Kourtney Kardashian made a beautiful bride last May when she married the Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Their wedding in Portofino, Italy, was extravagant, filled with family, friends, red roses galore, and lighted candles to create a romantic atmosphere. The gorgeous Mediterranean landscape surrounding the venue made the wedding even more magical.
The ceremony took place at the designer Dolce and Gabbana’s villa, L’Ulivetta, with the reception at Castello Brown, a medieval castle used as a military fortress in the 1420s. Opera legend Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo provided the newlyweds with music.
The main focus of the couple’s special day, besides all the last-minute details, was Kourtney’s wedding gown. Dolce and Gabbana designed the gown with its corseted, lacey bodice and untraditional miniskirt. The one-of-a-kind dress complimented the lingerie of the 1960s and was accessorized with lace-heeled pumps and fingerless gloves.
“Designing my dresses with Domenico [Dolce] and Stefano [Gabbana] has been a dream come true in every way,” Kourtney revealed to Vogue following her and Travis’s nuptials. The fashion powerhouse also created Travis’s tuxedo and Koutney’s wedding weekend looks.
The creme de la creme of Kourtney’s wedding was the long veil, created with Alta Moda lace and hand-embroidered to delicate perfection. On the veil was the Virgin Mary (an icon of the Catholic faith), scattered flowers, and the words “Family, Loyalty, and Respect.”
The meaning behind Kourtney Kardashian’s wedding veil
The idea behind the custom-made piece came from Kourtney’s husband, Travis. Virgin Mary tattoos are on his forearm and the top of his head, so the veil reflects them. According to a 2015 interview with Vice, Travis told the outlet that he was “brought up Catholic” and got the forearm tattoo when he was “18 or 19.” The drummer also believes in God and prays.
Kourtney was raised in a Christian household and attended Marymount, an all-girls private Catholic school in Los Angeles. Younger sister Kim, also attended the same school in her teens.
The Italian getaway wedding was actually wedding number three
Ahead of their European holiday, Kourtney and Travis had a “practice” wedding on April 4th in Las Vegas. Right after the Grammys, where Travis performed, the two made a stop at the 24-hour One Love Wedding Chapel. The pair’s vows were officiated by an Elvis inpersonator, and the ceremony lasted within thirty minutes.
Marty Frierson, owner of the One Love Weddind Chapel, said this about the The Kardashians stars:
“They came, got married, tossed the bouquet in the driveway, and danced to Elvis,” Frierson told People at the time. “They showed a lot of love and had a lot of fun.”
Questions remain whether the wedding was legally binding, as the two didn’t have a marriage license at the time.
Kourtney and Travis took a second trip to the alter on May 15th at a Santa Barbara courthouse. This time, the ceremony was legal as the two lovebirds obtained their license. Kourtney wore a white minidress for the occasion with red velvet heels. Guests included Kourtney’s grandmother Mary Jo and Travis’s father, Randy.
"“Two weeks ago today, when we drove to the courthouse to sign our marriage license before our wedding ceremony in Italy.” Kourtney Kardashian via Instagram"
Hopefully, we will see Kourtney’s and Travis’s Italian fairytaie wedding in The Kardashians third season.