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Saturday
May242014

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Get Married in Italy

Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage(FLORENCE, Italy) -- The deed is done: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are, finally, man and wife, a source confirms to ABC News.

The couple tied the knot in the Italian Renaissance city of Florence, Italy, exchanging vows in a sunset ceremony at historic castle Forte di Belvedere, in front of a star-studded crowd of 200 guests.

The couple began their wedding celebration at the French Palace of Versailles outside Paris on Friday night. The entertainment at that party included three songs performed by Lana Del Rey. Then, guests flew in private jets to Florence to witness the hip-hop superstar and the reality star, parents to daughter North West, tie the knot. The marriage is the first for West and the third for Kardashian. The couple reportedly chose Florence as the location for the nuptials because North was conceived in that city.

People magazine reports that Rich Wilkerson Jr., a pastor from North Miami, performed the ceremony, and opera star Andrea Bocelli sang as Kim was walked down the aisle by Bruce Jenner. The couple was married in front of a massive wall of flowers.

During ceremony, People reports, the guest broke into applause twice: first at the newlyweds' kiss, and then at the presentation of the bride and groom. Kim's mom, Kris Jenner, was seen wiping her eyes in the front row.

While the wedding went off without a hitch, some Florentines have expressed outrage that the city rented out the historic castle – a UNESCO heritage building -- for a private event. A descendent of the Medici family, which built the fort in the 16th century, says the celebrity wedding puts the fort's historical authenticity at risk.


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