Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially married. Photo: Getty Images
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially married. Photo: Getty Images

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are married.

After a nearly week-long Parisian celebration, Kardashian and West were married in front of a massive wall of flowers worth over $100,000 on Saturday, at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, surrounded by more than 600 of their friends and family.

Kim and Kanye were married in front of this flower arrangement, featuring over $100,000 worth of flowers. Photo: AP

Rich Wilkerson Jr., a pastor from North Miami, performed the ceremony, while longtime Kardashian family friend and celebrity event planner Sharon Sacks planned the couple's nuptials.

Italian tenor singer Andrea Bocelli sang as Kim was walked down the aisle by her step-dad, Bruce Jenner.

As for fashion, both the bride and groom wore custom Givenchy. For the ceremony, Kardashian chose a demure custom-made mermaid-silhouette gown in delicate white lace that was also backless before changing into a short, cream-coloured Givenchy dress for the reception. West wore a classic black tuxedo.

Givenchy was also responsible for dressing the couple's 11-month-old daughter, North, who wore white lace like her mother. Kardashian's bridesmaids, her four sisters, also wore white, although each sported different dresses.

Kim and Kanye were nothing short of a dapper duo while leaving their rehearsal dinner on Friday, May 23, in Paris. Photo: GC

Before the ceremony, West was the typical nervous groom, swigging obsessively from a bottle of water and shifting his weight from one foot to the other.

"It was funny how nervous he was," an onlooker told WHO following the ceremony. "He clearly knew the gravity of what he was about to do. This morning he was all smiles, but as it got closer, you could see that the nerves were kicking in. It's common for most grooms. I've seen it all before."

Following the ceremony, guests partied the night away, taking candid photos with the bride and groom from a photo booth.

During the ceremony, the guests broke into applause twice - first at the newlyweds' kiss and then at the presentation of the bride and groom. Kris Jenner was seen wiping her eyes with tissue in the front row. Vows were intimate and spoken softly, according to a source, and after, Kanye was all smiles again and both he and Kim were beaming.

In addition to Bocelli's performance of "Con te Partiro" as the bride walked down the aisle on the arm of Jenner, a a pianist later played standards including "Misty" before John Legend took over at the reception.

At the reception, the first dance song was "At Last" performed by John Legend, who gave the couple a touching toast between songs. Throughout the night, guests were entertained with music like "These Arms of Mine" and "A Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding. In classic Kanye West fashion, his own music,"Otis" by Kanye and Jay Z, was also played alongside between hits by the likes of Michael Jackson's "Rock With You."

John Legend tweeted a photo from the wedding with wife Chrissy Teigen.

What was on the menu? Everything. Guests enjoyed chicken, steak, salmon, tortelloni and sipped rose and gold Armand de Brignac Champagne, both of which also flowed freely at the couple's extravagant Versailles rehearsal dinner a day earlier. And the impressive wedding cake was a towering 2m confection with white cake and white icing with fruit layers.

Also in place - a 68m imperial marble table that had earlier been hoisted in by crane and served as a focal point of the dinner celebration, with guests seated along its two sides on a specially mounted platform that offers a breathtaking view of the Florence skyline.

West, 36, and Kardashian, 33, first sparked rumours that they hoped to marry in Versailles with their frequent trips to the City of Light. But the fashionable newlyweds instead chose to fete their impending nuptials with a rehearsal dinner at the famed chateau Friday with their famous friends and family, and then flew their nearly 200 guests privately to Florence Saturday morning for the wedding celebration.

Kanye West arrived in Florence via private jet from Paris on May 24. Photo: GC Images

The couple and their wedding party were spotted arriving in Florence before heading to their respective hotels, with Kardashian and her close family staying at Villa San Michele and other guests checking in at the Westin Excelsior.

Notably absent from the Florence festivities? Longtime pals Jay Z and Beyonce, who reportedly spent the wedding weekend in the Hamptons. Earlier today, however, Beyonce took to Instagram to wish her friends well:

"Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love," Beyonce wrote today. "God bless your beautiful family." The Grammy winner accompanied her sweet wedding message with a photo of Kim, Kanye and their daughter, North West, that was taken for their Vogue shoot.

Beyonce shared this photo on her Instagram page following West & Kardashian's Florence nuptials. Photo: Instagram

As for why the pair chose Florence to tie the knot, it was in honour of baby North, who Kanye West revealed was conceived in the city.

"I think that our daughter, North, was conceived here among the Renaissance masterpieces," West told La Nazione newspaper.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West leave their pre-wedding brunch with daughter North West and Kardashian's mum, Kris Jenner, on Friday. Photo: Getty Images

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In the lead up to the wedding, two trucks bearing an assortment a white flowers, including roses and hortensias from Holland, were delivered to adorn the 16th-century fortress, which was originally built to protect the Italian city and its Renaissance palace from attackers, while dozens of construction workers, security and party staff prepared the property for the wedding.

Disco lights were hung, metal detectors erected and a portable toilet imported from France was set up on the grounds, while wooden flooring was laid over the fort's grassy outdoor area so that guests could dance without their heels sinking into the ground. Marble walls were set up and tents to protect the event from overhead photography.

West and Kardashian began dating in 2012 and got engaged in October 2013 after an elaborate proposal.

This is West's first marriage and Kardashian's third.

Throughout the week, the couple have been staying the busy - together and apart. Following their every move, the couple have been photographed hitting the gym, shopping up a storm and exploring the food and the culture of Paris.

Kim took a walking tour of Paris with her girlfriends after dinner in the City Of Lights

"I'm so lucky! I have the best friends in the whole wide world! #ParisNights #LastSupper," said the bride, sharing a photo of the group on Instagram following dinner with her girlfriends on May 22.

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