KIMYE’S DECADENT FLORENCE WEDDING

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Whether you love them, or hate them, you can’t deny the draw that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West pull, and their wedding was no exception. Marrying in a decadent ceremony in Florence, the bride and groom wore his and hers custom Givenchy couture amongst their 200 closest friends and family. As over the top and outrageous as their public images, there was no shortage of wedding inspo (we’re obsessing over the flower wall!).

THE DRESS

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We aren’t all lucky enough to have Riccardo Tisci on speed dial, but Kim’s lace and chiffon gown can easily be replicated. The best option to get the look is to go to a bespoke dressmaker, but there’s plenty off the rack options to steal her style.

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L to R: Roland Mouret Ella wool-crepe gown $4,610, Maticevski Manifesto gown $2720, Temperley London Angeli embellished silk and tulle gown $3510

We were pleasantly surprised to see the conservative nature of Kim’s dress, both to see her in a more sophisticated light, and because it’s a look that can easily be channeled. To steal her style, we love the Ella wool-crepe gown by Roland Mouret. While it does not feature the lace cut outs like Kim’s, we love the simple silhouette and the delicate detail on the shoulders.

If you want a little more wow factor for your bridal look, we love Maticevski’s Manifesto gown. With delicate beading following the same structure as Kim’s lace cut outs. The look is sleek, sophisticated, and perfect for a decadent ceremony.

If you want to stay true to Kim’s dress’ style, lace and all, we love the Angeli gown by Temperley London. The embellished back and sleeve echoes the style of Kim’s dress, with an added touch of lattice work. Add an exaggerated veil a la Mrs. Kardashian-West to complete the look.

THE JEWELLERY

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L to R: Tiffany & Co Soleste Earrings $7,050, Givenchy Cone pendant earrings in mother-of-pearl and crystal $745, Ryan Storer Low Lobe Ear-Cuff $230

Kim took notes from her stunningly understated dress for her jewellery. Eschewing her OTT approach of her last wedding, she opted simply for just diamond earrings for her jewellery look. We love the art deco Tiffany & Co Soleste Earrings for stealing her style. They’re simple, yet eye-catching, and is perfect for highlighting your dress.

You might not be getting married in a custom Givenchy gown, but you can add a little Riccardo Tisci magic to your look with the cone pendant earrings from the iconic fashion house. The mother of pearl against the crystal juxtaposes wonderfully and is decadent enough for a Kardashian-inspired look.

For something a little more left of centre, we love Ryan Storer’s low lobe cuff. It gives just enough glamour without overpowering the rest of your look, and adds a little extra sparkle in the otherwise muted colour palate.

THE BRIDESMAIDS

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Due to the super security surrounding the wedding, very few details are available about the bridesmaids dresses worn by sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie, aside from some blurry paparazzi photos. From what we’ve seen, Kim stuck to her theme of having her bridal party wear matching white (one that she’s used at her previous wedding ceremonies) and luckily, it’s a look that you can find on the rack.

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L to R: Tbags Los Angeles Convertible Maxi Dress with Necklace $239.81, Thurley Mirage dress $299.99, George Reese gown $399

There’s no shortage of similar dresses for your bridesmaids, and there’s plenty of options that will give you all the style without a huge bill. We love the Convertible maxi dress from Tbags Los Angeles to steal the Kardashian’s style. With it’s draped bodice nature and plunging neckline, it’s perfect for that polished yet sexy look they love.

Similar, but a little more conservative, is the stunning Thurley Mirage dress.  The off white colour will suit a bride who wants a muted colour palate, but wants a difference between her and her bridal party.

If you’d rather do away with a deep neckline, but want to stay true to the aesthetic of Kimye’s bridal party, the Reese gown by George. Cinched at the waist and with minimal embellishment, it’s perfect for a classic, decadent wedding.

THE LOCATION

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While we all can’t whisk our guests to Florence by way of Paris for our special day, Kimye’s ceremony gave us plenty of wedding style for us to steal. There are plenty of spectacular locations hidden in Melbourne already that are perfect for an extravagant ceremony fit for the West’s, including the Werribee mansion, Chateau Yering, or the Botanic Gardens. The obvious stand out from their ceremony was of course, the amazing flower walls that served as their backdrop. If your budget permits,  many florists can create a rose wall for your ceremony, but if you aren’t able to create an entire rose wall, fernery, cheaper flowers like peonies, or even artificial flowers can fill in the gaps.

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