Priyanka Chopra got hidden messages sewn into her wedding outfits just like BFF Meghan Markle
Chopra and Jonas got married in traditional Hindu and Christian wedding ceremonies and the bride donned two separate stunning ensembles for the special occasions
Priyanka Chopra's bridal outfits are all over the internet. The star got married to Nick Jonas in a traditional Hindu and Christian wedding ceremony, donning two stunning ensembles for the occasions. Her elegant white gown for the Christian ceremony was designed by none other than Ralph Lauren and her red 'lehenga' for the Indian ceremony was designed by Sabyasachi. What many fans would have missed is the fact that both her outfits had hidden messages sewn into them with sentimental meaning.
Daily Mail reports that the gown which took a mind-boggling 1,826 hours to make had a 75-foot veil and 2,380,000 mother-of-pearl sequins brightly decorated it. She wore Jimmy Choo shoes to complete her outfit. Honoring Nick Jonas' mom, Chopra ensured that a piece of mother-in-law Denise Jonas' lace wedding dress was added to her own. The hidden words that were embroidered on the dress included her husband's full name — 'Nicholas Jerry Jonas' — and their wedding date, '1st December 2018.' Names of Priyanka's parents 'Madhu & Ashok,' the traditional Hindi mantra 'Om Namah Shivay,' and the words 'family,' 'hope,' 'compassion,' and 'love' were also stitched into the gorgeous white gown.
Nick's Purple Label tuxedo also had some hidden pieces including lace from Priyanka's dress sewn into his lapel, as well as the Urdu words 'My Jaan,' which means 'my life.' Priyanka's Indian outfit, the lehenga, which has layers of threadwork, organza flowers, and silk French knots, took 110 embroiderers 3,720 hours to create. The outfit had its own hidden messages including the names of her husband and her parents sewn into the waistband of her skirt.
Priyanka and Nick had a special reason behind choosing Ralph Lauren to design her wedding gown. Speaking to People, Chopra said, "They’re so much a part of our love story for obvious reasons. For the Western wedding, we had been talking to a bunch of incredible designers, but ultimately when Ralph Lauren approached us, I learned that Ralph has only designed three wedding dresses in 50 years — one for his daughter, his daughter in law, and his niece. I was blown away." Ralph also designed bridesmaids dresses and tuxes for the groomsmen, as well as outfits for the flower girls, the ring bearer, and the bride and groom's parents.
Priyanka's decision to add hidden messages to her wedding clothes is reminiscent of Meghan Markle's dress for her wedding to Prince Harry. Markle and Chopra are close friends but the Duchess wasn't able to attend the wedding owing to security concerns. Speaking about her dress in the documentary 'Queen of the World', she said, "Somewhere in here there’s a piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside — it was my something blue. It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date."