The sweet detail you missed on Priyanka Chopra’s wedding dress

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  • When Priyanka Chopra married Nick Jonas in a lavish multi-day ceremony at the end of last year, her wedding veil was so huge it spawned a thousand memes, so you’d be forgiven for missing out on a subtle detail on her dress.

    The gown was made by Ralph Lauren, which in itself is pretty unique as he’s not your go-to wedding dress designer, in fact he’s only created three wedding dresses.

    It featured a classic fitted silhouette, high neck, and plenty of lace, and also some secret embroidered words.

    Ralph revealed the detail in his internal publication, RL Mag, saying, ‘At Priyanka’s request, eight special words and phrases were incorporated into the embroidery pattern of the coat, including “Hope” and “Compassion,” as well as a Hindu mantra, “Om Namaha Shivay,” and “December 1, 2018,” the date of the ceremony.’

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    The bespoke gown Ralph Lauren created for Priyanka Chopra's wedding to Nick Jonas exemplifies the highest levels of exquisite, meticulous handwork. . Fifteen artisans in Mumbai, India, hand-embroidered the coat with a variety of complex techniques, from fine cording to tulle appliqués and pastiche threadwork inspired by Chantilly lace, for a total of 1,826 hours. Worked into the scrolling floral motifs were 32,000 pearlescent sequins, 5,600 seed beads, and 11,632 Swarovski crystals. The coat was closed down the front with 135 satin-covered buttons and finished with scalloping at the high-cut neck and long sleeves. The strapless column dress worn beneath was embellished with more than two million pearlescent sequins to bring a sense of shimmering dimension to the overall look. . Read more at . @PriyankaChopra #PriyankaChopra #RalphLauren #PriyankaAndNick #NickJonas #RLMag #RL50

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    He added, ‘The placement of the groom’s full name, Nicholas Jerry Jonas, at the front of the coat was mirrored on the back by the names of her parents. (A piece of lace from the dress Nick’s mother wore at her own wedding was also sewn into the pattern.) “Family” scrolled along the right sleeve, where Priyanka has a wrist tattoo reading “Daddy’s Lil Girl…” And, finally, just over her heart, the word “Love” was stitched in ivory thread.’

    This is all the more symbolic that the entire weekend was a symbol of two merging cultures for both the bride and the groom.

    Speaking of the groom, he also had a little something embroidered on the lapel above his heard: My Jaan, which signifies my loved one.

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