Kourtney Kardashian to walk down the aisle in a long headdress train
EXCLUSIVE: Kourtney Kardashian is set to sport a long headdress train and walk down the aisle to Ave Maria during her Italian wedding to Travis Barker… as the final touches are made at their lavish venue
Kourtney Kardashian appears set to make a dramatic entrance to her Italian wedding to Travis Barker, walking in to the strains of the song Ave Maria while wearing a long headdress train.
MailOnline this morning witnessed a last minute rehearsal for the reality star’s wedding which is expected to take place later today in a garden grotto beside the walls of a medieval castle in the Italian resort of Portofino.
And the information comes as the finishing touches are being made at the couple’s luxe castle venue.
Headdress: Kourtney Kardashian is set to sport a long headdress train and walk down the aisle to Ave Maria during her Italian wedding to Travis Barker
A blonde woman, appearing to play the role of Kourtney, 43, was seen walking into the garden with a long green plastic sheet attached to her head in place of a real headdress.
The strains of Ave Maria, sung to a melody composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, and regarded as one of the most popular and romantic wedding songs of all time, rang out as the fake bride made her entrance.
Two men appeared to be holding the train at the back, seemingly taking on the possible role of bridesmaids and page boys just hours before the ceremony when reality star Kourtney will marry drummer Travis.
Last prep: The news comes as the final touches are being made at their lavish venue ahead of the Sunday afternoon ceremony
Practice: Staff were seen using a plastic sheet as the bridal train and raising white lace umbrellas
The fake bride was spotted walking past a pair of men who held up lace umbrellas to mark her arrival in the hidden venue which has spectacular views over the Mediterranean.
MailOnline revealed yesterday that the garden of the house where the ceremony will take place is next to Castello Brown castle which has been hired by the Kardashians for the wedding celebrations.
It has been decorated with outlandish gold accessories including a bold 12ft high gold structure in the shape of a huge gilded picture frame or a mirror.
Event of the year: The venue has ben completely decked out for the nuptials, with staff sworn to secrecy
Suit up! Dolce&Gabbana suits were delivered as preparations got underway for Kourtney and Travis’s wedding at Castello Brown in Portofino
Yum! Kourtney’s sister Kim Kardashian, 41, showed off her svelte physique in a figure hugging co-ord on Sunday as she enjoyed an ice cream in Portofino in the hours before the wedding
Family: The TV star was joined by eight-year-old daughter North and niece Penelope, nine
Girls day: Kim held onto North and Penelope’s hands for the outing, as the girls enjoyed a trip out – with Penelope sporting a star printed maxi dress with a ruffle neck detail
It is believed that the frame will provide a dramatic backdrop to the happy couple as they pose for pictures after tying the knot.
Two giant gold stands with bowls on top, containing red roses, have also been installed in the garden.
Workers have been hanging leaves and foliage from a curved frame over the length of the 40ft long garden to create the effect of a woodland hideaway.
Dozens of candles in glass jars have been lined up ready to be lit and moved into position in what promises to be an enchanting and romantic scene.
Dolce Vita: The lavish showbiz wedding of Kourtney and Travis is being sponsored by luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana in an exclusive deal, MailOnline can reveal
Close: The dressed up family put on a loved up display as they stepped out on Saturday, with Penelope and Atiana following closely behind her mother
Newlyweds: Kourtney and Travis celebrated their union with a boat trip with their family as they kicked off the weekend
It is believed that guests will return to the castle’s terrace for a wedding celebration party after the intimate marriage ceremony which has been sponsored by Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana.
Staff were seen making the final touches to the venue earlier in the day, as they carried red flowers up to the lavish castle.
They were also snapped putting up lace detailed umbrellas at the venue, as the last additions were made to the venue.
Smitten: After boarding the boat for the luxury trip, Kourtney was seen sitting on Travis’ lap as they appeared as loved-up as ever
Stylish: The whole family have been spotted in D&G pieces throughout the weekend – with Reign sporting a blue, vibrant printed satin-cord with a pair of white trainers as he held onto his mum’s hand
Today’s ceremony will be the third time that mother-of-three Kourtney and Travis have got ‘married’.
The couple had their first small wedding in Los Angeles after the Grammys last month and legally tied the knot last Sunday in Santa Barbara, California.
Kourtney was unsurprisingly seen in a Dolce & Gabbana wedding dress in black and white pictures of her big day which she released after the intimate ceremony in Santa Barbara.
The Kardashians and Jenners have made very public displays of support for Dolce & Gabbana in recent days by wearing the brand’s clothes in the run up to the wedding.
Mother and daughter: Kourtney was spotted on Saturday descending a brick staircase to the dock while holding hands with her only daughter Penelope, who displayed her cross-body D&G mini bag
Legging it: When they arrived at their destination on Saturday, Kourtney could be glimpsed watchfully holding her youngest child’s hand as they clambered out of the smaller motorboat that took them from their larger vessel to the quay
Sweet: Kourtney sat on her husband’s lap while he wrapped his arms around her as they lounged on the boat
Some of the clothes have been vintage items which would have been hard to source, according to fashion industry insiders.
Dolce & Gabanna has been quick to capitalise on the reality stars giving their apparent backing to the brand by retweeting pictures of them walking around Portofino in their outfits.
Curious tourists in hire boats anchored in the cove adjacent to the castle were watching the last minute preparations taking place yesterday.
Wow! Kourtney and Travis will have a third wedding ceremony at the lavish destination
Keeping it under wraps! Final preparations took place ahead of Kourtney and Travis’ wedding ceremony at the ancient Castello Brown fortress in Portofino on Saturday – however the whole outdoor area was covered in tarpaulin
Announcement: Signs announcing the closure of Castello Brown and its grounds for Sunday
Paths around the perimeter of the castle and the rented house were closed off to the public today to guarantee privacy for the wedding.
Staff have been arriving in boats at a jetty which has been erected next to the beachside house, giving them direct access to the venue and the castle.
One was seen carrying in drone equipment which is sure to create a dramatic images as the couple celebrate their union.
At one stage, a gangway with rails erected to help people stepping off the pontoon style jetty collapsed into the water, but it is not believed that anyone was hurt.
Laughter: Newlyweds Kourtney and Travis were joined by their loved ones for lunch on Saturday
Cozy: Kourtney and Travis couldn’t keep their hands off each other as they geared up for their third nuptials
MailOnline witnessed staff diving into the sea to manhandle the gangway back into position.
Efforts were then made to tie it more securely into position to stop it collapsing again and causing potential disaster by spilling guests into the sea.
Staff have been sworn to secrecy and made to sign legal agreements, forbidding them from talking about the wedding.
Wild PDAs, IVF struggles, and THREE weddings: A look back at Kravis’ whirlwind romance history
They’re saying ‘I do’ for a third time this weekend in Portofino, Italy in front of a close circle of family and friends. Here, DailyMail.com takes a look back at the three weddings, wild PDAs, IVF struggles and whirlwind romance of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker…
Travis’ first Kardashian crush on Kim
Having been a friend of the family for years, Travis Barker first showed his interest in the KarJenner clan when he confessed to first being attracted to Kim Kardashian – not Kourtney – back when she was an assistant to Paris Hilton around 2006.
‘How could you not stare at Kim? Mind you, I enjoyed hanging out with Paris, but I love curvy girls,’ Travis admitted in 2015. ‘Kim was eye candy. I was no way disrespectful to Paris, but I couldn’t keep my eyes off Kim!’
Travis went on to say he spent time with Kim in their Calabasas neighborhood and while he had a ‘crush’ on her, he said ‘nothing ever happened.’
Eyes for someone else? Travis is seen looking away in a 2018 flashback photo that Kourtney recently posted
Getting to know the family
Travis then made several appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians while he was still married to ex-wife Shanna Moakler, cementing his status as a true Kardashian family friend.
His daughter Alabama revealed in October 2017 that she had been bonding with the Kardashians, along with her father, though she did not specifically mention Kourtney.
‘Actually, the other night I had dinner with all of them and they were really sweet,’ she said at the time. Travis shares Alabama and a son Landon with his ex Moakler, who he was married to from 2004 to 2008.
A look of love? Travis is seen in an old episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Kourtney and Travis first sparked romance rumors when they were spotted on what appeared to be a date together in 2018 Los Angeles.
For their evening out, the duo attended an evening service at the famed celebrity Hillsong Church, and then later went out for a vegan dinner at Crossroads where they dined with Kourtney’s pal Larsa Pippen.
At the time, Kourtney had broken up with French model Younes Bendjima just a few months before.
Getting close: Kourtney and Travis are spotted out together in 2018 heading for dinner
From friends to lovers
Their relationship was confirmed in January 2021 after growing closer during the pandemic, as Kourtney recently revealed she made the first move while the pair were enjoying a friendly movie night together.
‘I was definitely always attracted to Travis. I think it was just the right time in my life,’ she said on the show this year, adding: ‘We were texting and I put it out there, like flirtatious conversation.’
After Travis failed to make a move and went to put on a second movie for them to watch, Kourtney took action: ‘I was like, “I don’t have time for this movie marathon,’” so I made the first move.’
Getting closer: The pair are seen together in another episode of KUWTK
PDA power couple
‘Kravis’ became Instagram official for Valentines in February 2021 with Kourtney posting a picture of the pair holding hands, but that was just the start of the wild PDAs that followed. By April, Travis posted a blurry snap of them making out, while they later revealed their signature move on Kourtney straddling the Blink 182 drummer in the Utah desert.
Their PDAs reached a fever pitch in August last year, when Scott Disick reached out to her ex Younes Bendjima on Instagram after seeing Kourtney straddle Travis on a gondola. He later apologized.
They made their red carpet debut at the VMAs in September last year, and their display of tongue-kissing for the cameras set the tone for many more PDA-heavy events including this year’s Met Gala.
Wow! Kourtney and Travis show off their signature straddle pose in Utah
The first of many: Kravis made their red carpet debut at the MTV VMAs in September last year
While the couple’s romance has seen many highs, Kourtney has revealed they’ve also faced heartbreak as she’s struggled to have a child with Travis.
In an episode of the Kardashians, Kourt confessed their doctor had taken them down ‘this road of doing IVF’ saying ‘it hasn’t been the most amazing experience.’
The reality star is mother to Mason, 12; Penelope, nine; and Reign, seven — with her former partner Scott Disick, whom she dated from 2005 until 2015.
A romantic proposal
Travis popped the question in October to Kourtney, whisking her away to a beach in Montecito, California, as the special moment was captured for the Kardashians Hulu reality show.
Later, it was revealed there was drama as Kris Jenner made the call not to include Kourtney’s children in the happy moment – which resulted in her daughter Penelope becoming upset.
‘I woke up all night thinking it was a dream,’ Kourtney gushed on Instagram at the time.
‘I woke up all night thinking it was a dream,’ Kourtney penned on Instagram about her proposal from Travis
Not content with just one ceremony, Kravis kicked things off with a drunken Las Vegas wedding in April this year after partying at the Grammy Awards. But the wedding was void as it was revealed the loved-up couple did not have the correct paperwork.
In the run up to their big wedding in Italy, Kravis legally tied the knot in Santa Barbara in May with her grandmother Mary Jo “MJ” Campbell present, as well as Travis’ father Randy Barker. The pair drove off in a vintage lowrider convertible with a ‘Just Married’ sign.
However, the couple really pulled out the stops for their big bash in Portofino renting out an entire castle for their family and friends. The pair chose the historic house museum Castello Brown located on a hill above Portofino harbour for their official big celebration.
First wedding: Kravis tied the knot in Vegas, though it was not legally binding
Second: They officially got hitched in Santa Barbara in May with her grandmother Mary Jo “MJ” Campbell present
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