It's been two years since Kim Kardashian and Kanye West descended upon Europe with 200 of their closest family and friends for a totally intimate, not-at-all-extravagant wedding day. Really, what's over-the-top about a towering flower wall, a Versailles rehearsal dinner, and a Florentine big day? Doesn't everyone have a seven-tiered wedding cake?
We're kidding, of course. Kimye's big day will go down as one of the most opulent, excessive, and just plain ridiculous weddings in history. (Which is not to say that we aren't still totally jealous.) So what better way to celebrate their two years of wedded bliss than with a look back on some of the most absurd aspects of the day Kim Kardashian became Mrs. Kanye West? Just try to resist the eye rolling.…
1. The Price Tag
A wedding weekend that takes place in two different countries sure ain't cheap. The Kardashian clan flew to Paris for pre-wedding parties, including a rehearsal dinner at Versailles (pictured above).
The next morning, the to-be-wed twosome had their guests board a fleet of private jets to Florence, where they tied the knot at the Forte di Belvedere, rented for an estimated $400,000—just a fraction of their grand total: $2.8 million. Yup.
2. The Dresses
Yes, plural. For the famous Kardashian's walk down the aisle, she donned a couture Givenchy gown (custom made, of course) that featured long lace sleeves, a mermaid silhouette, illusion cutouts at the waist, and a cathedral-length veil.
But wait! There's (of course) more! The reality star slipped into another white dress for the reception: a plunging pearl-embellished, sparkling minidress designed by Balmain's creative director, Olivier Rousteing.
3. That Damn Flower Wall
Ahh, the flower wall that started it all… It's been two years, and we've all seen the photo by now of the newlyweds embracing in front of a wall—an honest-to-goodness wall—of creamy white flowers. Since that day, the floral trend has taken off, like bridesmaid Kylie Jenner's lip kits, with brides copying the blooming look for their own big days.
4. The Groom's Speech
At the reception, West prattled on for 20 minutes during his wedding speech. But considering his lengthy Twitter rants, is that really any surprise?
5. The Wedding Singers
Who did you have as your reception entertainment? Some local band? Were John Legend, Andrea Bocelli, Lana Del Rey, and Big Sean a little out of your wedding budget? Well, they weren't for Kimye. This reception sounds more like the Grammys.
6. This Photo