After the ceremony is the reception and after the reception is… well, for newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, the party may well have gone on all night long! The couple married on Dec. 1, in India, after a five-month engagement, and when they said they did the wedding their way? Boy, is that an understatement. According to an itinerary for Saturday’s Western nuptials exclusive obtained by Life & Style, Nick and Priyanka’s big day was nothing short of incredible.
Because the three-day nuptials took place overseas in Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, the couple had a fully stacked itinerary for their guests. Saturday’s Western ceremony started with a hotel breakfast for all the guests before they headed over to the palace at 12:30 p.m., where they were served lunch at 1 p.m. as Nick and Pri took some solo wedding photos.
From there, the guests arrived at the venue, and the immediate family, like the couple’s grandparents, and Nick’s mom, get escorted to their seats. Once the bridal party made their way down the aisle, Priyanka was next. And we bet you could’ve heard a pin drop, just before the quartet band started to play her processional song, Erik Satie’s “Gymnopédie No. 1.” The Christian service was officiated by Nick’s dad, Kevin Paul Jonas Sr., and by the time rings and vows were exchanged, it was time to party.
While the newlyweds and their bridal party paused for a quick magazine shoot at 4:15 p.m., the guests gather for the reception. Next, the bridal party entered to the classic track “We Are Family.” Talk about a relatable wedding –– is it like, mandatory to have your wedding party walk in to that? Can’t remember a wedding without it.
After the couple made their way into the room following their bridal party, they had a gorgeous cake-cutting ceremony with, that’s right, a three-minute firework display. Ugh, can you imagine?
After that, it was time to dance. Nick and Pri cut a rug to “First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack as their first dance, and we’re about to burst into tears. After the mother-son and mother-daughter dances, it was time for dinner. The guests were seated at their tables at 7 p.m., and then amuse-bouche was served to the guests to start things off. If you’ve never heard of such a thing (it’s not exactly common for us plebeians), an amuse-bouche is also known as a “mouth amuser” in French, and is designed to give the guest a one-bite preview of what’s to come from the chef. Talk about fancy.
Dinner was broken up into the appetizer, main course, and dessert rounds and after every course, there was a round of speeches. At around 9:15 p.m, guests were treated to a performance by Indian singer Manasi Scott for Nick and Pri’s friends and family. But after that? The dancing started up at 10:30 p.m. once again when the reception turned into the after party!
We can only imagine how incredible it must have been to be a guest for Nick and Pri’s special day. Hopefully, we’ll get an invite in the mail for the next big bash –– clearly the Jonas/Chopra clan does it right!