The wedding of the year has FINALLY happened… Kim Kardashian is now a West and married off for the third time. Kanye has the woman of his dreams and their day was filled with bliss. The first official photos of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s lavish Italian ceremony, that took place on Saturday at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, have been revealed by E!.
In the first picture, the couple look absolutely over-the-moon as they kiss in front of their closest family and friends, standing by a huge wonderwall of flowers, moments after saying ‘I do’ and exchanging their Lorraine Schwartz wedding bands.
Also revealed in all its glory, is Kim’s exquisite wedding dress. The mermaid-silhouette gown that featuring delicate white lace was custom-made by Givenchy Haute Couture.
Small panels of a sheer lace decorated the arm and also accentuated her slimmed down waist. The backless dress was long-sleeved with a train, while a dramatic flowing white cathedral-length silk veil completed the look. The bride’s hair was worn loose and long, with her make-up restrained and flawless.
Guests stood as Kim came face to face with her fiancé, who wore a black custom-made Givenchy suit. The couple gazed at one another as the vows were said under the direction of Rich Wilkerson Jr, a pastor from North Miami. 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. Grandmother Kris held baby North on her lap, while Kourtney had little Penelope on hers. And in the first wedding pictures, Kim’s adorable daughter is seen watching as her parents walk down the aisle after getting married.
Speaking moments after the ceremony to E! News, who film the family’s reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kris said she was ‘beyond bursting with happiness for Kim, Kanye and baby North’.
‘Such a magical, romantic wedding!’ she added. ‘I feel blessed to have my new son and his family as part of ours.’ And Kanye seemed equally ebullient, with a source telling MailOnline he gave an eight-minute speech to the gathered guests. ‘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. After the ceremony, the guests broke bread together sitting family style 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.