with strings pinned to her hair, a maang tikka, kamarband , bangles and hathphools, this bride was the quintessential desi girl.
Priyanka’s reception look was also a single tone outfit. Designed by Falguni Shane and Peacock, the frosted nude lehenga was embellished with numerous Swarovski crystals giving it that extra sparkle. The lehenga featuring traditional motifs all over depicted cultural folklore on its design. On her neck was a three strand diamond necklace by Khanna Jewellers which was nothing less than exquisite. She wore dangling earrings, matching bangles and sported the traditional chooda. With white roses in her hair, she kept the hair pulled back into a hairdo and sported a dark lip to complement the shimmer.