Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Marry In Italy
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have officially tied the knot!
The "world's most talked about couple," who have been engaged less than a year, married on Saturday (May 24) at Fort di Belvedere, a 16th century fortress in Florence, Italy. The ceremony was led by pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr., with numerous friends and celebrities in attendance, according to People, which also reports that Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sang as Kardashian, wearing a longsleeved lace Givenchy gown, was walked down the aisle by her stepdad Bruce Jenner. The ceremony, E! News reports, was followed by a fireworks show, a performance by John Legend and a 15-minute speech from West.
Those in attendance at the star-studded wedding included Kris Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Jonathan Cheban, Simon Huck, Rachel Roy, Chrissy Teigen, Legend, LaLa Anthony, Lorraine Schwartz, Q-Tip, Big Sean, Rick Rubin and Jaden Smith, among others.
Prior to the nuptials, the couple held an intimate pre-wedding brunch on Friday morning, hosted by Valentino and Vogue's Andre Leon Talley, in Paris. Later that evening they hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner at the Palace of Versailles, where singer Lana Del Rey serenaded attendees with three songs, including "Summertime Sadness."
Other guests at Friday dinner included Big Sean, Tyga, Valentino, Alexander Wang, Andre Leon Tally, Oliver Rousteing, Joel Silver, Steve McQueen, David Blaine, NeNe Leakes and Serena Williams, according to E! News.
Florence holds a special place in both Kim and Kanye's heart. The romantic Italian city is where the couple may have conceived their daughter, North West, according to Florence's La Nazione.
Known as Kimye, the couple has known each other since 2004. They first met while Kardashian was married to music producer Damon Thomas and working as Brandy's assistant. While on the Kris Jenner talk show in August 2013, West admitted that it was love at first sight and since then has "dreamed of being next to her."
"I was in love with her before I even got to talk to her," the rapper continued.
West and Kardashian dated other people between 2004 and 2011. West was once engaged to Alexis Phifer and dated Amber Rose, while Kardashian dated Reggie Bush, Miles Austin, Gabriel Aubry and was also married Kris Humphries.
Kardashian and West were seen in public together in 2012, shortly after the reality TV star filed for divorce from Humphries. The two were spotted front row "hanging out" at Paris Fashion Week in March 2012.
Since then the two have been inseparable. "I love this woman. I'm being with this woman because i love this person and its worth it to me," West told Kris Jenner.
The couple closed the year by announcing that they were expecting their first baby. 'Ye shouted out "my baby mama" at his show in Atlantic City, N.J., on Dec. 30. Kardashian gave birth to a healthy baby girl, North West, on June 15 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
In October 2013, 'Ye surprised Kardashian on her 33rd birthday and proposed to her before her family and friends at San Francisco's AT&T Park. With an orchestra playing, he popped the question and a gorgeous 15-carat diamond ring.