You can run, you can hide, but there’s no escaping the Kim Kardashian wedding. You’ve been avoiding eye-contact with her on the covers of tabloids at the grocery store, you may have even stopped following her on Twitter to avoid all the wedding talk (though you didn’t tell her that because you didn’t want to hurt her feelings). But now Kim K. has permeated the tech blogosphere to show that no matter where you go, she will find you.
So let’s get down to brass tacks: WHERE IN THE HELL IS KIM KARDASHIAN GETTING MARRIED?!?!
As of yesterday, rumor had it that the ludicrously over-the-top wedding will be held at the estate of Google Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt in Montecito, California. But new reports have emerged to peg the location at a neighboring Montecito estate: the house of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers co-founder Frank J. Caufield.
The 15,400+ square-foot Tuscan mansion contains all of two bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, but the 10.9-acre estate includes various outbuildings, a manager’s apartment, a car collector’s garage, a tennis court, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a guest house, and staff quarters. Additionally, the property is home to a vast network of interlocking garden rooms.
The $29 million estate, known as Sotto Il Monte, was originally built in 1929 for Kirk Johnson, one of the founders of the First National Bank of Beverly Hills. As it turns out, it’s the same estate where Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were planning to tie the knot before they called off their nuptials (but you already knew that).
The wedding promises to be nothing short of excessive and elegantly wasteful, with a $20 million cake, three dresses costing some $25,000 each, 500 guests (who have been ordered to wear white or black and will be forced to surrender their cell phones at the door, which is why I declined to attend), a fleet of limos to transport the Kardashian family, and a team of leprechauns to leave tiny pots of gold under each guest’s chair.
Previously, the pair was believed to be tying the knot at Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s house, which he bought from Ellen DeGeneres in 2007 for $20 million. Pfft. The Kardashians don’t settle for less.
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