Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you have to admit that the Kardashians are pretty much in world domination right now. And if you are (secretly) loving Keeping Up with The Kardashians, I bet you couldn’t wait for the details on Kim Kardashian’s over-the-top wedding to NBA star Kris Humphries, at a glam private estate in Montecito, California. Well, here they are!
The ceremony was called for 6 pm, but it got underway half an hour late until finally the Humphries family’s pastor, Joel Johnson, officiated the traditional Christian service at 6.37 pm. And in accordance to the Kardashian’s taste for grandness, the altar was shaped as a gigantic cross, made of Swarovski crystals!
Daddy’s Little Girl
It’s no secret that the Kardashian siblings were very close to their father, the late attorney Robert Kardashian. No wonder Kim gave a special tribute to his father in the wedding program book: I so wish my dad could be here today to walk me down the aisle / But I know in a way he is here, and I feel his loving presence all around me / I love and miss you, dad. What’s even more touching, a heart-shaped piece of fabric was cut from one of her father’s signature Tommy Bahama shirts and sewn into Kim’s dress.
A Monochrome Shindig
Kim & Kris’ high-gloss invitations were in black-and-white color and were decorated with hundreds of jet black hematite crystals and a beautiful series of interlocking Ks.
So, can you guess the wedding’s color theme? Black-and-white, of course. From tents to marquees to the table decor, everything was in black and white, giving a touch of 1950s Old Hollywood feel, which was exactly what Kim wanted.
Guests were also requited to wear black and/or white, with no exception.
The Wedding in Numbers
Kim wore three couture gowns by Vera Wang and more than $10 million worth of jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz.
The wedding was decorated by, among others, 50,000 all-white flowers and 300 white candles.
Eleven exclusive pages of coverage was secured by People magazine.
The $10,000 wedding cake’s size rivaled the groom’s height at 6-ft.-tall.
450 guests feasted on four-course meals by famed Hollywood chef Wolfgang Puck.
For the ceremony, Kim wore a custom Vera Wang strapless ivory gown that included a full tulle skirt with a basque waist, and hand pieced Chantilly lace on the bodice and the epic train. Her shoes were by Guiseppe Zanotti. The bride wore a soft bun holding her veil in place, which remained off her face for the walk down the aisle. To highlight her princess look, Kim wore a jeweled headpiece with diamonds that dripped on to her forehead.
Meanwhile, the groom sported a white peak lapel tuxedo jacket, black tuxedo pants with white shirt and white bow tie by Ermenegildo Zegna.
For the reception, Kim changed into a seductive ivory mermaid dress with hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliqué on the bodice, again by Vera Wang.
Later in the evening, Kim rocked a V-neck crepe satin gown with a circle skirt, still by Vera Wang, with her hair pinned back using a diamond clasp.
Do also check out the other dresses: the ivory silk organza gowns that was worn by the gorgeous Kardashian siblings, and the mother-of-the-bride’s bold dress, also by Vera Wang. I have to say, Kris Jenner’s dress (see guests photos above) looked like it tried to outshine Kim’s dress, with the over-the-top bow on the bodice, but hey, it’s a Kardashian affair, of course Momager Kris Jenner wanted to have a bit of the spotlight as well!
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PS. For Kardashian fans who’d like to watch the celebration first hand, don’t forget to stay tune on E! channel for the two-part special Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, on October 9 and 10.