It’s official: the Hollywood lovebirds are now man and wife!
It’s been a long time coming for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West but the two star-crossed lovers finally got married today at the 16th century Belvedere Fort in Florence, Italy as their daughter North West and star-studded guest list looked on.
According to reports, the lavish ceremony was performed by Rich Wilkerson Jr., a pastor from North Miami, and Bruce Jenner escorted the bride down the aisle. Sources say the “Bound 2” rapper was “the typical nervous groom” before saying “I do.” He was seen “swigging obsessively from a bottle of water and shifting his weight from one foot to the other.”
“It was funny how nervous he was,” an onlooker told People. “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.”
According to Us Weekly, Beyonce and hubby Jay Z bailed on couple’s wedding and decided to spend Memorial Day weekend stateside in the Hamptons instead. Vogue’s Anna Wintour also turned down their invitation due to a previous “family obligation.”
The bridal party and their hundreds of guests touched down for the wedding festivities after an extravagant rehearsal dinner at the Palace of Versailles last night.
A spokeswoman at the Florence mayor’s office told People that the couple rented the space for 30,000 euros ($41,000). The total cost of the wedding is said to be around $7 million (People magazine points out that’s enough to pay for 250 “average” weddings in the U.S., according to financial information service GoBankingRates.com) although the couple may get many of the costs back through promotional deals.
Kanye opened up to his mother-in-law Kris Jenner, on her old talk show, and said that he’d had his eyes on Kim all the way back in 2006 when he saw her in a picture with Paris Hilton. Kim and Kanye were first pictured together in 2007 and rumors of them taking interest in each other persisted while the rapper was linked Amber Rose (who once called Kim a “home wrecker”) and the reality star was dating Reggie Bush. The duo officially stepped out together as a couple in April 2012 at a screening of “The Hunger Games.” “KimYe,” as they were quickly dubbed by the media, played coy for a time, but the relationship stepped up a notch in December 2012 when Kanye announced that Kim was pregnant during an Atlantic City show.
This is the first marriage for Kanye, but third marriage for Kim who first wed producer Damon Thomas at 20-years-old and divorced him in 2004. She officially divorced her second husband, NBA player Kris Humphries (remember him and their wedding special on E! network?), in June 2013. Although that marriage only lasted 72-days, the divorce battle took a long 20-months and was finalized just in time for a clean slate as Kim and Kanye welcomed their first child, North, into the world June 15.
Kanye popped the question in October 2013 with a 20.5 carat Lorraine Schwartz ring at AT&T Park in San Francisco as a 50-piece orchestra played. The moment was captured on E!’s “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” of course.
“[Kanye] and I have been best friends for a real long time and just been in each other’s lives and known each other for a long time and I can honestly say that’s just a really good foundation for a good relationship,” Kim told ET in after her engagement.
From their beautiful baby, to Kanye’s “Bound 2” music video that starred Kim, to the Vogue cover that dubbed them “The World’s Most Talked About Couple,” these two’s collaborations have surely kept the entertainment world buzzing. Stay tuned for what’s to come next with these newlyweds!
Check out this gallery of the couple’s cutest moments!
1. A Look Into The Kutest Moments Between Kim & Kanye
We love the love that Kim and Kanye share. Even though their relationship has been tainted by the media's attention, they remain a solid display of true love. Kanye recently put a ring on it, so we decided to celebrate the happy couple by checking out some of these most adorable moments together. Check out Kim & Kanye's most loving and 'kutest' moments.
2. One Big Happy Family
How cute are Kim, Kanye and Baby North? I mean, swoon!
3. Now VOGUE
Kanye is really making his love, Kim Kardashian's dreams come true! She graced the cover of VOGUE, embraced by Yeezy and we're like...aww!
4. Wedding Bells Ringing
How beautiful does Kim look in this wedding dress?!
These two are so in love, it's actually heartwarming!
6. Hugs All Around
Kanye smolders as Kim snuggles into his coat.
7. Stealing A Kiss
The behind the scenes video of Kimye's VOGUE shoot is the cutest thing ever.
8. Car Service
Kim leans back into the car as Kanye looks on.
9. Lean In
These two lovers can't keep their hands off of one another! #Bound
10. Hold On To Love
Kim is pulling her man into her for a passionate kiss.
11. All Of The Lights
Turn up the lights in here baby!
12. Private Jets
Kim and Kanye are almost ready to jet off, that is, once Kim gets in her own seat.
13. A Couple Who Smizes Together...
14. A Smile From Kanye
Kimye look so "Drunk in Love" right now. #WeBeAllNight
15. Smelling Her Shoulders
That's how you know it's real!
16. A Look Between Lovers
Kim and Kanye are so happy, we can't help but be happy for them!
17. Kim's Fairy Tale Coming True
Love her or hate her, Kim is truly living her dream with Kanye.
18. Q Kuick Squeeze From Kim K
Keeps the paparazzi away? Well, not really, but we love it when they flirt!
19. What A Lovely Couple!
Honestly, KimYe are such a sexy couple!
20. This Is What True Love Looks Like
Peep Kanye's eyes after he kisses Kim.
21. A Kouple That Dresses Together, Stays Together
Kanye may or may not be wearing Kim's jeans. Either way, we're here for it.
22. Genuine Smiles
Are always a good sign. Look at these two!
23. Kim Checks Her Man's Tux
Kanye doesn't need fashion help from Kim, but he doesn't mind her improving his already dapper look.
24. That Look You Give When You Know Your B*tch Is Bad!
Yeah, that look.
25. Kanye Loves When Kim's All Dolled Up
"You look amazing," Kanye whispers into his love's ear.
26. The Look Of Love Is In His Eyes
And Kim knows it. Look at that confidence!
27. Kould Get Get Any Kuter?!
We love their casual date looks!
28. KimYe In The Bedroom
Even that's "kute!"
29. Take A Selfie So We Know It's Real
Real couples take selfies, right #KimYe?
30. Yeezy The Protector!
Kim is safe from all paps when she's with her man!
31. Kimmy Squeezes Her Man
And he instantly lights up!
32. We Love A Man That Leads His Woman
Kanye & Kim are adorable together and she totally lets him lead her.
33. What Is This...Velvet?
34. Kissing Kim In Disguise
We'd like to imagine that these two keep things hot by role playing. Kim's playing...her mom?
35. Put Your Arms Around Me Baby
Aren't these two just the kutest?!
36. Kim Reps Her Man With Pride
We love this earrings. So much classier than a tattoo!
37. Kanye & Kim Having A Black & White Moment
Kanye introduced Kim to high fashion....
38. It Ain't Love Until You...
...wear something ridiculous for the love of your man.
39. Kanye's Secret To A Happy Marriage...
Lie to your lady, making sure her self-esteem is at its height, no matter the obvious.
40. KimYe's Kiss
Look at the love all up in Kim's face! We swoon!
41. Even When Yeezy Is Talking About Things We Don't Know...
...we still love the way he looks at her.
42. Ride Or Die
Kim & Kanye are clearly ride or die for one another. Let's hope their marriage lasts!
43. Kanye's Nod Of Approval For Kim
Kanye already knows secret to a successful marriage...YES DEAR!
44. KimYe's Red Hot Kiss
Nothing's better than love laced in lust!
45. Happiness...They Could Model It!
Don't you love how happy these two look together?
46. Kim Gets A Hug From A Gentle Thug
And the result is this sexy snapshot!
47. Kim & Yeezy
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Attend Givenchy Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week, dressed in all black like the omen.
48. The Better To Hear You, My Dear...
Kanye leans in to hear his lady love more clearly.
49. A Real Man Helps...
his woman fix her fashion flaws without complaint.
50. Kanye Loves Kim's Killer Kurves!
And why wouldn't he?! Look at her!
51. A Rose For A Rose
Kanye shows Kim K what romance looks like in Rome.