UPDATED: And finally, here are the official photos secured by Vanity Fair Italia – see below.
UPDATED: Here we go: People and Hello! magazines have the exclusive (not Vogue, although Vogue did get one exclusive shot of Amal’s dress fitting with Oscar de la Renta, shot by Annie Leibovitz), with full coverage on stands from October 1, 2014.
Amal Alamuddin wears a French lace gown by Oscar de la Renta and George Clooney wears Giorgio Armani.
Amal Alamuddin’s final wedding dress fitting with Oscar de la Renta
Photo by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue October 2014
The website thebusinesswomanmedia.com said is best with, “Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor”. Nicely done, Amanda Rose and your businesswomanmedia team, nicely done.
So, our congratulations to actor/director George Clooney on marrying the exceptional human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin – you’ve done well for yourself, George, and we only hope that Amal doesn’t get stuck with too many “the wife of George Clooney” comments in the future and continues to be recognised for her own achievements.
We wish you both the very best for a fabulous partnership.
Keep scrolling down for photos from the wedding weekend and the hotel where the wedding itself took place…
The excitement of the wedding resembled Venice’s Grand Canal as
depicted in this painting by Canaletto from the 1700s
When and where: Venice, Italy – September 26-30, 2014
The wedding weekend started officially on Friday with a rehearsal cocktails and dinner at the Da Ivo restaurant and the five-star Belmond Cipriani Hotel on the island of Giudecci. George and some of his male friends had some last-night drinks as well.
George and his friends stayed on at the Cipriani overnight, whilst Amal and her friends stayed at Palazzo Papadopoli, now known as the Aman Canal Grande Hotel. Read more the historic building, built in 1550, here.
Scroll through here for photos of Venice and the Aman Canal Grande Hotel:
George Clooney had breakfast with Cindy Crawford and her
husband – and his best friend – Rande Gerber on Saturday morning
prior to the main wedding festivities
The formal festivities on Saturday night were held at the Aman Canal Grande Hotel where the couple were married by their close friend and ex-mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni.
A Sunday brunch is now being held, and there is talk of an official Italian civil ceremony taking place on Monday at Venice’s City Hall, in line with Italian law.
UPDATED: Amal and George have attended a 20 minute official civil ceremony at in the Sala Degli Affresch at the Palazzo Ca’Loredan, an official council building in the city of Venice.
Reminiscent of Biana Jagger’s wedding to Mick Jagger, no?
The Sala Degli Affresch where the civil ceremony took place in Venice on Monday
Some of the more well known wedding guests included:
- Model Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber (apparently the best man)
- Actors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
- Actor Matt Damon and his wife Luciana
- Singer Bono from U2 and his wife Ali Hewson
- George Clooney’s cousin Miguel Ferrer
- Actress Ellen Barkin
- Vogue (US) editor Anna Wintour
- Actor Richard Kind
Fashion editor Anna Wintour arrives in Venice for the wedding
Who wore what?
George mostly wore Giorgio Armani suits, and here are Amal’s choices.
Arrival in Italy: Amal went for a casual look with a lime top:
Friday day: Amal wore a black and white striped maxi dress by Dolce & Gabbana from their Spring 2013 RTW collection:
Friday night: Amal wore a scarlet “waterfall” step-hemmed dress by Alexander McQueen from the Resort 2011 collection for the rehearsal dinner at Da Ivo restaurant in Venice:
Saturday night wedding: Amal wore a dress by Oscar de la Renta
Sunday brunch: Amal wore a blossom-embellished Giambattista Valli long-sleeved mini dress from the 2014 Couture collection:
Monday: Amal wore a cream coloured pantsuit with navy trim and “Beckett” clutch by Stella McCartney and a large floppy hat for the civil ceremony, and George wore a grey suit:
NEW: Scroll through the full collection of official photos from Vanity Fair Italia here:
And more from People magazine.
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