"It was a crazy, nonstop, incredible dream," one guest tells PEOPLE

By Michelle Tauber
May 28, 2014 08:00 AM
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For guests attending the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the weeklong extravaganza was a high-speed ride.

“It was a roller coaster, but in the best way,” a guest tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “It was a crazy, nonstop, incredible dream.”

But there was at least one quiet moment during the ceremony at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, on May 24: When the couple recited their self-penned vows, which featured “a little bit of humor and a whole lot of love,” says an attendee.

The groom “told me he had practiced them in front of a mirror several times to commit them to memory,” says the attendee. “He didn’t make any mistakes.”

And the couple’s 11-month-old daughter, North, made sure to capture the spotlight. Carried down the aisle by grandma Kris Jenner, says another source, “She clapped the whole way down.”

Reporting by JENNIFER GARCIA and STEVE HELLING

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 Friday

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