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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

Here's everything we know about Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas's big Jodhpur wedding

From the dress to the parties – and, of course, the main event tomorrow

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas arrive in Jodhpur in the western Indian state of Rajasthan on November 29, 2018. They were married in a series of ceremonies. Photo / AFP
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas arrive in Jodhpur in the western Indian state of Rajasthan on November 29, 2018. They were married in a series of ceremonies. Photo / AFP

Quantico star Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas are to marry this weekend in a two-day ceremony at a venue dubbed India's most opulent royal palace.

Chopra, 36, and 26-year-old Jonas were engaged this year after meeting at an Oscars after-party last year.

The couple arrived with their families in Jodhpur in the western Indian state of Rajasthan on Thursday, and headed to the Umaid Bhawan Palace where the wedding will take place.

"People will need vacations after this wedding," Chopra said in an interview with Vogue magazine published on Thursday.

The palace is the home of the Jodhpur royal family, and is believed to be the world's sixth-largest private residence. Part of the palace has been converted into a heritage hotel with peacocks roaming 26 acres of landscaped gardens.

A night's stay in the Grand Presidential suite can cost more than 500,000 rupees ($7,168), according to the hotel website.

Details about the wedding have been scarce, but Hollywood actors Dwayne Johnson, Lupita Nyong'o and talk show host Kelly Ripa are among those expected to attend, India media reported. There were also reports that Nick's brothers – Joe and Kevin – performed as part of the pair's Sangeet celebrations on Friday night, and that YouTube superstar Lilly Singh was in attendance.

Vogue said there would be two ceremonies – as per Hindu and Christian traditions – that would be officiated by Jonas' father. These will be tomorrow (Sunday).

The groom will be dressed in royal attire and enter the wedding on a horse, a popular tradition in most North Indian weddings, Vogue said.

Rumours suggest that the bride will also wear a custom Ralph Lauren wedding gown apart from traditional Indian attire.

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After the Jodhpur celebrations, the couple will host parties in Mumbai and New Delhi where Chopra hails from.

Chopra, who headlined three seasons of the ABC crime drama Quantico, is one of Bollywood's biggest female leads with acting credits in several big-ticket films.

Nick and his brothers Kevin and Joe formed a pop-rock band, The Jonas Brothers, in 2005 and soared to fame as members of Disney's stable of teenage stars. The band split up in 2013.

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