See preparations at the Taj Umaid Bhavan Place hotel for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' wedding extravaganza
The Taj Umaid Bhavan Palace hotel is abuzz with activity over the upcoming wedding celebrations of the year for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas from November 29 to December 3
Fans are probably as excited as Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are about their upcoming wedding celebrations, which are set to take place at the Taj Umaid Bhavan Place hotel in Jodhpur, India. And, as the days draw nearer, the hotel is readying itself for what is definitely the wedding of the year for them.
The couple have booked the entire hotel for their wedding festivities, and even the adjoining museum has closed its doors to tourists from November 29 to December 3 to avoid any unwanted paparazzi within the palace premises. Meanwhile, the wedding preparations at the venue are on in full force.
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The gardens inside the palace have been set up with beam lights, so as to accentuate the beauty of the palace grounds and all its gardens. Lights have also been set up for the couple's sangeet celebrations, which will take place on Thursday, November 29, in the evening, where Jonas is to perform a medley of his songs, while the bride performs a few of her hit dance numbers.
Thursday morning will mostly see the couple engage in the ritual of Mehendi (a pre-wedding ceremony where red-orange henna is applied to the bride). And, the haldi ceremony on Friday, November 30 (where turmeric is applied to the bride and groom before their wedding), will be followed by a cocktail party for friends and family on Saturday, December 1.
The couple are scheduled to get married December 2, where the morning will see the duo get hitched in a Christian ceremony, followed by a desi Indian wedding in the evening at the same venue. The couple are rumored to have sent out their wedding invitations at the last moment, and only the guests carrying their invitations physically are allowed entry into the hotel premises for the festivities.
The duo have gone all out with their security measures, and have spared no expense to ensure their wedding remains the exclusive event they have planned it to be. In order to avoid any unwanted guests or squatters at the wedding venue, the bride and groom will touch down at the venue in a chopper, as will their close family members.
The palace, meanwhile, is abuzz with activity, as the hotel staff work day in and out to make sure the extravagant hilltop venue lives up to its hype for the wedding festivities. During the evenings, the hotel will be lit up with candles and colorful lights, especially near the garden area and the pond in the back.
The family members on the bride and groom's side have been put up at the Umaid Palace hotel itself for the entire duration of the wedding. However, other wedding guests were booked into the Radisson Blu in Jodhpur, as well as the Indana Palace, another heritage hotel in the Blue City.