Paris Hilton marries Carter Reum in lavish L.A. ceremony

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Paris Hilton has made it official with venture capitalist Carter Reum.

The two exchanged vows Thursday in a lavish ceremony at the estate of her late grandfather, Barron Hilton, in the tony Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air.

"My forever begins today..." Hilton wrote on Instagram Thursday night with a peek at her dress and veil. 

The custom look was created by famed designer Oscar de la Renta, who described it as a "thread work pressed flower ballgown and veil, which was crafted and hand-embroidered by eight modistes over 1,400 hours."

She also previously said she would be wearing 10 different wedding dresses over the course of the three-day event.

Her parents, Kathy and Richard Hilton, were photographed arriving for the nuptials as was her aunt Kyle Richards. Famous guests also included Emma Roberts, Paula Abdul and Bebe Rexha. 

Kim Kardashian West, her former stylist and assistant, was also in attendance, pictured at a table with Hilton's former The Simple Life co-star Nicole Richie.

Hilton explained on her website how she felt in the moments just before exchanging vows. 

"I remember my first two steps down the aisle so clearly," she wrote Friday. "Getting to see the faces of all my loved ones, and closest friends out in the crowd, and all their eyes on me I felt more like a Princess than ever before. Then seeing Carter's handsome face… It was almost more emotional than the first look. I had to hold myself together though because if I didn't then I’d be crying in all the footage for the show. It was such pure magic."

The wedding was filmed for a 13-part docuseries, Paris in Love, which began streaming Thursday on Peacock. The show will also document her engagement, dress shopping and the couple's joint bachelor party.

Photographs published in Page Six on Tuesday showed that much preparation went into the big day, which featured hot pink and white flowers in the shape of the bride and groom's initials on the home's front lawn. 

Afterward, the couple celebrated in style, with toasts given by her sister and several other loved ones and time on the dance floor.

"Instead of riding into the sunset, we attended our version of a ball. We made our grand entrance into the reception party, and had our first dance as Mr. and Mrs. Hilton-Reum," Hilton wrote. "Carter and I aren't much of dancers, but we've been practicing for weeks and I think we pulled it off! I loved Demi Lovato's performance of 'I Will Always Love You.' They were incredible. It brought so much emotion and love to the event."

(Ahead of her nuptials, Hilton said on her This is Paris podcast that she was most "nervous" for her first dance. She explained that she had "not had a free second" to really practice because "I've been wedding planning... I did dancing lessons twice. It's just hard.")

The day after the ceremony, she declared her wedding the "best day and night of my life."

Reum has been a longtime friend of the Hiltons. He and Hilton began dating in November 2019, after his sister invited her to Thanksgiving. "We just had this incredible chemistry," Hilton told People in September 2020. "We had our first date and haven't spent a night apart since. It's pretty amazing." She noted that they'd grown especially close amid the shutdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic because they'd spent so much time together.

They announced their engagement, with all the details, in February 2021. It happened during a vacation on a private island to celebrate Hilton's 40th birthday. She explained that there had been dinner on the beach and a cabana full of flowers. They celebrated with a small dinner that included Hilton's sister, Nicky.

This is the first marriage for both.

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