It was the happily-ever-after she always dreamed of. Kim Kardashian tied the knot with New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries on Saturday evening, her rep confirms to PEOPLE and E! exclusively.
Kardashian and Humphries began dating late last year and announced their engagement in May. He proposed on bended knee with a 20.5-carat ring by spelling out “Will you marry me?” in rose petals.
It’s the first marriage for Humphries, who last played for the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, and the second for Kardashian, star of E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” She was married to music producer Damon Thomas from 2000 to 2004.
The bride wore a strapless ivory Vera Wang gown with tulle skirt, basque waist and Chantilly lace appliqué on the bodice and “epic” train. Her shoes were by Guiseppe Zanotti. She wore her hair up and her veil had a jewelled headpiece with diamonds that rested on her forehead. Her bouquet was white roses.
The groom wore an outfit by Ermenegildo Zegna, which included a white tuxedo jacket and shirt with white bow tie and black tuxedo trousers. He changed into an outfit to match his groomsmen at the reception.
Kim had another two dresses for later in the evening, both in ivory and by Vera Wang along with a Judith Leiber clutch. One was a Georgette mermaid gown with Chantilly lace appliqué plus organza petals and sprig embroidery. One was in satin with a crepe-back, a V-neck and a circle skirt.
Khloé Kardashian, Odom and Kourtney Kardashian were matron and maid of honor, while Kylie and Kendal Jenner and Kris’ sister, Kaela Humphries, served as bridesmaids. All wore ivory.
The groomsmen and the bride and groom’s fathers, Bruce Jenner and William Humphries, wore Zegna black tuxedos and silk ties with white tuxedo shirts. The guest list included Lindsay Lohan and family, birthday girl Demi Lovato, wedding dress designer Vera Wang, and sisters Venus and Serena Williams.
Couples in attendance included Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne, Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz, and Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough. Other lucky invitees included Ciara, Babyface, Mario Lopez, Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke and Kathie Lee Gifford.
The ceremony started at around 6:37 p.m., lasted approximately 30 minutes and was brimming with charming moments. Kris tweeted: “This is it!” just ten minutes before the ceremony was due to begin! As he arrived at the altar he whispered: “I’m nervous.”
The program passed out to guests included tributes to Humphries’ late grandmother and grandfather, as well as to Kim’s late father, attorney Robert Kardashian. “I so wish my dad could be here today to walk me down the aisle. But I know in a way he is here, and I feel his loving presence all around me. I love and miss you, dad,” read the passage prepared by Kim.
Pastor Joel Johnson, who’s known Humphries since he was a teenager, did the officiating. He opened by telling those assembled, “This is not just a mere wedding event.”
According to the pastor, Kim said that Kris puts a smile on her face every day, he’s the “yin to her yang,” he brings calm to her life, she appreciates the trust he gives her and, to quote Kim, he brings the fun out of her. As for Kris, he said he loved Kim for her compassion, how she treats every day as if it’s her last and how, the first time they met, all she talked about was her family.
Kourtney’s son Mason was the ring bearer, but as Kourtney started carrying him down the aisle (marked with the same intertwined “K” logo from the invitations) she stumbled slightly, prompting a collective gasp from the guests. All was fine, and Mason grabbed the symbolic pillow and hurried it down the aisle himself. After that, it was into daddy Scott Disick’s arms for most of the ceremony.
The newlyweds’ first dance was to Robin Thicke’s Angels. Robin then sang Let’s Stay to Together. Earth, Wind & Fire later played September. Kardashian, interviewed by Ryan Seacrest on a Los Angeles radio show on Friday, talked about her relationship with Humphries — who grew up in Minnesota and led Hopkins High School to the Class 4A state basketball title in 2002.
“When you know, you know,” she said. “We’re having so much fun. We just get along so well. He just lets me be me. And we have such a good relationship. It’s such a normal, healthy, trusting, easy relationship.”
The waves of hype that preceded the ceremony didn’t seem to faze the bride. Earlier this week, Kardashian said she was “totally calm” about the much-hyped ceremony.