Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine a world in which Kim Kardashian and Kanye West aren’t ruling together as Hollywood royalty, but it was just five years ago that the twosome officially became husband and wife, kicking off one of the most epic unions of our time.
To honor their big day, which took place at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, on May 24, 2014, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 38, treated fans to several behind-the-scenes throwbacks of her pre-wedding preparations with the Yeezy designer on Instagram.
“This was my wedding day almost 5 years ago in Italy,” she captioned a gallery of photos that kicked off with a glimpse at her lace cutout Givenchy haute couture gown. The set also included shots of the reality maven getting her makeup done prior to the main event.
As Kim explained, her glam team of makeup guru Mario Dedivanovic and hairstylist to the stars Chris Macmillan had been in a hurry to get her dolled up as she had just landed from France.
The group had enjoyed plenty of festivities in the evening prior, including a tour of Valentino’s 17th century estate and a private rehearsal dinner shindig for the couple. “We flew in from Paris and our glam was rushed as we were trying to make it on time!” Kim wrote. “We barely got my veil in as I was being pushed out the door so fast to walk down the aisle because Andrea Bocelli had started singing and I couldn’t miss it. I had no idea it was really him until I got to the isle and screamed inside!
So many amazing memories.”
She wasn’t the only one frantically rushing around—her husband-to-be was also getting jittery, as she showed off in another series of photos. “A little behind the scenes from our wedding day 5 years ago,” she wrote of the shots.
If West looks a little rattled as he stands shirtless at a clothing rack, that’s because he was: A source told People at the time of the wedding that the “Gold Digger” rapper was shook up at the wedding. "It was funny how nervous he was," the eyewitness said. "He clearly knew the gravity of what he was about to do. This morning he was all smiles, but as it got closer, you could see that the nerves were kicking in."
Kim's gallery also featured Scott Disick, who helped a fellow wedding reveler with his ensemble, as well as sisters Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian and Kendall and Kylie Jenner, all of whom served as bridesmaids. The couple’s now-5-year-old daughter, North West, also had a part in their nuptials as a flower girl—her mini bridalwear can be seen hanging alongside her mom's in one of the shots.
Later in the day, Kim paid homage to her husband with a sweet gallery of the lovebirds together. "5 years ago today I married my best friend," she wrote.
The photos aren’t the only way Kim is celebrating her fifth anniversary: The mother of four also launched a brand new makeup collection today which she named in her hubby’s honor: The Mrs. West collection.
Congrats on your first five years, Kim and Kanye—here's to many more!