Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s Wedding Cake Was Truly Palatial
The 18-foot, seven-story tower sparked habitation speculation on social media.
Cutting into the wedding cake after tying the knot in front of family and friends is probably a moment plenty of newlyweds would like to live in forever. But how many newly married couples can claim a wedding cake that is arguably big enough to actually live in?
Count Nick Jonas and his new bride Priyanka Chopra among the precious few.
Certainly there was nothing diminutive about the celebrations (note the plural) surrounding the marriage in Jodhpur, India, earlier this month of the American musician and the Indian actress. They had two elaborate ceremonies honoring each of their traditions – one Christian, one Hindu.
For the former, the bride wore a custom-designed, hand-beaded, hand-embroidered Ralph Lauren gown (which, the brand told the press, reflected 1,826 hours of work) that was topped off by a tulle veil that stretched an eye-popping 75 feet behind the bride and at one point required the fluffing-and-carrying services of five people. (Yes, the veil fulfilled its destiny and became a meme.)
And if you think that is the height of wedding excess, you obviously haven’t clapped eyes on the couple’s cake at the celebration after the Western ceremony, which towered 18 feet high, according to the Hindustan Times.
The seven-tier cake was designed to evoke the Umaid Bhawan Palace, where the couple was wed and boasted what the wedding planners described to People as a “romantic visual of the couple on the crest.”
To cut the cake, the newly married couple used a sword – and you can watch a video of them taking the first hack over and over on Instagram. (The clip is strangely mesmerizing – the onlooker’s hair flip, the bride’s unheard exclamation.)
The cake followed a wedding meal that combined Indian, American and European foods as well as “the classic with the eclectic,” the planners, from Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla and Motwane Entertainment & Weddings, told People.
Some commenters suggested that the giant cake was tacky and tasteless and insensitive in its excess. But for others, the palatial dessert fed a fantasy.
“I wonder if I can rent out Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' wedding cake on AirBnB,” one person mused on Twitter.
“Maybe they spent their wedding night in there,” suggested someone else.
You’d definitely have sweet dreams, sleeping in a house like that.
Photo courtesy of @priyankachopra