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What’s black and white and beautiful all over—with just a littlehint of pink?
The E! star tied the knot tonight with Kris Humphries in front of 450 of their nearest and dearest, and we’ve got all the deets, from how Kim topped off her unforgettable bridal look to the touching tribute to Kim’s late dad to how little Mason Disick nearly stole the show, twice!
Oh, and you probably want to know a little bit about the dress, right?
As you all know, Kim wore ivory Vera Wang. But though Peoplewill have those pictures for you this Friday in the Sept. 5 issue, we can tell you that the dress was strapless, with a fitted bodice, a full, rather traditionally cut tulle skirt, and an epic train. The shoes were Guiseppe Zanotti. Her hair was up and her veil remained off her face as she walked down the aisle, the veil topped by a jeweled headpiece with diamonds that dripped onto Kim’s forehead.
Bruce Jenner walked her down the aisle. She carried a bouquet of white roses, which appeared to be the flower of the evening. The entire ceremony—and the ongoing reception—had a black and white theme, with the only stitch of color being the tiny pink box that Humphries’ best man, longtime pal Josh Ketroser, presented the rings in.
Khloé Kardashian Odom and Kourtney Kardashian were matron and maid of honor, while Kylie and Kendal Jenner and Kris’ sister, Kaela Humphries, served as bridesmaids. All wore ivory.
According to E!’s chief news correspondent—and wedding guest!—Ken Baker, the ceremony started at around 6:37 p.m., lasted approximately 30 minutes and was brimming with charming moments.
The program passed out to guests included tributes to Humphries’ late grandmother and grandfather, as well as to Kim’s late father, attorney Robert Kardashian.
“I so wish my dad could be here today to walk me down the aisle. But I know in a way he is here, and I feel his loving presence all around me. I love and miss you, dad,” read the passage prepared by Kim.
As Humphries took his place at the altar, he could be heard whispering to a buddy, “I’m nervous,” but he steeled himself with a few deep breaths and carried on.
Kourtney’s son Mason was the ring bearer, but as Kourtney started carrying him down the aisle (marked with the same intertwined “K” logo from the invitations) she stumbled slightly, prompting a collective gasp from the guests. All was fine, and Mason grabbed the symbolic pillow and hurried it down the aisle himself. After that, it was into daddy Scott Disick‘s arms for most of the ceremony.
Pastor Joel Johnson, who’s known Humphries since he was a teenager, did the officiating. He opened by telling those assembled, “This is not just a mere wedding event.”
How could he tell?!
At one point during the traditional Christian service, Johnson recounted how he had asked the bride and groom beforehand to write down the thing each loved most about the other and show him their answers.
According to the pastor, Kim said that Kris puts a smile on her face every day, he’s the “yin to her yang,” he brings calm to her life, she appreciates the trust he gives her and, to quote Kim, he brings the fun out of her. As for Kris, he said he loved Kim for her compassion, how she treats every day as if it’s her last and how, the first time they met, all she talked about was her family.
The din of helicopters whirring overhead was constant, but the bride, groom and pastor were miked for the occasion, so the noise didn’t mar the mood too much. (The cameras that were onhand capturing all the action for E!’s two-part wedding special were strategically placed and draped in white to better blend in.)
The ceremony concluded with a prayer, and little Mason showed his agreement by joining in with a cry. Kourtney helped him calm down, Kim and Kris kissed, and there was much applause.
It was off to the grounds out back for champagne and hors d’oeuvres before the big reception began. Kim had at least two more outfits she was planning to change into, both Vera Wang and both ivory. Kris swapped his white Ermenegildo Zegna jacket and bowtie for a black jacket and tie by the same designer to match his groomsmen.
Go to E! Online and tune into a special edition of E! News Sunday at 6 p.m. to see exclusive video from Kim’s wedding!
Summary: And now it’s on to the happily ever after.
E!’s Kim Kardashian and basketball star Kris Humphries were married this evening at a private estate in Montecito, Calif., surrounded by friends and family, E! News and People exclusively confirm.
The bride wore a custom Vera Wang gown, while the groom looked spiffy in an Ermenegildo Zegna tuxedo with a white jacket and tie. Husband and wife exchanged Lorraine Schwartz wedding bands, the same designer behind Kim’s 20.5-carat engagement ring.
In a stylish accent that we can only describe as “very Pippa,” Kim’s sisters all wore ivory Vera Wang bridesmaid dresses. Humphries’ groomsmen, including brother-in-law Rob Kardashian, suited up in black Zegna tuxes, as did Bruce Jenner and Kris’ dad, William Humphries.
Self-proclaimed “momzilla” Kris Jenner, who has now watched two of her little girls walk down the aisle, also donned Vera Wang for the occasion.
But while it seems as if the Kardashians and Jenners could account for a few hundred people themselves, there were plenty of other familiar faces sitting in those chairs.
Guests included Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne, Lindsay Lohan with mom Dina and sister Ali, Eva Longoria, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough, Kathy Lee Gifford, Mel B, Brittny Gastineau, LaLa Vazquez and Carmelo Anthony,Sugar Ray Leonard,The Spin Crowd‘s Jonathan Cheban, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Alan Thicke, Mario Lopez, Ciara, Joe Francis, George Lopez, Venus and Serena Williams, Lara Spencer, Maria Menounos, Simon Huck and Jillian Barberie, many of whom had tweeted beforehand about how excited they were for Kim’s big day.
Members of the New Jersey Nets were also given the all-clear to gather in one place for a good cause, despite a rule that prevents teammates from being in contact during the NBA lockout. And that’s especially nice, because Jordan Farmar, Humphries’ current Nets cohort and Odom’s former Lakers teammate, is only the guy who introduced the bride and groom!
No big deal…
The multipart festivities had been cloaked in confidentiality from the start—minus the fact that a camera crew was often on hand for E!’s exclusive behind-the-scenes wedding special (airing in two parts on Oct. 9-10)—from the day the $250 invitations arrived swearing guests to secrecy (and a black-and-white wardrobe) to the not-until-go-time reveal of Kim’s gown.
In a KIIS-FM interview with Seacrest yesterday, Kim had expressed surprise over how calm she felt—though she admitted to already freaking out over “everything and anything” about a week ago.
While the newlyweds are forgoing an exotic honeymoon for now, the party sure isn’t over. Mr. and Mrs. Kris Humphries and their guests will cap off the night with a lavish reception nearby. Kim said that she was hoping all of her guests would appreciate how “fun and glitz and glam” the night was going to be. “It will be so intimate, and so…really heartfelt. And they will think, ‘Oh my God, that dress.'”
Exclusive details on the wedding blowout of the year are still to come!
E! Online is your destination Sunday for exclusive video and wedding details, plus tune into a special edition of E! News at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Official photos from Kim’s big day will debut in the Sept. 5 issue of People, on sale nationwide this Friday.