Admire: Paris, Florence & Kimye

Ok, we know it too: everyone knows Kim K and Kanye got married a few weeks ago. Are you tired of hearing about it? Probably. But at CLD, we still can’t really get over it because it looked pretty darn awesome. Actually, it looked amazing.

Their wedding journey starts in one of CLD’s all time favorite cities: PARIS. Kim tried to keep some traditions by wearing white throughout her time there, especially for her bachelorette party and rehearsal dinner.  Kim stunned in a Balmain mini dress for her romp around the city with her gal pals. The next morning the Kardashian clan traveled to the private estate of Valentino for a morning brunch. Kim again looked amazing in a custom Valentino creation, giving off the illusion that she was covered in butterflies.

Kim's sexy Balmain bachelorette dress. Photo courtesy of People.com

Kim’s sexy Balmain bachelorette dress. Photo courtesy of People.com

Kimye flanked by Valentino at their rehearsal brunch. Photo courtesy of Eonline.com

Kimye flanked by Valentino at their rehearsal brunch. Photo courtesy of Eonline.com

We definitely have to talk about the rehearsal dinner, because while details are sparse, we do know that it was held at Versailles. Yup, you heard that right: Versailles. While we at CLD would typically not recommend inviting 600 guests to such an event, that’s what Kimye did. All of those guests were treated to a private performance by Lana del Rey and a 7 minute fireworks show. OK, if this is just the rehearsal dinner, how amazing must the wedding have been?

Kimye at their rehearsal dinner. Photo courtesy of People.com

Kimye at their rehearsal dinner. Photo courtesy of People.com

The wedding crew then packed up their things and were flown the next morning, via private jet of course, to Florence for the wedding festivities. (Side note, seems a little risky to expose your skin to high altitudes and dryness of flying on your wedding day… unless you have a team of stylists to make you look perfect, we don’t suggest flying on the day of!).

The festivities took place at the Forte di Belevedere, a private castle in Florence. Again, details are very sparse, but it’s hard to ignore this jaw-dropping flower backdrop for the ceremony!

Look at those flowers! No bouquet necessary. Picture courtesy of Eonline.com

Look at those flowers! No bouquet necessary. Picture courtesy of Eonline.com

Kim and company also did a great job of keeping her wedding dress well under wraps until the big day. Turns out the bride wore a custom Givenchy Haute Couture gown (that reportedly cost upwards of $500,000), and it actually was quite conservative compared to the rest of her wedding week wardrobe! The dress was long sleeved, high necked and covered in lace, but was nonetheless gorgeous. The dress also featured a flowing train and matching, floor length silk veil.

Look at that train! Photo courtesy of Instagram.com

Look at that train! Photo courtesy of Instagram.com

Walking back down the aisle. Photo courtesy of Eonline.com

Walking back down the aisle. Photo courtesy of Eonline.com

We don’t know what really happened during the party that followed, but we can tell you that one of wedding’s biggest trends was alive and well at this one: the Photobooth.

Great use of the Photo Booth. Image courtesy of Instagram.com

Great use of the Photo Booth. Image courtesy of Instagram.com

Love those matching jackets! Hopefully, some day we’ll have a better idea of what all went down at the reception and get some amazing inspiration for our Pinterest boards. Until then, we hope these pictures will satisfy our curiosity and envy!

 

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Admire: Paris

Bonjour belle lecteurs!

After a whirlwind week in Paris, I came back admiring and in love with the french lifestyle.  From the chewy macaroons to the ornate, art deco style, how could you not be inspired by beauty that is completely contradictory to our homeland, the US?  It is travel that inspires us to keep coming up with new things, and this trip was no different.

The architecture, the history, the cuisine and the fashion; that Paris is a hot spot for calling trends is no mystery.  Here are some of our favorites from the quick whisk away to Paris!

(fashion: elie saab spring 2014 during paris haute couture fashion week)

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