Kim Kardashian, Kanye West wed in Florence
Reality-TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West made it official Saturday, marrying in a lavish ceremony in Florence, Italy.
After a weeklong prologue in Paris, Kardashian, 33, and West, 36, were wed by North Miami, Florida, Rev. Rich Wilkerson Jr. at the historic Forte di Belvedere, People magazine reported.
The bride's mother, Kris Jenner, told E! News after that she was "beyond bursting with happiness for Kim, Kanye and baby North," the couple's nearly year-old daughter. "Such a magical, romantic wedding!" Jenner added. "I feel blessed to have my new son and his family as part of ours."
Stepfather Bruce Jenner gave away the bride, E! said. Her father, attorney Robert Kardashian, died in 2003.
The wedding entertainment included tenor Andrea Bocelli, who performed several numbers including "Con te Partiro," E! said, adding that caterer Galateo Ricevimenti provided traditional Tuscan cuisine and a seven-tier cake.
Vanessa Beecroft Art Installation provided artwork.
Event planner Sharon Sacks -- who had handled Kardashian's wedding shower and her Aug. 20, 2011, second marriage, to NBA player Kris Humphries -- planned yesterday's nuptials, People said, with E! adding that event company Jaulin Decorations was also involved.
The network, which airs the various Kardashian reality shows, had said earlier yesterday that a convoy of cars had arrived at about 3 p.m. local time, with Kardashian and her grandmother Mary Jo in the lead vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz. Kris Jenner emerged from the second car.
Others held the bridal party, with bridesmaids Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Kardashian's half sisters, reportedly wearing black pants and white tops. Kardashian's younger sister, Khloé, arrived, reportedly wearing a white top and white skirt. Eldest sister Kourtney Kardashian, reportedly clad in a red-striped outfit, was next, with longtime boyfriend Scott Disick, their daughter, Penelope, and son, Mason.
This is Kardashian's third trip down the aisle, following her 2 1/2-month marriage to Humphries and her 2000 to 2004 marriage to music producer Damon Thomas. This is West's first marriage.