Kim Kardashian, Kanye West to celebrate wedding in Florence

FLORENCE Italy Fri May 16, 2014 1:19pm EDT

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of ''Charles James: Beyond Fashion'' in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of ''Charles James: Beyond Fashion'' in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

FLORENCE Italy (Reuters) - U.S. television personality Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West will celebrate their wedding in Florence on May 24, an official from the mayor's office confirmed on Friday.

The official said the couple had rented the 16th century Belvedere Fort for 300,000 euros ($411,100) for the occasion, which will be presided over by a Protestant pastor.

However, as the castle is not an authorized site for weddings, there was some question about whether the event will be an officially recognized marriage ceremony or a celebration with some looser status.

Asked how he was feeling as the day approached, West told the local La Nazione daily: "Quite emotional. But very happy. I'm a romantic: I gave Kim a wall of flowers for Mother's Day. Family is everything for me, it's the antidote to the stresses of fame. Family and creativity relax me."

The couple will be accompanied by their daughter North, who West said was "conceived here, among the masterpieces of the Renaissance".

"It was our first honeymoon. It's one of the most beautiful cities in the world, for me, it's the most beautiful in Europe."

Representatives for Kardashian and West did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

(Reporting by Silvia Ognibene; Additional reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy in Los Angeles; Writing by James Mackenzie; Editing by Alison Williams)

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