Flaming torches, snazzy sparklers, and a 50-piece sweetly serenading string orchestra were just a few of the highlights of rapper Kanye West’s 2013 proposal to fiancée Kim Kardashian. As most of the world already knows, West proposed to Kardashian in San Francisco’s AT&T Park and sealed the deal by bestowing a 15-carat diamond boulder upon his lady love’s ring finger. Since the couple became engaged in October of last year, rumors have run rampant around exactly what the super celebs have in store for what many hope will be the wedding of the year. A Kim Kardashian source recently opened up to Us Weekly, revealing the couple’s royalty-worthy wedding plans.
Wedding aficionados around the nation have been busy dishing out expert advice for the lavish lovebirds, suggesting everything from signature wedding scents to free-flowing, never-ending champagne fountains. According to Us Weekly, the team at Yahoo consulted a few of Hollywood’s top wedding coordinators to get their recommendations for an event guaranteed to satisfy even the highest of expectations. Their ideas to help ensure the couple throws a truly one-of-a-kind celebration include providing a personal butler for each guest, chartering a private jet, creating a custom couture dress code for guests, and renting out an island, villa, or a plush Parisian palace.
Despite the speculation, Kardashian and West have remained relatively closed-lipped about their wedding plans. However, Us Weekly recently shared that the sweethearts had their ceremony sights set on France’s renowned Palace of Versailles and may now be looking at the illustrious Chateau d’Usse, also in France. A Kim Kardashian source also revealed another piece of the couple’s plans to ensure a royal wedding fit for a King and Queen: handcrafted his and her headpieces commissioned by none other than West himself.
According to New York Daily News, the 36-year-old rapper believes that wearing crowns typically reserved for legitimate royalty is nothing but fitting for him and his leading lady. A New York Daily News source recently shared that West allegedly “thinks he and Kim are royalty” and that “no expense will be spared” for the occasion. Although this will be the first marriage for the formerly bourgeois recording artist, it will be Kardashian’s third time down the aisle. Her last marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries cost an estimated $10 million and lasted just 72 days.
Those who simply did not think they could wait until the summer to celebrate the love between the two super celebs can breathe a little easier. Us Weekly reported that the couple has decided to bump up their wedding date from July to May and that their eight-month old daughter, North West, will be starring in a supporting role during the nuptials.
Regardless of what goes down over the next few months as the celebrity duo marches their way closer to the aisle, only one thing seems to be guaranteed so far. From the couple’s first meeting in early 2012 to their daughter’s birth in July of 2013 to the latest Kim Kardashian royal-wedding plan reveal, the entire regal affair certainly seems to be giving the ordinary folks of the land something to talk about around the water cooler.
By Katie Bloomstrom