After months of leading the public on a merry goose chase about their much speculated wedding which would hold in Paris, Kim Kardashain and Kanye West have seemingly decided to flow on a different wavelength by getting married at Florence’s 16th-century Belvedere Fort On Saturday, May 24, 2014.
This recent development was confirmed by Elisa Di Lupa, a spokeswoman from Florence’s mayor’s office, to the Associated Press in a statement on Friday (May 16), adding that the couple rented the venue for €300,000 ($410,000) and a pastor will preside over the ceremony.
The couple got engaged last year October in an elaborate ceremony as West popped the question with a $1.25 Million Engagement Ring at the AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.
As if that was not enough, West also signed a prenup which states that Kardashian is entitled to one million Dollars each year she stays married to him.
From all indications, this wedding will definitely be one of the most lavish and budget-busting weddings of the year, and by all accounts, Kardashian and West have left nothing undone when it comes to spending.
Those lucky enough to be invited were given hand-delivered invites which each cost £600 to make and approximately $125,000 was also budgeted for each of their invited guests.
Meanwhile, Paris has not been totally erased from the plan but rather guests will head to Italy next weekend after arriving first in Paris for another type of celebration before the main wedding.
In a recent interview the rapper revealed his reasons for choosing Florence, he said:
‘For me Florence is the most beautiful European city and one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
‘But the real reason is that Kardashian and I were on the banks of the river Arno last year on our own incognito. And I think that our daughter North was conceived here among the Renaissance masterpieces.
‘It was as if it was our first honeymoon.
Also Jay Z and Beyonce will be in attendance as well as other invited celebrities.