On Saturday 24th May, the beautiful city of Florence played host to some of Hollywood’s A Listers as Kim Kardashian tied the knot with Kanye West.
The hotly anticipated wedding was closely watched by the media who have been scrambling to get even the tiniest juicy information about the nuptials as the build up to the D Day grew.
The lavish ceremony was attended by the couple’s ‘nearest and dearest’ at the beautiful 16th century Forte De Belvedere in Florence, Italy.
E! News reports that the couple’s first dance was to a live performance of ‘All Of You’ by John Legend who attended the ceremony with wife Chrissy Teigen.
The media also got the first glimpse of Kim’s wedding dress last night after a Du Jour reporter took a sneaky photo as Kim made her way into the venue.
The bride of course looked stunning in Givenchy couture and according to reports, the couple’s daughter baby North also wore custom made Givenchy for her parents ceremony.
No surprises there as Kanye West who also wore a Givenchy suit for the wedding is said to have an affinity for the designer and the couple regularly grace the front rows of the designer’s shows.
According to a Mail Online source, guests witnessed an uber emotional reception where the mother of the bride Kris Jenner gave a moving tribute to Kim and Kanye and their daughter but true to form, Kim managed to remain poised throughout (can’t ruin that expensive make up!)
She also reportedly managed to hold it together as her new husband gave an incredible 15 minute speech (15 minutes!!) in which he called his new in laws “The most remarkable people of our time” and declaring he wants to spend “everyday of my life with Kim”.
Even though the Carters weren’t present in Florence to grace the occasion, they got the royal seal of approval from Queen Bey who sent her love to the family from the US.
Another no show was Kim’s brother Rob who took a flight back to Los Angeles Saturday morning after reportedly arguing with his sister about the sheer scale of the multi million dollar ceremony.
After the couple exchanged their vows at Sunset in front of their seated guests, Italian Opera singer Andrea Bocelli serenaded the couple with his songs before John Legend took over the party also performing hits including ordinary people.
Legend reportedly joked about Kanye’s ex’s telling Kim he had never seen Kanye ‘so into anyone as he is into you’.
According to Daily Mail,Kim changed into a shorter dress for the reception as husband Kanye declared ‘I just wanna stop the music a second ‘cos my baby’s coming back with a new dress on. Here she is – Kim Kardashian West.’ Aww, how cute!
The wedding ceremony ended a lavish weekend of festivities which saw the couple taking over Paris first, with a lunch hosted by designer Valentino at his expansive 18th century chateau on Friday afternoon and then an extraordinary pre wedding party at the Versailles Palace in France which used to be the former home of French Royalty, now a historic building.
Singer Lana Del Ray performed some of her songs at the ceremony including what is reportedly one of Kim’s favourite songs- Young and Beautiful which ended with a splendid display of fireworks.
As usual, Kanye did not skimp on any of the finer details as he is known to be very very thorough especially when it comes to Kim.
The fairytale wedding is a culmination of the couple’s magical relationship which has seen West lavishly spoiling his then girlfriend with expensive and sometimes jaw dropping gifts.
The rapper proposed in style to the reality star after hiring an entire stadium and an orchestra to provide background music as he surprised Kim by popping the question in front of their loved ones who all had no idea of what was about to happen.
Here’s hoping it’s third time lucky for baby North’s mum and we can’t wait to see the ceremony in all it’s glory on E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians.