Kourtney Kardashian Reveals the Secrets Behind Her Guns N' Roses-Inspired Wedding Dress

Kourtney Kardashian turned heads when she married Travis Barker last May in a short lingerie wedding gown. Almost a year later, she's offering more details about her decision to wear a daring design.

By Alyssa Morin Mar 21, 2023 6:26 PMTags
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Kourtney Kardashian was anything but the least interesting to look at on her wedding day.

The Kardashians star, who married Travis Barker in a lavish, third ceremony in Italy last May, recently shared insight into her very risqué and untraditional bridal gown

"Travis and I were watching Guns N' Roses 'November Rain' video one night before we were even engaged," the Poosh founder captioned her March 20 Instagram. "And we said to each other 'This has to be our wedding.'"

Kourtney was intantly drawn to the wedding gown the actress has in the music video. "She was wearing a short dress and I thought to myself 'I need a short dress!'" she shared. "I had more visions inspired by some 1990s campaigns of Monica Bellucci shot by Helmut Newton for Blumarine."

At the time, she exchanged vows in a lingerie-esque minidress by Dolce & Gabbana that featured a sexy corset bodice, a plunging neckline and sheer, lace material that let her bottom half peek through.

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The location of the couple's ceremony also inspired Kourtney's design.

"When we knew our wedding was going to be in Portofino, it also influenced the vibes and feeling of the dress," she revealed. "I also just wanted to feel like we ran off to Italy and got married and wanted the dress and wedding to feel that way!"

Technically, the pair did just that when they got married in a surprise ceremony in Las Vegas in April 2022.

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Kourtney's wedding dress wasn't the only styling choice she made that she holds dear. 

"When @dolcegabbana suggested putting Travis's head tattoo of the Virgin Mary on the handmade lace veil with the words from his tattoo: family, loyalty, respect underneath, I got chills and knew how special that felt," she wrote on Instagram. "This was all planned and made into my dream come true all so so quickly and I'm so grateful to everyone who put their all into making it all happen!"

Before the couple celebrates their first wedding anniversary on April 3, relive their fabulous Italian wedding.

Girls Get Ready

Stormi Webster, mom Kylie JennerKendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian appear behind-the-scenes at the wedding.

Morning After

One day after their wedding ceremony, Kourtney and Travis stepped out for another boat ride in Italy. 

Making a Splash

The newlyweds were spotted sharing a kiss after jumping into the water from the top floor of their yacht. 

Reception Ready

The bride & groom decided to go all black for their post-wedding festivities.

Another Look!

Kim changed into a striking bejeweled corset for the couple's fun-filled reception.

Kiss the Bride

"Happily ever after," the couple wrote on Instagram.


Kourtney and Travis, both in Dolce & Gabbana, wed at Castello Brown in Portofino, Italy.

Surrounded by Love

The bride and groom's family members stood by their sides as the ceremony took place.

The Newlyweds

As Kourtney wrote on Instagram, "Introducing Mr. And Mrs. Barker."

Cheers to the Happy Couple

The pair celebrated saying "I do" by popping a bottle of champagne.

Husband & Wife

Kravis forever!

Kravis Married Again

The two walk together after the ceremony.

Sippin' Sisters

Kylie and Kendall Jenner show off their dance moves and drinks on TikTok.

Dance Moves

Kris Jenner and Carl Dawson get down on the dance floor with some killer moves. 

Taking Over The Mic

Travis gives a heartwarming speech alongside Kourtney at the reception.

Outfit Change

Kim Kardashian swapped her black lace gown for a sparkly bodysuit during the reception.

Kourtney & Travis

The bride showcases her full wedding look.

The Veil

Kourtney wore a cathedral-length veil.

Flowing Veil

The bride and groom head to the reception.

Tattoo Tribute

Kourtney's veil depicted the Virgin Mary and the words "Family Loyalty Respect" which match the artwork of Travis' head tattoos.

Penelope Disick & Alabama Barker

Kourtney's daughter and Travis's daughter walk together.

Kris Jenner & Kourtney Kardashian

Attendants help carry Kourtney's veil.

Landon Barker & Atiana De La Hoya

Travis' son and stepdaughter are spotted.

Kris Jenner & Kourtney Kardashian

Kris walks her eldest daughter down the aisle.

We're Here

Kim Kardashian leads North West and Reign Disick to the wedding.

Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly

The engaged couple arrive at the ceremony.

Wedding Participants
The Kardashian-Jenners and the Bride & Groom

Khloe KardashianReign DisickKendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian appear with Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker.

Kris Jenner

The mother of the bride arrives!

Kendall Jenner, Devin Booker & Kylie Jenner
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