Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Are Officially Married, Exchanged Wedding Vows in Florence

Celebrity News May. 24, 2014 AT 1:35PM
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are married! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are married! Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage.com

It's official—Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are married! The rapper's rep confirmed the news to Us Weekly shortly after the ceremony, saying, "Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were married in a private ceremony in the presence of family and friends in Florence, Italy, today."

As expected, the couple of two years tied the knot on Saturday, May 24, in Florence, Italy, at the 16th-century Forte di Belvedere in front of their closest family members and friends, including Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, LaLa Anthony, Lorraine Schwartz, Q-Tip, and more.

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The 33-year-old bride stunned during the sunset vows to her rapper beau. The 36-year-old artist made sure Kardashian had the wedding of her dreams.

A source close to West told Us Weekly the ceremony would be a "princess fairy tale for Kim," adding, "Kanye thought of every detail."

Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy
Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy
Credit: AFP PHOTO/FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/GETTY

The fashionable couple's ceremony was only part of the extravagant memorable weekend. After a couple of days of merriment in and around Paris, on Friday, May 23, the couple treated their guests to a brunch at designer Valentino's castle and then held a lavish party at the Palace of Versailles.

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Kardashian and West, who are parents to 11-month-old North West, are set to attend a friend's wedding next and will later embark on their honeymoon sans North, a source tells Us. 

The couple got engaged in an equally lavish way. West proposed to the reality star with an enormous Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring on the eve of her 33rd birthday, surprising her on October 21 in front of family and friends at AT&T Park in San Francisco. West projected onto the stadium screen: "Pleeease Marry Meee!!!"

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The couple were good friends prior to first stepping out together in 2012. West revealed in an interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrest in October 2013, he's always had a fascination with the reality star.

"I just knew I wanted her to be my girl for a long time," West admitted. "I remember I saw a picture of her and Paris Hilton … and I remember telling my boy … 'Have you seen that girl, Kim Kar-dijon?'"

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Kardashian herself, however, didn't think of their relationship romantically at first.

She admitted: "I think you never know what it’ll really end up being like until you try and have a relationship and two years ago we tried and we realized it really does work. But [in the beginning], I was looking at it in such a friend way for so long and he was there to support me and be that friend to really talk about every experience I was going through, so it breaks my heart to look at it now and think I must have been killing him inside when he felt a certain way!"

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This is the first marriage for West. Kardashian previously married music producer Damon Thomas in 2000 and Kris Humphries in 2011, whom she filed for divorce from only 72 days later.

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