If you thought Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s wedding was an extravaganza, you aren’t prepared for the next one starring Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries.
The wedding, planned for Saturday evening at a $29 million estate in Montecito, Calif. (The Santa Barbara Independent reports it’s at the exclusive 10.9 acre, 15,000 square foot estate, Sotto Il Monte, formerly owned by a Google executive and now owned by venture capitalist Frank Caulfield), is expected to have more celebrities, more security and a much bigger budget.
Friday morning on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, Kim Kardashian told listeners that her family is tweeting some wrong information to throw the media and fans off. In reality, the bridesmaid dresses aren’t actually green. Nonetheless, here’s a preview of what Kim and her family have revealed, that is reliable, thus far.
THE GUEST LIST
Many more celebrities have been invited to attend this wedding than Khloe and Lamar’s. Of the 500 guests, expected guests include LaLa Vazquez, Ciara, Kathie Lee Gifford, Ryan Seacrest, Eva Longoria, Jillian Barberie, Serena Williams, Kelly Osbourne, Demi Lovato and Perez Hilton. FOX News anchor Greta Van Susteren also received an invite and is expected to attend. Remember, the anchor invited Kim to be her guest for last year’s White House Correspondents Association weekend festival. Lindsay Lohan and mom Dina are rumored to attend as well as they are friends of the family. Recently, Radar Online had a source report that Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, and even Kanye West all received invites. Guests were given specific instructions to wear black or white.
One couple who was invited and will not be attending is Donald Trump and wife Melania. A prior work commitment caused the Donald to decline.
THE WEDDING COVERAGE
The E! network, which airs “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and their successful spin-off shows, has a deal to air the wedding spectacular in a 2 part- 4 hour event. The special, titled “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event,” will air October 8 and 9. Khloe and Lamar’s wedding was watched by over 3.2 million, which was a huge ratings winner in E! standards. Kim’s wedding is expected to be an even bigger success television wise.
In addition, the first photos of Kim’s dress and the wedding itself will debut on People Magazine’s online site Wednesday morning. The actual magazine cover story will hit newsstands Friday. According to a recent Access Hollywood Live episode, People Magazine’s Jen Garcia is the only reporter allowed into the wedding. Every other reporter better stay away. No word on how much People paid for the photos but the Hollywood Reporter reported Kim received $300,000 for her engagement photos to be published in People.
Kim revealed few details in her Friday morning interview with Ryan Seacrest. She proclaimed once you watch the wedding, “You will feel the heart… You will feel the presence of my dad [the late Robert Kardashian] and the love in this room.”
Step-dad Bruce Jenner will be walking her down the aisle. Sisters Khloe and Kourtney will be c0-maid of honors.
The actual wedding dress will be designed by family friend Vera Wang. When asked will there be two dresses during the night, Kim hinted at even more. “I can’t give too much away,” she told an excited Seacrest.
The wedding cake is believed to cost an epic $20,000. In addition, most of the wedding will be in tents or indoors to avoid paparazzi and news helicopters.
America’s Royal Wedding may not even be a one day affair. Perez Hilton reported Kim and Kris may be planning a second wedding in New York City later this month. Keeping up with the Kardashians really never ends.
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