“Everything was paid for or sponsored by brands that wanted exposure,” a source tells In Touch of Kim’s recent Parisian-themed bridal shower at the Peninsula hotel, Beverly Hills. “E! picked up the rest.”
The source claims of the May 24 wedding day, “They realized how much their wedding was costing, so they told E! they wouldn’t allow parts of it to be taped unless the network offered them more than $15 million, which is what Kim got for her wedding to Kris [Humphries].”
Adds the source, “Her mom couldn’t help herself, either. Kris is trying to get them another $4 million for their wedding photos!”
According to recent reports, the wedding is going to be featured in Vogue.
The wedding is reported to earn Kim $21 million total.
“We’ve decided to keep this close to our heart,” Kim recently claimed on Twitter. Noting that, instead of filming the ceremony itself, they’re filming “everything leading up to and after.”
The ITW source continues, “[Kim is] taping everything else so she can get things for free in exchange for the exposure.”