It’s official! The wedding of the century will be held in Florence, Italy on May 24! Kim and Kanye are set to get married and host their highly anticipated, lavish reception at Florence’s 16th-century Belvedere Fort, a spokeswoman at the Florence mayor’s office confirmed on May 22.
Ciao, Italia! After holding their pre-wedding celebrations in Paris, France, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will be jetting over to romantic Florence, Italy to say their “I dos” in the city’s spectacular, centuries-old Belvedere Fort, next to the gorgeous Boboli Gardens. Keep reading to find out more about Kimye’s lavish wedding location and plans!
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Wedding In Florence — Couple To Wed In Italy
Kim, 33, and Kanye, 36, totally pulled one over on the public! It had been rumored for months that the power couple would be getting hitched in Paris, France, but at the last minute, their wedding setting has been revealed to be Florence! Of course, HollywoodLife.com did have an inkling that Kimye might be exchanging vows under the Tuscan sun.
The rapper and his bride-to-be rented Florence’s imposing Belvedere Fort for 300,000 euros ($410,000), and a Protestant minister will be presiding, spokeswoman Elisa Di Lupo revealed to The Associated Press on May 22. The stunning venue, built in 1590 near the Arno River, boasts a sweeping view of the city and the nearby Tuscan hills.
Kanye and Kim are reportedly holding a dinner in Paris on May 23, the night before their wedding, but after that the couple will fly their guests to Florence on private planes, according to Entertainment Tonight.
France’s Chateau de Versailles, the former home of King Louis XIV, said in a statement that Kim and Kanye and their guests will also be stopping by on the evening May 23 for a private visit, according to NBC. However, Kim’s rep says the statement is “a fabrication.”
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian To Marry Where They Conceived Baby North West
So why did Kim and Kanye choose Florence as the location for the best day of their lives? Kanye previously revealed in an exclusive pre-wedding interview with Florence’s La Nazione newspaper that he believed the couple’s 9-month-old daughter, North West, was conceived in the romantic city!
“I think that our daughter North was conceived here among the Renaissance masterpieces,” Kanye told La Nazione, according to Us Weekly.
“It was our first honeymoon,” he said of their visit. “It’s one of the most beautiful cities of the world, for me the most beautiful in Europe.”
So HollywoodLifers, are YOU excited that Kim and Kanye have decided to get married in Florence, or would you have preferred a Parisian wedding? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee