Congratulations to arguably the most famous couple in the world right now, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West! The two became Mr. and Mrs. West on Saturday in a massive fairytale wedding the KANYE planned all by himself! Yes, the details were even kept a secret from his wife Kim, whom he blew away…no doubt.
We have ALL of the details for all of you Kimye fans, including pictures of the ceremony, the rehearsal dinner and the bachelorette party! And….the disappointment of Rob Kardashian leaving before the wedding began and the absence of The Carters.
If you were wondering if Jay Z (who was supposed to be the best man) and his wife Beyonce attended the wedding, the answer is NO. But, Beyonce posted this picture in support of the festivities.
Kinda sucks for Kanye not to have him there, but that’s the way life goes.
People reported Kardashian was walked down the aisle by Bruce Jenner while Andrea Bocelli sang “Con te Partiró”; and Kris Jenner was seen in the front row wiping her eyes during the ceremony. Guests reportedly broke into applause twice during the ceremony: first when the couple kissed and when the newlyweds were presented.
The wedding capped off a weekend of extravagant European affairs, starting with a brunch hosted by fashion designer Valentino in Paris on Friday.
The city of Florence (where the nuptials took place) has special meaning to them; Kanye said they conceived their daughter, North, there “among the masterpieces of the Renaissance.
The entire West family was dripping in Givenchy for the big day. Kim took Kanye’s hand in marriage in a white lace Givenchy Haute Couture gown. Yeezy was also in Givenchy, rocking a custom-designed tuxedo and little NorthWest wore a Givenchy dress similar to her mother’s.
The couple exchanged their vows in a “private” ceremony in front of family and friends at the historic Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy.
According to E!, ‘Kimye headed down the aisle Saturday towards a massive wall of flowers (similar to what he gave her for Mother’s Day) at the 16th-century-era fortress atop a hill near the Arno river. Kim’s sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie and Kendall made up her bridal party.
Celebrity event planner and longtime Kardashian family friend Sharon Sacks coordinated the couple’s wedding (who also planned Kim’s baby shower and wedding to Kris Humphries) while a pastor from Miami, Rich Wilkerson Jr. performed the ceremony.
A source revealed to PEOPLE that Kanye became nervous before the ceremony saying,
“It was funny how nervous he was. He clearly knew the gravity of what he was about to do. This morning he was all smiles, but as it got closer, you could see that the nerves were kicking in. It’s common for most grooms. I’ve seen it all before.”
The guest list included a Who’s Who of the entertainment industry (minus Jay Z and Beyonce of course). The couples fabulous friends included mogul Steve Stout, fashion phenom Andre Leon Talley, John Legend (who sang ‘All of Me,’ during the reception), Tyga, Lorraine Shwartz, Scottie and Larsa Pipen, Rachel Roy (who may be the reason Jay Z did not come), La La Anthony, all of the Kardashian’s (minus Rob Kardashian), music legend Rick Ruben, Jaden Smith (who has been dating Kylie Jenner for a long time), Common, Serena Williams, Big Sean, Mos Def, Dame Dash and 600 other people that we are sure are very important.
The guest were flown (by private jet of course) to Florence, Italy the morning of the nuptials, not knowing where they were going or what hotel they were staying at. They were just told to be dressed in black formal wear for the festivities.
The bride and groom arrived earlier that day in separate jets of course. The bride came with her mother.
The shock of the day came from Rob Kardashian who apparently abruptly left Paris on Friday night after getting into an argument with his family and calling them superficial. He headed to the airport and landed back in L.A. around the same time as Kim and Kanye exchanged vows. So sad. It’s been said that Rob arrived on Sunday along with his mother Kris Jenner.
But, by Thursday things went south with Rob and Kim. Allegedly the two got into an argument about Rob’s weight gain (he is said to have gained nearly 100 pounds in the past 2 years). Kim allegedly was disappointed in him for not loosing the weight in time for her wedding. BY THE WAY I DON’T BELIEVE THIS AT ALL. Apparently Rob was disgusted with their ornate display of wealth and refused to go to the Brunch that Valentino threw the couple, as well as the rehearsal dinner at Versailles. He said it wasn’t , ‘His scene,’ and he skipped both events to stay in his hotel room. He called it ‘Superficial Bull Sh**’ and caught the first flight out on Saturday morning. Allegedly he was in tears when he reached the airport.
I just believe the poor guy was so ashamed of his weight gain, that he did not want to be seen by all of those people and he couldn’t handle the pressure. I don’t believe Kim badgered him about his weight at all.
But, before the big day…there was the big rehearsal dinner. Only Kanye West could imagine such a grand event. They ushered guest to the breath taking palace of Versailles. Guest were driven to the entrance by horse drawn carriages and greeted by actors and servants dressed in costumes from the 17oo’s. Then guessed ate passed hourderves (no sit down dinner) that included caviar of course.
Then, they were surprised by a performance by one of the couples favorite artist, Lana Del Rey.
Kanye and Kim made a speech to their guest.
A source told Us Magazine,
“Kanye kept making the cutest remarks to her. He said, ‘It’s amazing to look around this room, there are so manytalented people,'” the source continued.
“Then Kim said, ‘And beautiful people.’ Kanye replied, ‘Yeah, but Kim’s way more beautiful than I am talented.’ It was so sweet — he said a couple adorable things like that. They seemed so happy.”
The night before the rehearsal dinner, Kim and a few of her besties took over the mean streets of Paris!
Her friends including Rachel Roy, La La Anthony, Britteny Gastineau, Robin Antin and a few more, headed to the Eiffel Tower for a Private dinner!
Here are a few more pics from the most ornate wedding we’ve witnessed, besides the royal wedding of course. It will be interesting to see how much this one cost, but were sure most of the bill will be picked up by E! Who filmed everything leading up to and after the vows. Honestly….I can’t wait to watch!
Apparently Kim left her veil at the hotel and it had to be delivered. Kris Jenner posted the picture with the caption “Her come’s the bride. Uh Huh Honey!”