Media whispers have been flying ever since Kanye’s TV proposal to his bride-to-be, but as the celebrity wedding of the decade fast approaches, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive.
Fed up with rogue reports, Kim has recently put some of the rumours to rest with a series of tweets, including: ‘That’s its [sp]! Unless you hear it from us please don’t believe this nonsense!’
So what is happening at their closely-stalked nuptials? Here’s our take on what the grapevine has brought so far…
The wedding dress has been leaked: Pictures of Kim in her wedding dress were being circulated on the web, before Kim intervened by tweeting: ‘No one has seen my dress! Those photos are old or photoshopped.’ Superfans cutting and pasting Kim’s head onto different dresses? Weirdly unsurprising.
The wedding is being filmed for Keeping Up With the Kardashians: Kim has laid this one to bed too, saying that although cameras will be rolling before and after the ceremony, the main event won’t be televised. According to her, privacy is key and she’s planning a small do for family and friends: ‘No guest list has been released. Seeing fake ones. Especially not 1600 people invited like I just read. Its VERY small & intimate’.
The venue is the Palace of Versailles: Reports say that the couple did try to book this as their venue (small and intimate wedding, remember?) but were refused permission to marry there (has the French government not heard of Kimye or something?). However, all is not lost as we’ve heard that they have instead arranged a guided tour for their guests through the famous French monument ahead of the main do. And as Kim’s been tweeting Instagrams from Paris this week, it suggests that the tour is definitely on the cards.
Lana Del Ray will perform: The Mirror has reported that sultry singer Lana Del Ray will perform her song Young and Beautiful at the wedding, and plans have been made to fly her out to Paris to the tune of a six figure sum. Although the pop star said no when Kanye asked her to perform at his proposal, perhaps a little fiscal encouragement was all it took to get her on board the Kimye wagon.
They’re already married: Not true either, as Kim outright confirmed on Twitter: ‘We are not married yet!’.
It’s an Italian extravaganza: Very likely! A spokeswoman at the Florence mayor’s office told the Associated Press that the ceremony is taking place on Saturday 24 May at Fort Belvedere in Florence – a 16th century fort located next to the famous Boboli Gardens. Apparently it set them back a casual 300,000 euros – not a figure to make them sweat when it’s less than 10% of their reported £3 million budget.
And Florence has got a special place in their hearts, as Kim shared: “I think we conceived our daughter North here, among the masterpieces of the Renaissance”. We just hope she doesn’t mean that literally…