By now, it's safe to assume you've seen your fair share of photos from Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas's December wedding splashed across your Instagram feed and on magazine covers. But, what you haven't seen yet is the emotional moment the actress stepped into her gown for the first time, which Ralph Lauren's social media so generously supplied earlier this week.
Chopra, who joins an exclusive rank of Ralph Lauren brides (among them only his daughter, daughter-in-law, and niece), wore a custom high-neck, long sleeve creation from the designer for her traditional Western ceremony at the Umaid Bhawan Palace. With a venue fit for royalty, Chopra truly looked the part (a 75-foot veil composed of two types of tulle and all), and the new video posted by her gown's creator shows her having a covetable bridal moment after stepping into the full ensemble.
The Twitter snippet, shared on January 2, reveals a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the frock, including the final gown sketch. In the video, the bride is first seen gaping at her reflection, then appears to tear up from beneath her veil. The video montage also hones in on a few of the gown's subtle yet very sentimental details, like the word "love" and the couple's wedding date delicately embroidered onto the material.
The famed designer praised Chopra in his posts about her gown. "This isn’t about a dress," he said, continuing, "It’s about a woman and a moment. @PriyankaChopra 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."
According to a post from RL Mag, the bride also requested "Hope," "Compassion," and the Hindu expression "Om Namaha Shivay" be incorporated into the gown. The magazine adds that the wedding dress "combined the glamour of a sequin-embellished strapless dress with the romance of a sheer, hand-embroidered coat."
Chopra's tear-inducing ceremony number was hardly made overnight, though—according to RL Mag the stunning creation took 15 artisans in Mumbai 1,826 hours to hand-embroider. Additionally, "worked into the scrolling floral motifs were 32,000 pearlescent sequins, 5,600 seed beads, and 11,632 Swarovski crystals," the design team explained. "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."
Honestly, it would be shameful if the bride didn't cry over a dress this magnificent.