Kanye West gave Kim Kardashian a portrait of herself as a wedding gift.

The 36-year-old rapper wed his reality TV star lover in Florence, Italy, on Saturday (24.05.14) and decided to honour the brunette beauty by commissioning London artist Bambi to create a portrait of her.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''It's the first non-narcissistic thing Kanye has done because he specifically didn't want to be in the painting himself.

''He says he wants Kim looking as much like a princess as possible.''

The proud husband - who has 11-month-old daughter North with Kim - spared no expense on the lavish painting in order to impress his bride on their wedding day.

The source added: ''Kanye has said he doesn't care how much the painting costs. This is likely to be Bambi's biggest sale to date.''

Meanwhile, the couple's lavish wedding ceremony has been somewhat overshadowed by the revelation that Kim's brother Rob Kardashian snubbed the event and flew back to Los Angeles after joining his family in France last week.

The star was seen arriving at LAX airport on Saturday at the same time the nuptials took place at Forte di Belvedere in Florence.