England can keep their princess and their royal wedding; we Americans just had our own royal wedding—the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. The reality TV starlet and her basketball star fiancée tied the knot this past week, after a four month engagement. The dream wedding, held on a private estate in Montecito, California, was one of the most glamorous and star-studded wedding ceremonies seen in years, and was reported to have cost $10 million. Among the 440 guests were Hollywood A-listers like Demi Lovato, Eva Longoria, Ryan Seacrest, and Lindsay Lohan.
The bride wore not one, but three, Vera Wang dresses to the day-long event. The first, an ivory princess gown with a full skirt and Chantilly lace appliqué, was worn a Lorraine Schwartz diamond-embellished headpiece and a cathedral length veil. The glowing bride also wore a pair of diamond earrings to coordinate with her famous 20.5-carat diamond engagement ring. For the first dance, Kardashian reemerged in a mermaid dress embellished with a train of organza petals. Finally, the bride changed into a bias-cut satin dress with a circle skirt that was perfect for dancing the night away.
The groom, NJ Nets forward Kris Humphries, was equally decked out in a Ermenegildo Zegna tuxedo and bow tie, while Kim’s sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie all wore Vera Wang bridesmaids dresses.
Fans of the Kardashian Empire of reality shows have been eagerly awaiting the big wedding day, ever since Kim first showed off her stunning diamond engagement ring in May. The incredible diamond engagement ring, with a center stone of a 16.5 emerald cut diamond and two 2-carat trapezoids, is said to be worth $1 million. The diamond engagement ring soon became famous as one of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings of all time. True to her glitzy personality, Kim chose a wedding band that is equally as sparkly. The diamond wedding band Kris slipped on Kim’s finger at the ceremony was another Lorraine Schwartz design, a 12-carat eternity band said to be worth about $60,000.