By Alesia Stanford For Dailymail.Com
23:13 19 Mar 2023, updated 23:30 19 Mar 2023
Kourtney Kardashian hasn’t been married to Travis Barker for quite a year, but the reality star is looking back at the one-year anniversary of when she began designing her wedding dress.
‘One year ago, we had our first in-person meeting with @dolcegabbana to start the design process of my wedding dress!!’ wrote the 43-year-old, who shared a photo of the final frock on social media Sunday.
Kourtney – who recently showed off her new blonde hairstyle – revealed 90s style played a big part in creating the whole look.
‘The first inspiration for my dress was when Travis, 47, and I were watching Guns N’ Roses November Rain video one night before we were even engaged, and we said to each other “this has to be our wedding,”’ she explained.
The Kardashians star shared a photo of the bride in the 1992 video who was wearing a high-low dress – short in the front but long in the back, ‘And I thought to myself “I need a short dress!”’
Dress-aversary: Kourtney Kardashian took to Instagram to look back at the one-year anniversary of when she began designing her wedding dress
The Poosh founder said she also drew ideas from a 90s campaign shot by Helmut Newton for Blumarine, featuring Monica Bellucci in a corset, a sheet top and lace bloomers.
The couple decided to tie the knot on May 15, 2022 in Italy, the location influenced some important decisions in the design. A photo of one of the first incarnation’s of the ensemble show some design elements that stayed and others that were eliminated.
The location also helped narrow the focus for the look. ‘When we knew our wedding was going to be in Portofino, it also influenced the vibes and feeling of the dress.’
The wedding was an opulent and carefully planned affair, but Kourtney said she wanted the gown to give her a feeling of spontaneity.
‘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!’
The lavish ceremony included a custom made floor length vail with personal messages woven into the lace.
‘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.’
Kourtney shared snaps of the design sketches submitted for her approval.
She closed by expressing her thanks. ‘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! ✨❤️’
Rock and roll: Kourtney explained that when she saw the bride in the Guns N’ Roses video November Rain ‘I thought to myself ¿I need a short dress!¿’ High fashion: The reality star said she was also inspired by a 90s campaign for Bluemarine which featured actress Monica Bellucci as a bride in a corseted ensemble First steps: A photo of one of the first incarnation’s of the ensemble show some design elements that stayed and others that were eliminated Italy: Kourtney revealed the decision to marry in Portofino also served to narrow the focus of the look. ‘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!’ Chills: She shared that when the designers ‘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’ Sketches: Kourtney shared a sketch of the proposed design featuring the intricate details for her chapel length veilVeil: Kourtney shared a photo of her the veil which included the Virgin Mary and the worlds Family, Loyalty Respect woven into the lace Thanks: The Poosh founder expressed her thanks to all those who worked on the look. ‘This was all planned and made into my dream come true all so so quickly and I¿m so grateful’
Travis, who is still recovering from surgery on one of his fingers commented, ‘The most beautiful bride,’ next to the lengthy post, but comments among here other fans were mixed.
Many loved the look writing, ‘Wow stunning,’ ‘So beautiful’ and ‘So obsessed.’
Others admitted they were not big fans, posting ‘The bottom of the corset feels off to me – reminds me of when toddlers have their onesie unbuttoned,’ and ‘Worst wedding dress.’
Another fan tried to take a kinder approach.
‘I love the fact that your wedding represented the both of you. Not what everyone expected… but you.’