Saturday, August 20, 2011

Kardashian's wedding details surface

Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian (Kevin Mazur/WireImage for NPG Records 2011)

Kim Kardashian is the type of woman who wears Christian Louboutin heels and a full face of makeup for a trip to the store, so you know a special occasion like her wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries on Saturday, August 20, is going to be an event to remember. "Access Hollywood" reports that in Montecito, California, where the ceremony will be taking place, the not-so-secret nuptials are being referred to as "Project W." Still, in an attempt to protect Kim and Kris' privacy, the wedding planner sent out requests to nearby residents asking them to cover up their address numbers.
Ironically, no one has leaked as many details as the bride-to-be herself, with the help of her Twitter account and blog, plus indirectly through tons of paparazzi shots that show her looking fab while running pre-wedding errands. Kim, 30, has let everything slip from her wedding dress designer to the scent she'll wear as she weds Kris, 26. Here's a recap of what we know about the big day:

The Invitation
Forget about simple stationery! Kim had her invitations designed by Lehr & Black, the go-to peeps for celebrity unions. The company has also created wedding invites for Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, and Kim's sister Khloe and Lamar Odom. People reports the fancy-schmancy black-and-white invitation arrived in its own box covered with -- get this -- jet black hematite crystals. It also specified that guests were to "wear black or white" to the black-tie affair.

The Guest List
Five hundred were on the guest list, but Life & Style claims that space restrictions being enforced by the fire marshal required Kim to disinvite 50 guests days before the ceremony. Talk about an awkward conversation! Famous faces expected to attend include Demi Lovato -- who'll be spending her 19th birthday at the wedding -- plus "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" producer Ryan Seacrest, Kris Jenner's friend Kathie Lee Gifford, and Kim's pals Venus and Serena Williams, La La Vazquez, Ciara, Nicole Richie, and Justin Bieber. A-listers Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham also merited an invite. But don't expect to see Kelly Ripa sitting on the bride's side. The talk show host declined, saying she'll be out of town.
The Venue
The wedding will take place at an estate near the Four Seasons Resort: The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, where guests will stay. According to "Extra," it's a $20 million, Spanish-style mansion that belongs to the CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, and once belonged to Ellen DeGeneres. The beautiful home will be adorned with decorations in line with the color scheme of silver, white, and black, including white roses that are reportedly being flown in from Africa.
The Dress
Ah, the piece de resistance! It's no surprise here that Kim entrusted family friend and wedding dress designer to the stars, Vera Wang, with her gown. "When it came to picking my wedding dress designer she was the first person I thought of," Kim blogged. "No one designs gowns the way she does!" Photographers snapped Kim's famous curves heading into fittings, and she confessed to spending 11 hours flying for a three hours in one last fitting with Vera in NYC about a week before her wedding. Because of the request that guests wear black or white -- the latter of which is usually a fashion faux pas at weddings -- there's been speculation that Kim's dress will be an attention-grabbing color. Kourtney Kardashian confused us more when she tweeted the bridesmaids dresses would be green.

Tyra Banks claims to have seen photos of the finished product -- and the "America's Next Top Model" creator approves. "What she showed me was so beautiful," Banks told People. "It's interesting because they were pictures from a fitting, but it actually looked like the wedding, like her hair was done. So it was like a real almost dress rehearsal and she looked absolutely beautiful."
Another clue: Kim admitted to Ryan Seacrest's radio show Friday that designer pal Nicole Richie helped persuade her to choose something "classic" and "Old Hollywood" ... and that there might be more than one gown for the event.
No matter what, expect to see petite Kim in her fave Christian Louboutin heels. At 5'2", she's got to keep up with her 6'9" fiance!

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