How does Kimye's nuptials measure up on the grand celebrity wedding scale?
The celebrity wedding of the decade is over as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are now officially husband and wife after tying the knot on Saturday May 25th, in a suitably spectacular ceremony in Florence Italy. By all accounts the wedding was a lavish affair but now it's all over, just how does Kim and Kanye’s wedding measure up to some other famous nuptials? Are Kimye really the most extravagant of them all?
Kim and Kanye married on May 25th 2014
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (2014)
Venue: The couple were married at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence Italy. The picturesque renaissance fortress cost the couple $420,000 to rent for the occasion, with the city’s mayor saying the money would be spent "helping fund restorations of Florence's art treasures." The Guests: There were reportedly 200 guests on hand to witness Kimye take their vows, including John Legend, Serena Williams and Vogue’s André Leon Talley, but not Beyonce and Jay-Z. The Dress: Kim wore a lace Givenchy gown with a very, very long veil, while daughter North reportedly wore a matching replica dress. Cost: Right now the cost of the Kimye wedding has been estimated at $2.8million, but that doesn't include all the prior festivities or the guest's flights which could bring the total to around the $10 million mark.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones (2000)
Venue: Catherine and Michael opted to stay local using New York’s Plaza Hotel as their wedding venue. The Guest: The Douglas’s big day was as star studded as you’d expect with 350 guests including A-listers, Goldie Hawn, Jack Nicholson and Meg Ryan, oh also Mick Hucknall was there. The Dress: Catherine wore an elegant Christian Lacroix gown made from antique Chantilly lace which she accessorised with a tiara and veil. Cost: A budget friendly $1.5million.
Tom and Katie married in Italy in 2006
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (2006)
Venue: TomKat, as they were known, tied the knot fairytale style in Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy. The couple married in a Scientology ceremony which lasted only 15 minutes! The Guests: Around 150 guests attended Tom and Katie’s wedding, including Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith and wife Jada along with David and Victoria Beckham. The Dress: For her big day. Katie wore a custom Georgio Armani gown which was beaded all-over with Swarovski crystals, and trimmed with tulle and lace. Cost: A pricey, $3.5million.
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