Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finally tied the knot in a multi-million dollar wedding extravaganza in Florence, Italy on May 24. There were many notable celebrities in attendance despite the wish to keep the wedding intimate. But according to the New York Daily News on May 24, there were some marked absences, most notably best man Jay Z Carter and wife Beyonce.
Jay and Bey decided it was a little too much and decided to spend their Memorial Day weekend in the Hamptons. On wedding day, Beyonce posted a makeup-less photo of herself to her Instagram account very close to the time she should have been congratulating the new Mr. and Mrs. Kanye West in Florence.
Rumor has it that Jay and Bey are seriously working on improving their marriage. They also had publicity worries about the wedding. Guests had to give up their cell phones by the door, but what if the affair was secretly being filmed for “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” or some other money-making event.
And then there’s the problem of the attendance of Kim Kardashian’s best friend, Rachel Roy. It’s believed that she was involved in the now-infamous event in the elevator between Solange Knowles and Jay Z. According to Hollywood Life, a source told them that, “They weren't sure about all of the media attention and it possibly being filmed for the show, but after the fight with Rachel at the Met, they decided to lay low.”
Someone else who wasn't there was Rob Kardashian, the bride’s only brother. Rob was supposedly disgusted by all the brouhaha surrounding the wedding, but it seems like the final straw came when Kim criticized him for not losing weight for her big day. Rob has had some trouble recently and has put on a few pounds. Seems like she was more worried about those all-important wedding photos than her brother.
The source also told Hollywood Life that, “Rob said he was sickened by Kim and Kanye’s display of wealth and clothes and beauty and called it ‘superficial b-------,’ but Kim was pissed that Rob hadn’t made an effort to drop any weight over the past few months. Rob basically thinks Kim cares about him only for his appearance and he said he’d make life easier for her and just leave."
It wasn't just the wedding that Rob Kardashian skipped. He also missed the dinner at the Palace of Versailles and the brunch at Valentino Garavani’s Paris mansion.
Despite all the no-show drama, though, Kim and Kanye are now officially Mrs.and Mrs. West. The bride and groom, plus little Nori, all wore Givenchy and Kim walked down the aisle to the dulcet tones of tenor Andrea Bocelli singing "Con te Partiró." They were wed in front of a massive wall of roses.
The final price tag on this wedding is going to be mind-boggling when it’s all said and done. It makes you wonder how the Wests could ever top this, although I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.