Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially married! The couple tied the knot at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, on Saturday. Kim wore a Givenchy Haute Couture gown and was walked down the aisle by her stepfather, Bruce Jenner, while the rest of her family — including sisters Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie and Kendall Jenner — stayed close by as she and Kanye exchanged vows. People reports that the ceremony was performed by Miami pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr., while longtime Kardashian family friend and celebrity event planner Sharon Sacks planned the couple’s nuptials. Kim, Kanye, and their guests were spotted arriving in Florence on Saturday morning after spending the previous day in Paris with a gigantic prewedding celebration. The couple arrived in the Italian city separately, while family and friends — including guests like LaLa Anthony, Brittny Gastineau, Jaden Smith, and Jonathan Cheban — arrived on their own flights. Kim shared the first official look at her wedding on Tuesday, showing her first kiss with Kanye.
Not in attendance at the couple’s wedding, however, were Jay Z and Beyoncé. While it was reported that Jay Z would serve as Kanye’s best man, it seems as though the superstar couple skipped the wedding in favor of a Memorial Day weekend trip to the Hamptons in New York. Beyoncé shared a photo of herself on Instagram while in bed, around the same time Kim and Kanye’s wedding took place in Italy. Also missing from the action? Kim’s younger brother, Rob Kardashian, who was spotted touching down at LAX on Saturday after reportedly getting into a heated argument with the bride.
The Kardashian-Jenner clan was in Europe throughout the week to celebrate the festivities and didn’t shy away from sharing loads of photos of the fun on social media. On Thursday evening, Kim celebrated her bachelorette party with girlfriends at the Louvre and Eiffel Tower. Family and friends officially kicked off the wedding weekend in style on Friday with a special reception at the Chateau de Wideville (aka designer Valentino Garavani’s Paris home), followed by a private guided tour of the famed grounds of Versailles. At the Palace of Versailles, Kim and Kanye threw a lavish prewedding dinner that brought out close friends Serena Williams, NeNe Leakes, and André Leon Talley, fashion designers Alexander Wang and Olivier Rousteing, and director Steve McQueen. The soiree also featured a performance by Lana Del Rey, who Kanye hired to serenade the crowd with three songs, including her hit “Summertime Sadness” and Kanye’s favorite song, “Young and Beautiful.” Keep reading to see photos of Kim and Kanye’s European wedding, then take a look back at their road to wedded bliss.
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