Fans mob Florence fort at Kimye wedding

HUSBAND AND WIFE: Reality-TV star Kardashian, 33, and singer West, 36, leaving their residence in Paris on Friday, ahead of their nuptials. The wedding on Saturday is the first for the groom and the third for the bride.


    May 26, 2014

    Fans mob Florence fort at Kimye wedding


    CURVY reality-TV diva Kim Kardashian tied the knot with her rapper husband, Kanye West, in the Italian city of Florence on Saturday.

    "Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were married in a private ceremony in the presence of family and friends in Florence, Italy," publicist Ina Treciokas said, giving no other details.

    Screaming fans were seen mobbing 16th-century Forte di Belvedere as hundreds of guests gathered for Kardashian and West's sumptuous wedding party.

    It was not immediately confirmed in public that they had been officially married there, with some reports saying they may have done so earlier.

    The couple were married by Rich Wilkerson Jr, a pastor at the non-denominational Trinity Church in Miami, at the Florence fort, according to the United States celebrity media.

    Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sang Con Te Partiro as 1970s US Olympic star Bruce Jenner - Kardashian's stepfather - walked the bride down the aisle, People magazine reported.

    Kardashian's mother, Kris, and sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, were at the event, as well as the couple's 11-month-old daughter, North West, according to the E! network, which carries the reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

    Security at the event was tight, and guests were required to hand over their cellphones and any cameras, according to E!

    Guests at the "Kimye" wedding included Hollywood tennis star Serena Williams, actor Will Smith's son, Jaden Smith, and 12 Years As A Slave director Steve McQueen, according to the celebrity media.

    "It was funny how nervous (West) was," a person identified as an onlooker told People magazine.

    "He clearly knew the gravity of what he was about to do. This morning, he was all smiles. But, as it got closer, you could see that the nerves were kicking in."

    The wedding is the first for West, 36, and the third for Kardashian, 33. The bride was previously married to music producer Damon Thomas in 2000 and basketballer Kris Humphries in 2011.