From the City of Light to the Cradle of the Renaissance, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding tour of Europe has come to its final destination.
The bride and groom and hundreds of guests have touched down in Florence, ahead of a reported 6 p.m. local time wedding (noon ET). The Florence mayor’s office confirmed the wedding, but few details about the event, almost certain to be a lavish affair, have been released.
The buildup has been unfolding on Instagram and Twitter, as Kardashian and her entourage chronicled some elaborate pre-wedding adventures in Paris on social media.
Tuesday, the couple shopped at Givenchy. Wednesday, they went to the gym. Thursday, Kardashian donned a pearl-covered dress from Balmain and posed with girlfriends in front of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum.
On Friday, guests shared brunch and strolled with designer Valentino in the gardens of his 17th-century Chateau de Wideville west of Paris.
Then came an evening fit for the Sun King: A private tour of the nearby Chateau of Versailles. Crowds of fans mobbed West’s car as it entered the grounds in a convoy of black vehicles, riding up the cobblestone toward the gilded entrance of the French royal domain. People magazine reports that 600 guests — including music execs Guy Oseary and Rick Rubin and Lanvin designer Albar Elbaz — arrived in a convoy of 90 vehicles
Musician Lana Del Rey, said to be a Kardashian favorite, performed three songs during the rehearsal dinner. “It was all French stuff. Pretty much everything was truffled,” TMZ reported, of the dinner. Fireworks — of course — followed.
Preparations and departures for the big day, taking place in one of Europe’s most beautiful and romantic cities, are underway.
On Saturday morning, members of Kardashian’s entourage posted photos from the airport. Jonathan Cheban posted a photo on Instagram: “Early morning with the crew … here we go.” Larsa Pippen, wife of former NBA star Scottie Pippen, posted a picture of a plane full of what appeared to be wedding guests departing Paris.
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SOURCE: USA Today
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