Kimye Wedding Preps: Giant Privacy Walls & 'Royal' Toilets from London
May 23, 2014
Kim Kardashian's wedding to Kanye West is scheduled to take place tomorrow at the famed 16th-century Belvedere Fort in Florence, Italy, and ET has a team in Europe to provide the latest updates leading up to the big event.
On Friday, workers at Belvedere Fort used cranes and scaffolding to construct huge privacy walls -- adorned with white flowers from Belgium -- around the grounds of the venue in preparation for the wedding ceremony and reception. One of the walls will protect the altar from being viewed from nearby homes, and the other covers the dance floor from prying eyes.
Catering vans and trucks carrying the flowers were also seen parked outside the entrance to the Fort. ET has also learned that there will be a marble table at the wedding, with each guest's name engraved in the marble.
ET confirmed earlier that the wedding will take place Saturday in Florence, with sources saying at least 80 rooms have been booked for guests at the city's lavish Westin Excelsior and Kim and Kanye forked over $400,000 to rent out the wedding venue -- the famed 16th-century Belvedere Fort.
Another lavish tidbit ET has learned is that bathrooms fit for royalty have arrived from a company in London. The super luxurious facilities are said to feature gold faucets decorated in Versailles opulent style. Portable phones are being confiscated, with none allowed to be carried inside the Fort.
The Kardashian clan and guests have been spending the last few days in Paris and two planes will reportedly be chartered to Florence on Saturday -- one small one for the wedding party and another to carry about 200 guests. On Friday, family members and guests were spotted strolling with fashion icon Valentino in the gardens of his 17th-century Chateau de Wideville west of Paris. Later in the evening they were expected to tour the nearby Palace of Versailles.
West, 36, proposed to the reality star on her 33rd birthday last October during an elaborate ceremony at San Francisco's AT&T Park.