But we've got some behind-the-scenes scoop for you. To get the straight goods, we spoke with none other than Sharon Sacks, wedding planner to the stars and mastermind behind the Kardashian wedding. What she told us about the nuptials may shock you -- and it's not what you think.
There were butterflies.
Yep, honest-to-goodness butterflies. The wedding was held at a Kardashian family friend's estate in Montecito, California, and there were hundreds of butterflies in the garden. "The wedding took place in this magnificent European garden that had so many butterflies. The aroma of the life that lived in that garden was unbelievable," says Sacks.
The numbers speak for themselves.
According to the Kardashian wedding florist, Mark Held, there were approximately 25,000 - 30,000 roses used at the ceremony. As for other important numbers, there were 720 bottles of wine at the ready, four custom-made pairs of Louboutin shoes for Kim, three dress changes over the course of the day, a 400-foot aisle for her to walk down and a $170,000+ wedding registry for the couple at Gearys of Beverly Hills. (The number of carats in the rings is a whole other story.)
Kim was not a bridezilla in any way, shape or form.
"Kim has unbelievable taste and incredible focus," says Sacks. "She knows what she wants and she knows what she doesn't want. We talked, we visited, we explored. She was a delight, not at all a bridezilla. I had a blast working with her."
Kris wanted to make sure it wasn't a "girly" wedding.
Sacks says that while Humphries pulled out all the stops, he had one request: "Just don't make it girly!" "He just wanted to be sure that the room spoke in a way that would make everybody comfortable," says Sacks. So it wasn't over-the-top in terms of frills, lace or pink.
If you build it, they will come.
The couple wanted the ceremony to be traditional, so Sacks and her team achieved that goal by constructing a chapel. Her team also custom-made the aisle runner so it could be folded and reused as a family heirloom. Oh, and they built a massive tent structure to shield the wedding couple from paparazzi. It involved hydraulics and... oh, you don't care.
Love blooms in black and white.
Want to avoid the awkwardness of people wearing ugly or off-putting clothes to your wedding? Do what Kim did! "Kim let people know that white is OK, and I loved that," says Sacks. "The guests were all in black and white, and the result was all the shots of the bride and groom were stunning, because it was all monochromatic. The dining room was also black and white, so you really felt this sense of unity and excitement. Your visual wasn't impaired at all, either, because it was all the flow of the same colors."
And now for the most surprising facet of the wedding couple...
Underneath all the expenses, Kim and Kris are just like you and me.
Despite the millions invested in the wedding, Sacks insists the power couple is just another pair in love. "The mistake a lot of people make is when they think money, they think glitz," says Sacks. "Spending a lot does not necessary mean glitz. Kim and Kris wanted to be certain the love they felt for each other was first and foremost and that it was felt by their guests. I promised them their wish was my command."
The two-night, four-hour Kardashian extravaganza 'Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event,' airs Sun., Oct. 9, 8PM ET and Mon., Oct. 10, 9PM ETexclusively on E!