The newlyweds were given quite a welcome Aug. 31 at an over-the-top bash thrown to welcome them to New York City — and HollywoodLife.com was there for the entire spectacle!
All eyes were on Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries as they celebrated their sexy nuptials — again — in the Big Apple, and they did it in a way only a Kardashian couple could. We’re talking bondage-inspired violinists, acrobats and feathered palm trees!
The party, dubbed an evening of “style and glamour,” was thrown by Kim’s friend, Niche Media founder Jason Binn, and celebrity wedding and party planner Colin Cowie. It was held at Capitale, an event space located in a building built in 1895 in lower Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood.
Aside from Kim’s older sister Kourtney and her partner Scott Disick, guests included the star of VH1’s Lala’s Full Court Life, Lala Vasquez; boybander-turned-SiriusXM host Lance Bass; Spin Crowd stars Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck; socialite Tinsley Mortimer; The Real Housewives of New York City stars Alex McCord, Simon van Kempen, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer; Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey; Fox News’ Greta van Susteren; celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch, boxer Eric Kelly; and the stars of NBC New York’s Moms & The City, Raina Seitel-Gittlin, Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein. And a seemingly random celebrity guest? Musical mastermind Paul Shaffer from The Late Show With David Letterman.
Party-goers began arriving around 7 p.m., and filled Capitale’s massive 4,000-square-foot space, which has a 65-foot high ceiling! While guests waited for Kim and Kris to arrive — which they eventually did around 9:15 p.m. — waiters served hors d’oeuvres, including tuna tartar and crabcakes. Two bars for non-VIP partygoers were set up along the space’s east side, while a closed-off VIP area, with seating and tables, lined the west side of the space. In the center, a dance floor and banquettes. There was even an Avion tequila bar, also in the VIP area.
When Kim and Kris arrived, Kris walked ahead of her down the red carpet, while she took additional photos. Then Kim and Kris, flanked by Kourtney, Jason Binn, and Colin Cowie, appeared on the mezzanine. A spotlight shone on them — a camera crew was capturing every moment — and Jason welcomed them.
Kim said, “Let’s party New York!” before Kris grabbed the mic and joked, “Where’s Scott?” He looked at the VIP area, where Scott was — but guess who was noticeably missing? Scott Disick!
In fact, before Kim and Kris took to the mezzanine, HollywoodLife.com spotted Scott walking into the party without Kourtney, and he even bypassed the red carpet! He was walking pretty quickly, clearly making a beeline for the VIP area, and he looked a bit pissed off! Something was definitely up.
But when the Kardashian clan left the party, around 11 p.m., they all returned to the same mezzanine to bid adieu — this time, with Scott in tow. Scott grabbed the mic and joked that he didn’t like Kris, but even that seemed kind of odd.
During the evening, Kim and Kris spent time in the VIP area, and at one point, went to the center of the dance floor to light the candles on a five-tier cake that was black and white — just like her original wedding cake! Kim looked like a porcelain doll, in a tan silk gown, with her diamond wedding ring in full view. Kris wore a three-piece suit.
Partygoers then watched a female violinist, wearing a black bondage-inspired outfit, play the violin to dance tracks, followed by acrobats who climed up and down a series of white sheets that spanned the space’s height. Finally, guests spent the remainder of the evening dancing to a tracklist featuring songs like “Only Girl” by Rihanna, “Tonight” by Enrique Iglesias and “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull and Ne-Yo and “Yeah 3x” by Chris Brown.
Toward the end of the evening, chocolate-covered strawberries and bananas were served, as were miniature carrot cakes.
As for the decor, it was pretty basic, since the space already has a distinct architectural look: The 116-year-old room was designed in the Beaux-Arts style. But throughout the space, Colin Cowie places palm trees made from white feathers, which gave the room an elegant tropical feel.
Overall, it was a totally romantic night — definitely one the couple will remember for years to come. Watch our exclusive video from the evening below: