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Now, those fans are getting an even closer look, courtesy of photos and a revealing new video from the designer.
The couple held two days of nuptials on the sprawling grounds of Umaid Bhawan Palace in Rajasthan, India. For their western ceremony, held on Dec. 1, both the bride and groom wore Ralph Lauren. In the case of Jonas, that meant a simple black tuxedo with one hidden addition, according to the label.
A press release from Ralph Lauren noted that a piece of lace from Chopra's gown was included inside his lapel, with the Urdu words "My Jaan" embroidered on it. The phrase means, "my life."
As for her gown, there was nothing simple about that sweeping white design — or the 75-foot-long veil that accompanied it.
The gorgeous dress, which can be seen in detail — right down to the stitching — in the video from Ralph Lauren, was hand embellished and embroidered with Swarovski crystals, pearl paillettes and crystal seed beads that required nearly 2,000 hours of work to complete. The illusion layer on top was cinched with 135 satin-covered buttons while the strapless column dress underneath featured more than 2 million pearlescent sequins.
Yes, 2 million!
Among the embroidery were a variety of phrases, including the name "Nicholas Jerry Jonas" and their wedding date. And there was a hidden bit of lace in her dress, too — a piece from her mother-in-law's wedding dress.
"This isn’t about a dress," the designer himself said of his work. "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."
People magazine reports that Chopra's dress was only the fourth wedding gown ever created by Lauren. The other three were made for members of the designer's family.
And as beautiful as it was, it wasn't the only lovely look she wore.
For the Hindu ceremony held on Dec. 2, Chopra sported a sparkling crimson lehenga (full-length ankle skirt) alongside Jonas, who wore a pale gold ensemble, complete with turban.
In an exclusive cover story for People, the newlyweds shared their special memories from both events.
"It melted my heart," the Bollywood (and Hollywood) star said. "Being able to have two big weddings, in India, with our closest family and friends was unbelievably special."
And it all brought a tear to her eye — lots of them, actually.
"It was all tears. All tears," Chopra, 36, said. "I could not hold it in. I think I was nervous and scared. But as soon as the curtains opened, and I saw his face it was just like everything settled and I knew I was making the best decision of my life."
Jonas, 26, was equally moved.
"You know you think your whole life about that moment," he told People. "Honestly, I could not have imagined it would be as perfect as it was. It was highly emotional."
For them and for the 225 guests in attendance.
While the singer noted that he was most emotional during the Christian wedding, for both of them, the most important part was honoring their respective and their combined cultures.
"I love that our wedding was a religious mash-up," Chopra explained. "We took beautiful traditions that we both grew up with and personalized them in a way that made sense for us."
And the result was breathtaking.
Editor's note: A previous version of this article stated Jonas had written the note. The story has been updated.