Singer-actor Nick Jonas and Bollywood and "Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra were married Saturday in a Christian ceremony in India, with a second, Hindu wedding on Sunday.
"It all began as a fierce song & dance competition between the families but ended, as always, as a huge celebration of love," Chopra, 36, wrote on Instagram Sunday, posting a video and several photographs of the couple's sangeet, an Indian musical fete traditionally held a day before a wedding to commemorate the joining of two families.
"And what a performance it was," she added. "Each family telling our stories through song and dance, filled with lots of laughter and love. We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. It is an amazing start to a lifetime of togetherness for our families and friends."
Jonas, 26, posted on Instagram Saturday that, "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."
The English-language Indian newspaper the Hindustan Times said the two were wed Saturday at the Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, with the groom's father, Paul Kevin Jonas Sr., officiating the Christian ceremony. Guests included Nick Jonas' brothers Kevin, Joe and Frankie Jonas. "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas' fiancee, served as a bridesmaid, as did Chopra's cousin, Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra, who posted a photo of the bridal attendants.
The fashion label Ralph Lauren wrote on Instagram that it was "honored to have dressed the couple … as well as the members of their wedding party."
According to People magazine, Chopra wore a red sari and Jonas dressed in a traditional outfit and turban.
The magazine reported that a typical Indian wedding typically opens with a baraat, in which the groom arrives riding a costumed horse and surrounded by his family, who dance and sing on their way to the venue. The groom’s family is welcomed by the bride’s parents, who give the future husband a small blessing.
Another part of traditional Indian wedding ceremonies is getting married under the mandaap, “a pillared, open-air structure where a fire burns,” People reported.
In the Raksha Bandhan ceremony, the magazine reported, cords “are tied to the bride and the groom’s wrists to serve as protection during their demanding marriage journey ahead.” The couple also exchanges floral garlands to symbolize their wish to spend the rest of their lives together.
Jonas and Chopra, who attended the 2017 Met Gala together, reportedly began a relationship earlier this year. This August, nearly a month after reports surfaced that they had become engaged after two months of dating, the two each confirmed their engagement on romantic Instagram posts.