Today I’m writing this reflection as a new wife. I can’t believe it. I’ve lived a very unique life in the public eye over the last two decades and throughout the years, I was always searching for my partner. Not only someone to share my dreams with but a man to build a future together. I was looking for my equal. Someone who wasn’t fascinated with “Paris Hilton” but instead, someone who saw the real me and loved me for me. Someone who is loving and kind. Someone to be a father to my future children. I’m so proud of my love story with Carter, and even more excited that it’s just beginning. My next chapter as a wife is going to be the best yet.
Yesterday was the big day: My Wedding. I finally got to kiss my Prince and begin the happily ever after I’ve been dreaming of since I was a little girl. It was a true fairytale wedding.
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The night before, Carter and I recorded a podcast before tying the knot. We talked about all of things we were both nervous about for our wedding but also so so excited about as well.
I arrived in the morning to make sure everything was going fabulously: installation, sound, decorations. Then in the afternoon, we started glam! It was the perfect bonding time for my bridal party and I as we sipped on champagne and laughed, and cried tears of joy when sharing all of the memories from the past. I was in awe that this day had finally arrived. Of course we had to take pictures of the glam before walking down the aisle. I took pictures with my bridesmaids, my maid of honor Nicky, my mom, and my dad.
My dad had the sweetest reaction to seeing me in my wedding dress. It was the most wholesome moment. I felt like a little girl again seeing the sparkle in his eyes. It was so obvious how proud he was. To make it more emotional, Carter and I did our first look after. I told him he couldn’t cry, because then I’d start crying and I would ruin my mascara before my walk. Of course, he did cry, but I think I started crying first. It was a Cinderella moment and I knew I found my true love. I had a glam refresh after because if I walked the aisle with all that mascara running down my face, it would’ve been beyond.
When we were finishing up the freshening of my glam, they started to put my veil on. My sis Kim Petras was getting ready to perform outside. If I didn’t have butterflies before, I definitely had them then. It was so surreal hearing “Stars Are Blind” being sung by one of my favorite singers now at our wedding, and knowing that as soon as it finished I would begin my walk down the aisle. She sang a stunning rendition of “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” as I walked down the aisle that moved me so much. This was so surreal. It’s like I had been dreaming of this moment my whole life.
My heart was thumping because before I knew it, it was time. I was getting shaky waiting for the doors to open. This would be one of the biggest moments of my life.
I remember my first two steps down the aisle so clearly. 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.
I reached the end of the altar and Carter took my hands in his. Suddenly I wasn’t as nervous. Carter has that effect on me… he makes everything feel like a fairy tale.
The exchanging of our vows, and then our “I do’s” were definitely a dream. I finally became a wife to the most charming Prince!
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. 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.
The reception was everything I wanted… chic, cute and fun.. I got to dance with my dad, and Carter had the most amazing dance with his mom. We had five of the best and most sentimental speeches from Nicky talking about our childhood and Courtney talking about the man Carter has become.
We ended the night with dancing and raging to a DJ set. It was the best day and night of my life. If I could do it all again I would in a heartbeat. I was incredibly happy being surrounded by so many loved ones and for everyone to be catching up and letting loose and celebrating.