Sunday, August 21, 2011

THREE wedding dresses and a mother of the bride threatening to upstage her daughter: Inside Kim Kardashian's lavish wedding


Here comes the bride: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, wearing a strapless Vera Wang dress, walks down the aisle on the arm of her stepfather Bruce Jenner under a covered walkwa

Kim Kardashian has said 'I do' to her basketballer fiancé Kris Humphries in a beautiful sunset ceremony attended by her A-list friends.

The couple tied the knot at 6.30pm in a 30-minute service watched by their families, and celebrity guests including Ryan Seacrest, Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria, Venus and Serena Williams, Avril Lavigne and Demi Lovato.

Kim's spokesperson revealed the bride wore an ivory custom-designed strapless Vera Wang gown with full tulle skirt, basque waist and hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliqué on the bodice and 'epic' train.

Upstaging her daughter? Mother of the bride Kris Jenner was spotted just before the wedding ceremony in a strapless Vera Wang gown with an over-the-top bow

Covert operation: Members of the bridal party including ring bearer Mason and the groom's sister Kaela follow behind Kim, who was protected by large umbrellas as they make their way to the ceremony

E! - the network behind the Kardashians' reality shows - reported that the bride wore her hair up and off her face.

Her veil remained off her face for the walk down the aisle with step father Bruce Jenner, and included a jewelled headpiece with diamonds that 'dripped on to Kim's forehead,' according E! Online.

It's time! One of the bridemaids, believed to be Kourtney, heads to the covered walkway to commence her walk down the aisle

She wore Guiseppe Zanotti shoes, and exchanged weddings rings with Kris designed by her good friend Lorraine Schwartz, who also designed her stunning engagement ring.

Following the ceremony, the action moved to a separate tent with the bride changing into a second Vera Wang mermaid gown with more Chantilly lace on the bodice and hand-cut organza petals on the skirt, with the reality star expected to change into a third creation.

Dessert for 440 guests: The ten-tier black and white, chocolate and vanilla wedding cake is put in place inside the enormous marquee

Soul singer Robin Thicke introduced 'Mr and Mrs Humphries' and sang his song Angels for the couple's first dance as husband and wife, then Let's Stay Together.

And it looks as though her mother Kris Jenner, 55, may have made an effort to upstage the bride in her own Vera Wang-designed dress.

Kris was spotted talking to staff on the grounds before the wedding wearing a strapless white gown with an over-the-top bow across the bodice.

Following the ceremony, bridal designer Vera Wang Tweeted: 'Wow! @KimKardashian What a joyous, beautiful, magical night! Wishing you and Kris all the blessings in the world xx Vera.'

Celebrity guests: Kim's step-brother Brody Jenner and his girlfriend Avril Lavigne were matching in head-to-toe black

And it appears that Kardashian looked to the biggest wedding of the year - William and Kate's - for inspiration for her bridal party.

Kim's co-maids of honour Kourtney, 32, and Khloe, 27, and bridesmaids Kendall, 15, and Kylie Jenner, 14, and Kris' sister Kaela wore ivory gowns described by E! as 'very Pippa (Middleton)'.

Kris, 26, wore a white peak lapel tuxedo jacket, black tuxedo pants with white shirt and white bow tie by Ermenegildo Zegna.

Here comes the boss! Kardashian producer Ryan Seacrest and his actress girlfriend Julianne Hough waved as they arrived

Designated driver: R&B singer Ciara drove herself to the ceremony

Peekaboo: Kim's former Dancing with the Stars partner Mark Ballas, who is rumoured to have choreographed the couple's first dance - arrived with Cheryl Burke

According to wedding guests, Kris whispered to his groomsmen, included his new brothers-in-law Rob Kardashian and Lamar Odom, 'I'm nervous' as he arrived at the alter, E! reports.

The order of service included an emotional tribute to Kris Humphries' late grandparents and Kim's late father Robert Kardashian.

Kim wrote: '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.'

Excited: Groom Kris Humphries makes his last tweet as a single man before his wedding to Kim Kardashian

The wedding breakfast was made by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck with a starter of buffalo mozzarella and tomato salad, and a choice of hand-formed agnolotti with sweet corn mascarpone and summer truffles, or roast chicken with Yukon Gold potato puree, caramelized brussels sprouts and summer truffles for the main course.

Guests at the wedding were treated to high security measures including metal detectors and having their phones and cameras taken away.

Coveted invite: The 440 guests were greeted by lavish décor and uniformed waiters offering cocktails as they arrived

Guests began arriving at the wedding venue 90 minutes before the ceremony in blacked-out shuttle buses.

The bridal party and family parties have been ensconced at the sprawling estate for hours getting ready.

Bride-to-be Kim left the Four Seasons hotel at 12.30pm to make a short drive to the Montecito venue.

Monochrome: Guests stuck to the black and white dress code requested by the bride

Invite only: Guests arriving on the buses clutched their wedding invitations as they were driven into the property from the Montecito Country Club

Congratulations! Fans lined the streets cheering as the celebrity guests arrived

Kim and Kris have confirmed they will not be honeymooning until next year. Kim was already scheduled to begin filming the second series of Kourtney & Kim Take New York in Manhattan before Kris' surprise proposal in May.

So the couple's first home will be the penthouse suite at the Gansevoort Park Avenue, the NY Post reports.

Friends of the bride: Kim's good friends Simon Huck (left) and Jonathan Cheban (wearing black) were pictured at the Four Seasons hotel before the ceremony

source: dailymail