Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wedding: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

Happy Wedding Wednesday... oh no, wait, it's Thursday! ;)

Okay, so this pair didn't exactly have a happy ending... as everyone knows, Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries this week. And lots of rumors came out about how their marriage is a sham and stuff like that. I think we're never gonna know what the truth is, but it is definitely a sad thing as any divorce is. With that said, along with almost everyone, I didn't really think they were gonna last -- their divorce is not a shocker, but the fact that it came so soon after they tied the knot is.

But hey, it's the wedding we're gonna look at, not their marriage.
So, here we go:

Kim and Kris had a much-hyped and overly-lavish wedding in Montecito, California on August 20, 2011 -- 72 days before she filed for divorce.

Her first custom-made Vera Wang gown was a strapless one with a full tulle skirt, basque waist, and hand-pieced Chantilly lace applique on the train and the bodice. Under her dress, she wore Giusseppe Zanotti shoes.

Articles I've read said the dress was gorgeous, but I'm not really a fan -- I think it's, I really don't know how to describe it... too generic? It's like I've seen this kind of dress many times before. What do you guys think?


Her sisters, Kourtney and Khloe served as her Maid and Matron of Honor.

All her sisters wore custom-made ivory Vera Wang dresses that featured flared tulle skirts. They all carried bouquets made up entirely of white roses.

I don't know... I think they took the "Pippa Middleton wore white to her sister's wedding" trend a bit too far.
Perhaps a little hint of color on her sisters' dresses would've been good?


Besides little Mason, my other favorite member of their family is Bruce Jenner, haha!
He walked his step-daughter down the aisle.

Aww, they all looked happy. It's sad that it wasn't exactly the fairytale that they said it was.

I am not a fan of the huge bow on Kris Jenner's dress. You?

I liked Kim's hair and makeup -- I think she looked beautiful and radiant.
Her earrings are undeniably gorgeous, but I'm not sure I like the headpiece.

***Diana and Marisa informed me that wearing a headpiece is an Armenian tradition. Thanks for the info, guys!***

How sad...

Kris Humphries wore an Ermenegildo Zegna white peak lapel tuxedo jacket, black tuxedo pants, white tuxedo shirt, and white bow tie.

Did you guys see Nick Lachey and Kelly Ripa dressed as Kim and Kris for Halloween?!

So funny, I couldn't stop laughing!

Anyway, back to the wedding...

Kim Kardashian Wedding

Their 440 guests were asked to wear either black or white.
I guess the majority went for black.


The aisle was covered with a 196 feet runner adorned with 750 hand-applied Swarovski crystals, featuring the couple's double K monogram on each end and vintage flourishes on the sides. The runner was made by The Original Runner Company.


They erected a grand marquee on the lawn for the reception.

Kim Kardashian Wedding

The marquee featured draped black and white curtains.
Large arrangements of white roses lined the walkway.


Inside, the Old Hollywood-style room was decorated with hydrangeas, orchids, mirrors, and crystal chandeliers.

I think it looks absolutely beautiful!
It must've been more beautiful at night.


For the reception, Kim changed into her second Vera Wang dress -- an ivory Georgette mermaid style gown with hand-pieced Chantilly lace applique on the bodice and a skirt with hand-cut organza petals intermixed with organza sprig embroidery and Chantilly Lace motifs. Kris also changed into a second outfit -- a black peak lapel Ermenegildo Zegna tuxedo, white tuxedo shirt, and a black silk bow tie.

They danced their first dance to Robin Thicke's Angels.

Other details:

Rings: A black gold band with black diamonds for him and a diamond eternity band with more than 15 carats of emerald cut stones for her.

I think her wedding ring is way too over the top. :/

Other jewels: A $2.5 million diamond wraparound headpiece and $5 million diamond drop earrings. And of course, her 20.5 carat diamond engagement ring -- reportedly costing Kris $2 million, but now Kris Jenner is saying it's not actually that expensive, hmm...

Dresses: The first two dresses described above, the second dress also pictured here, and a third Vera Wang dress -- a bias-cut crepe back satin gown with a V-neck and circle skirt.

kim kardashian wedding invitations

Invitation: These came in their own boxes, decorated with hematite crystals and a series of interlocking Ks. They were made by Lehr & Black.


Food: The legendary Wolfgang Puck catered the event.
They served Santa Barbara heirloom tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella, tomato chips, basil and salad leaves followed by a choice of hand-formed agnolotti pasta with sweet corn mascarpone and summer truffles, or roasted chicken with Yukon Gold potato puree, caramelized brussels sprouts, summer truffles and rosemary.

Sounds delicious!


And last, but not the least, the cake:

Hansen Cakes made this impressive six-foot tall cake featuring eight octagonal tiers and alternating flavors of marble cake and chocolate butter creme. The tiers were studded with chocolate chips.
The cost? $10,000!

44o guests
3 custom-made Vera Wang dresses
A wedding that reportedly cost $10 million...
All for 72 days of marriage.

It was undeniably a beautiful wedding, and I know it's her money, but it makes me shudder to think of how many hungry people in the world that $10 million could've fed, how many students that could've sent to school, how many sick people it could've helped...

I hope Kim chooses to go with a simpler wedding next time, and I hope her next marriage works out.

What did you think of Kim and Kris' wedding?

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  1. HAHA i love this post. wait i am getting sick of Kim though! but OMG Kelly and Nick Halloween costumes are hilarious :)

  2. I think it was a waste of money and time. Need I say more?

    Kelly and Nick made me laugh, thanks for sharing.;D

    ***** Marie *****

  3. Keira-- haha, me too, i'm kinda sick of it, but i think now is the perfect time to talk about their wedding, haha. ;)

    Marie-- yeah, true true! it really was a waste. and kelly and nick were hilarious! ;)

  4. Wow, I never actually saw the wedding details (i really don't care) but everyone was twittering about it lol. but WOW, that is one elegant wedding.. so beautiful. But i agree, the dresses look too monotone in colour and design.. I love the layout of black & white.. though too much black reminds me of a funeral >.<

  5. wow, you did such a great job with this post. I personally did not like any of her dresses like you said they are all to generic. I hated the head piece at first but knowing that that's an armenian tradition well i don't quite mind it as much. Anyway great job Mimi :D

  6. I feel exactly the same way. Yeah it's her money and she can spend it how she wants. But 10 Million for 72 days of marriage??? I can't help but think of all the good that 10 million could have done.

    I believe the headpiece is traditional for an Armenian bride so I liked that she included some of her heritage into the wedding.

  7. Jen-- yeah it was such a beautiful wedding, too bad the marriage didn't last. and i agree, too much black for a wedding reminds me of a funeral too. ;)

    Diana-- aww, thank you! i'm so glad you think so. :) and wow, i didn't know it's an armenian tradition, thanks for that info! i guess i don't mind it too much either. :)

  8. Marisa-- yes, her $10 million could've saved a lot of lives. and yeah, i didn't know it was an armenian tradition to wear a headpiece, so now i appreciate how she incorporated that too. :)

  9. I honestly don't know much about the Kardashian's
    but the wedding looked beautiful, I loved the inside
    of the old hollywood style room, amazing!

    but divorce after 72 days? that's crazy and I'm not
    sure what to think myself lol

  10. Peiji-- yeah, beautiful wedding, ugly marriage. :/ and yeah such a shame, divorce after 72 days...

  11. The wedding was absolutely gorgeous! Like everyone else, I've heard enough about it, the divorce, Kim & Kris, ect. lol wayyy too played out already O_o It's sad w/ celebs these days getting married & divorced like it's goin outta style. Hopefully there are still more ppl who agree w/ me that marriage is meant to be forever!


  12. I truly think that money could have gone to a much more worthy cause. And really all they have are strapless over priced gowns and a hideous bow on her mother's dress.

    & black and white..I August? It might take them three years are so for a divorce if they are going through the regular California court...since they laid off a bunch of people in the court system there.

  13. Kris Jenners dress makes me nauseous.. Bruce Jenner is awesome! I agree kim's first dress was a bit generic but still beautiful and the headpiece did spice it up.. the cake looks so yummy!!
    It sucks she filed for divorce after 72 days.. I wish it was like back in the day where divorce was rare.

  14. Natalie-- i totally agree with you! i think a marriage is meant to last forever. at least it's what i hope for myself and for all women out there. :)

    ellie-- yes, it could've gone to a more worthy cause. and i agree with what you said about their dresses, haha! ;)

    Jillian-- the cake does look and sound delicious. it's a work of art. :)

  15. Oh god, I'm all for spending a lot and a decadent celebration, but Kim Kardashian just bores me.

  16. Of course she looked gorgeous, I don't think the woman could ever not, I agree the dress is generic but it is still nice.
    I really love the head-piece its my favorite part, I knew it was a nod to her heritage and I love that.

    I too did not think they'd last...but 72 days that's craziness! Though a hilarious Halloween costume idea came out of it xD (I feel the same way as Natalie, celebrities are going through marriages like water!)

    Nice post Mimi :D

  17. your right, it would be so great to see celebrities having small weddings and giving money to charity instead; particularly since their weddings rarely work out anyway!

  18. Meri-- hahaha! ;)

    SassyAgapi-- it is pure craziness! and yeah, it baffles me how celebrities just get married and get divorced like it's nothing. it's actually sad and offensive in a way. :/

    Many Colours-- haha, seriously! they never stay married anyway. ;)

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  20. Wow!! I didn't know all the details about the wedding! but holy cow! I agree with you on most of points. Everything was just "too much!" Sometimes I wonder if people like Kim ever feel guilty for spending so much for a one day event when they could've probably saved 50% and gave it to people in need. That being said, she was beautiful...however, the all white bridesmaids thing was probably not a good idea.

    Have a wonderful weekend Mimi!!
    A big hug!

  21. Great post! Kim looked very pretty on her wedding day. Too sad that they are divorcing.

  22. I watched the wedding on E! and even then I didn't think it was going to last. Kris just didn't seem to fit into the family. Plus I think he was quite rude to her sometimes. I totally agree with you about her dress, I hate it!! Its just so so generic and is like something you would see on my Big Fat Gypsy Wedding! She does look gorgeous in it though, but I would have opted for the second more fitted dress with the petals. It is a shame it hasn't lasted because she wanted a family etc but I just think she rushed into it and she has said that before the wedding she had doubts but didn't want to disappoint everyone. I totally agree with you, its a shame she hasn't donated a divided 10 million to some charities. She can definitely afford it!! It just proves that having an over the top flash wedding does not make a good marriage. Give me a small intimate wedding any day. Plus its cheaper! The black and white theme is good but I think the guests look like they are at a funeral! Sorry, I'll stop rambling now! I love Wedding Wednesday! XxxX

  23. I loved reading about all this, im just so sad they didn't last longer. Anyway, i love your blog!
    followed sweetie! xx

  24. I personally disliked the whole black and white color theme of the wedding. It made the entire ceremony seem a bit too sterile for my taste.

    P.S. LOVE that Kelly Ripa and Nick Lachey picture - that is priceless! :P

  25. liked the girls' dresses better than kim's.
    and regardless of traditions, i hated the headpiece, but it wasn't my wedding!

  26. I have to agree, I hated her mum's bow on the dress. Awful!

    I'm sure the "more money than sense" rule apples to pretty much everything in this wedding, but hey I guess if you have the money.....

    I also really dislike the wedding cake. For 10k I'd want something really wow, and that doesn't do it for me! Bet it tasted good though :P xxx

  27. I agree about the dress being generic, not really anything overly lavish but I'm sure the total cost of the wedding made up for that.

    What a waste of money, seems like because of a 'celeb' status these people just splurge without any thought.

    Give me an old fashioned, toned-down wedding anyday! It's the vows that count!

    Laura xx

  28. lol, nick lachey and kelly ripa are the best thing about this wedding. that was hilarious!

    i must say, i did like kim's second dress.

  29. Winda- yeah, it is sad. and thanks for stopping by, i'll definitely visit your blog too!

    Reese-- i knoooow! if it was me, i would've felt way too guilty to spend $10million on just one day... anyways, i hope you have a great weekend!

    Miss L-- yup, she did look beautiful!

    Second Hand Rose-- i agree with you 100%! it's sad because it seemed like she really wanted this, but she doesn't even know the guy fully and she had doubts!!! and yeah, watching their wedding special, you could so tell it wasn't going to last or end well. :/

    vivaglam-- thank you! :)

    Erika-- me too, i liked the decor of the reception area but not so much the idea of her guests wearing black and white.

    Elle-- haha, yeah! ;)

    Sarah-- i agree. eventhough i thought the cake was beautiful, i'm not sure it's worth the $10,000 she spent on it. hmm...

    Laura-- they really do! do they not think about the frivolousness of their spending? anyways, i agree with you, i'd rather have a simple and low-key wedding. :)

    Cheryl-- soooo true! and i did like her second dress too. :)

    yiqin-- yup. :/

  30. so sad what happened to her wedding kinda sucks poor thing !!! love your recap on the event your the best !

  31. Curves Ahead Make up-- aww, thanks! :) and yeah, it does suck, for her and for everyone else.

  32. Good GOD he is tall. I guess I never knew! I wish I had the type of money to throw a massive wedding then walk away later so I could do it again ;)

  33. Nikki-- he is! and yeah, i wish i had that money too but even if i did, i don't think i'm gonna have the heart to spend that much on one day alone. :/

  34. Gorgeous wedding!
    Too bad celebs always focus on the details and not working on the relationships. Under the right circumstances poor people can be happy getting married at city hall and still being in love forever.
    He was weird looking anyway, lol!

  35. Venus Loves Virgo-- hahaha, he does look weird! and yeah, it's such a sad thing to see. and as i said before, the way celebs just marry and get divorced like it's nothing is kind of offensive in a way. :/

  36. Well, as a Kardasian, they really know how to blow something out! I personally am not keen on all the white dresses for the wedding party, but shoot, it's Kim and E!'s wedding, they can do what they like, haha! ;o)

  37. Lisa-- hahaha, that's true! ;P

  38. Oooo finally a kim and kris post :P Someone's gotta do it! I am glad she didn't change her name and the KK still stand for Kim Kardashian :P I, like Keira is slowly getting sick of her too :P but I agree with you that her dress is meh. I liked Khloe's wedding dress a lot more. I was surprised that they got married in the first place honestly and well I was right along with a whole bunch of other people out there XD. I did watch this on E! and I thought it was too OTT. but it is kim we're talking about. I don't like her ring too..but she is beautiful tho :) I think Kendall is getting prettier too!! :D Lovely post!!!


    ps OH Nick and Kelly makes me laugh XDD

  39. a!k0-- hahaha, you bet, we're all right! ;)

  40. LOL that pic of kelly and nick is hilarious!

  41. Aw so sad and yet what a pretty wedding. Kind of really dislike her now... :( tragic.
    Loved this post, I hadn't seen all the details. Xo

  42. Laura-Bear-- i'm happy to share all the details i found with you guys. ;)

  43. Oh man, this is so sad. I actually hoped that this marriage would last, but it didn't. What a shame. I feel sorry for her. I genuinely hope she finds real happiness in the future because everyone deserves that.

    I agree with you! This beautiful, lavish wedding went to waste. Thanks for the post though. I love the details. ;)

    Lots of love, B
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

  44. i think she was gorgeous, no doubt. but all that wedding thing was just a show in hollywood, i mean, they earned for photos and stuff more 4 million more than they actually paied for all those stuff...
    stupid and ridicolous it is that they just play with that thing......
    Dolly, xo
    Unicorns, Heels and American Dreams

  45. loved reading your post, nobody has described the epic wedding in such nice detail:)
    lols@nick n kelly haha
    just came across your blog and its interesting;)
    following u now, would love if u follow back:)

  46. Bree-- yeah, i do wish her happiness in the future too. i guess she just has to let go of all the shallowness this wedding showed...

    Dolly-- yeah, i totally agree that it's ridiculous how they just play with the idea of marriage. :/

    Rakhshan-- you're welcome, i'm glad you loved it! and thanks for following, i'll definitely visit your blog too!

  47. Their wedding WAS spectacular. Kim look astonishingly gorgeous in both fabulous dresses. And wow look at that cake!

  48. Jennifer-- yeah, it was undeniably a beautiful wedding!

  49. Wow, their wedding looked absolutely beautiful. (The Keeping Up episode definitely didn't do it justice.) The reception is just breathtaking. It's sad to think that their marriage is over now. I actually thought that they were going to prove everyone wrong. It makes me wonder what really happened between them two. I mean Khloe and Lamar knew each other for a SHORTER period of time but they're still together.

    10 million dollars for a marriage that lasted only 72 days... WHAT A WASTE.


  50. Carrie-- yeah, it didn't! they only showed the wedding about 20minutes before the episode ended. and i agree, i wonder what happened with them and why khloe and lamar seem to be going strong...

  51. Whooa fantastic post. It really was a gorgeous wedding! But what a waste. I think she looked gorgeous, but I do agree about the dress, I thought she'd have something more original. I didn't like that all the sisters dressed in white, I think some colour somewhere would of been nice xx

  52. Misseblog-- yes, some color really would've been nice! and it really is such a waste. :/

  53. Sad to see a divorce, her's or anybody elses
    really. Couples forget a relationship is work and the honeymoon stage will fade. and the question to ask yourself is when said and done do i really love the person standing in front of me?

    I do think Kim's wedding was lovely, but i agree with you, she could of done alot good with that money instead of overdoing her big day.

  54. Dizzy-- yeah, i do think any divorce, no matter who is involved, is a sad thing. although, she kinda saw it coming and yet she didn't do anything about it. but oh well, right?! ;)

  55. Woww awesome post!.. I'm not up to date with celeb news so it's great that u've covered all the details n great pics!... I didn't quiet like the way the cake looked lol but sounds yummmmy!! :)


  56. Alx-- aww, thank you, i'm glad you liked the post! and the cake does sound yummy! :D

  57. Kim looks gorgeous in this wedding dress !!! Cake is awesome :P

    Wedding Themes

  58. Nixon-- yeah, she does look beautiful! :)

  59. Thanks for checking out my blog!
    I LOVE this wedding review--I agree, it was over the top.
    It's a shame if the whole marriage for publicity...

  60. Alana-- you're welcome and thanks for stopping by! :)

  61. I know this post was long time ago , but i couldn't not respond to it. When talking about how 10 millions could have spend much better.. think how many people got paid on that wedding day! The ones who builded the wedding arrea, the florists, waitressers and so on and so on... Those all got paid and could feed their famelies and then they buy something with it - which all good for any countries economy. So actually the really rich people better spend their money than keep in their bank accounts :)Would you personally go buy a lovely dress for yourself or put it to charity, honestly what would you do ?

    Anyhow, the wedding looked lovely. But i personally would love some sparkle of colour here and there in that all black and white themed wedding venue. I loved the headpeace Kim had, but yeah i didn't like her dresses. And it feels like she didn't like them eather as she was so happy to take them off and put something else on. As when you really love something - you don't want to take it off :D

    1. haha, yeah, this was a long time ago. i think it's cool though that you still took the time to comment, so thanks for that!