The Kimye wedding took place on May 24th, 2014. They had been dating for only two years before the big day, and It was on Kim’s birthday in 2013 when she turned 33 that they got engaged. As you would expect for the couple, everything was done on a grand scale. Few places are better to celebrate love than Italy, and the wedding took place in Florence, at the Fort di Belvedere, built in the 16th Century.
Valentino Garavani, the great fashion designer, hosted the couple and their guests for a pre-wedding lunch at his home on the outskirts of Paris, the Château de Wideville. The rehearsal dinner with 600 guests took place in Versaille, at the palace’s Hall of Mirrors, and it is hard to imagine a more extravagant venue than that.
A Wedding Fit For Royalty
There were 200 people at the wedding, and in addition to the many celebrities who attended, there were also some big name performers. Kanye surprised Kim by having her favorite singer Andrea Bocelli sing as she came down the aisle, and Kanye’s good friend John Legend sang for the newlyweds as they took their first dance.
Of course, much thought went into what Kim would wear, and she went with Givenchy. Ricardo Tisci designed this custom made lace gown, and it’s a stunner. As great as the wedding was, married life is even better, and as Kanye remarked in 2019, “It’s heavenly, it’s great, it’s magnificent.”