Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas celebrated their first moments of marriage by offering a glimpse at one of their fabulous pre-wedding events.
“One of the most special things our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each other’s faiths and cultures,” Priyanka and Nick both wrote in an Instagram post. “And so planning our wedding with an amalgamation of both was so so amazing. An important part for the girl in an Indian wedding is the Mehendi.”
A Mehendi ceremony is a Hindu wedding ritual that typically happens one or two days before the wedding. In a typical Mehendi ceremony, all of the women in the bride and groom’s families, along with close friends, gather together while the bride has elaborate henna designs applied to her hands and feet. Guests will usually get a few designs on their hands as well.
“Once again we made it our own and it was an afternoon that kicked off the celebrations in the way we both dreamed,” they said.
Chopra wore a bright, voluminous frock by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla for the event, and clearly couldn’t stop smiling.
Both she and Nick, who wore a kurta by the same designer, are seen getting henna tattoos on their hands.
Nick’s older brother Joe’s fiancée, Sophie Turner, can be seen wearing a black cropped dress in one of the additional images, clearly having a great time herself.
The couple tied the knot Saturday in Christian wedding ceremony officiated by the groom’s father at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Both Priyanka and Nick wore custom Ralph Lauren designs for the Western ceremony, where they also exchanged wedding bands by famed jeweler Chopard.
On Sunday, the bride and groom will continue their epic wedding weekend with a Hindu ceremony to honor Priyanka's background.
“It is super important to Priyanka to have an Indian ceremony that honours her heritage and culture, just as it’s important to also have a Western ceremony that honors Nick’s Christian upbringing,” a source told PEOPLE. “They are doing both.”
Chopra and Jonas, who arrived in Chopra’s home country in time to spend Thanksgiving with her family, have been in whirlwind wedding planning mode since Jonas popped the question in July. Joe and Turner joined them on Monday in Mumbai, where the foursome enjoyed a night out.