The Belvedere Fort in Florence is being rented out for the wedding ceremony of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. She is a reality TV star while he is a rap artist. Together, the two make an ideal couple.
They will have a Protestant minister to help them tie the knot. Kim is known for her show titled Keeping up with the Kardashians. While the 244,000 pound price tag may be a little steep, Kim and Kanye are very rich celebrities and they can pretty much afford to splash out on their wedding.
A spokeswoman for the mayor of Florence's office, Elisa Di Lupo, confirmed to the Guardian that "Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were renting the fort and that the rapper and reality TV star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians plan to hold a service there, complete with Protestant minister, on 24 May."
Their total assets amount to $30 million. "I can give you scarce information. That they are marrying at the Belvedere fort is true," said Di Lupo. "The fort is being used for a private event for €300,000. The municipality does not know the details of this wedding."
And while the fact that the wedding is to take place a la Italy is true, the rest of the nitty-gritty details are not in yet. West had made a proposal to Kim in a stadium some time back which she accepted. Now they are to proceed with their nuptials.
It was thought that their matrimony would take place in France. But now Italy is the confirmed venue of the event. They even made it to the cover of Vogue, with Kim dressed up in a Lanvin gown and sporting a diamond ring on her finger.
Kanye West meanwhile is quite happy although his excitement levels make him a little nervous. They already have a daughter who was born the last time they visited Florence. While the fort is not usually rented out for marriage purposes, exceptions are made time after time.
Di Lupo said, "The fort was not a registered location for civil marriages in Florence, which, like the rest of Italy, only offers a restricted number of premises for such ceremonies. She said the money from the booking – made "not long ago" – would be secured by the municipality for use in the cultural sector, for instance on restoration projects."
The money from the wedding that will accrue to the city of Florence will be utilized in cultural renovation projects. And Kanye and Kim will finally be man and wife till death do them apart. There couldn’t be a happier ending than this!