Kim Kardashian dons a tight black maxi dress before Kourtney's wedding

EXCLUSIVE: Barefoot Kim Kardashian exhibits her hourglass figure in a tight black dress as she heads to sister Kourtney’s pre-wedding bash – but remains tight-lipped about the big day

Kim Kardashian exhibited her hourglass figure in a tight black dress on Saturday night as she headed to another pre-wedding celebration at the Castello Brown fortress before her sister Kourtney marries her fiancé Travis Barker.

The reality star delighted fans by walking barefoot for around 200 yards along the harbour front in the picture postcard Italian fishing village of Portofino.

Kim, 41, was wearing the same outfit as she had on earlier in the day when she was pictured taking a walk around the tourist hotspot with her eight-year-old daughter North.

Emerging: Kim Kardashian exhibited her hourglass figure in a black maxi dress on Saturday ahead of a pre-wedding celebration before Kourtney's wedding to Travis Barker in Portofino

Emerging: Kim Kardashian exhibited her hourglass figure in a black maxi dress on Saturday ahead of a pre-wedding celebration before Kourtney’s wedding to Travis Barker in Portofino

But an assistant was seen walking beside her with a suit bag which appeared to contain her outfit for the evening’s festivities.

Once again she accessorised her black maxi dress with two silver crucifixes which she wore on her earlier public outing.

Kim refused to answer any questions and stared straight ahead as a MailOnline reporter asked her: ‘Are you looking forward to the wedding tomorrow?’

Wearing her blonde hair tied back, instead of hanging loose as she did earlier, she kept her phone clamped to her ear for her entire walk.

Wow! The reality star delighted fans by walking barefoot for around 200 yards along the harbour front in the picture postcard Italian fishing village

Wow! The reality star delighted fans by walking barefoot for around 200 yards along the harbour front in the picture postcard Italian fishing village

Chatting: Wearing her blonde hair tied back, instead of hanging loose as she did earlier, she kept her phone clamped to her ear for her entire walk

Serious: Kim refused to answer any questions and stared straight ahead as a MailOnline reporter asked her: ¿Are you looking forward to the wedding tomorrow?¿

Chatting: Wearing her blonde hair tied back, instead of hanging loose as she did earlier, she kept her phone clamped to her ear for her entire walk

Strings of red and blue lights were seen lit up over the terrace of the castle and were visible from the harbour below.

Kim had spent the afternoon on the superyacht Regina D’Italia where Kourtney and Blink-182 drummer Travis are staying before their wedding celebration tomorrow.

She left the yacht in a tender at around 8.30pm and alighted ashore in the harbour after it moored up next to a row of superyachts.

Kim then walked to a tunnel entrance on the hillside which is believed to offer secret access to the Castello Brown fortress where wedding festivities are being held.

Star-struck! Diners eating seafood meals on tables lining the harbour front watched in amazement as her entourage swanned past surrounded by excited teenage girls filming on their phones

Star-struck! Diners eating seafood meals on tables lining the harbour front watched in amazement as her entourage swanned past surrounded by excited teenage girls filming on their phones

Having a blast! Kim had spent the afternoon on the superyacht Regina D¿Italia where Kourtney and Blink-182 drummer Travis are staying before their wedding celebration tomorrow

Having a blast! Kim had spent the afternoon on the superyacht Regina D’Italia where Kourtney and Blink-182 drummer Travis are staying before their wedding celebration tomorrow

Here she is! She left the yacht in a tender at around 8.30pm and alighted ashore in the harbour after it moored up next to a row of superyachts

Here she is! She left the yacht in a tender at around 8.30pm and alighted ashore in the harbour after it moored up next to a row of superyachts

Diners eating seafood meals on tables lining the harbour front watched in amazement as her entourage swanned past surrounded by excited teenage girls filming on their phones.

An intimate garden grotto with outlandish gold structures is set to play a key role in the wedding tomorrow.

The amazing set was being erected earlier today in the grounds of a historic beachside house which has been rented by the Kardiashian family for the matrimonial festivities.

The house where some family members are staying is next door to the medieval Castello Brown which has been widely tipped to be the venue for the main wedding party.

Recycling: Kim, 41, was wearing the same outfit as she had on earlier in the day when she was pictured taking a walk around the tourist hotspot with her eight-year-old daughter North

Recycling: Kim, 41, was wearing the same outfit as she had on earlier in the day when she was pictured taking a walk around the tourist hotspot with her eight-year-old daughter North 

A 12ft high gold structure in the shape of a huge gilded picture frame or mirror was erected at one end of a garden plot beneath the house in Portofino.

Workers were seen hanging leaves and foliage from a curved frame over the length of the 40ft long garden to create the effect of a woodland hideaway.

Two other giant gilded objects with wide brimmed bowls on top, possibly to become flaming bowls to illuminate the area, were also seen in place.

Dozens of candles in glass jars were also lined up ready to be lit and moved into position to in what promises to be an enchanting and romantic scene.

Keeping it under wraps! Final preparations took place ahead of Kourtney and Travis's wedding ceremony at the ancient Castello Brown fortress in Portofino on Saturday - however the whole outdoor area was covered in tarpaulin

Keeping it under wraps! Final preparations took place ahead of Kourtney and Travis’s wedding ceremony at the ancient Castello Brown fortress in Portofino on Saturday – however the whole outdoor area was covered in tarpaulin

The secret garden is on the hillside beneath the castle and enjoys magnificent views over the Mediterranean.

Curious tourists in hire boats anchored in the cove adjacent to the castle were watching the last minute preparations taking place this afternoon.

MailOnline has revealed that the wedding is due to take place tomorrow when paths around the perimeter of the castle and the rented house are closed off to the public.

The closure will ensure that mother-of-three Kourtney and Blink-182 drummer Travis will escape the prying eyes of onlookers and be able to control publicity for their big day.

Loved up: The reality star, 43, is believed to have rented out the entire castle for her third exchanging of vows with the Blink-182 rocker, 47, which was built during Roman times as a military fortress (pictured in April 2022)

Loved up: The reality star, 43, is believed to have rented out the entire castle for her third exchanging of vows with the Blink-182 rocker, 47, which was built during Roman times as a military fortress (pictured in April 2022) 

Staff playing a role in the wedding were seen 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.

MailOnline witnessed staff diving into the sea to manhandle the gangway back into position.

Back to black: Kourtney, her son Reign, seven, and Travis were pictured holding hands and walking around Portofino on Saturday

Back to black: Kourtney, her son Reign, seven, and Travis were pictured holding hands and walking around Portofino on Saturday

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.

Many guests as well as Kourtney, 43, and Travis, 46, are expected to use the jetty to access the house and castle by boat, avoiding the crowds which throng around Portofino harbour.

The main celebrations and wedding party are still thought likely to take place on the castle’s terrace which cannot be overlooked from land or sea.

Final preparations have been underway all day to prepare the romantic venue behind the high walls of the ancient hillside fortress which dates back to Roman times.








Staff have been sworn to secrecy and made to sign legal agreements, forbidding them from talking about the wedding which has been billed as the showbiz event of the year.

Kourtney’s sisters Kim, Kylie Jenner and Khloé Karashain were earlier seen heading for a lunchtime pre-wedding party with the their mother Kris Jenner on a yacht in Portofino.

Kim was seen walking through the harbour of the fishing village with her eight-year-old daughter, North, on Saturday morning

Kylie Jenner, was also seen in the same area with her six-year-old daughter Stormi, while Khloé drew admiring glances for her daring brown mini dress and long suede boots.

Cozy: Kourtney and Travis couldn't keep their hands off each other as they geared up for their third nuptials

Cozy: Kourtney and Travis couldn’t keep their hands off each other as they geared up for their third nuptials 

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

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

A look of love? Travis is seen in an old episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians 

Dating rumors 

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

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.’

Their relationship is going from strength to strength, with the lovebirds happily putting racy public displays of affection on social media.

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

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

The first of many: Kravis made their red carpet debut at the MTV VMAs in September last year  

IVF struggles

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

‘I woke up all night thinking it was a dream,’ Kourtney penned on Instagram about her proposal from Travis 

Three weddings 

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

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

Second: They officially got hitched in Santa Barbara in May with her grandmother Mary Jo “MJ” Campbell present

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