It was reported today that Kim Kardashian is to marry Kanye West in Los Angeles this week. However, the 33-year-old reality star kept tight-lipped as she arrived at LAX on Tuesday, as she headed off to Paris – a destination also rumoured to be holding their nupitals.
Kim’s spokesperson has declined to comment on speculation regarding the wedding, and it looked as though Kim wasn’t in the mood to chat either as she stormed through arrivals. Wearing a chic monochrome outfit, Kim teamed a white blouse featuring a plunging neckline, with a pair black silk trousers and beige heels. The couple, who are planning an extravagant ceremony in Paris, France, next month, will reportedly be saying ‘I do’ before the week’s out, according to TMZ.
However, while Kim Kardashian and Kanye West French nuptials on May 24th will no doubt be an over-the-top lavish do, this week’s ceremony is due to be a much more low-key affair. After obtaining a ‘confidential’ marriage license in a bid to keep the news quiet, Kim and Kanye West will be walking down the aisle in a ‘courthouse wedding’. But in true Kim Kardashian style, the pair are reportedly planning to celebrate becoming husband and wife at a do with friends and family following the ceremony. The wedding comes after Kanye popped the question last October – four months after Kim gave birh to their daughter North West, and was also reported by Hollywood Life.
It was previously reported that Kim and Kanye West were planning to have a ceremony in America, as wel as a further two in France, after their lawyers allegedly recommended a US wedding to avoid any legal issues. A source said: ‘Typically, the U.S. recognizes citizens getting married in France, but dealing with a foreign government and paperwork could be a nightmare. ‘So just to make sure it’s legal, Kim Kardashian and Kanye will first be having a civil ceremony in Southern California.’ The couple’s wedding plans were almost scuppered last month when they discovered that French law requires at least one of them to remain in France for at least 40 days before the wedding.
Although Kanye has owned an apartment in the city for three years, it’s not his main home and so the local mayor will make the final decision. At the time a source told Radar: ‘Kim Kardashian and Kanye were unaware until recently that France required a residency requirement prior to the marriage. Kanye has an apartment in Paris, but he doesn’t live there full time.’ And the French Embassy in Washington D.C confirmed the law saying: ‘All marriages must be performed by a French civil authority before any religious ceremony takes place.
The mayor can authorise the deputy mayor or a city councillor to perform the ceremony in the town in which one of the parties to be married has resided for at least 40 days preceding the marriage. ‘These requirements cannot be waived. Bridesmaid to be: Kim Kardashian and Kanye’s daughter North is expected to have a starring role in all the ceremonies Their main wedding – which is rumoured to be held at Louis XIV-commissioned Chateau de Louveciennes – is expected to be an extravagant affair.
It’s thought Kim Kardashian will have at least three outfit changes on the big day, with Azzedine Alaia expected to be one of the designers. However, in an interview in February, Kim admitted she had changed her mind about what she wanted on her big day and was keen to have a smaller do. She said: ‘We’re having a super, super small, intimate wedding. As we go along, we’re realizing we want it to be smaller and more intimate than people are imagining and thinking.’ Mail Online has contacted a representative for Kim for comment. -dailymail