“We are officially married!” Kim Kardashian – now happily married to Kris Humphries – posted on her website after Saturday night’s ceremony before some 450 guests.
Called for 6 p.m., the ceremony actually got underway at 6:37, and lasted about 30 minutes, reports E! News.
“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 Kim’s message in a printed program handed to guests. The words paid tribute to her late father, attorney Robert Kardashian. Also remembered were Kris’s grandparents.
The Humphries family’s pastor, Joel Johnson, officiated the traditional Christian service.
Humphries, as he waited for Kim at the altar, was overheard saying, “I’m nervous,” though a few deep breaths seemed to restore his confidence.
Finally, stepfather Bruce Jenner walked Kim down the aisle.
Expectations had been high. Basketball player Carmelo Anthony attended with wife La La Vazquez, who Tweeted: “Butterflies in my stomach for @KimKardashian & @Krishumphries…beyond excited for today! the Anthonys are on our way! Love is in the Air!”
Ryan Seacrest, who was there with Julianne Hough, Tweeted en route: “On the way to @kimkardashian’s wedding…Traffic so bad on the [Highway] 101 I had to stop at cold stone creamery.”
Later, he described the event as “Beautiful..kim looked regal, a perfect night. I just danced with the whole family.”
In a tent separate from where the ceremony took place, Robin Thicke introduced the married couple as “Mr. and Mrs. Humphries,” before Kim and Kris danced their first dance to Thicke’s “Angels.”
Among the hundreds of celebrity guests were: Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams; R&B Singer Ciara; Model/Fashion Designer Kimora Lee Simmons Hounsou; NBA Player Carmelo and wife LaLa Anthony; NBA Player Scottie and wife Larsa Pippin; Actresses Eva Longoria and Maria Menounos; Former Boxing Champion Sugar Ray Leonard; Music Producer/Singer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds; Talk Show Hosts Kelly Ripa, Kathy Lee Gifford and Jillian Barberie; Fox News’ Greta Van Sustren; Actors Mario Lopez and Alan Thicke; Designer Vera Wang; Singers Demi Lovato and Avril Lavigne; Model Brittny Gastineau; and Dina, Ali and Lindsay Lohan.
E! News will air a two-part special, ‘Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event,’ on Oct. 9 and 10.