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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are set to wed in a televised ceremony later this year and a report claims the E! network will cover most of the costs of what is anticipated to be a multi-million dollar wedding.
Kardashian, 33, recently confirmed that she and West, 36, will likely wed in Paris during the Summer and insiders claim while the rapper was initially reluctant to film their big day for TV, the reality TV star was able to persuade him. The wedding will mark Kardashian's third marriage and West's first.
"Kim has always wanted to be a June bride and she is finally going to get her wish. Kim and Kanye have narrowed down the wedding location, which is being kept a secret at this point," a source told RadarOnline.com. It will be on the outskirts of Paris."
The couple will wed in an over-the-top ceremony reminiscent to Kardashian's 2011 nuptials to NBA star Kris Humphries. Various A-listers such as Beyonce and Jay Z are expected to attend the lavish event.
"Kim persuaded Kanye to let the cameras roll because E! will pick up most of the cost of the wedding and it's a lot easier for a network to deal with logistics of a foreign wedding than if it were just the two of them planning it," the insider explained.
"Even though Kim's marriage to Kris (Humphries) was a disaster, she was very happy with how the wedding and reception turned out," the source continued. "It was flawless."
West, who proposed to the E! Star in October, previously revealed that he intends to have "fight jets" on his big day. Kardashian's sisters Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall and Kylie will likely be a part of the wedding party.
"Both Kim and Kanye have very high expectations for their wedding," the source said. "It will be an over-the-top affair and there will be pre-wedding festivities leading up to the big day for their guests. It'll be like a festival!"
Kardashian, who intends to take West's last name, recently opened up about her big day during an appearance on late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!."
"We will be getting married this summer, hopefully in Paris," she told Kimmel "... It's like our second home. We spend so much time there, we have an apartment there."