Kim Kardashian tied the knot with Kanye West on May 24 in an extravagant fashion. I thought it’d be interesting to compare the ‘Kimye’ wedding to the Royal Wedding to see how the two stack up!
It seems that Kim may have taken a page out of Kate Middleton’s handbook when it came to choosing a wedding dress. Both brides opted for elegant, long-sleeved gowns. Kate wore an Alexander McQueen gown that cost $434,000 while Kim chose to wear a Givenchy gown costing approximately $500,000.
Countless members of the royal family and foreign royal families were in attendance at Prince William and Kate’s wedding. Numerous dignitaries, members of government and parliament and representatives of the Church were also present. David and Victoria Beckham, Rowan Atkinson, film director Guy Ritchie, Elton John and singer Joss Stone also attended the royal wedding. Kim and Kanye’s wedding featured celebrities such as John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and LaLa Anthony, along with athletes Serena Williams and Carmelo Anthony and singer Lana Del Rey.
The ring Kate wears was originally purchased in 1981 for Princess Diana. Prince Charles paid $60,000 for the 18-carat sapphire ring, but the ring is now valued at $500,000. Kim’s 15-carat ring is estimated to cost $1.25 million.
Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton, skyrocketed to fame after her role in the Royal Wedding. Kim’s sisters and half-sisters, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie’s claim to fame is their reality show on E!
Prince William and Kate were married in Westminster Abbey, a venue that has a long history of hosting royal weddings. Both this venue and Buckingham Palace came without a price tag to the royal couple. Kim and Kanye chose to wed in Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. Reportedly, the couple paid over $409,000 to rent this space.
Photos courtesy of E! Online