Sabtu, 27 September 2014

Joyous George Clooney and Amul Alamuddin tie the knot in front of his armada ... - Daily Mail

  • George Clooney and his fiancée, Amal Alamuddin have exchanged vows, becoming man and wife
  • The actor spent his final night as a single man downing tequila shots and vintage red wine with his groomsmen at his stag party
  • The wedding party dined at the exclusive five-star Belmond Cipriani Hotel on the nearby island of Giudecci
  • Celebrity guests including Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Cindy Craword have joined the couple in Venice

By Hanna Flint and Frances Kindon and Simon Cable for MailOnline

The deed is done - George Clooney is a bachelor no more, having married stunning Amal Alamuddin in Venice.

'George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were married today in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy,' a rep for the silver fox confirmed.Looking dapper in Armani, 53-year-old George and British human rights lawyer Amal were married by their close friend and the former mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni.

The nuptials took place at sunset on Saturday, with crowds lining Venice's Grand Canal to cheer on George and his A-list guests, who travelled in style to the Aman hotel in a flotilla of vintage water taxis.

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One happy man: The deed is done - George Clooney is a bachelor no more, having married stunning Amal Alamuddin in Venice

One happy man: The deed is done - George Clooney is a bachelor no more, having married stunning Amal Alamuddin in Venice

Last minute nerves? Ever the prankster, George kept the crowd entertained with his funny faces

No time for jitters: The heartthrob pulled a series of humorous expressions as he headed to meet his bride-to-be

Can't stop smiling: After years of refusing to marry, it seems George Clooney has finally found his soulmate

Can't stop smiling: After years of refusing to marry, it seems George Clooney has finally found his soulmate

Ever the prankster, George kept the crowd entertained en route to his wedding, pulling a series of humorous expressions as he headed to meet his bride-to-be.

But one thing he couldn't hide was his excitement, grinning from ear-to-ear as he made his way along the Grande Canal.

And the news comes as all eyes have been trained on the glamorous location, which has been flanked by a cavalcade of police boats and photographers throughout the event.

 Picture perfect: All eyes have been trained on the glamorous location, which has been flanked by a cavalcade of police boats and photographers throughout the event

 Picture perfect: All eyes have been trained on the glamorous location, which has been flanked by a cavalcade of police boats and photographers throughout the event

A-list wedding: The news comes as all eyes have been trained on the glamorous location, which has been flanked by a cavalcade of police boats and photographers throughout the event

A-list wedding: The news comes as all eyes have been trained on the glamorous location, which has been flanked by a cavalcade of police boats and photographers throughout the event

Romantic backdrop: Wave after wave of guests were ferried to the waterfront entrance of the exclusive hotel over a period of 20 mins, which culminated in Mr Clooney's arrival just before 7pm as the sun was setting

Romantic backdrop: Wave after wave of guests were ferried to the waterfront entrance of the exclusive hotel over a period of 20 mins, which culminated in Mr Clooney's arrival just before 7pm as the sun was setting

The stars come out: Guests began arriving by chauffeur-driven taxi boats shortly before 6.30pm with Matt Damon the first to arrive

The stars come out: Guests began arriving by chauffeur-driven taxi boats shortly before 6.30pm with Matt Damon the first to arrive

The 53-year-old was accompanied by his father Nick as he made the 15-minute journey from the Cipriani hotel to the seven-star Amal resort, where he was meeting his bride-to-be.

Clooney was joined by around 90 guests for the reception, during which the pair are though to have exchanged vows.

The couple were each joined by members of their families as well as friends including U2 singer Bono and fellow actor Matt Damon. 

Cause to celebrate: George and his British wife will officially sign the marriage register at the palatial 14th century Ca' Farsetti palazzo on Monday afternoon. The building houses Venice's town hall

Cause to celebrate: George and his British wife will officially sign the marriage register at the palatial 14th century Ca' Farsetti palazzo on Monday afternoon. The building houses Venice's town hall

Family time: The 53-year-old was accompanied by his father Nick as he made the 15-minute journey from the Cipriani hotel to the seven-star Amal resort, where he was meeting his bride-to-be

Family time: The 53-year-old was accompanied by his father Nick as he made the 15-minute journey from the Cipriani hotel to the seven-star Amal resort, where he was meeting his bride-to-be

US Vogue editor Anna Wintour opted for a pink, grey, white and black colour theme, matching her fur stole to the pale shades of her dress and accessorising with sparkling jewels around her neck

US Vogue editor Anna Wintour opted for a pink, grey, white and black colour theme, matching her fur stole to the pale shades of her dress and accessorising with sparkling jewels around her neck

More to come: The event was just one of the highlights of the couple's four-day wedding party

More to come: The event was just one of the highlights of the couple's four-day wedding party

The event was just one of the highlights of the couple's four-day wedding party.

Guests began arriving by chauffeur-driven taxi boats shortly before 6.30pm with Matt Damon the first to arrive.

Wave after wave of guests were ferried to the waterfront entrance of the exclusive hotel over a period of 20 mins, which culminated in Mr Clooney's arrival just before 7pm as the sun was setting.

The wedding suit? George Clooney looked dapper in a black tuxedo as he arrived at the Aman Luxury hotel in Venice on Saturday afternoon

The wedding suit? George Clooney looked dapper in a black tuxedo as he arrived at the Aman Luxury hotel in Venice on Saturday afternoon


Nervous? George looked slightly anxious as he rubbed his hands together, but gave a friendly wave to other guests arriving 

Nervous? George looked slightly anxious as he rubbed his hands together, but gave a friendly wave to other guests arriving 

Nervous? George looked slightly anxious as he rubbed his hands together, but gave a friendly wave to other guests arriving 

Happy face: George followed his father, Nick Clooney, onto the boat that would take them to the wedding venue

Happy face: George followed his father, Nick Clooney, onto the boat that would take them to the wedding venue

George and his British fiancee, 36, will officially sign the marriage register at the palatial 14th century Ca' Farsetti palazzo on Monday afternoon. The building houses Venice's town hall.

The couple requested that guests do not bring mobile phones in a bid to prevent unauthorised pictures being leaked from the event.

Emily Blunt looked red carpet ready in her stunning blue keyhole gown featuring floral embellishment all over the garment. The British actress slicked her hair back into a chic updo and wore gold jewellery and accessories. 

The Clooney family: The actor's relatives joined him on the water taxi that would take them to the luxury hotel on their wedding day

The Clooney family: The actor's relatives joined him on the water taxi that would take them to the luxury hotel on their wedding day

The armada: The Venetian waterways were filled with taxis taking the 90 guests to the luxury hotel for the wedding reception

The armada: The Venetian waterways were filled with taxis taking the 90 guests to the luxury hotel for the wedding reception

Stunning background: George and Amal's celebrations along Venice's Grand Canal more than resembled the bustling scene depicted in this painting of The Canaletto from the 1700s

Stunning background: George and Amal's celebrations along Venice's Grand Canal more than resembled the bustling scene depicted in this painting of The Canaletto from the 1700s

Not official: The civil ceremony is said to have been hosted at the palatial 14th century Ca' Farsetti palazzo onSaturday

Not official: The civil ceremony is said to have been hosted at the palatial 14th century Ca' Farsetti palazzo onSaturday

Classic look: The Oscar-winning actor wore his slat and pepper hair in a slick side-parting

Classic look: The Oscar-winning actor wore his slat and pepper hair in a slick side-parting

Classic look: The Oscar-winning actor wore his slat and pepper hair in a slick side-parting

Classic look: The Oscar-winning actor wore his slat and pepper hair in a slick side-parting

21 years: It's been over two decades since George Clooney was last married - to actress Talia Balsam

21 years: It's been over two decades since George Clooney was last married - to actress Talia Balsam

Jolly mood: It seems that George was feeling joyous and didn't waste an opportunity to wave at fellow boat dwellers

Jolly mood: It seems that George was feeling joyous and didn't waste an opportunity to wave at fellow boat dwellers

Fitting boat: The Clooney clan hit the water on a water taxi called 'Amore' the Italian word for 'love'

Fitting boat: The Clooney clan hit the water on a water taxi called 'Amore' the Italian word for 'love'

Emily was joined by her husband John Krasinski, also in a tuxedo and the couple joined Matt Damon and his stunning wife Luciana Barroso on the water taxi to the event. 

US Vogue editor Anna Wintour opted for a pink, grey, white and black colour theme, matching her fur stole to the pale shades of her dress and accessorising with sparkling jewels around her neck.

Actor Bill Murray was spotted in high spirits as he made his way to the venue on the boat. Chuckling and waving at passers-by, Bill looked like he couldn't wait to get to the event hosted by his The Monuments Men co-star 

Man of the hour: George Clooney could be seen holding court as guests sipped champagne at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani before the reception

Man of the hour: George Clooney could be seen holding court as guests sipped champagne at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani before the reception

Bono stuck to his trademark black for his evening attire, but chose blue-tinted aviator sunglasses to wear for the night.

Hundreds of locals turned out to line the streets, alleyways and Kerry's along the canal as they cheered on the Ocean's Eleven star, who briefly waved to the gathered crowds.

Mr Clooney's 36-year-old fiancée had remained inside the resort for the duration of the day following her hen party the previous night. 

He's over the Cloon: George was in high spirits as he enjoyed his finals hours as a single man in Venice on Saturday morning

He's over the Cloon: George was in high spirits as he enjoyed his finals hours as a single man in Venice on Saturday morning

Comical: George acknowledged onlookers with a series of humourous expressions over an al fresco breakfast with the married couple 

Comical: George acknowledged onlookers with a series of humourous expressions over an al fresco breakfast with the married couple 

Comical: George joked with photographers and pulled a series of humourous expressions over an al fresco breakfast with the married couple

Plenty to smile about: The Oceans Eleven star will tie the knot with human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on Monday 

Plenty to smile about: The Oceans Eleven star will tie the knot with human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on Monday 

Plenty to smile about: The Oceans Eleven star has tied the knot with human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin

Let's go: George was full of smiles as he departed with a gift clutched in his left hand

Let's go: George was full of smiles as he departed with a gift clutched in his left hand

While Ms Alamuddin was busy preparing the event, George had spent the day larking around the nearby Cipriani Hotel with his best man Randy Herber and his wife Cindy Crawford, following his stag night on Friday. 

Sporting a wide grin, George, 53, was in high spirits during an al fresco breakfast outside the Belmond Hotel Cipriani on Saturday morning ahead of his marriage to human rights lawyer Amal.

The greying actor was joined by supermodel Cindy Crawford, 48, and her husband, 52-year-old businessman Rande Gerber after a boozy stag do the night before.  

All systems go: Preparations are well underway for the big day, with scaffolding being erected at the Aman Canal Grande Venice, which is hosting the wedding party

All systems go: Preparations are well underway for the big day, with scaffolding being erected at the Aman Canal Grande Venice, which is hosting the wedding party

Making an entrance: The jetty is expected to be the main entry point for guests arriving for George and his British fiancee Amal's nuptials

Making an entrance: The jetty is expected to be the main entry point for guests arriving for George and his British fiancee Amal's nuptials

Making things pretty: Workers could be seen hauling in vast bouquets of ivory flowers, hinting at the colour scheme the pair have opted for

Making things pretty: Workers could be seen hauling in vast bouquets of ivory flowers, hinting at the colour scheme the pair have opted for

George was seen laughing and smiling with his companions before he began to speak with a photographer nearby. When being congratulated on his wedding, George joked: 'I'm not getting married'.

Curiously, the actor appeared to clutch a gift wrapped object as he departed with his two friends some time later.  

The Hollywood star looked fresh-faced despite his late night out the night before which saw him spend his final night as a single man downing tequila shots and vintage red wine with his groomsmen.

During the meal the group were presented with thousands of pounds worth of vintage 2010 Sassicaia red wine, which costs up to £250 a bottle - a wedding present from restaurant owner Giovanni Fracassi. 

Until next time: The actor left, gift in hand, as final preparations got underway ahead of his wedding to Amal

Until next time: The actor leaves, gift in hand, as final preparations get underway ahead of his wedding to Amal

Three's company: George, Cindy and Rande made an exit following their al fresco breakfast 

Three's company: George, Cindy and Rande made an exit following their al fresco breakfast 

His rumoured best man, Rande, had also brought several bottles of tequila, which the group enjoyed after their dinner at the exclusive eatery.

Meanwhile, preparations were well underway for the big day, with scaffolding being erected around the main jetty of the Aman Canal Grande Venice, which is hosting the wedding party.

Workers could be seen hauling in vast bouquets of ivory flowers, hinting at the colour scheme the pair have opted for. 

UNRIVALLED VIEWS OF THE LAGOON, MAJESTICS SUITES AND A VENETIAN INTERIOR DECORATED WITH LOCAL ARTIFACTS - A LOOK AT THE BELMOND HOTEL CIPRIANI

  • Set at the far eastern tip of the Giudecca island, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani looks across the lagoon towards St Mark's square.
  • The five-star establishment proudly claims: 'If Venice is a theatre, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani is the Royal Box'.
  • It takes a four minute journey by private launch to arrive at the accommodation which offers picturesque views of the lagoon and gardens.
  • Steeped in Venetian style, it is known for interiors decorated in exquisite local artifacts, classic cuisine with an innovative twist and the largest swimming pool in the city.
  • The majestic Palladio & Dogaressa suites feature full-length windows that allow you to enjoy a breath-taking 180-degree view.
  • The hotel offers guest the chance to be 'pampered in the gardens where Casanova once wooed his lovers' in their wellness centre which has a number of treatments and experience available.
  • Belmond Hotel Capriani is also a popular location for wedding and honeymoons thanks to the opulent architecture and unique backdrop.

George's actor buddy Matt Damon was also spotted enjoying a cocktail reception along with the groom at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani on Saturday afternoon.

A fierce bidding war has broken out among the world's biggest celebrity publications, who are all desperate to capture the moment that Oscar-winner Clooney finally says 'I do'.

It is understood that the US edition of fashion bible Vogue has all but secured the rights after bidding well in excess of £1million. 

Back in 1989, George married actress Talia Balsam in a wedding officiated by an Elvis Presley impersonator in Las Vegas. 

No doubt this time around, the nuptials will be a far more stylish affair, as it is understood US Vogue secured the rights after bidding well in excess of £1 million.

However, there are said to have been further negotiations for a British celebrity magazine to share the rights with a seven-figure offer being made.

Time for round two: The boats set to be used by the wedding party were seen being adorned with flowers ahead of Saturday night's celebrations

Time for round two: The boats set to be used by the wedding party were seen being adorned with flowers ahead of Saturday night's celebrations

Just perfect: The members of staff took great care to ensure that they fix the flowers in the right positions 

Just perfect: The members of staff took great care to ensure that they fix the flowers in the right positions 

The big night: The couple will host a star-studded reception in the city's seven-star Aman Hotel on the Grande Canal, an occasion that Amal's parents reportedly insisting on paying for

The big night: The couple will host a star-studded reception in the city's seven-star Aman Hotel on the Grande Canal, an occasion that Amal's parents reportedly insisting on paying for

I'll drink to that: George spent his final night as a single man downing tequila shots and vintage red wine with his groomsmen

I'll drink to that: George spent his final night as a single man downing tequila shots and vintage red wine with his groomsmen

Helping hand: George was seen making his way out of Da Ivo restaurant as he prepared to join his fiance and her family at their hotel

Helping hand: George was seen making his way out of Da Ivo restaurant as he prepared to join his fiance and her family at their hotel

Celebration: George Clooney, his rumoured best man Rande Gerber (centre)  and his groomsmen enjoy some fine liquor after dinner at the exclusive five-star Cipriani Hotel on the nearby island of Giudecci

Celebration: George Clooney, his rumoured best man Rande Gerber (centre)  and his groomsmen enjoy some fine liquor after dinner at the exclusive five-star Cipriani Hotel on the nearby island of Giudecci

Fire and Ice! She'll be wearing white on Saturday, but Amal Alamuddin opted for a red gown for a lavish dinner put on ahead of her and George Clooney's wedding

Fire and Ice! She'll be wearing white on Saturday, but Amal Alamuddin opted for a red gown for a lavish dinner put on ahead of her and George Clooney's wedding

Stunning: The British human rights lawyer looked glamorous in a red and black gown featuring a waterfall skirt as she is helped onto a speed boat in Venice on Friday night

Stunning: The British human rights lawyer looked glamorous in a red and black gown featuring a waterfall skirt as she is helped onto a speed boat in Venice on Friday night

Stunning: The British human rights lawyer looked glamorous in a red and black gown featuring a waterfall skirt as she is helped onto a speed boat in Venice on Friday night

Any fee given to the couple will be donated to a charity of their choice. The couple have already requested that guests do not bring mobile phones in a bid to prevent unauthorised pictures being leaked from the event.

Hollywood royalty Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were also expected to attend the high profile ceremony.

George's actor cousin Miguel Ferrer, son of screen and singing legend Rosemary Clooney, was seen arriving with his wife Lori Weintraub on Friday, as was his Ocean's Thirteen co-star Ellen Barkin.  

Lighting up the night: The parade of boats were clear to see in the canal as they lit up the dark night

Lighting up the night: The parade of boats were clear to see in the canal as they lit up the dark night

A BEAUTIFUL RUSTIC SETTING, EXQUISITE DELICACIES AND AN ILLUSTRIOUS REPUTATION - A LOOK INTO THE CELBERITY FAVOURITE, DA IVO

  • The Da Ivo restaurant in Venice has been a favourite of the great and good of the showbusiness world since it opened in 1976. George Clooney has been a regular customer in recent years.
  • Despite it's illustrious reputation, the intimate eatery shuns the extravagant atmosphere of its rival restaurants instead favouring a rustic setting.
  • Guests are treated to a menu that features Tuscan and Venetian delicacies, with popular dishes including Smoked tuna-roe with beans, mussel soup, sautéed shellfish with lemon garlic white wine,
  • tortellini stuffed with ricotta cheese, crayfish and artichoke risotto and stuffed veal medallions.
  • Diners are also offered a signature dessert of strawberries with vinegar, pepper and sugar.
  • The restaurant proudly tells customers on its menu: 'Whatever you desire, ask for it and we'll do our best to satisfy you.'
  • The wine list has about 150 offerings from Italy and France. Prices run from 30 Euros for the house wine to 7,000 Euros for the 1997 Pétrus.
  • The 2001 Masseto is £3,500 and its 1999 vintage is £1,950.

Look into my eyes: Glowing couple George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin couldn't take their eyes off each other when they sped through Venice, Italy, on Friday on taxi boats to their future wedding location

Look into my eyes: Glowing couple George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin couldn't take their eyes off each other when they sped through Venice, Italy, on Friday on taxi boats to their future wedding location

 



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