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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas wear traditional Indian garb ahead of lavish wedding

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ wedding celebrations are officially underway this week.

The couple is due to tie the know this Sunday, and on Wednesday they were spotted in traditional Indian garb on their way to a puja — a prayer service — in Mumbai.

The actress, 36, beamed as she was spotted in a light blue embroidered dress and matching pants as her singer fiancé, 26, sported a pink kurta.

Decked out! Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas were spotted in traditional Indian garb heading to a puja — a prayer service — in Mumbai on Wednesday

Sensational: The actress, 36, was a vision in a light blue embroidered suit as her singer fiancé, 26, sported a pink kurta

Sensational: The actress, 36, was a vision in a light blue embroidered suit as her singer fiancé, 26, sported a pink kurta

Intricate: The bride-to-be radiated glamour and sophistication in the intricate couture number

Intricate: The bride-to-be radiated glamour and sophistication in the intricate couture number

The bride-to-be radiated glamour and sophistication in the intricate ensemble, which she finished off with heels and lots of jewelry.

The Jealous hitmaker grabbed his fiancee’s hand as they both protected themselves from the sun in retro shades.  

Wearing bindis — colored dots on their foreheads — the beautiful couple waited for their ride outside Priyanka’s parents house.

Nick’s brother Joe Jonas and his actress fiancee Sophie Turner, who arrived in India on Sunday night, also attended the pre-wedding puja.

The couple is set to wed at India’s stunning Umaid Bhawan palace — a $60,000 a night venue — in Jodphur on December 2. 

Waiting game: Wearing bindis — colored dots on their foreheads — the beautiful couple waited for their ride outside Priyanka's parents house

Waiting game: Wearing bindis — colored dots on their foreheads — the beautiful couple waited for their ride outside Priyanka’s parents house

Getting close: The groom-to-be couldn't keep his hands off Priyanka as they waited

Getting close: The groom-to-be couldn’t keep his hands off Priyanka as they waited

Loved up: The Jealous hitmaker grabbed Priyanka's hand as they both protected themselves from the sun in retro shades

Loved up: The Jealous hitmaker grabbed Priyanka’s hand as they both protected themselves from the sun in retro shades

Just 72 hours before the A-listers say ‘I do’, and hinting at a spectacular finale, countless boxes of fireworks driven in from neighboring Mumbai were seen piled in a field.

Meanwhile, in the sprawling gardens, silver stage scenery was being constructed for the alfresco after-party, indicating singer Nick will possibly take to the stage to serenade his bride with a musical performance. 

Palace employees were seen milling around the gardens as they prepared for the ceremony.

The Indian wedding will reportedly follow a Christian ceremony, which will also be held in India.   

The flurry of activity comes as Nick shared a photo to his Instagram celebrating the pair’s families arrival in time for the wedding.

Family affair: Nick's brother Joe Jonas and his actress fiancee Sophie Turner, who arrived in India on Sunday night, also attended the pre-wedding puja

Family affair: Nick’s brother Joe Jonas and his actress fiancee Sophie Turner, who arrived in India on Sunday night, also attended the pre-wedding puja

When in Rome: Sophie and Joe wore traditional outfits as well

When in Rome: Sophie and Joe wore traditional outfits as well

Gorgeous guests: Even the guests looked ready to walk down the aisle as they looked stunning in their sartorial choices

Gorgeous guests: Even the guests looked ready to walk down the aisle as they looked stunning in their sartorial choices

Getting read: On Tuesday, Priyanka shared a group photo of some of the assembled guests, including brother Joe and his fiancee Sophie (top center)

Getting read: On Tuesday, Priyanka shared a group photo of some of the assembled guests, including brother Joe and his fiancee Sophie (top center)

In the photo, the Camp Rock star wore a white polo shirt and khaki pants while his Quantico star bride-to-be stood behind him, her arms around her younger’s beau’s neck.

Behind Priyanka stood Joe and Game Of Thrones star Sophie, who looked delighted to be celebrating the couple’s nuptials. 

The photo is simply captioned ‘Mumbai nights’.   

The loved-up couple celebrated Thanksgiving with a lavish dinner in the actress’ home country where they will soon tie the knot.

Chopra took to Instagram with a photo of her giant family enjoying their holiday dinner at an opulent and massive dining table in Delhi on Thursday.       

Priyanka and Nick’s wedding venue  comes complete with butler service, strutting peacocks and a couple’s massage room.

Showtime: Days before the glittering nuptials of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas on December 1, preparations got underway at India's stunning Umaid Bhawan palace in Jodphur

Showtime: Days before the glittering nuptials of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas on December 1, preparations got underway at India’s stunning Umaid Bhawan palace in Jodphur

Lavish: The palace is one of India's most stunning venues and features 65 bedrooms

Lavish: The palace is one of India’s most stunning venues and features 65 bedrooms

Incredible: The palace looked spectacular against the setting sun 

Incredible: The palace looked spectacular against the setting sun 

Inside look: Their wedding venue, India's last living palace, comes complete with butler service, strutting peacocks and a couple's massage room

Inside look: Their wedding venue, India’s last living palace, comes complete with butler service, strutting peacocks and a couple’s massage room

Whirlwind: Priyanka and Nick have been dating for just under a year

Whirlwind: Priyanka and Nick have been dating for just under a year

Fit for an A-list couple with famous friends and family, the lavish palace comes complete with 65 original Art Deco bedrooms and suites featuring antiques, with each room costing an eye-watering $922 (£721) per person per night.   

The hotel includes the extravagant Maharani Suite, which is expected to be where Priyanka and Nick will spend their wedding night.

With incredible views of the sunset, the city, and the majestic 14th Century Mehrangarh Fort from their private terrace, the couple will also be able to survey the 26 acres of private palace gardens, filled with strutting peacocks.     

The terrace is also perfect for intimate dinners, with a palace butler on hand to care for the couple’s needs. 

The Maharani Suite is decorated in a Art Deco style, with shimmering interiors of rose pink, black, chrome and mirrors dominating the enormous master bedroom,  spacious drawing room and dining room.

Views: With incredible views of the sunset, city and majestic 14th Century Mehrangarh Fort from their private terrace, the couple will also be able to survey the 26 acres of private palace gardens, filled with strutting peacocks

Views: With incredible views of the sunset, city and majestic 14th Century Mehrangarh Fort from their private terrace, the couple will also be able to survey the 26 acres of private palace gardens, filled with strutting peacocks

Incredible: The venue is already a favourite with esteemed guests including Prince Charles & the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Andrew and Mick Jagger

Incredible: The venue is already a favourite with esteemed guests including Prince Charles & the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Andrew and Mick Jagger

Luxe living: The hotel includes the extravagant Maharani Suite, which is expected to be where Priyanka and Nick will spend their wedding night

Luxe living: The hotel includes the extravagant Maharani Suite, which is expected to be where Priyanka and Nick will spend their wedding night

Shimmer: The opulence extends to the bathroom, which was designed by Polish artist Stefan Norblin, and is carved out of a single block of pink Italian marble

Shimmer: The opulence extends to the bathroom, which was designed by Polish artist Stefan Norblin, and is carved out of a single block of pink Italian marble

Sure to up the romance of the pair’s stay, there is a couple’s massage room, where guests can bask in treatments from Jiva Grande Spa therapists and enjoy a yoga room to practice in private guided meditation classes.

The opulence extends to the bathroom, which was designed by Polish artist Stefan Norblin, and is carved out of a single block of pink Italian marble and features a Jacuzzi and steam room.

The newlyweds will be able to choose between the rejuvenating Rani Padmawati milk bath, the healing Rajput Princess Bath, the energizing Narangi bath, and the detoxifying Vishuddhi bath for their dips.

The venue is already a favorite with esteemed guests including Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Andrew, and Mick Jagger.

Incredible: Sure to up the romance of the pair's stay, there is a couple's massage room where guests can bask in treatments from Jiva Grande Spa therapists

Incredible: Sure to up the romance of the pair’s stay, there is a couple’s massage room where guests can bask in treatments from Jiva Grande Spa therapists

Guests: The famous friends and family of the couple will have the option of staying in luxurious bedrooms and suites

Guests: The famous friends and family of the couple will have the option of staying in luxurious bedrooms and suites

Dinner with a view: The couple's private terrace runs the entire length of their lavish suite 

Dinner with a view: The couple’s private terrace runs the entire length of their lavish suite 

Period decor: The rooms have been restored by Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Period decor: The rooms have been restored by Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

It first opened its doors in 1942, and remains the principal home of His Highness the Maharaja of Jodhpur and his family. The rooms have been restored by Taj Hotels. 

Nick and Priyanka announced their engagement in July, after first being linked romantically in May 2017. 

The smitten couple will prolong the celebrations with several events leading up to their wedding.

An insider told The Sun’s Bizarre column: ‘There are several events leading up to the wedding, including a Christian ceremony, which will all be in India.

‘They will culminate with the Indian wedding on December 1 at the palace, where they will tie the knot under a traditional four-pillar structure, a mandap.

‘There is a mehndi event planned, where they will be decorated with henna body art among other traditional Hindi pre-wedding events.’

Once in a lifetime: The palace features sprawling grounds, an inviting pool, and peacocks

Once in a lifetime: The palace features sprawling grounds, an inviting pool, and peacocks

Ornate: Sweeping marble staircases and shimmering sofas decorate the palace 

Ornate: Sweeping marble staircases and shimmering sofas decorate the palace 

Arriving in style: The palace looks stunning when viewed from the road 

Arriving in style: The palace looks stunning when viewed from the road 

Art deco: The stunning decor makes for a glittering wedding venue 

Art deco: The stunning decor makes for a glittering wedding venue 

Pulling out the stops! Nick and Priyanka announced their engagement in July, after first being linked romantically in May 2017 

Pulling out the stops! Nick and Priyanka announced their engagement in July, after first being linked romantically in May 2017 

It’s also believed the Jealous hitmaker will be dressed in ivory, Priyanka in red, and that her bridesmaids will don Ralph Lauren ensembles in a nod to the designer clothing the pair wore when they made their red carpet debut in 2017.     

Filmmaker Mubina Rattonsey, who is a long-time friend of Priyanka’s, is believed to be the Baywatch star’s maid of honor.   

Meanwhile, Nick recently gifted his groomsmen electric scooters. The musician decided to give his party of ushers and his best man an unusual gift to mark the special occasion.

Posting a picture of himself next to a pool, surrounded by six Lime scooters, he wrote: “I was searching for a fun way for my groomsmen to be mobile and ready to roll – so I called up my friends at @Limebikefor some help… #groomsmengift #CitrusGotReal (sic)” 

The post — which was a paid promotion with the Lime bike brand — had his three brothers Kevin, Joe, and Frankie, as well as Priyanka’s brother Siddharth, and actor Jonathan Tucker all tagged as each of the scooters, suggesting they will make up his groomsmen.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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