Ralph Lauren was honored that Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas were married wearing custom Ralph Lauren at a wedding celebration in Jodhpur, India, on December 1, 2018. The bride’s gown combined the glamour of a sequin-embellished strapless dress with the romance of a sheer, hand-embroidered coat.
“This isn’t about a dress,” Mr. Lauren said. “It’s about a woman and a moment. Priyanka knows exactly who she is, and so I wanted the dress to reflect, not only her love story and the romance of India, but also her unique sensibility: strong, smart, and beautiful.”
Priyanka wore the custom-made hand-beaded and embroidered Ralph Lauren gown with a 75-foot long trail during the Christian wedding, while Nick opted for a black suit by the same designer. Inside of the purple lapel of the tuxedo, he added a small piece of lace from the bride’s dress embroidered with the Urdu words “My Jaan” which translates to “My Life”, while she had beautifully embroidered “1st December” on her gown. “135 satin-covered buttons, 700 spools of ivory thread, 5,600 pearlized seed beads, 11,632 Swarovski crystals, 2,412,000 high-luster sequins,” reveals Ralph Lauren.
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Chopra shared that working with the team at Ralph Lauren was very sentimental. “They’re so much a part of our love story for obvious reasons,” she said to People magazine.
“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,” Chopra explains, adding, “I was blown away.”
When Ralph met with Priyanka to hand-deliver the sketch for the dress, she says it was love at first sight. “When we went in for the sketch presentation, they created exactly what I envisioned for myself on my wedding day… and I said, ‘Yes’ to the dress,” she recalls.
The making of the exquisite gown took a total of 1,826 hours to complete, according to the brand. The dress is hand-beaded and hand-embroidered and it features floral and scroll motifs, lace-effect tulle appliqués, scalloped sleeves, and a high-neck collar. Simply perfection!
Underneath her long-sleeve gown, Chopra wore a strapless column dress made up of 2,380,000 mother of pearl sequins. She finished off her look with long tulle veil that reached 75 feet and custom Jimmy Choo shoes.
Priyanka’s stylist Mimi Cuttrell worked with Ralph Lauren’s team to make sure they bring Chopra’s vision to life. “I would not have changed a thing about this dress,” Cuttrell tells PEOPLE exclusively. “The Ralph Lauren team was an incredible team to work with. It was such a fun collaborative process between Priyanka, Ralph Lauren, and myself. Seeing this dress come to life and walk down the aisle… it still gives me chills! Priyanka was fully the inspiration behind this dress. Everything about it is true to who she is — a classic, elegant, beautiful, sophisticated woman.
The happy bride shared with People magazine: “Every girl dreams of being a princess on her wedding day. But I never had a plan about what I wanted it to be.” She added that the two ceremonies in India to celebrate their different backgrounds really meant a lot. “It melted my heart, being able to have two big weddings, in India, with our closest family and friends was unbelievably special.”