All the Details from Kim and Kanye's Wedding Extravaganza
05/31/2014 AT 11:30 AM EDT
There were horse-drawn carriages, fireworks and a pair of historical sites transformed into party venues for more than 200 guests.
But perhaps the biggest surprise during Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding blowout was the groom's emotional reaction.
As the bride, preceded by the couple's almost-1-year-old daughter, North, made her way to the altar at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence on May 24, the famously stoic rapper "looked like he was either going to cry or laugh," says an attendee.
"But when Kim was halfway down the aisle, he broke into an enormous grin."
For much more on Kim and Kanye's wedding, including exclusive photos and details about her dress, the guest list, the bridal party and more, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.