by Jackie Thompson
George Clooney, 53, and his now-wife, Amal Alamuddin, 36, exchanged vows Saturday, September 27, marking the end of Clooney’s reign as the number one most eligible bachelor. The private 30-minute ceremony took place in beautiful Venice, Italy at the historic Aman Canal Grande Venice Hotel. Around 100 guests celebrated the much-anticipated union of the Oscar-winning actor and his human rights attorney fiancée.
“The wedding was so unbelievably special, it was legendary. These three days – the friends, the families, the atmosphere, everything – will stay with me all the rest of my life,” Alamuddin’s mother, Baria, told People magazine. This week’s issue of People will feature 25 exclusive photos of the wedding and statements from many A-list guests, like Matt Damon, Bono, Cindy Crawford, and Anna Wintour. The special will hit newsstands this Friday.
The cover includes three photographs of the newlyweds and showcases Alamuddin’s stunning Oscar de la Renta gown. The custom French lace dress was accentuated with hand-embroidered pearl and diamanté accents and featured a classic off-the-shoulder neckline and a full circular train.
The groom was wearing a black Giorgio Armani tuxedo and wore custom cufflinks from his bride with his name inscribed in Arabic. In a following statement, Clooney told People magazine that marriage “feels pretty damn good.”
Although the location of their honeymoon has yet to be revealed, several European media outlets have reported that Mr. and Mrs. Clooney were spotted heading to Marrakesh for a Moroccan honeymoon.