As you know, Grazia HQ has spent a good part of 2011 overcome with Bride Fever – and this weekend, our ears were ringing with wedding bells once again. Oh yes, after a tremendous build-up of hype and hysteria, Kim Kardashian tied the knot on Saturday and, as we excitedly predicted last week, there was enough glitz and glam to put the Royal Wedding in the shade (almost).
Celebrating with $400,000 worth of Perrier Jouet Champagne and feasting on a 6ft, TEN-tiered wedding cake, Kim and Kris were crowned Hollywood royalty during a lavish private ceremony in California. As we guessed, the colour scheme was strictly monochrome – white chairs lined a black and white carpeted aisle under an enormous white canopy, while the 450+ guests, including Eva Longoria and Lindsay Lohan, were instructed to wear only black and white. *ahem* no prizes for guessing who tried to upstage the bride...
Yikes, did LiLo come as Barbara Windsor?!
But we digress. Back to Kimmy K, she hasn't yet treated her adoring public to a horse-drawn parade, and there was no quick-kiss-on-the-balcony, but THERE. IS. A. VIDEO. Oh yes. The tantalising footage [scroll down to watch] shows the blushing bride walking up the aisle on the arm of her stepfather Bruce Jenner to meet her baseballer beau who's spruced up in a white Ermenegildo Zegna tux. Ooh, dentist chic, anyone?
As yet, we haven’t had a head-to-toe view of The Dress – expect for this blurry shot taken by a sneaky pap from thousands of feet in the air – but Detective Grazia Daily has deciphered that it’s full, frothy and just as fabulous as we’d hoped. We’ve also received juicy reports that the ivory creation, designed by Kim's long-time designer pal Vera Wang with a cool $500,000 price tag, features a strapless basque covered in chantilly lace and a swooping train.
We also know that Kimmy wore her hair up in an elegant bun, from which a veil was fixed, and she sported an Elizabeth Taylor-esque jewelled headband with diamonds dripping on to her forehead (hmm, it's not a roller disco, love).
Meanwhile, co-maids of honour Khloe and Kourtney were trussed up in near-identical Vera Wang gowns, bridesmaids Kylie and Kendall also wore white and mother of the bride Kris embellished her frock with a ginormous bow to make a matchy-matchy Kardashian Klan of golden-hued, raven-haired Barbie-a-likes. See:
As for the rings, the couple swapped Lorraine Schwartz wedding bands worth $1 million (bought at a discounted rate, obvs) to match Kim’s ridonkulous engagement rock.
Also romantik: the Humpries are set to rake in $17.9 million from their union. While most weddings lead to a bank account black hole, K-Dash has already bagged squillions for the airing of a four-hour, two-part telly show, Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event. She’s also pocketed several pennies for selling exclusive wedding pictures to People magazine, not to mention $100,000 for the images from her bridal shower that OK! Magazine have scooped up. What a business savvy bride she is!
So feast your eyes on the video below then do tell: is the Kar-Fash-ian wedding too flash or so fab? Over to you, peeps!
- Jessica Vince