After weeks of leaks about the wedding location(s) and denials, turns out the insider sources were telling the truth and the Kim Kardashian wedding DID take place at 16th-century Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy.
UPDATE: Here is the first, clear photo of Kim Kardashian’s Givenchy white wedding dress.
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The couple had their pre-wedding dinner in Paris, France that included a guided tour of Versailles, and then Kanye announced the location would move from France to Italy where they got married. This follows Kanye gushing about the location and revealing that their daughter had been conceived there.
Here are some more details about the run-up to the ceremony.
The wedding party started gathering in Paris a week ago, with Kim leading the way and her family jetting in after her and camping out at the Four Seasons King George V hotel.
On Thursday evening, Kim spent some of her waning hours of singlehood making a jaunt to the Eiffel Tower and enjoying a girls-only dinner hosted by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz (the purveyor of Kim’s dazzling 15-carat engagement ring) and longtime friend of the family Shelli Azoff. Sisters Khloé Kardashian and Kendall and Kylie Jenner attended Kim’s “last supper,” as did close pals Brittny Gastineau, La La Anthony, Rachel Roy and others.
Valentino hosted an intimate pre-wedding brunch for Kimye on Friday morning at his Château de Wideville, just outside of Paris. The Italian fashion icon’s guest list was limited to family members, Kim’s close friends Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck and fashion-world fixture André Leon Talley, who spilled all sorts of cozy details (spoiler: North’s a total doll) in a blog post for Vogue.
Hundreds of guests then partied into the night on Friday at a lavish affair at the Palace of Versailles that included horse-and-carriage arrivals, fireworks and a surprise performance by Lana Del Rey. [via E! Online]
Kanye and Kim did the wedding planning. Earlier, Kris Jenner admitted to not having seen the wedding dress. “I don’t know how she looks in it. I’ll see it for the first time when she puts it on at her wedding,” she admitted.
“He really is the most romantic, sweetest person I’ve ever met in my entire life,” Kim said in December.
“Now I have two very special people to live for,” Kanye said last year. “A whole family to live for, a whole world to live for.”
Reps for the couple confirm to E! News that they were married tonight in a private ceremony. Andrea Bocelli sang as Bruce Jenner walked Kim down the aisle.
At the ceremony, a source said Kanye looked nervous: “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.”
Kris responded to the wedding by gushing to the press: “[I’m] beyond bursting with happiness for Kim, Kanye and baby North. Such a magical, romantic wedding! I feel blessed to have my new son and his family as part of ours.”