Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ Roka Ceremony is Giving us ALL the Feels

After months of speculation about their relationship and subsequent engagement, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas put the rumors to rest, making it Instagram official. However, the announcement is even more special as it is in honor of their roka ceremony held earlier today at Chopra’s residence in Mumbai.

For those who don’t know, the roka ceremony is a pre-wedding ritual performed in the Hindu and Sikh religions during which the families of the soon-to-be bride and groom come together for the first time to offer their blessings to the couple. The tradition is a statement of the couple’s consent and intention to marry each other, after which they are considered engaged. A puja precedes the roka.

In pictures from the event that have now gone viral, Chopra can be seen wearing an embroidered yellow anarkali from designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla with Jonas by her side in a traditional white silk kurta-pajama.

The ceremony was an intimate gathering of close family and friends, including Jonas’ parents, but is to be reportedly followed by an engagement party later today with a roster of A-list guests.

Of the first to wish the couple include Jonas’s father, Kevin Sr., his brother Joe and Joe’s fiancée and “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner.

In an Instagram post with the same picture shown above, Turner wrote, “Wow. First I’m blessed with an incredible future brother-in-law, and now such an beautiful, inside and out, future sister-in-law. I’m so excited to welcome you into the family @priyankachopra. I love you both @nickjonas.”

Congratulatory messages from Bollywood came in the form of a touching Instagram post by Chopra’s cousin and actress Parineeti, as well as tweets from Anushka Sharma, Preity Zinta and Sophie Choudry.

We are currently crying over how beautiful these pictures are. Congratulations to Bollywood and Hollywood’s new power couple, our desi girl and her new fiancé!

By Gabrielle Deonath

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