LIVE BLOG: Everything You Could Possibly Need To Know About The Kimye Wedding

27 May 2014 by

After months of speculation about their plans, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially husband and wife. The couple, who are parents to baby North West, got engaged back in 2013, but the real countdown to their wedding didn't start until March when Kim and Kanye appeared on the cover of US Vogue in what appeared to be bridal attire. And with that, Kimye fever began. So if you don't want to miss a moment of this celeb-tastic extravaganza (and you really don't), we'll be keeping you posted on the news as it arrives with this (very detailed) live blog...

28 May 2014: Mountain biking in Cork

Kimye are currently on their honeymoon in Cork, Ireland and have been taking in all the beautiful countryside has to offer. They've been heading on mountain bike rides, treks and had enjoyed Guinness at a local pub. Plus they enjoyed a hamper of tarts, sandwiches, apple juice and other treats - all made from local produce

'They only booked the day before. They went hiking and biking as this area is well known for it,' a source said. 'The guide said they had an absolute blast. He took them to the pub afterwards where they had a pint of Guinness I believe. They were very generous with their tip - I was told it was four-figure. There were six of them in the group though.'

27 May 2014: And the first official pictures are in!

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It only happened on Saturday but already we've got a first look at the official photos from the Kimye Wedding - and wowsers! This wonderous shot shows the newly weds walking down the aisle after saying 'I do' with the incredible wall of flowers behind them (and that rather hot pastor). 

But most importantly, at last we can see Kim's Givenchy gown in all its glory. From the sneaky peeks the world had already been treated to, we knew the dress is high-necked and features lace sleeves, but now we've got a closer look at those sheer cut-outs which emphasise the bride's slim waist. And although there's a slight flare out at the knee, the silhouette is sleek and form-fitting. Oh, and Kanye's tuxedo and bow-tie isn't bad either.

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Another snap shows the couple kissing with their arms wrapped around each other and Kim's train showing in all its lacy glory. We've never seen a more perfect matchy-matchy moment. You can see more offical images over on eonline.com.

27 May 2014: The honeymoon in Cork

Kim and Kanye have jetted from Paris to Ireland for a honeymoon in East Cork. The couple are staying at the five-star Castlemartyr Resort, meanwhile little North is being babysat by grandma Kris Jenner. Cue photoshopped snaps of them wandering round the town entourage-free.

27 May 2014: Have you heard about Kanye's wedding present?

Kanye's wedding gift for Kim? A portrait of herself, obvs. The rapper has commissioned London artist Bambi to paint a his new wife to mark the occasion - and wants her to look as much like a princess as possible the artwork.

'It's the first non-narcissistic thing Kanye has done because he specifically didn't want to be in the painting himself,' a source told The Daily Star. 'Kanye has said he doesn't care how much the painting costs. This is likely to be Bambi's biggest sale to date.'

26 May 2014: The Kardashians go sightseeing

Back in Paris, the Kardashian family have been making the most of the last of their wedding break by going sightseeing. The gang have visited the Eiffel Tower again as well as Notre Dame. 'No photograph could express the beauty. It took 180 years to build! #notredame,' writes Kourtney Kardashian on Instagram.

26 May 2014: Kanye's wedding speech is leaked

Kanye West's wedding speech has leaked. In it he describes Kim as the 'ideal celebrity...the ideal art' and the rest of the guests as 'the most remarkable people of our time'.

'They feel like it's okay to put you on the tabloid covers to sell your image, to use you in an SNL spoof. We don't negotiate. We're not like that. We're not stupid. The Kardashians are an industry!' he said. 'We are warriors! There is not one person at this table that has not had to defend us at some point or another' At this table, the combination of powers can make the world a better place.'

7.40pm, 25 May 2014: First look at Kim's second dress of the night

We had heard that Kim got changed (at least once) during the evening, and now we have a first look at her second frock. It's a heavily embellished sleeved dress with a deep plunging V neck. This hasn't been claimed by a designer yet, but it looks to us like it's Balmain. Plus she's posing with Mr Balmain himself, Olivier Rousteing.

7.25pm, 25 May 2014: Here comes the mother of the bride

Kris Jenner is hardly modest when it comes to fashion. She doesn't wear one Chanel item, she wears ten. Thanks to Vogue Italia's Franca Sozzani we have a first look at the mother of the bride's outfit and we have just one word: cleavage. Kris wore a white body-skimming dress with a deep punging neckline.

6.02pm, 25 May 2014: So they weren't just chanting for Justin Beiber

It was reported that crowds were gathered outside of the fort on the off chance they might see Justin Beiber (he didn't show up). But Oliver Rousteing, designer for Balmain, has posted a video of the screaming fans on Instagram so we know they were there to see Kanye.

5.00pm, 25 May 2014: The photo booth Instagrams come flooding in

Judging by Instagram Kim and Kanye spent a LOT of time in that photo booth of theirs. The Instagram flood gates have opened...

2.00pm , 25 May 2014: Finally an Instagram of a dress

Khloe Kardashian posted a teasing picture of the back of, what looks to us, her bridesmaids dress. It's a white body-hugging coloumn dress with simple straps and an elegant slit at the back of the skirt.

1.55pm, 25 May 2014: It's official, Scott Dissick is the sassiest of them all

Seriously, how does he look this dapper after a wedding? Snaps for the LD slippers my lord.

1.20pm, 25 May 2014: Leaving so soon?

Kris Jenner and North West at Florence airport [Getty]

It's not even been 24 hours since the weddings and the Kardashians are already leaving Florence. Kris was spotted at Firenze airport carrying baby North, followed by Kendall, Kylie, Khloe and Jaden Smith. It's a hoods up and shades on kind of day for the Kardashian girls. We've been there.

Sunglasses? Check! Kendall, Kris and Khloe leave Florence airport [Getty]

12.55pm, 25 May 2014: So there WAS a dress swap

The Daily Mail reports that Kanye said: 'I just wanna stop the music a second 'cos my baby's coming back with a new dress on. Here she is - Kim Kardashian West' Kim changed out of her Givenchy gown into another dress - athough no words yet on the label.

12.35pm, 25 May 2014: John Legend's tear-jerking speech

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The singer said in a speech: 'To Kim and Kanye. It's really inspired me to be here. All these wonderful people here - it's a celebration of your love. I've seen Kanye with other women. I'm serious..this is a bad speech....but I have never seen him as in to someone as he is in to you. Kim. He was so in to you before he was even with you. He is in love with you. I am so happy to see you two together.'

12.15pm, 25 May 2014: Phones were banned...

Our source tells us that as guests lined up to enter the wedding on Saturday, they all signed tough non-disclosure contracts as well as handing in their telephones. That explains the lack of selfies from inside the Fort.

Discussing the secrecy of the occasion this morning, poet Malik Yusef, a friend of West’s who attended the wedding said there were “no TV cameras, no cell phones and we were scanned before entering.” That made it a cherished moment “out of the spotlight,” he added. “The media has been venomous about the couple, but people there were full of love,” he said. “You could say what you wanted to say, you could kiss who you wanted to kiss. These people worked like dogs to get here and now they have treated themselves,” he added.

12.05am, 25 May 2014: Let them eat... gold?!

According to our source down on the ground in Florence guests sipped on champagne and one of Italy’s finest reds, the lush, rich Brunello di Montalcino San Filippo Le Lucere, which sells for $80 in the US. This was served with beef filet cooked in the same wine, alongside potato tart seasoned with truffles. Think that sounds fabulous? Other dishes were dusted with flakes of edible gold, an effect which one guest reported made the food glitter, but did not prompt a stomach ache. Thank Yeezus! For more inside details from Florence head right here...

11.35am, 25 May 2014: Take a look inside the venue...

Journalist Sarah Harris posted this picture on Instagram of what she claims is the table settings. If these pictures are real, the decor is klassic Kimye: all white and OTT. For Yeezus sake we hope no one knocked over a glass of red wine...

11.25am, 25 May 2014: Kendall Jenner is the queen of the photo booth

Kendall Jenner practised her supermodel pout at the Kimye wedding, as judging by Instagram she spent a while posing in the photo booth. Anna Wintour, you watching?

10.15 am, 25 May 2014: Who wants to see the Kimye fireworks?

10.05am, 25 May 2014: They had one seriously flattering photo booth

Usually photobooth pictures involve goofy faces, an orange afro wig and clown green glasses. Funny at the time, but not exactly chic. It looks like Kimye had one of the most flattering photobooths of all time, as Instagram is filling with black and white portrait shots.

9.40am, 25 May 2014: Let's talk about this flower wall...

The couple said their vows in front of a 20ft wall of white roses - a bigger version of Kanye's Mother's Day gift to Kim. People is reporting that the floral arrangements come from a shop in Florence, Fiori Della Signoria, and cost more than $100,000. Gulp. 

9.20am, 25 May 2014: Is this the Kimye wedding photographer?

Nick Knight has a long history with the Wests as he was the director of the infamous Bound 2 music video. The photographer has posted an Instagram from the wedding writing "it was a pleasure to be a part of it." We couldn't help but wonder... is he the official photographer?

9.00am, 25 May 2014: Florence woke up like this

It's the morning after the night before, and the Kardashians are already awake and back on Instagram. Here come the post-wedding selfies. Kris Jenner posted a morning snap of her with the man of the night, Riccardo Tisci.

8.25am, 25 May 2014: Andrea Bocelli performs in front of the wall of flowers

There has been plenty of speculation about who would perform. Andrea Bocelli performed a number of songs including Con te Partiro in front of the 20ft flower wall. John Legend also performed and it has been reported that he sang At Last for the couple's first dance.

1:33am, 25 May 2014: Is this the wedding menu?

A picture is doing the rounds on Twitter showing what appears to be the wedding menu. The card shows descriptions of five courses in both English and Italian and is signed off 'Mr and Mrs West'. On the menu? Homemade pasta stuffed with ricotta, monkfish, beef fillet and strawberry sorbet.. followed by wedding cake, of course. Yum!

00:34am, 25 May 2014: Is just us or...

...is anyone else reminded of a certain Duchess? Those lace sleeves, the nipped-in waist, the half-up hair-do, the flowing veil all have us recalling Kate Middleton on her wedding day. After all, there have long been rumours that Kimye wanted a shindig to rival the Royal Wedding's...

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00:13am, 24 May 2014: The first Instagram of the blushing bride

Kim's pal and American business woman, Carla DiBello, has just uploaded a black and white snap to Instagram that appears to show the bride on her Big Day. 'Congratulations to Mrs. Kanye West... Most magical night ever ?? ??????,' Carla has captioned the photo, which shows Kim in white lace with a string of pearls around her neck. Is this Instagram's first shot of Mrs West? >hyperventilates<

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23:45pm, 24 May 2014: Brother Rob 'bails after family clash'

According to TMZ, Kim's brother Rob skipped the wedding after feeling under pressure about his weight. A video has emerged of the star looking less than cheery at the airport in Florence. Oh crumbs.

23.29pm, 24 May 2014: First pictures of the guests arriving have landed

Snaps of the guests arriving at the Florence Forte are starting to come through. The biggest names so far? Director Steve McQueen who wore a blue suit with a skinny tie, and fashion legend Andre Leon Talley who sported a HUGE red cape. See more pictures of the guests arriving here.

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22.35pm, 24 May 2014: The dress is GIVENCHY

WWD have confirmed that Kim Kardashian did indeed wear a Givenchy couture gown to marry Kanye West in Florence today. Her veil and accessories also came courtesy of the fashion house's Italian designer. In true matchy style, the groom also wore a custom wedding tuxedo from Givenchy and even North West got in on the haute couture action with a dress to match her mum's. Read more about the dress here.

22:05, 24 May 2014: First look at The Dress

At last a glimpse at the dress has surfaced! Admittedly, it's not the clearest snap but we can make out lace sleeves (so K-Middy), cut-outs at the waist and a form-fitting bodice that appears to flare out at the knee. And would you check out that veil! Underneath, Kim is wearing her hair loose but slightly pulled off her face. We're big fans. The question is: WHO designed it?

21:43, 24 May 2014: Beyonce sends her congrats

So Beyonce may have been a no-show at the Kimye wedding, choosing to post a bare-faced selfie instead, but ever the lady, she hasn't forgotten to send her well wishes. Taking to Instagram, she wrote 'Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love. God bless your beautiful family' along with a shot of the family taken from their US Vogue shoot. All together now: aww!

18:23, 24 May 2014: It's Official!

According to People.com, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are offically man and wife! Rich Wilkerson Jr., a pastor from North Miami, performed the ceremony and reports suggest Kanye was the typical nervous groom. Let's celebrate with our favourite ever Kimye moment, shall we?

18:20, 24 May 2014: Wintour also snubbed the invite

As well as Beyonce being M.I.A, Anna Wintour was also forced to skip the shindig. The US Vogue editor, who has been friends with the rapper for years, was among the high profile stars to decline an invitation to the couple's lavish nuptials, but a spokesperson for Anna insisted that it was nothing personal. 'Anna had a longstanding family commitment this weekend and sadly had to miss the wedding,' , a source told the New York Post's Page Six. Despite a few snubs, a number of stars have jetted to Italy for the couple's celebrations, including Chrissy Teigen, André Leon Talley, Jaden Smith, Rachel Roy and rapper Big Sean.

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18:07, 24 May 2014: So Beyonce's not there then

Although rumour had it that Jay-Z would be the best man today and he'd be accompanied by his wife, Beyonce has just posted a selfie that suggests she's not at the wedding. In fact, the Instagram snap shows the singer sporting fuss-free braided hair, no makeup and a hardly-wedding-appropriate black vest. And something about the backdrop suggests she's not in a Florence Forte... Is her pared-back look a subtle dig at the Kimye extravagance we wonder?

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5:55, 24 May 2014: Details on The Dress

We've had news that Kim's wedding dress flew separately to the bride on a commercial flight. Meanwhile, our source in Paris tells us Kim's hair straighteners and eyelash curlers were behind at the hotel. Blimey, we don't know how she made it up the aisle!

5pm, 24 May 2014: The ceremony begins

Kim and Kanye's wedding has begun! It's 6pm Florence time and this grainy snap gives us a peek at the ceremony. A picture of the couple's incredible wall of flowers has also leaked on Twitter (below) and shows they've opted for a pianist to serenade them on their big day.

4.15pm, 24 May 2014: Guests arrive at the venue

Guests are starting to move from the hotel to the swanky venue, with the service believed to be starting at 6pm local time. A French guest who declined to be named said all male guests have been asked to stick to classic black tie with no frills. Reports also indicate that Kim went straight from her plane to the Forte and will change into the dress inside the venue. So no chances of a sneaky peek at the dress then.

The firsts guests to share snaps of their wedding outfits are John Legend's wife, Chrissy Teigen and rapper Tyga. Tyga poses infront of a rather fancy statue and Chrissy shares a car selfie revealing her side-swept fringe and bejewelled dress. As she steps out of the car, onlookers see she's dressed in a black, one shoulder sheath dress with a jewelled corsage. There was a thumbs down from the crowd for one woman wearing a fur wrap in the hot evening.

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A source told E! News that Kim arrived at their wedding venue with her grandmother, Mary Jo Shannon. 'A convoy of cars arrived at around 3 p.m. local time. Kim was in the first car, which was a Mercedes-Benz. They drove the car right up and her assistant opened the door and Kim dashed in. She looked to be wearing white,' says an eyewitness. Kourtney was carrying her daughter Penelope and her son Mason--in a red-striped outfit--followed behind. Kris Jenner got out of second car wearing black suit. And she put a big professional camera on a strap on her shoulders.'

Brilliantly, two guests arrived in a bicycle rickshaw, while others arrived in a gold coloured vintage Rolls Royce. Before getting in line to enter, guests gathered for selfies and waved to cheering locals.

As the final guests arrived at 6.30pm the notes of the song Time to Say Goodbye, made famous by Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli, drifted over the ramparts as revellers stood admiring the view over Florence from the ramparts of the fort, glasses of champagne in hand.

3pm, 24 May 2014: Kanye West, Scott Disick and Bruce Jenner land in Florence

The groomsmen are in the building. Kanye West, Scott Disick and Bruce Jenner have all be spotted stepping off a plane in Italy. Read more.

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2pm, 24 May 2014: Steve McQueen's here!

So far, checked in and looking very relaxed, are LaLa Anthony, Fonzworth Bentley, Jonathan Cheban, poet Malik Yusef and film director Steve McQueen alongside his daughter. Guests chatted after descending from their limousines, before heading up to their rooms to change before the big night. The latest report on guest numbers is 220. Guests will be shuttled over the Arno river and up to the Forte di Belvedere. Nice!

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Steve McQueen and Britt Gastineau enjoy their afternoon in Florence [Instagram]

1.30pm, 24 May 2014: Fans wait for Kim and Kanye

Crowds are gathering outside the elegant Excelsior hotel in central Florence for a glimpse of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding guests, who are starting to arrive.

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12pm, 24 May 2014: Security lockdown

Security guards dressed in black suits, black shirts and black ties have closed off a lane running beneath the ramparts of the fort as last deliveries were made. The 60 foot high ramparts, which run round the five sided star shaped fort, form a boundary on one side with the famed Boboli gardens, where beefy security guards were checking shrubbery amid startled tourists.

One security guard is ordering collegues to check all guests with scanning equipment as they entered. 'No phones, no cameras, no exceptions,' he said. 'You have to be very polite and say no phones,' he added.

11.45am, 24 May 2014: Screen of roses set up at Fort

A white v-shaped screen has been set up to shelter a probable marriage ceremony and has been covered in white roses, while a second, grey screen had been set up as a backdrop for a concert, with piles of speakers and lights wired up. Posters put up by the council tell locals that a ban on loud music has been lifted tonight because of 'a social dinner with musical accompaniment'.

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10am, 24 May 2014: Kim and Kanye's guests start to arrive in Florence

Kim and Kanye's wedding party have started to make their way to Florence for part two of the weekend of celebrations. The gang had to rise and shine super early this morning to catch their private jets from France to Italy. The likes of Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing, Kim's glam squad, Rachel Roy, Andre Leon Talley, Kim's sister-in-law Leah Jenner are all on their way - and are of course Instagramming EVERYTHING.

The gang are already making the most of what the city has to offer, enjoying tasty salads and maybe a bit of a tipple. Kimye are due to get married in a Forte in the city later this afternoon. Stay tuned

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24 May 2014: Caketastrophe!

Sources on the ground tell us that Kim and Kanye's giant wedding cake made of gold and cream filled finest French pastry got smashed en route to Florence. A peril of a last-minute country-change if ever we heard one. Read all about it here

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23 May 2014: The Versailles rehearsal dinner

Kim and Kanye surprise their 100 guests (who all arrive in a convoy of 90 black limos at 7pm on the dot) with dinner in Versailles' iconic Hall of Mirrors room. Lana del Rey serenades Kim with her song Young and Beautiful (apparently at the request of Kanye) and fireworks explode into the sky outside! Wow! Read all about it here.

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23 May 2014: The wedding party arrive at Versailles

Kim and Kanye have arrived at the Chateau de Versailles for their tour. Kim's wearing a white satin dress with both a thigh-high split and a super low neckline. She's sporting her hair in a chic updo and dramatic smokey make-up. Kanye's also opted for a very low neckline. The rapper's wearing a camel suit and skipped a shirt for a vest.

Kim's sisters are glammed up with the evening in a series of chic of looks. Kendall and Khloe are sporting floor-sweeping gowns. Kendall's is a navy '90s number and Khloe's is an embellished nude number with sequin detail. They're wearing their locks big and flowing. Kourtney's opted for more traditional wedding attire. She's wearing a pale pink peplum jacket and trousers with rose detail and his flanked by a very dapper Scott Disick. 

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23 May 2014: The wedding guests are dressed for dinner

Kim and Kanye's wedding guests have been sharing pre-evening snaps of themselves in their hotel lobbies dressed-to-the-nines before a night at Versailles. Glam squad member Scotty Cunha's shared a picture of himself with his 'cheri' in the car. She's sporting s nude gown with hair pinned in a retro style. TV presenter Larsa Pipper has opted for a striking pink frock, posting a picture with her NBA player husband and finally producer Joe Francis has uploaded a picture of himself and model Abbey Wilson in matching black looks. 

23 May 2014: Lunch at the Valentino Chateau

The Kardashian brood have now headed to the Valentino Chateau for lunch, get all the deets here

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23 May 2014: Is tonight THE night?

The latest crazy rumour to emerge from the land of Kimye is that the wedding will happen tonight. Yes, TONIGHT! It would certainly explain why the hashtag #lastsupper was being bandied around Kim's friends during her hen party. What's more, wild reports suggest that the Florence element of the shebang is all a decoy created by the Italian tourist board and the actual ceremony will happen in Paris. Confused? Us too. Either way, we'll be sure to bring you all the facts when - and indeed where - it does actually happen so stay tuned...

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23 May 2014: Kim's Parisian bachelorette party

After dinner, Kim and her friends including hair stylist Jen Atkin and socialites Lala Anthony and Brittany Gastinau. The girls dash around Paris to take in all the sites. And as every good hen party should - they take loads and loads of group snaps. The monochrome theme continues, but this time with bonus sparkle. Kim wears a glittering Balmain mini dress with a floral panel and her hair loose and flowing.

'No matter what these girls are always there! #BFFS #OGCrew #ParisNights,' posts Kim. 'I'm so lucky! I have the best friends in the whole wide world! #ParisNights #LastSupper.'

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23 May 2014: Jezebel make a floor plan

The funny folk at Jezebel have put together a hilarious flatplan imagining where the guests will be sat at Kimye's wedding - as there's going to be some tricky positioning. Rachel Roy needs to be sat away from the Beyonce and Jay Z (after lift-gate) and Girls Gone Wild producer Joe Francis needs to be sat.. err.. away from all women.

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23 May 2014: Dinner in Paris

Before Kim's bachelorette party, the star heads for dinner with friends and family at Costes restaurant on the Rue de St. Honoré. They line their stomachs with traditional French fare - frogs legs, snails and souffle. 'You know you're in Paris when this is your dinner! #escargot #doidare?' says Kourtney.

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Kendall and Kylie get fun and flirty while in the restaurant, showing their sistery love and flaunting their best supermodel poses. Kylie shares a snap on Instagram saying 'I love you sometimes'. 

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23 May 2014: Jay Z will be best man

A close family source confirms Jay Z will be best man at Kim and Kanye's wedding. The family member says: 'Beyoncé had to think about it at the last minute, she didn't really want to go, but I think Jay Z's the best man, so he's kind of making her go…'

22 May 2014: Andre Leon Talley jets to Paris

Andre Leon Talley sets off for Paris, sharing a snap of his luggage before getting on the plane. He's hosting a brunch for the wedding party at Valentino's chateau. 'Just two of T.Anthony bags, at the ready, for departure for Kim and Kanye's Wedding weekend in Europe,' he writes on Instagram.

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22 May 2014: More monochrome action at the Eiffel Tower

The Kardashian girls are cause chaos by heading out for a walk to the Eiffel Tower. There are fans trying to take selfies, paps everywhere and massive crowds. Of course the whole brood's sporting monochrome looks again. Kim and Kendall opt for leather numbers and Kourtney wears a polka-dot skirt. Kris is our fave though mainly because her commitment to Chanel chic and decision to wear a J.Lo style chain belt.

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22 May 2014: Kanye's dad Ray West arrives

Because this wedding isn't just about the Kardashians. There's a whole other family involved. 

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22 May 2014: Olivier Rousteing hangs out with Kim

Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing posts a selfie of himself and Kim on a night out, captioning the image '#LOVE'. Is this another hint there's going to be a Balmain wedding dress?

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22 May 2014: Andre Leon Talley arranges brunch at the Valentino Chateau

Reports emerge that fashion journalist Andre Leon Talley has asked Valentino to host a brunch for Kim and Kanye at his elegant Château de Wideville on Friday. Anna Wintour won't be there.

21 May 2014: Kim's BFF Brittany Gastineau gushes about the wedding

The socialite Instagrams a picture of her dress for the event, describing it as the 'royal wedding'. She also tells E! News:  'I have decided on a beautiful Michael Costello gown that is so over-the-top glam—just how I like it. I know Kim will look glowing and dreamy because this is such a special day for the couple and North.'

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21 May 2014: A monochrome night out

Kim and her family hit the exclusive Costes restaurant in Paris. The gang sport matchy-matchy monochrome looks as they enter the venue, teaming them with black veils once they're inside. It seems monochrome is a bit of a theme for the girls' week in Paris - they've all been sporting black and white looks during their stay. Could this be Kanye's influence?

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21 May 2014: The extended family arrives

The Kardashian brood have been joined in Paris by Kim's Auntie Shelli and grandma MJ - who's never been to the city before! Another late arrival is Bruce Jenner, who's sporting a delightful ponytail. Notably absent: Brody Jenner who's rumoured to be skipping the wedding because his girlfriend's not invited. 

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21 May 2014: All the Kardashian sisters hang out without Kim

Khloe Kardashian has shared snaps of all the sisters hanging out with their glam-squad in Paris. The only Kardashian missing: Kim. In the pictures Khloe looks mega-bridal with slicked back hair, big lashes and golden eye-shadow. Could this be a bridemaid make-up test?

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21 May 2014: Venue preparations begin

The Florence Forte is undergoing construction at the moment suggesting the wedding's going to be an extravagant affair. A source says there's going to be extra security and special phones on Saturday guarantee more privacy.

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21 May 2014: Valentino dress bags arrive Kim and Kanye's suite

Four Valentino dress bags have arrived at Kim and Kanye's Parisian hotel. There's no word yet as to whether they contain guest outfits, bridemaids dresses, Kanye's suit or just holiday shopping. We're intrigued.

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21 May 2014: Kylie and Kendall Jenner visit Saint Laurent

Kylie Jenner shares a snap of herself and her sister - both rumoured bridesmaids in a Saint Laurent store this morning. Could this be hinting at the designer of their bridesmaids dresses?

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21 May 2014: The guestlist is revealed

An insider reveals the event's going to be an 'small and intimate' affair with Kim's family, Serena Williams and Beyonce and Jay Z invited. 'It's not going to be a big blowout like her last one,' says the source. 'This wedding is really about Kim and Kanye and people who have known and loved them for a long time. And everyone who is invited just can't wait for the wedding week to begin!'

21 May 2014: Khloe shares sisterly snap from Paris

'Stuntin' on dem hoes in Paris!!!' she writes. Kylie retweets the snap.

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20 May 2014: Versailles officials confirm Kim and Kanye will tour the Chateau

While Kim and Kanye might not be getting married at Versailles, officials from the landmark reveal they'll be taking guests on a guided tour of the landmark. 'Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have decided to let their guests discover the Château of Versailles during a private surprise tour on Friday, May 23, the eve of their wedding,' the say.

20 May 2014: Kendall Jenner shares video from Paris hotel

The video shows her fooling about in her suite before running down the corridors and spinning around in the extravagant lobby.

20 May 2014: Kim hints at her wedding make-up

Kim posts an article on her blog about her passion for bold lashes. 'For events, it’s nice to pair bold lashes with a neutral lip to draw more focus on your eyes,' she writes. Could this be a bridal beauty clue?

20 May 2014: Scott Disick boards a private jet

'Lil nap on plane,' he writes. Could he be Paris bound to meet Kourtney and the Kardashian family?

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20 May 2014: Lana Del Rey will perform? 

Kanye famously proposed to the tune of Lana’s hit 'Young and Beautiful', and now he has apparently secured a live performance from the woman herself. 

20 May 2014: Kim and Kanye hit the gym

Heading to the gym every morning they're in Paris, Kim and Kanye are ensuring they're in ship-shape condition before their big day. 

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19 May 2014: The official make-up artist's revealed

Mario Dedivanovic confirms on Instagram that he is doing the makeup for the wedding.

19 May 2014: Kourtney Kardashian treats herself to a Parisian ice cream

'Some French ice cream is tres chic. #coffeeicecream #inparis,' she posts on Instagram alongside a photo of herself and daughter Penelope.

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19 May 2014: Kylie Jenner reveals her family she's dyed her hair

She says: 'One day I was just like, 'I'm going blue'. They're all really p****d. My mom was like 'you look like a Skittle [candy].'' she told E!. 'I was like, 'I'm gonna have this for two years now that you said that.'' 

19 May 2014: Will Kim wear Vera Wang?

RadarOnline reports Kim will make a 'huge, chic fashion statement' in a Vera Wang dress on her big day. The star wore three of the designer's gowns for her wedding to Kris Humphries. 

19 May 2014: Kim and Kanye go shopping 

The happy couple spend their first day in Paris hitting the city's shops, including Celine and Versace. Kim shows off her killer bod in a leotard and pencil skirt combination.

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19 May 2014: Kris Jenner shares pictures from Paris

Kim's mum Kris Jenner is the first member of the Kardashian brood to arrive in Paris - and the most excited. 'Oh Hiiiiiiiiiii PARIS!!!!! ??? We're HEREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!' she posts on Instagram. 'Love on a merry-go-round!!!! #nightsinparis #herecomesthebride #KanyeheartsKim'

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19 May 2014: Kim Kardashian arrives in Paris

Kim Kardashian arrives in Paris alongside baby North and a whole lotta luggage. She joins fiancee Kanye and the pair grab a couple of ice creams from a Haagen-Daz store before sharing a snap of the Eiffel Tower on Instagram. 'Beautiful day in Paris,' she writes.

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18 May 2014:Kim gets a $550 facial

Us Weekly reports that Kim got a $550 stem cell facial at Lancer Dermatology before leaving for Paris. The treatment includes rose face oil mask, vegan stem cell serum, and an LED light.

15 May 2014: Is the wedding actually going to be Florence NOT Paris?

A spokesperson for Kanye’s close friend Italian fashion designer Ermanno Scervino says the pair won't be marrying in France, they'll be heading down the aisle in picturesque Italian city Florence. The duo have chosen sixteenth century castle Forte Belvedere for the event -oh, and they've also invited a guestlist of 1000 friends. The fort costs more than $420,000 to rent.

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12 May 2014: Kanye gets Kim a WALL of flowers for Mother's Day 

It's made of white roses and Kim stands infront of it in a white dress. So bridal!

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11 May 2014: Kim's bridal shower

The Paris-themed shower is held at the Peninsula hotel in Beverly Hills on Saturday and by the looks of Instagram the highlight of the event wasn’t the canapés or cocktails, but the photobooth for #weddingshower selfies, all in flattering black and white.

10 May 2014: Official wedding invitation leaked

A picture of a gilded invitation is leaked to the press. It tantalisingly says guests should wear cocktail dress for dinner in Paris and that 'details will be given upon arrival' in the French capital on the 24th of May. 

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8 May 2014: Kim goes on Twitter rant

Kim goes on a Twitter rant to clear up some of the rumours. She writes ‘seeing so many different reports not gonna start disputing them all but a few I want to straighten out.’ She then sets out a four point argument to iron out them out... 

5 May 2014: Kim wears Balmain to the Met Ball 

Kim steps out on the red carpet linking arms with Kanye West and sporting a split leg Lanvin number. Cue rumours the label might be working on Kim's wedding dress.

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4 May 2014: Rumours of an LA pre-wedding emerge

A source tells Life & Style magazine: 'Kim and Kanye are now married on paper. They got their license in California over the past few days.' The secretive ceremony is, however, reportedly only for legal reasons, with a lavish extravaganza still set to go ahead in Paris.

16 April 2014: Kim and Kanye hire royal wedding coach

A source tells Grazia: ''Kim and Kanye want their day to be as regal as possible and are studying Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding for inspiration. The coach will apparently spend a week with Kim, Kanye, and the rest of the Kardashian clan in LA, giving them lessons tailored to their 'royal' day. They will also be taught about contemporary etiquette and manners carried out by the modern royal family, as well as putting a British touch to their day with all the formal protocol.'

16 April 2014: Will Kim wear a Balmain wedding dress?

Kim Instagram loads of snaps of her enjoying the French capital with none other than Balmain designer, Olivier Rousteing. Does this mean there's going to be a Balmain wedding dress?

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2 April 2014: Designers pick the wedding gifts they'd buy the couple

From Karl Lagerfeld to Roberto Cavalli, WWD asks loads of our favourite designers pick the extravagent wedding gifts they'd buy Kanye - the list features anonymity, Jeff Koons sculptures and matching monogrammed suitcases.

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23 March 2014: Kim and Kanye cover US Vogue

Kim and Kanye get everyone talking when they finally get their US Vogue cover in March. The couple appear on the magazine in bridal attire - and we're all like 'HELLO WEDDING'! The cover's spoofed by Kim's sisters Kendall and Kylie and James Franco. FYI - Kim's dress is Lanvin. 

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6 March 2014: US Weekly report it's going to be a May wedding

US Weekly report that Kim and Kanye will wed on the 24th of May in Paris. Kim reveals that she and Kanye are planning a much smaller affair than they had originally intended. She tells Ryan Secret, 'As we go along, we're realising we want it to be smaller and more intimate than people are imagining and thinking.' 

16 February 2014: Kimye proposal episode airs on Keeping Up With The Kardashians

We see Kanye get down on his knee infront of Kim and all her family at San Francisco's AT&T Park.

15 January 2014: Kim Instagrams picture with jewellery designer Lorraine Schwartz

Lorraine is the lady who not only designed Kim’s ring when she married Kris Humphries in 2011, but also created the 15 carat masterpiece she now wears given to her by Kanye in October last year. Could this be a clue as to who's designing Kimye's wedding rings? 

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