A spokesperson for Kanye West's designer friend Ermanno Scervino has confirmed the rapper is planning to wed Kim Kardashian in Florence, Italy later this month (May14).

The couple had previously hoped to tie the knot in Paris on 24 May (14), but this week (begs12May14) it emerged that the stars have since decided to host a pre-wedding dinner in the French capital and then fly guests to the historic Fort Belvedere in Florence for the actual ceremony.

West fuelled the speculation by revealing to a local paper that they believe their baby daughter North was conceived in the city, and now a representative for fashion designer Scervino has detailed the extent of his involvement in the nuptials.

The rep tells the DailyMail.co.uk, "It's true. Ermanno has been helping Kanye organise the wedding in Forte Belvedere. They met in Paris earlier this year and have become great friends."

Elisa Di Lupo from the Florence mayor's office has also confirmed the wedding plans to the Associated Press, revealing the couple has rented the 16th century venue at a cost of 300,000 Euros ($410,000/£256,250).