Somewhat surprisingly, our efforts spent trolling the internet this weekend for any leaked photos from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Italian wedding were remarkably unsuccessful. There were bachelorette party Instagrams and rehearsal dinner shots galore, but Kimye’s guests did an honorable job at upholding their nondisclosure agreements.
But secrets only remain so for so long: E! News, which has been running Keeping Up With the Kardashians since 2007, revealed their exclusive first look at the ceremony this morning. In it, Kardashian’s custom-made Givenchy Haute Couture lace gown is in full view—and it’s a modest, stunning take on the traditional white bridal dress.
E! News also revealed shots from the couple’s lavish reception, which reportedly included a four-course meal, a seven-tiered wedding cake and a short, custom Balmain dress. While those photos didn’t leak, West’s 20-minute speech did. The 36-year-old rapper went beyond toasting his lady love, instead rambling on about the culture of celebrity, referring to the Kardashians as an "industry."
He told his guests: "They feel like it’s okay to put you on the tabloid covers to sell your image, to use you in an SNL spoof. We don’t negotiate. We’re not like that. We’re not stupid."
Now, the couple has jetted from Florence to their honeymoon in Cork, Ireland where they’re staying at a five-star resort and have been spotted wandering sans entourage.
In the words of the Grateful Dead, what a long, strange trip it’s been.
For your Instagram guide to this weekend’s #KimyeWedding, click here.