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Everything that went down at Kimye’s wedding

May 26th, 2014


Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, then you’ve probably know that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West got married over the weekend. Not since Kate Middleton and Prince William’s actual royal wedding has there been so much frenzy surrounding two people saying “I do”. Kanye and Kim pulled out all the stops for their special day from couture gowns and A-list celebrity brunches to fireworks and phenomenal performances. But the day wasn’t all love and Givenchy gowns. In true Kardashian form there was a dose of drama. Keeping up with Kanye and Kim’s wedding is a difficult task, but lucky for you I have all the important details.

Pre-wedding bash
Kim, Kanye and their close friends and family attended a special brunch hosted by Valentino himself and held at his home, Chateau de Wideville. Guests were dressed in Valentino and dined on baked sea bass with zucchini, a mix of vegetable tempura and saffron risotto Milanese. Vogue contributing editor Andre Leon Tally blogged the event and said that North West spoke her first word. “Pa” she said looking for her dad Kanye. How cute.


Rehearsal dinner
After the brunch the Kardashian clan quickly changed outfits, because you can’t wear the same out to two events in the same day, duh, and rushed for the rehearsal dinner which was held at the Palace of Versailles. Pink peonies, white and red roses, and snapdragons were decorated throughout the palace and Guests were treated to private tours of the palace. Oh and for entertainment, Kanye got Lana Del Rey to perform, which reportedly cost him a pretty penny. Lana sang three songs including Young and Beautiful and Summertime Sadness. The night ended with a beautiful fireworks display. Remember this was just the rehearsal dinner, the couple had more extravagant plans for their big day.


When in Florence
On Saturday guests were whisked away, by private jet of course, to Florence, Italy to watch the couple say their vows at the Forte di Belvedere.


All Givenchy on
Kim walked down the aisle in a custom made couture Givenchy gown designed by her friend and Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci. There hasn’t been a full length shot of Kim’s dress but we know that there were lace sleeves and sheer paneling. Kanye also wore a custom made Givenchy suit. And of course 11 month old North West wore a custom Givenchy couture gown similar to Kim’s. Because you’re never too young for your first couture dress.

Outfit change
Kim changed outfits for her reception. This time wearing a pearl and crystal beaded Balmain mini dress.


Guest list
Kim’s mom Kris Jenner and stepfather Bruce Jenner were in attendance as well as Kim’s four sisters Kourtney, Khloe, and MMVA hosts Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Other notable guests include John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen, Jaden Smith, Serena Williams, Larsa Pippen, Lorraine Schwartz, and David Blaine.


Kim and Kanye’s guest were treated to an Italian feast which featured Homemade mezzelune pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese, thyme and marjoram, and monkfish fillet in crust of aromatic herbs on a bed of pureed celeriac millefeuille of tropea, sweet onions and vitelotte potatoes.


Kanye made a 20 minute speech which apparently was very Kanye, meaning he went on a mini rant. He called the Kardashians the most “remarkable people of our time” and that they could “make the world a better place.” He then went on to talk about the media’s treatment of the family saying that it doesn’t bring them down.


Music madness
Music had a big influence on the Kimye wedding. Opera singer Andre Bocelli performed while Kim walked down the aisle. John Legend sang his hit song All of Me saying “I am so happy for Kim and Kanye. Kanye was inspired by you, knew he was in love with you, knew you were the one.” The couple’s first dance was a mash-up of Etta James’ At Last and Otis Redding’s These Arms of Mine and ended with Kanye rapping to the crowd.


Where for art thou Rob?

Unfortunately Kim’s younger brother Rob Kardashian did not get to enjoy the festivities. Rob was in Paris earlier in the week but reportedly had a blow out with Kim and went back to Los Angeles before the Valentino brunch. Sources say that Kim and Rob had a falling out over Rob’s weight. Kim was apparently criticizing Rob and his weight saying how he would ruin the photos. Rob then went on to call Kim and Kanye’s display of wealth “superficial bullsh*t” before fleeing the country. Fortunately for us the Keeping up with the Kardashians cameras were around to catch the drama and we can expect to see it on screen in about two months.


No Beyonce in sight
Beyonce and Jay Z were reported to attend the wedding, with Jay Z being Kanye’s best man. But the couple decided to remain stateside and spent the weekend in the Hamptons. Beyonce did however Instagram a photo of Kim and Kanye wishing them a “lifetime of unconditional love.” It’s rumoured that Bey and Jay skipped the wedding to avoid a run in with Rachel Roy, who the couple have trouble with since the infamous elevator video. I guess they should be grateful they made it on Beyonce’s Instagram.

The couple are currently honeymooning in Ireland at Castlemartyr Resort and will stay there until Wednesday.

Congrats Kanye and Kim, you clearly had a glamorous wedding, now we can we all talk about something else?

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