George and Amal on Friday | Photo by Associated Press
As one of the worlds most eligable bachelors got hitched on saturday, we at Think Shaadi cast our eyes of what was worn, where it took place and who attented.
George and Amal the day after their nuptials | Photo by Getty Images
Prior to saturday the couple were seen taking in the sights and sounds of Venice, the capital of romantic get-a-ways. It’s here where the glamorous duo finally tied the knot. The city had been a rife with rumour for many months, and let’s be honest, as dashing George is an Italophile, it had to be here.
George peeking at onlooker the evening of his wedding | Photo by Reuters
The couple boarded a taxi boat, fittingly named “Amore” and speed down the canal, in classic movie icon fashion, to their hotel. It was Friday, the day before the big event, and the confirmation that the wedding ceremony would be held at 7-star Aman Canal Grande Hotel had finally laid all the rumours and speculation to rest.
Clooney had breakfast with actress Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber on Saturday morning before the celebrations got under way | Photo by EPA
So, Saturday came, the great city of romance and old world charm went into a frenzy as the sun rose over the ancient canals and Reinnaisance architecture. Brides Magazine revealed that officiating the ceremony was former mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni – “Clooney and the ex-politician and journalist met in 2007 when Veltroni presented the actor with a human rights award for his activism on behalf of refugees in Darfur.”
U2 frontman Bono arriving at the ceremony | Photo by Associated Press
There were 60 guests in attendance and Andrea Bocelli performed for George and Amal. Of the 60 guests, there was Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Bono, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford and US Vogue Editor Anna Wintour.
George and Amal the day after their wedding | Photo by Splash News
With gorgeous george wearing his favourite Italian designer Armani, Amal’s wedding dress was a stunning piece by Oscar de la Renta, sadly there are no photos of the design…which we think is thoroughly unfair. Her first dress worn as Mrs Clooney however was a sublime creation by Giambattista Valli, a favourite of many lovers of luxury fashion. As The Daily Mail said – “Giambattista Valli was a good choice. He’s an Italian maestro (well, when in Rome… ish) and is known for intricate designs and incredible tailoring.”
Billy Murray arriving at the wedding ceremony | Photo by Reuters
It’s been an interesting few years for the couple, and this weekend has confirmed that George has finally found the woman of his dreams. The pair met back in 2012, as The Evening Standard explained – “Alamuddin and Clooney began their relationship last October. They found time in their hectic schedules to go out for dinner at Berners Tavern in Fitzrovia, with Alamuddin donning some sparkly silver wedge boots for the occasion. In March, they tried the true test of being a couple — a holiday, going to Tanzania and later on the Seychelles. When his film Monuments Men was screened at the White House with Obama in attendance, Alamuddin was on Clooney’s arm.”
George flanked on the boat by father of the bride Ramzi Alamuddin and joined by his parents Nick Clooney and Nina Bruce | Photo by Associated Press
Alam is a well renowned human rights lawyer, having worked on numerous high-profile cases, including the campaign to release then imprisoned Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. As well the case of defending Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. According to her friends and those who have come into contact with her, she is strong willed yet very loving woman.
George’ best pal Matt Damon arrives at the ceremony | Photo by EPA
It seems that George finally met someone with the same drive and passion for life as he has.
Finally, all of us at Think Shaadi wish the couple a happy married life together. We’re betting that the news of a baby will be just around the corner XX