First pictures: Kim Kardashian wows in lace Givenchy gown as she marries rapper Kanye

In front of a wall of flowers and a grand piano at Fort Belvedere in Florence 

  • Kris Jenner told E! News she was ‘bursting with happiness’ about the addition of her ‘new son’ to the family
  • Rapper appeared visibly nervous before ceremony, swigging obsessively from a bottle of water
  • Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli serenaded Kim and Kanye with songs including Con te Partiro
  • John Legend then got the party started by playing hits including Ordinary People
  • Guests dined on traditional Italian food with a twist – it was color-coordinated, with pink being the theme
  • Celebrity event planner Sharon Sacks, who masterminded Kim’s wedding to Kris Humphries in 2011, behind party
  • Kim’s brother Rob skipped the wedding, while Beyonce and Jay Z are also did not attend

Kanye West married Kim Kardashian in a lavish Italian ceremony on Saturday – then introduced her to their hundreds of guests as ‘my baby, Kim Kardashian West’.

The multi-million dollar nuptials saw the couple say their vows 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.

The pair were seen standing with their hands clasped watched by rows and rows of their 600 guests – who did not include Kanye’s friends Beyonce and Jay Z or Kim’s brother Rob.

I do: Kim Kardashian tied the knot with rapper Kanye West on Saturday at 16th century venue Fort Belvedere

I do: Kim Kardashian tied the knot with rapper Kanye West on Saturday at 16th century venue Fort Belvedere

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

Mother Kris Jenner walked down the aisle ahead of her daughter, along with baby North, according to TMZ,

 

The big day: The couple said their vows in front of a wall of flowers and stood next to a grand piano

The big day: The couple said their vows in front of a wall of flowers and stood next to a grand piano

Keeping their options open: A cameraman was in shot, so the couple may in fact show the event on Kim's reality TV show

Keeping their options open: A cameraman was in shot, so the couple may in fact show the event on Kim’s reality TV show

Looking good: Kim wowed in a stunning backless dress which showed off her fabulous curves

Looking good: Kim wowed in a stunning backless dress which showed off her fabulous curves

 

So in love: Kanye introduced his bride to his guests as 'my baby, Kim Kardashian West' after they married

So in love: Kanye introduced his bride to his guests as 'my baby, Kim Kardashian West' after they married

So in love: Kanye introduced his bride to his guests as ‘my baby, Kim Kardashian West’ after they married

 

They do! Kim and Kanye, right, say their vows in front of her bridesmaids, in white, and 600 guests

They do! Kim and Kanye, right, say their vows in front of her bridesmaids, in white, and 600 guests

Idyllic: The couple wed in the shade of a tree on the hillside, just as the sun began to go down at the 16th century Forte di Belvedere

Idyllic: The couple wed in the shade of a tree on the hillside, just as the sun began to go down at the 16th century Forte di Belvedere

The wedding spot: The huge floral backdrop was hand made, and is a larger version of Kanye's extravagant Mother's Day gift to Kim

The wedding spot: The huge floral backdrop was hand made, and is a larger version of Kanye’s extravagant Mother’s Day gift to Kim

 

Guests stood as Kim came face to face with her fiancé, who wore a black 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.

Giving their best pout: The happy couple were seen posing in a photo booth at the wedding with Black Shyna and T-Raww

Giving their best pout: The happy couple were seen posing in a photo booth at the wedding reception with Black Chyna and T-Raww

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

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

Celebrations! Fireworks explode above Florence as Kim and Kanye celebrate their wedding

Celebrations! Fireworks explode above Florence as Kim and Kanye celebrate their wedding

 

Late night: The guests partied past 1am, with music blaring around the hillside

Late night: The guests partied past 1am, with music blaring around the hillside

Late night: The guests partied past 1am, with music blaring around the hillside

Kanye West shares video of incredible firework display

 

It's all over: On Sunday, Kylie tweeted this picture from the roof of her hotel writing, 'goodbye' - sources say the guests left in the morning

It’s all over: On Sunday, Kylie tweeted this picture from the roof of her hotel writing, ‘goodbye’ – sources say the guests left in the morning

 

Speaking moments after the ceremony to E! News, who film the family’s reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kris Jenner 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.

Rachel Roy

founder of burlesque troupe The Pussycat Dolls Robin Antin

Lala Anthony

Kim’s girly gang: Designer Rachel Roy wore a suit, founder of burlesque troupe The Pussycat Dolls Robin Antin wore black, as did LaLa Anthony

 

David Blaine

Jonathan Cheban

Snazzy dressers: Celebrity magician David Blaine and Spin City reality star Jonathan Cheban, a close chum of Kim’s, dressed for the wedding

'The gang!' Kim's friends LaLa Anthony, Malika Haqq and Loren Ridinger posed for an Instagram pic before the nuptials

‘The gang!’ Kim’s friends LaLa Anthony, Malika Haqq and Loren Ridinger posed for an Instagram pic before the nuptials

Retro ride: Onlookers were mesmerised by the fleet of luxurious cars which kept arriving

Retro ride: Onlookers were mesmerised by the fleet of luxurious cars which kept arriving

 

John Legend and other celebrity guests arrive for wedding

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.

And as Kim finally relaxed her strict low carb diet, they feasted on traditional Italian food with an ‘innovative’ twist.

The menu included chicken, salmon, steak, tortelloni, strawberry gelato and both rose and gold Armand de Brignac champagne.

The food was color-coordinated with pink being the theme. And the meal culminated with a towering seven-foot wedding cake of white sponge and white icing with fruit layers, reports People.com.

During the ceremony famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli serenaded Kim and Kanye with several of his songs, including Con te Partiro.

Inside the party! John Legend tweeted a photo booth snap of him and Chrissy Teigen with the caption 'Love, love, love'

Inside the party! John Legend tweeted a photo booth snap of him and Chrissy Teigen with the caption ‘Love, love, love’

Khloe's best friends, twins Khadijah and Malika Haqq

Brittny Gastineau and her guest

Not in mourning: Lala joined Khloe’s best friend Malika Haqq, along with Kim’s pal Brittny Gastineau and her guest Simon

 

 

Andre Leon Talley

Common

Fashion meets fame: Former American Vogue’s editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley and rapper Common

Then pop star John Legend took over festivities as the party began in earnest.

A source told MailOnline exclusively that he played At Last, thought to have been the couple’s first dance, followed by All Of You.

And in a short speech he 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.’

The crowd jokingly heckled him as he referenced Kanye’s ex girlfriends.

‘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.’

Girls Gone Wild owner Joe Francis and his pregnant girlfriend Abbey Wilson were amongst those with the golden ticket

Girls Gone Wild owner Joe Francis and his pregnant girlfriend Abbey Wilson were amongst those with the golden ticket

The singer also played Ordinary People, getting the crowd to sing along.

And there was a shout out to ‘the mother of the bride’.

As the dancing began – tracks including Beyonce’s Drunk In Love, showing that there were no hard feelings despite the singer’s absence.

But it was Kanye’s All Of The Lights that got the party-goers crowding the dance floor.

And a magnificent fireworks display lit up the night sky as they danced.

The wedding was organised by long-time Kardashian family friend and celebrity event planner Sharon Sacks – with much direction from Kanye.

Sacks also planned Kim’s 72-day second wedding to Kris Humphries in 2011.

Welcome to Florence: Kylie, Kris and Kendall Jenner waved at fans as they arrived at Fort Belvedere in Florence

Welcome to Florence: Kylie, Kris and Kendall Jenner waved at fans as they arrived at Fort Belvedere in Florence

Sister act: Khloe  is thought to be a bridesmaid and wore her white dress as she and Bruce Jenner arrived at the Fort

Sister act: Khloe is thought to be a bridesmaid and wore her white dress as she and Bruce Jenner arrived at the Fort

Family time: Kourtney Kardashian carried her daughter Penelope in her arms

Family time: Kourtney Kardashian carried her daughter Penelope in her arms

Despite the huge guest list Beyonce and Jay Z did not the couple for their big day.

Instead Beyonce posted a picture of herself in bed, make-up free, before later tweeting a snap of Kim and Kanye’s Vogue shoot with a message wishing them ‘a lifetime of unconditional love’.

And while Jay Z was widely expected to be Kanye’s best man, he did not attend.

Another notable absence was Rob Kardashian, Kim’s only brother.

Star guest: Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli serenaded Kim and Kanye with several of songs, including Con te Partiro

Star guest: Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli serenaded Kim and Kanye with several of songs, including Con te Partiro

 

Arm-in-arm: The famed Italian tenor, 55, serenaded Kim and Kanye with several of his songs

Arm-in-arm: The famed Italian tenor, 55, serenaded Kim and Kanye with several of his songs

 

The 27-year-old sock designer left Paris early on Saturday morning on a flight for Los Angeles.

His decision followed a row with Kim prior to the pre-wedding lunch at designer Valentino’s chateau.

A source told X17: ‘Rob said he was sickened by Kim and Kanye’s display of wealth and clothes and beauty and called it ‘superficial bulls***’ but Kim was pissed that Rob hadn’t made an effort to drop any weight over the past few months.

‘Rob basically thinks Kim cares about him only for his appearance and he said he’d ‘make life easier’ for her and just leave.’

The no shows certainly missed an incredible night, with a mixture of close family and friends, and the pair’s celebrity chums dancing the night away.

In their wedding finery: Guests depart their Florence hotel for the nuptials

In their wedding finery: Guests depart their Florence hotel for the nuptials

In their wedding finery: High powered publicist Tracy Nguyen and her plus one depart their Florence hotel, left, as many guests chose shades of violet for the nuptials

Kim Kardashian's guests

In their wedding finery: Guests depart their Florence hotel for the nuptials

In their wedding finery: Guests depart their Florence hotel for the nuptials

The big day is here: Supermodel Allie Rizzo carried off her floral maxi dress, while other guests chose lilac and a crushed silver

Guests included Chrissy Teigen, rapper Common, Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley, celebrity magician David Blaine, designer Rachel Roy, founder of burlesque troupe The Pussycat Dolls Robin Antin, and Kim’s besties LaLa Anthony and Brittny Gastineau.

One of the first to leave was Kim’s grandmother Mary Jo, who at 78 has herself been married three times.

By 1am the dancefloor was still heaving as music blasted, with MailOnline observing one female guest leaving barefoot as the festivities continued.

 

Kim had earlier arrived at the wedding venue with Mary Jo, shortly after catching a private jet from Paris with her bridal party.

Rapper Kanye West arrived alone about 90 minutes earlier to check up on the preparations.

Kim's wedding guests

Kim's wedding guests

Friends and family: Along with the high profile arrivals, there were also plenty of close relations and old chums

 

An eyewitness told E! News’A convoy of cars arrived at around 3pm local time. Kim was in the first car, which was a Mercedes-Benz.

‘They drove the car right up and her assistant opened the door and Kim dashed in. She looked to be wearing white.

‘Kourtney was carrying her daughter Penelope and her son Mason – in a red-striped outfit – followed behind.

‘Kris Jenner got out of second car wearing a black suit. And she put a big professional camera on a strap on her shoulders. She has obviously been taking professional pictures to remember the occasion.’.

Guests arrive at Florence airport for Kim and Kanye’s big day

Wedding guests

Kim's guests

Kim's guests

Kim' s guests

Men in black: Kanye and Kim’s guests suited up after they arrived in Florence, before heading to the venue

 

Kim's guests

Kim's guests

Kim's guests

Girls on parade: The guests wore a dazzling array of designer gowns for the big day

Sadly missed: Rob Kardashian headed home to Los Angeles on Saturday, after rowing with his family and deciding to skip Kim's wedding

Sadly missed: Rob Kardashian headed home to Los Angeles on Saturday, after rowing with his family and deciding to skip Kim’s wedding

Rob Kardashian arrives back in LA; Skips Kim’s wedding

The family’s entourage carried large dress bags with them as the group made their way in to the venue.

At least 20 SUVs drove into the venue – all with at least five people on board – one of whom is rumoured to be Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber.

MailOnline exclusively reported that scores of excited Bieber fans have waited outside the venue all day – and security have been struggling to contain the crowds.

The idyllic spot: Kim and Kanye said their vows in front of these specially erected walls, which were covered in peonies and roses

The idyllic spot: Kim and Kanye said their vows in front of these specially erected walls, which were covered in peonies and roses

Hollywood meets history: The couple chose to wed at the 16th century Forte di Belvedere

Hollywood meets history: The couple chose to wed at the 16th century Forte di Belvedere

Deliveries included flowers, chairs and a piano; visible is the table in which the 'family style' evening meal of Italian food with a modern twist will be served

Deliveries included flowers, chairs and a piano; visible is the table in which the ‘family style’ evening meal of Italian food with a modern twist will be served

A night to remember: Guests were spotted leaving the venue later that night

A night to remember: Guests were spotted leaving the venue later that night

Guest Jaden Smith was spotted at Florence airport earlier that day – but while he will attend, it is not known if he will be there as Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend despite them being seen in Paris together prior to the big day.

New Slaves hitmaker Kanye surprised Kim by proposing to her on her 33rd birthday on October 21 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

The couple started dating just months after the reality TV star split from ex-husband Kris in October 2011 after 72 days of marriage.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Italian stage is set

A tale of two cities, rivers of champagne, fireworks over Versailles, a fairy tale Givenchy gown, and wonderwall of roses overlooking Renaissance Florence : How Kim and Kanye’s epic two day wedding played out…

FRIDAY: Kim, Kanye and family enjoyed a pre-wedding brunch hosted by designer Valentino Garavani at his home Chateau de Wideville, the magnificent French residence where King Louis XIV used to keep a mistress. On Friday night, the couple hosted a glamorous party with close friends including music producer Rick Rubin and 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen at their first-choice wedding venue the Palace Of Versailles

FRIDAY NIGHT: Kimye welcomed guests to their fabulous reception at the Palace Of Versailles in the iconic Hall of Mirrors. Guests feasted on truffled delights washed down with $6000 bottles of champagne and Lana Del Rey performed three songs, included Kim’s favourite – Young and Beautiful. The evening ended with a spectacular firework display.

SATURDAY: Guests shuttled between Paris and Florence by private jet, with the groom leading the way. Kanye arrived alone around lunchtime to inspect preparations at the 16th century Medici seat Fort Belvedere the couple chose for their ceremony. A 25ft floral wall had been erected at the vista point selected for their big moment. His bride followed a few hours later in a car with her grandmother, Mary Jo, followed by a fleet containing her mother and sisters. Kim was walked down the aisle by her stepfather Bruce around 7pm as Andrea Botticelli sang. The bride wore Givenchy.

And we're off! Kim and Kanye began the wedding extravaganza early on Friday morning. They left their hotel with baby North - and Kris Jenner in tow

And we’re off! Kim and Kanye began the wedding extravaganza early on Friday morning. They left their hotel with baby North – and Kris Jenner in tow

 

Deluxe: The couple celebrated with fabulous fashion friends and family at the brunch hosted by designer Valentino

Deluxe: The couple celebrated with fabulous fashion friends and family at the brunch hosted by designer Valentino

Deluxe: The couple celebrated with fabulous fashion friends and family at the brunch hosted by designer Valentino

 

Designer seal of approval: The elegant brunch hosted by designer Valentino at his magnificent French home, Chateau de Wildeville , a 17th Century residence to the west of Paris

Designer seal of approval: The elegant brunch hosted by designer Valentino at his magnificent French home, Chateau de Wildeville , a 17th Century residence to the west of Paris

Designer seal of approval: The elegant brunch hosted by designer Valentino at his magnificent French home, Chateau de Wildeville , a 17th Century residence to the west of Paris

Khloe Kardashian wears mom’s dress to family brunch in Paris

 

Quick change: By Friday evening, Kim and Kanye changed outfits ahead of the party at Versailles

Quick change: By Friday evening, Kim and Kanye changed outfits ahead of the party at Versailles

 

She's no blushing bride! Kim wore Maison Martin Margiela white tuxedo and Kanye showed off matching cleavage

She's no blushing bride! Kim wore Maison Martin Margiela white tuxedo and Kanye showed off matching cleavage

She’s no blushing bride! Kim wore Maison Martin Margiela white tuxedo and Kanye showed off matching cleavage

Guests have started to arrive for Kimye’s wedding

 

Let the preparations begin: Thousands of flowers were delivered to the Palace of Versailles, the former home of the French monarchy and now a historical building, on Friday morning

Let the preparations begin: Thousands of flowers were delivered to the Palace of Versailles, the former home of the French monarchy and now a historical building, on Friday morning

A venue fit for Hollywood royalty: The vast grounds of the French palace

A venue fit for Hollywood royalty: The vast grounds of the French palace

 

Drum roll please: Drummers in traditional dress look like they are readying themselves for a procession at the wedding party for Kim and Kanye

Drum roll please: Drummers in traditional dress look like they are readying themselves for a procession at the wedding party for Kim and Kanye

Grand arrival! The couple rolled up to Versailles in black cars and were greeted by costumed guards on horseback

Grand arrival! The couple rolled up to Versailles in black cars and were greeted by costumed guards on horseback

Grandiose: The Château de Versailles, is considered one of the most beautiful architectural achievements of 18th-century French art

Grandiose: The Château de Versailles, is considered one of the most beautiful architectural achievements of 18th-century French art

 

 

Meanwhile in Italy... Preparations got underway on Friday at the Fort Belvedere in Florence

Meanwhile in Italy… Preparations got underway on Friday at the Fort Belvedere in Florence

 

Inside Versailles: Kim and Kanye took the stage to welcome guests at their pre-wedding party in the Hall of Mirrors on Friday evening

Inside Versailles: Kim and Kanye took the stage to welcome guests at their pre-wedding party in the Hall of Mirrors on Friday evening. Singer Lana Del Rey serenaded the couple with her song Young and Beautiful

Inside Versailles: Kim and Kanye took the stage to welcome guests at their pre-wedding party in the Hall of Mirrors on Friday evening. Singer Lana Del Rey serenaded the couple with her song Young and Beautiful

 

Orchestra: Musicians, pictured inside the event, wore classic 18th century gowns and wigs

Full orchestra: Musicians, pictured inside the event, wore classic 18th century gowns and wigs

Orchestra: Musicians, pictured inside the event, wore classic 18th century gowns and wigs

 

 

Family affair: Kim was joined by sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie, Kendall and her mother Kris Jenner at the lavish celebration on Friday night

Family affair: Kim was joined by sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie, Kendall and her mother Kris Jenner at the lavish celebration on Friday night

 

Fireworks: The couple put on quite the display for their guests

Fireworks: The couple put on quite the display for their guests

 

Instagram time! Friends, including Jonathan Cheban, couldn't resist boasting about the extravaganza

Fireworks over Versailles: A pyrotechnic show was put on for the couple

Instagram time! Friends, including Jonathan Cheban, couldn’t resist boasting about the extravaganza

 

Make room for the groom: Kanye arrived in Florence ahead of the guests and his bride to check final preparations at Fort Belvedere

Make room for the groom: Kanye arrived in Florence ahead of the guests and his bride to check final preparations at Fort Belvedere

Kanye West arrives at the airport as he leaves for his wedding

'I do' with a view': The 'altar' for the Kimye wedding was set high in the Forte Belvedere so the couple and guests could stare out across the Renaissance city

‘I do’ with a view’: The ‘altar’ for the Kimye wedding was set high in the Forte Belvedere so the couple and guests could stare out across the Renaissance city

 

Wonderwall of flowers: Kanye had a grand piano placed in front of a wall comprised of Kim's favourite flowers, the couple were married in front of it

Wonderwall of flowers: Kanye had a grand piano placed in front of a wall comprised of Kim’s favourite flowers, the couple were married in front of it

 

If music be the food of love: The grand piano was prepared for fame Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli's song

If music be the food of love: The grand piano was prepared for fame Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli’s song

 

On their way: Those guests not lucky enough to have private jets on standby were chartered by the bride and groom between Paris and Florence

On their way: Those guests not lucky enough to have private jets on standby were chartered by the bride and groom between Paris and Florence

Here comes the bride! Later in the afternoon, Kim landed with her family, including grandmother Mary Jo, with whom she rode to the venue

Here comes the bride! Later in the afternoon, Kim landed with her family, including grandmother Mary Jo, with whom she rode to the venue

Here comes the bride! Later in the afternoon, Kim landed with her family, including grandmother Mary Jo, with whom she rode to the venue

 

Important job to do: Kim's beloved stepfather Bruce walked her down the aisle, he arrived with Kourtney's partner, Scott Disick

Important job to do: Kim’s beloved stepfather Bruce walked her down the aisle, he arrived with Kourtney’s partner, Scott Disick

 

Fans eagerly awaiting: Crowds start to swell at the Fort after rumours abound that Justin Bieber is in attendance, he is not

Fans eagerly awaiting: Crowds start to swell at the Fort after rumours abound that Justin Bieber is in attendance, he is not

 

Check this place out! Khloe, Kourtney and Kendall admire the 16th century fort

Check this place out! Khloe, Kourtney and Kendall admire the 16th century fort

 

Ready to go: Kim's friends Lala Anthony, Malika Haqq and Rachel Roy donned black tie to head to the bash

'Too close': The now infamous Met Gala row is alleged to have stemmed from Rachel's 'closeness' to Jay Z

Ready to go: Kim’s friends Lala Anthony, Malika Haqq and Rachel Roy donned black tie to head to the magical sunset ceremony

 

A touch of the opera: Andrea Bocelli arrived with Veronica Berti

A touch of the opera: Andrea Bocelli arrived with Veronica Berti

Traditional touch: A fleet of vintage wedding cars made their way up to the Fort

Traditional touch: A fleet of vintage wedding cars made their way up to the Fort

 

They do! Finally Kimye are man and wife as they exchange vows at sunset overlooking Florence, Kim's stunning lace Givenchy gown drawing gasps

They do! Finally Kimye are man and wife as they exchange vows at sunset overlooking Florence, Kim’s stunning lace Givenchy gown drawing gasps

Fireworks over the Fort: For the second night in a row, Kanye lit up the sky for his love

Fireworks over the Fort: For the second night in a row, Kanye lit up the sky for his love

 

All the Lights: Kanye's hit song featuring Rihanna played as the fireworks went off, and the wedding party sang along

All the Lights: Kanye’s hit song featuring Rihanna played as the fireworks went off, and the wedding party sang along

 

 

Source : Daily Mail

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