Chopra and Jonas marry in India’s ‘wedding of year’

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has married US singer Nick Jonas in a Christian ceremony attended by close family and friends in a royal Indian palace.

Fireworks lit up the sky as the celebrity couple exchanged vows on Saturday at the opulent Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, in the western desert state of Rajasthan.

Dubbed India’s “wedding of the year”, the two-day event also includes a traditional Hindu ceremony.

The couple, who went public with their romance in May, were joined by their families, including Jonas’s brother Joe Jonas and his fiancee, British actress and Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner.

In identical posts on social media, Chopra, 36, and Jonas, 26, said the occasion had “kicked off the celebrations in the way we both dreamed”.

They added: “One of the most special things that our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each other’s faiths and cultures.

“And so planning our wedding with an amalgamation of both was so so amazing. An important part for the girl in an Indian wedding is the Mehendi. Once again we made it our own.”

The accompanying photos showed the smiling couple in traditional Indian dress, with Quantico star Chopra wearing a bright multi-coloured gown.

A view of the illuminated Umaid Bhawan Palace, the couple's wedding venue

Image: A view of the illuminated Umaid Bhawan Palace, the couple’s wedding venue

Both Chopra and Jonas wore bespoke designs by Ralph Lauren.

“Ralph Lauren is honoured to have dressed the couple as well as the members of their wedding party,” the designer label posted on Twitter.

While the bride wore vibrant Indian colours, the groom was dressed in an embroidered kurta, an elaborate tunic.

The couple announced their engagement in August and is the first marriage for them both.

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Chopra, who won the Miss World pageant in 2000, is one of Bollywood’s most identifiable stars, and one of the few to achieve success in the West.

Jonas first found fame when he was a child as the frontman of The Jonas brothers with his two siblings. He has since enjoyed success as a solo artist.

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