Fairy tale or fake?
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' Aug. 20 wedding could yield $17 million for the bride and groom, her family and E! show producers -- and the festivities were accordingly bedazzled.
"There were rhinestones up the wazoo!" one guest tells the new Us Weekly, out now, adding that the huge affair was "100 percent Kardashian," with a Swarovski-crystal cross at the altar, 200-plus staffers and plenty of TV cameras documenting the whole thing for an October TV special on E!
"It was so hard to take it all seriously," another guest says. Kardashian, 30, even told guests repeatedly "This is our version of the royal wedding!" according to another insider.
Adds another pal: "Everybody felt awkward, like it was all for the cameras and more like a TV show than a wedding."
Still, there were some sweet moments. Although the groom's family "mostly looked appalled by the entire thing," the Humphries brood "cheered when Kim and Kris were pronounced husband and wife."
Chelsea Lately's Heather McDonald tells Us: "Kim teared up when Kris read his vows."
Adds guest Daniel Dejene: "Kim looked so happy to be married!"
For much more on the over-the-top nuptials -- the celeb guests, the $17 million payday, dress and makeup details -- pick up the new Us Weekly, on stands today!