To many foreigners, Italy inspires the utmost romance and is therefore considered a dream wedding destination. Celebrities seem to favor it too - from George Clooney to Tom Cruise, Kim Kardashian to Justin Timberlake, they all have chosen Italy to say 'I do'. The latest celeb couple to get married in Italy are Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, who tied the knot in Portofino on May 22, during a lavish wedding ceremony rumored to have been sponsored by Dolce & Gabbana.
The event has sparked an increased interest in Italian weddings. The website Wealth of Geeks found that online searches referring to ‘Italian Wedding’ skyrocketed 184% worldwide on the 22nd of May, the day the socialite and the Blink 182 drummer tied the knot for the third time, after unofficially exchanging vows in Las Vegas and legally marrying in Santa Barbara, California, earlier this month.
The analysis by Wealth of Geeks revealed that online interest in Italian weddings exploded almost double the average after the celebrity couple got married on the Italian Riviera, according to Google search data analysis.
The two arrived in the picturesque seaside village on May 20, alongside their six children from previous relationships. Famous family members attended, including Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. Kourtney and Travis were friends for many years before getting together.
The ceremony took place in a medieval castle in Portofino with a beautiful view of the gulf. According to the Daily Mail, guests were ferried to the ceremony and reception space on a fleet of speedboats decked out with D&G pillows and blankets. Kourtney’s wedding dress featured a long veil tatted with a picture of the Virgin Mary. The reception took place at L’Olivetta, a villa owned by Italian fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana.
If you too wish to get married in Italy, check Italy Magazine’s dedicated section where you can find useful tips and Italian wedding organizers.
Planning on getting married this year? The central Italian region of Lazio (where Rome is located) is offering a €2,000 reimbursement to couples who get married in the region between 1 January and 31 December 2022.