SPOTTED: Kim and Kanye say ‘I Do’

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West said ‘I Do’  in a lavish Italian ceremony on a  hilltop overlooking Florence, shielded by a 20ft high wall of white roses and peonies as the sun began to set at the 16th century Forte di Belvedere.

Kimye held hands as they exchanged vows in front of 600 guests. However Kim’s brother Rob and Kanye’s best man Jay Z were missing from the celebrations.


The huge floral backdrop was hand made, and is a larger version of Kanye's extravagant Mother's Day gift to Kim
Kim and Kanye were shielded by a huge floral backdrop that was a larger version of Kanye’s Mother’s Day gift to Kim


The bride wore a custom-made Givenchy mermaid-silhouette gown in delicate white lace.

Small panels of a sheer lace decorated the arm and also accentuated her slimmed down waist.


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wedding ceremony in Florence (Courtesy of Instagram)


The backless dress was long-sleeved with a train, while a dramatic flowing white cathedral-length veil completed the look.

The bride’s hair was worn loose and long, with her make-up restrained and flawless.

Kanye wore a black Givenchy suit and baby North also wore a custom made piece from the designer.

Kim’s bridesmaids, her sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie were all dressed in white, although their dresses did not match.

They sat front row next to mother-of-the-bride Kris Jenner, also in white, and Bruce Jenner, who like most of the male guests wore a black suit.


Jonathan Cheban
Kim best friend Jonathan Cheban wore a black tuxedo to the lavish ceremony


Speaking moments after the ceremony, Kim’s mother Kris Jenner told E! News that she was “beyond bursting with happiness for Kim, Kanye and baby North.”

It was such a magical, romantic wedding!” she added. “I feel blessed to have my new son and his family as part of ours.”

Kanye also was caught up in the romance of the day, giving an eight minute speech to guests in which he gushed about his love for Kim.

“I just wanna stop the music a second cos my baby’s coming back with a new dress on. Here she is – Kim Kardashian West,” he said, introducing his bride.


Kim and Kanye posed for more pictures with friends during the reception
Kim and Kanye posed with friends during the reception



After the ceremony the guests sat together on a 70-metre-long marble banquet table – a gift from master craftsman Gualtiero Vannelli who used marble from the Tuscan quarry in Carrara, according to Us Weekly.

The menu included chicken, salmon, steak, tortelloni, strawberry gelato and both rose and gold Armand de Brignac champagne – color-coordinated with pink being the theme.

A towering seven-foot wedding cake of white sponge and white icing with fruit layers, was also on the menu.

Singer John Legend kicked off the  festivities with songs for the happy couple, with ‘At Last’ thought to have been the couple’s first dance, followed by ‘All Of You.’

In a short speech Legend told the newlyweds: “Kim and Kanye. It’s really inspired me to be here.

“All these wonderful people here – it’s a celebration of your love.”

“I’ve seen Kanye with other women,” he said.

“I’m serious… this is a bad speech but I have never seen him as in to someone as he is in to you Kim.

“He was so in to you before he was even with you. He is in love with you. I am so happy to see you two together.”