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Video: Inside Kim Kardashian’s lavish wedding

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    ANN CURRY, co-host: Back now at 8:09 with Hollywood 's wedding of the year. Reality star Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries tied the knot over the weekend. And as we've mentioned, Kathie Lee Gifford was there. We'll talk to her in just a moment about all of that. But first, here's NBC 's Aditi Roy .

    ADITI ROY reporting: Reality television met fantasy, as Kim Kardashian floated down the aisle to wed Kris Humphries , in Hollywood 's grandest wedding of the year.

    Ms. NATALIE THOMAS (News Editor, US Weekly): This was the mother of all weddings. This was a huge celebrity affair. It was a really who's who of Hollywood .

    ROY: E! Entertainment , which is owned by NBC 's parent company Comcast , had cameras rolling at the wedding as part of an upcoming special. Among the celebrities attending the $10 million black and white affair, Eva Longoria , Lindsay Lohan , Ryan Seacrest , Avril Lavigne , Kathie Lee Gifford and Vera Wang , who designed three dresses for the bride. The one Kim wore for the ceremony was an ivory gown with full tulle skirt, basque waist, and Chantilly lace applique on the bodice and train, capped off with a veil that was literally dripping with diamonds. Stepfather Bruce Jenner escorted her down the aisle to Kris , who was wearing a classic tuxedo. Kim 's bridesmaids matched the bride in Vera Wang ivory gowns. It was a made for TV event. But there were some unrehearsed moments.

    Ms. THOMAS: Kourtney and Scott's 20-month-old son, Mason, was the ring bearer . It took him three times, but he finally got up the aisle with the rings and everyone was laughing.

    ROY: The fairy tale setting: a private mansion in Montecito , California .

    The inspiration: I, Katherine Elizabeth...

    Princess KATHERINE: ...that other big wedding this year.

    ROY: Well, Kim was referring to it as her own royal wedding . She was very taken by William and Kate 's wedding and she wanted it to be very similar. It was very regal, it was all black and white , very classy, very elegant and of course, over the top.

    Ms. THOMAS: There is little of the Kardashian 's life that's not documented by cameras. Whether at play, at work, and especially in love. Kim and Kris started dating eight months ago.

    ROY: She's kind of met her match. She's a strong, controlling businesswoman and he doesn't take it lying down.

    Ms. THOMAS: Their TV schedule prevents them from going on a honeymoon. But with the opulence of this glorious night, it seems the Kardashians may be living in a post- wedding dream for a while before coming back to reality. For TODAY, Aditi Roy, NBC News, Los Angeles .

    ROY: So, Kathie Lee Gifford was a guest at the wedding along with Ken Baker , who is E!'s chief news correspondent. Good morning to both of you.

    CURRY: Morning, Ann .

    KATHIE LEE GIFFORD reporting: Good morning.

    Mr. KEN BAKER: OK, so let me...

    CURRY: Ken was not my date. I want you all to know that.

    GIFFORD: I wish.

    Mr. BAKER: You are a married woman and I'm glad Frank is hearing about that this morning.

    CURRY: Yes.

    GIFFORD: But let me just say this, what was the best -- let me ask each of you, what was your best moment there? What would you say ? First, Kathie Lee .

    CURRY: For me, it was definitely little Mason coming down the aisle. He stole -- if it's possible to steal the thunder from Kim Kardashian Humphries , it was Mason. He was just the cutest thing, and it just reminded me of the study in contrast for me with this wedding . It was typically Kardashian , over the top, crazy. But ultimately it comes down to a family. And everybody's got their -- that little -- that little one that comes down the aisle, their flower girls or something and it just made it so human. It really did. What did you think, Ken ?

    GIFFORD: Well, besides all the free champagne, which was really a great part, I think Kim 's dress, and she looked so beautiful and she really took a risk, I mean, by not going with a traditional tiara. She had this very elegant headpiece...

    Mr. BAKER: Yes.

    GIFFORD: ...that people are calling, sort of like an Indian princess piece.

    Mr. BAKER: Yes.

    GIFFORD: I don't know, she really was daring with it. I thought everyone gasped when they saw her.

    Mr. BAKER: Yes.

    GIFFORD: In fact, they went into applause when she walked down the aisle.

    Mr. BAKER: Yeah.

    GIFFORD: And that was because she really did look stunning.

    Mr. BAKER: And you mentioned the dress, Ken , but she actually wore three dresses, I understand. So, are you saying the wedding dress is the one she looked the most beautiful in, Kathie Lee ?

    CURRY: How could Kim not look gorgeous in everything she wears. No, I love the way she mixed up her looks. I mean, the only thing that I kept thinking about is, 'My gosh, when is she going to attend her own wedding ?' She's backstage getting a new dress on, a new hair done. But it made it like a fashion show , in a sense. It was a wedding slash fashion show .

    GIFFORD: Well, actually, I spoke to her stylist who was at the wedding and she said that the second dress that Kim wore, actually the stylist wanted that to be the actual wedding dress .

    Mr. BAKER: Yeah.

    GIFFORD: So they compromised and said, 'Well, OK, she'll wear it as the second dress.' So she got to wear at least two dresses because it was a really difficult decision for her.

    Mr. BAKER: As for that 20.5-carat ring she had on her finger, I'm trying to figure out whether that's the size of a dime or a nickel. Did you guys get a good look at it?

    CURRY: It's the size of an ice cube, it's what it is. Yeah. She had -- she was wearing it of course, on her right hand until the wedding ring had -- could be put on. But did you notice that she said she'd never see the ring? As they were putting it on her finger, she said, 'Oh, I haven't seen it yet.'

    GIFFORD: Yeah, yeah. I mean, they were beautiful bands. But of course, the engagement ring kind of eclipses things. Whenever you're going to wear, you know, a 20-carat ring, it's going to eclipse any wedding band that's put on someone's finger.

    Mr. BAKER: Meantime...

    CURRY: That's why I rarely wear mine.

    GIFFORD: Oh. Meantime, as for what the guests were wearing, I understand that everybody had to be wearing black and white .

    CURRY: Yes.

    GIFFORD: So do you want to -- and I know Kathie Lee , that means that you had to put a lot of thought into that. But besides Kathie Lee , Ken , who looked fabulous at the wedding ?

    CURRY: Well, I think that obviously Kris Humphries looked really, really, just dapper.

    Mr. BAKER: Yeah. He changed again -- he changed also.

    GIFFORD: Yeah. I think Kim 's already sort of affecting him. He went into two outfits throughout the night, which you usually don't see from a groom. But he did. But I think that, you know, really everyone looked actually stunning. And that's what Kim wanted. She had a vision of black and white . And everyone did adhere to it. And I have to say that what really was interesting was the bridesmaids. Her sisters, they looked really beautiful...

    Mr. BAKER: Mm -hmm.

    GIFFORD: ...sort of a Pippa Middleton effect where Kim wasn't afraid to have the bridesmaids maybe even possibly overshadow her -- they didn't overshadow her, but they looked beautiful, very tight-fitting ivory gowns and they looked gorgeous too. Basically, everyone who was in that ceremony, in that courtyard, right down to the little ring bearer ...

    Mr. BAKER: Oh, please! He was so cute.

    GIFFORD: He's so cute. That's her nephew, Mason. He was really -- I think he really did steal the show.

    Mr. BAKER: He totally stole it. I mean, everybody -- everybody was a little nervous, and nobody really knows what's going to happen. And then that human moment and it just did -- it set the pace then for a little bit of humor during the actual ceremony as well. You know, Ann , what struck me, we expect the glamour and everything from the Kardashians , but the ceremony itself was one of the most spiritual I have ever been to. The pastor is Kris Humphries ' family pastor. They're very devout born-again family, and he talked about all the words in the Bible for love. We only have in English one word for love. But in the Bible there are many between the Greek and the Hebrew . And it really made you think about what love really, really is. And there's such a big difference between love and lust. And he preached the gospel, I thought. He was wild.

    GIFFORD: Yeah. He also was very realistic. He said, 'Look guys, if you don't work at it, you could have a very mediocre marriage very quickly.'

    Mr. BAKER: Yeah. Mm-hmm.

    GIFFORD: And everyone was like, 'Wow, I can't believe he said that.' So it was very fairy tale -esque, but it was also a real dose of reality, which is appropriate enough since reality cameras were shooting.

    Mr. BAKER: Yeah. It was very -- he was very grounded about, you know, 'This may be good for now.' But you're right, it's a real commitment of your time and your -- work to make a marriage work.

    GIFFORD: Well, you know, given that we're almost out of time, I'm going to have to ask you to make a hard turn here and tell us about the swag that you got.

    CURRY: Well, this -- he didn't get because he didn't go to the party the night before the wedding for the really important friends and family.

    GIFFORD: It's true.

    Mr. BAKER: And he's been dying to get my flip flop, which says, " Kim loves Kris ," and is sort of like the ring, except her ring is 10 times bigger.

    GIFFORD: But I did get a cookie.

    Mr. BAKER: He got a cookie that's already broken. But I guess, at the end of the wedding there was a big swag bag, too, huh? Did I leave too early?

    GIFFORD: Yeah, they had scented candles, they have also a -- they gifted everyone a pair of shoes, redeemable with a gift certificate of course. We didn't walk out with Jimmy Choos . But, you know, there was plenty of gifts for everyone to go around.

    Mr. BAKER: All right. Well, it sounds like you two had a good time and it was a good day for all.

    CURRY: It was beautiful.

    GIFFORD: All right, thank you so much for joining us this morning. Thanks for getting up early, Kathie Lee .

    CURRY: Thank you, Ann. You bet. Love you.


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  1. Ripped from the headlines

    Bruce and Kris Jenner appear on the cover of Us Weekly in October 2013. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" family matriarch and her Olympic gold medal athlete husband have separated, the couple said in a joint statement to celebrity outlet E! News on Oct. 8, 2013. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Posing in Paris

    Kim Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West pose prior to the Givenchy 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris on Sept. 29, 2013. (Pierre Andrieu / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Just watch

    Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick attend a cocktail reception to celebrate the launch of a new watch for Audemars Piguet in Miami Beach, Fla., on Sept. 27, 2013. (Alexander Tamargo / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. The long and short of it

    Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner attend the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 21, 2013. (David Becker / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Baby talk

    Kanye West joins host Kris Jenner during a taping of her talk show "Kris," in Culver City, Calif., on Aug. 19, 2013. West proclaimed his love for Jenner's daughter, Kim Kardashian, and their new baby girl, North, in the interview. (Barry J. Holmes / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. She's got his back

    Rob Kardashian and his mom, Kris Jenner, during the unveiling of his new Arthur George collection at Neiman Marcus in Las Vegas on May 25, 2013. (Denise Truscello / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Her divorce reality

    Kim Kardashian is surrounded by Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies as she leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse after attending her divorce hearing from Kris Humphries on April 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. Kardashian was seeking an annulment of her 10-week marriage, claiming it was based on fraud. On April 19, 2013, a settlement for the divorce battle was reached after 536 days. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Lady in red

    Kris Jenner wears Badgley Mischka on the runway during The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Feb. 6, 2013. (Jennifer Graylock / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Court jesters

    Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner laugh alongside their mom at an NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Nov. 26, 2012. (Andrew D. Bernstein / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Young love

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend an NBA game between the L.A. Lakers and Denver Nuggets in May, 2012 in L.A. Though the pair had been friends for years, their dating relationship was considered to have gone public when West sang about her in his song "Theraflu" (now called "Way Too Cold"). (Noel Vasquez / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Up front and personal

    Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian join Kris Jenner on stage during E!'s upfront at New York's Gotham Hall in April, 2012. (Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Dead to rights

    Kim Kardashian makes an appearance with April Bowlby in the season four premiere of Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva." She plays Nikki, the new business partner of Bowlby's character, in a multiple-episode arc that begins airing June 3. (Bob Mahoney / Sony Pitcures via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Political ambitions

    Kris Jenner, "Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara and Kim Kardashian attend the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in April, 2012 in Washington. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Mother and child

    Kourtney Kardashian arrives with her son Mason at Villa Pacri in New York for lunch. (Jackson Lee / Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Lucky seven

    The family (Kendall Jenner, Rob Kardashian, Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Kim Kardashian, Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kylie Kardashian) poses for a photo for season seven of their E! series, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." (E! Entertainment) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Family dinner

    Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian attend the RYU restaurant grand opening in April 2012 in New York. The restaurant is owned by Scott Disick. (Simon Russell / Getty Images Contributor) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Selling out

    Kim and Khloe promote The Kardashian Kollection at the Woodfield Mall in April, 2012 in Schaumburg, Ill. (Timothy Hiatt / Getty Images Contributor) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Revolting masses

    Kim Kardashian's estranged husband, Kris Humphries, takes it on the chin from Atlanta Hawks fans, who taunt him over his failed marriage while he shoots a foul shot at an NBA basketball game in March, 2012 in Atlanta. (David Goldman / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Take a powder

    While walking the red carpet at her "True Reflection" fragrance launch in London on March, 2012, Kim Kardashian is hit with white powder by a woman. Kardashian was unharmed and returned to the carpet shortly thereafter. The woman was detained by hotel security. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Total Khaos

    Scott Disick, Robert Kardashian Jr., Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kris Jenner and Kendall Jenner arrive at the grand opening of the Kardashian Khaos store at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Dec. 15, 2011. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Separate ways

    Kim Kardashian and Khloe stay tight while promoting their Kardashian Kollection Handbag launch in Sydney, Australia, just two days after Kim filed for divorce from Kris Humphries. (Tracey Nearmy / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Fashionable family

    Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries and Brody Jenner attend the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne Spring 2012 fashion show during Style360 at New York's Metropolitan Pavilion on Sept. 12, 2011. (Jerritt Clark / Getty Images Contributor) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. The next generation

    Kendall Jenner, 15, half-sister to Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, walks the runway at the Evening Sherri Hill Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at New York's Trump Tower Grand Corridor on Sept.14, 2011. (Jeff Schear / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Ballroom blitz

    Rob Kardashian performs on a 2011 episode of "Dancing With the Stars." Sister Kim performed in 2008 but only made it to week three. Rob said he hoped to lose weight while on the show. (ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. The bride cuts the cake

    Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries cut their wedding cake, reportedly modeled after that of Prince William and Kate Middleton, on Aug. 20, 2011, in Montecito, Calif. The 6-foot-tall cake reportedly cost around $20,000. (Albert Michael / Startraksphoto) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Animalistic

    Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kris Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner arrive on the red carpet of the Kardashian Kollection Launch Party on Aug. 17, 2011, in Hollywood, Calif. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Slam dunk

    Kim Kardashian, right, and New Jersey Nets basketball player Kris Humphries make their first public appearance as an engaged couple at the charity Amber Lounge Fashion show in Monaco on May 27, 2011.

    Humphries put a ring on it in grand style, opting for a 20.5 carat bauble that reportedly set him back $2 million. (EPA, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Up and coming

    Kendall and Kylie at the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' "Prom" at the El Capitan on April 21, 2011, in Los Angeles. The teen girls are the daughters of Kris and Bruce Jenner. Kendall is a model signed with Wilhelmina Models, while youngest child Kylie is hoping to follow in her sister's modeling footsteps. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. One and only

    Rob Kardashian and Audrina Patridge arrive at the launch of her new VH1 reality show "Audrina" in Los Angeles on April 13, 2011. Rob is the only son of Kris and her first husband, the late Robert Kardashian. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. The stars

    Kim, Khloe and Kourtney pose together at the Unbreakable fragrance launch party in Los Angeles on April 4, 2011. The three oldest children of Kris and Robert Kardashian are the most recognizable faces of the family. They co-own a women's fashion boutique called D-A-S-H, which has locations in MIami, New York and their hometown of Calabasas, Calif. (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Courting Kourtney

    Kourtney Kardashian poses with Scott Disick, who has appeared on all of the family's reality shows and was shown getting help for his alcohol and anger issues after Kourtney left him for a time. The two have a son named Mason and a daughter, Penelope. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Spinning dreams

    Khloe and her husband, L.A. Laker Lamar Odom, are the stars of the family's latest E! spin-off, "Khloe and Lamar." The pair wed in 2010 just one month after they met. In 2013, the couple faced breakup rumors. (James White / E!) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Daytime leap

    Kourtney made her acting debut when she guest starred on the ABC soap opera "One Life to Live." Her episode aired on March 28, 2011. (Heidi Gutman / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Makes scents

    Kim launched her newest fragrance, Kim Kardashian, at Macy's Glendale Galleria on Feb. 22, 2011, in Glendale, Calif. Kim first shot to fame in 2007 when a home sex tape of her with then-boyfriend Ray J was released by Vivid. (Toby Canham / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. A dude in cougar's clothing

    The Kardashian sisters appear as presenters at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 8 in Universal City, Calif. Comedian George Lopez joined the trio in drag as Kougar Kardashian. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images ) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. A high note

    Kim attends the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. The reality star debuted her single "Jam (Turn It Up)" on Dec. 31. 2010. She said her pals Ciara and Kanye West forced her into doing a song. Her decision to do the single and the recording process was featured on an episode of "Kourtney and Kim Take New York." (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Close ties

    Kourtney, Kim and Khloe join their mom Kris at the Famous Cupcakes Launch Party on Oct. 7, 2009, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. Dismissed

    Kim Kardashian and her professional dance partner, Mark Ballas, were eliminated in October of 2008 from ABC's popular dancing competition, "Dancing with the Stars."

    "Today, five years ago, my father passed away, and I just know he's really happy and watching over me, and I made him proud," Kardashian, daughter of late attorney Robert Kardashian, said after her dismissal. (Kelsey Mcneal / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. Sneak peek

    A poster promoting "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" from the first season. The show was described as "a peek inside the private family life of 20-something socialite Kim Kardashian." (E!) Back to slideshow navigation
  40. Famous friends

    Kim Kardashian, left, Paris Hilton, center, and Nicky Hilton attend the after party following the premiere of HBO's "Entourage" at the Hollywood Social on June 1, 2006, in Hollywood, Calif.

    In a Harper’s Bazaar interview, Kim said she traveled the world with Paris in the mid 2000's. "We had so much fun," Kim said. "I had never traveled the world like that. It was so neat, all the things we did. I think I learned a lot from her." (Stephen Shugerman / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  41. Blast from the past

    Khloe Kardashian, left, Kourtney Kardashian, Bruce Jenner, Kris Kardashian, Robert Kardashian and Kim Kardashian in 1995. Jenner, a gold medal Olympic athlete, married Kris Kardashian in 1991.

    "I've been very blessed with 10 children and its been a lot of fun over the last couple of years," Jenner said in an interview with Stylelist. "There's nothing better for a parent than watching your children do well in what they're trying to accomplish." (Ron Galella, Ltd. / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  42. Legal legacy

    In a 1995 file photo, murder defendant OJ Simpson, right, consults with friend Robert Kardashian, center, and attorney Alvin Michelson, during a hearing in Los Angeles. Kardashian, a businessman and lawyer who was a key figure in the Simpson saga and part of his legal "dream team," died in Los Angeles from cancer of the esophagus on Oct. 2, 2003. He was 59.

    Son Robert Kardashian got a large tattoo of his father’s face covering the whole of his left forearm in tribute. (Vince Bucci / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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