Inside the Most Overdone Kardashian Weddings Featuring Kim and Ex Kris Humphries’ $10 Million Made-For-TV Nuptials
THE Kardashians are notorious for throwing over-the-top weddings.
From Kim and Kris Humphries’ $10 million made-for-TV nuptials to Khloe and Lamar Odom’s whirlwind ceremony, take a look back at the famous family’s biggest celebrations of love.
Kim, 41, was the first Kardashian sister to marry when she married Damon Thomas, 52, in 2000.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum was just 19 when she married the music producer, who was ten years her senior.
The couple married in Las Vegas, years before she became a household name.
The wedding seemed like a last-minute decision, as the couple decided to elope while Kim worked as a sales assistant at the Body store in Los Angeles.
Not much is known about their marriage or their marriage, but it’s fair to assume that the Las Vegas ceremony had nothing on Kim’s future nuptials.
Kim didn’t rave about her first marriage, which ended in divorce in 2004.
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According to Yahoo!, the SKIMS mogul previously said, “I got married because I was clearly young and it wasn’t the best choice.
“I definitely learned a lot and I never have any regrets.”
She also claimed that Damon was controlling and physically abusive towards her during their relationship.
Kim even confessed to her sister Kourtney, 42, that she was on ecstasy on their wedding day during an episode of KUWTK.
KHLOE’S WHIRLPOOL WEDDING
The next big Kardashian wedding was in 2009, when Khloe, 37, married Lamar, 42, a month after they met.
The wedding was featured during season 4 of KUWTK.
During the nuptials, Khloe stunned in a custom Vera Wang silk gown with a lavender belt and Jimmy Choo shoes.
The wedding took place at the Beverly Hills mansion of family friend Irving Azoff, while guests included Ryan Seacrest, Chelsea Handler, Kobe Bryant and Kelly Osbourne.
Khloe’s sisters, along with her brother Rob, were part of the wedding party, while the good American mogul also had her best friend Malika Haqq as bridesmaid.
The couple eventually separated in 2013, although their divorce was put on hold as Lamar dealt with his addiction issues.
Their divorce was officially finalized in 2016.
KIM AND KRIS’ TV WEDDING
Kim walked down the aisle again when she married NBA player Kris, 37, in a ceremony that cost $10 million.
In 2011, Kim and Kris tied the knot in an elaborate televised ceremony.
The Kardashian clan pulled out all the stops for the nuptials, which took place in Montecito, California.
The guest list was made up of 450 guests, including Ryan, Julianne Hough, Demi Lovato, Serena Williams and Larsa and Scottie Pippen.
Wedding planner Sharon Sacks previously spoke to PEOPLE about the party’s theme, explaining, “Kim loves black and white, just like Kris.
“They have that feeling of Hollywood royalty and the formality portrayed in black and white. But tradition was very important to them.
Kim was stunned as she walked down the aisle in a custom-designed Vera Wang strapless ball gown, which reportedly made the star feel “like a princess”.
The TV personality’s former stepfather, Caitlyn Jenner, walked her down the aisle, though Kim made sure to involve her late father, Robert Sr., in the special moment.
She previously said in an interview with KUWTK producer Ryan that she would take something special with her to the ceremony honoring her father.
Accompanied by the former Olympian, Kim rode down a 196-foot-long custom white racer that featured black trim and details inspired by the design of the couple’s wedding invitations.
Meanwhile, her sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie served as bridesmaids.
Kim and Kris split just 72 days after getting married, while the reality star recently admitted she felt pressured into marrying the athlete because the wedding was televised.
At the KUWTK reunion in June 2021, Kim admitted to having “cold feet” ahead of the ceremony.
“We are filming this for a TV show. If I leave I’m going to be known forever as the runaway bride and it’s going to be a huge joke and I think I just got cold feet,” she recalled.
“I was like, ‘Okay guys, it’s just cold feet. I get it. It’s cold feet. We’re doing a show.’ You know, the show paid us, obviously, a fee to film the show.
“I took all my fees and probably Kris’s because I wanted a bigger wedding than they were going to pay. I spent all our production money on the wedding,” the TV star admitted .
“So if it was wrong, I would have saved my money.”
Later, host Andy Cohen asked her if she “partly arranged the wedding because of the show,” and she replied, “Yeah. I’ll say because I felt pressured. I felt like I was going to let everyone down.
KIM AND KAYNE’S WEDDING
Kim then married Kanye West, 44, in a romantic ceremony in Florence, Italy in May 2014.
The SKIMS mogul – who shares four children with the rapper – looked stunning in a custom Givenchy wedding dress as she was led down the aisle by Caitlyn.
The wedding was much more intimate than her second ceremony, as a source previously told E! News, “There are only 100 guests. There are only their closest friends and family. The couple had to be very selective and not leave any friends at work, no matter how close or Dear.”
However, the event still racked up a hefty bill and cost a total of $2.8 million.
Before the wedding, the couple held their rehearsal dinner at the Palace of Versailles.
Kanye surprised his bride by having opera singer Andrea Boccelli perform Ave Maria as Kim walked down the aisle, in a nod to her late father.
The ceremony was presided over by Miami-based pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. as the couple exchanged vows in front of a beautiful wall made entirely of white flowers.
At the end of the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a reception in a place decorated with marble tables and gold toilets.
The newlyweds then enjoyed their first dance to a live performance of John Legend’s All of Me.
Kim finally filed for divorce from the rapper in February 2021, while the court case is still ongoing.