Published: 01:56 EST, 30 September 2014 | Updated: 08:50 EST, 1 October 2014
They married in front of family and a host of celebrity pals in Venice, Italy on Saturday and now the first pictures from George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's wedding have been revealed.
The stunning 36-year-old bride wore a custom-made off-the-shoulder Oscar de la Renta French lace wedding dress with a veil while George, 53, chose his favourite designer, Giorgio Armani, to create his tuxedo.
In pictures, which were sold exclusively to HELLO! and People for charity, all of the secrets of the wedding are revealed including the outfits, the cake and the famous guests and George told People that 'marriage feels pretty damn great'.
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Happy ever after: People and HELLO! magazine bought the rights - with money to be donated to an as-yet-unnamed charity - to pictures of George Clooney's lavish wedding to Amal Alamuddin on Saturday and revealed details of the cake, guests and of course,
Happy ever after: People and HELLO! magazine bought the rights - with money to be donated to an as-yet-unnamed charity - to pictures of George Clooney's lavish wedding to Amal Alamuddin on Saturday and revealed details of the cake, guests and of course, Amal's Oscar de la Renta dres
Stunning: The new Mrs Clooney's dress fitting with Oscar de la Renta was captured on camera by Annie Leibovitz for US Vogue
A picture of Amal's dress fitting with Oscar de la Renta was also taken by famed photographer Annie Leibowitz for US Vogue magazine and the acclaimed barrister tells the fashion bible: 'George and I wanted a wedding that was romantic and elegant, and I can't imagine anyone more able than Oscar to capture this mood in a dress.
'Meeting him made the design process all the more magical, as he is so warm and such a gentleman.'
Amal was pictured being attended to by de la Renta and head tailor Raffaele Ilardo, who helped her into the gown made of ivory tulle and appliquéd with fourteen yards of Chantilly lace, its bodice hand embroidered with beading and crystals.
As her mother Baria and sister Tala watched on, it was decided the dress was so heavy that Tala's 12-year-old daughter Mia - who was Amal's only flower girl - would have to be helped in her train-carrying duties by Tala.
The dress was so gorgeous that both Baria and Tamal broke down in tears as Amal tried on the gown, Vogue reports, as de la Renta told the magazine: 'It's the most important dress in the life of a woman.
'Any girl from any walk of life dreams of that special dress, and I try to make that dream a reality for her. Amal and I looked at a lot of evening dresses and wedding dresses together, and we discussed what she liked. That gave me the idea of what she wanted.'
The pair had a quick chat about veils - Amal debated whether she needs a shorter veil for the reception - and de la Renta told her: 'No, I think after the wedding you take off the veil altogether; you don't need it anymore. Once you are married, you are married.'
Making it official: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin made their marriage official with a 10-minute, 600 euro ceremony in Venice on Monday following a weekend of celebrations
Great Gatsby: A model walks the runway at the Oscar De La Renta fashion show in NYC in February. The flapper-inspired, 'Great Gatsby-style' dress, covered with all-over silver and pearl beading and featuring a beaded fringe hem, would appear to be similar to the one Mr De La Renta created for Amal Alamuddin for her party dress at her wedding to George Clooney, according to Vogue. Although Amal's version was shortened from ankle to mid-thigh - to show off her legs!
The magazine reports that like the dress, the cathedral veil was adorned with Chantilly lace and bead-and-crystal embroidery; it descends all the way down the back of the dress almost to the floor.
And it was not just the wedding gown that de la Renta created, it turns out, as he also made a 'Gatsby-style party frock' for the 'second act' of the evening. It's a dress covered with all-over silver and pearl beading and a beaded fringe hem from de la Renta's fall 2014 collection,
Amal's 'reedlike' frame fit effortlessly into the runway sample, which had been shortened from ankle to mid-thigh, the better to 'show off her endless legs and to make it a true dancing dress', according to Vogue. The dress was teamed with a pair of hand-embroidered beaded silver pumps for de la Renta's spring 2015 show and as he looked on, the designer declared: 'You look hot!'
To protect their magazine deals, Mr and Mrs Clooney reportedly banned guests from bringing mobile phones to the wedding.
TMZ also claimed the Gravity actor devised a cunning plan which enabled guests to take photos, which he could monitor. According to the website, guests were given a specially made camera and code.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are officially married
All images that were taken on the approved cameras were routed to a database that George's people could access, therefore if any photos were then touted to the media, George would immediately be able to track down the perpetrator.
All money from the magazine deals with go to human rights charities, with the lion share going to Satellite Sentinel Project - a charity that monitors the Sudan for war crimes which was co-founded by Clooney in 2010.
Clooney and British human rights barrister Amal wed in front of approximately 100 guests - including family friends and famous faces such as Matt Damon and his wife Luciana, Cindy Crawford and her husband, George's best man Rande Gerber, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, Vogue's Anna Wintour and Bill Murray, at Italy's historic Aman Canal Grande Venice on Saturday.
People reported those assembled broke out into spontaneous applause when the couple - who were first linked together in October 2013 - were declared man and wife during the 30 minute ceremony.
Nora Sagal, the daughter of friends, sang Irving Berlin's Always, the same song George's parents Nick and NIna danced to at their wedding, while Cole Porter's Why Shouldn't I? was chosen for the first dance at the reception.
Both sets of parents are thrilled by the union with Amal's mother Baria Alamuddin opening up to People about the special day.
With these rings: While George showed off his wedding band, Amal's huge engagement ring was clearly visible
She gushed: 'George and Amal radiated love all night,' while George's father Nick Clooney gave a heartfelt speech about his one-time confirmed bachelor son and his new bride.
He said: 'George and Amal present us with ... belief that in this place and at this moment, love is alive and well.'
George revealed they always planned to marry in Italy as that is where the couple first met and it holds special memories for them.
Proud parents: Amal's mother Baria Alamuddin gushed that the couple 'radiated love all night' while George's father Nick Clooney gave a heartfelt speech where he said the newlyweds made him believe 'love is alive and well'
Celebration: George and Amal celebrated their wedding over the weekend with a host of celebrity guests but it was more low-key at the civil ceremony as many of their celeb pals jetted out of Italy on Monday
What a carry on: The newlyweds were followed by adoring press and fans, along with police boats
People reports that guests were gifted with iPods which held playlists chosen by George and Amal.
Amal wore her long dark hair - which was styled by Michaeljohn creative director Max Coles - loose over her shoulders with a stunning veil for her big day.
Speaking about the wedding, Max exclusively told MailOnline: 'The whole experience was incredible. The epitome of a fairy tale wedding. It was an honour to be there.'
Her dress was hand-embroidered with pearls and diamanté and featured a large circular train.
George Clooney waves to his fans as he heads to wedding
Look at all our fans: George pointed out onlookers to his fiance, who looked positively regal in her hat
Hollywood's newest It couple: The Clooney Alamuddin's officially married in Venice on Monday after a weekend of celebrations
On Monday as many of their guests left the city, George and Amal made a trip to Venice City Hall where they made their union official with a 10-minute, €600 civil ceremony.
Amal was stunning in a pair of cream wide-legged trousers and a hat, while her husband chose a dapper grey suit.
However, the main event took place on Saturday when George and Amal were married at approximately 8pm by his friend Walter Veltroni, the former mayor of Rome, in front of a sea of famous faces including Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Anna Wintour and Billy Murray.
Utter joy: The pair couldn't have looked any happier as they celebrated their marriage one more time following their civil ceremony
Tradition: Amal has been wearing her wedding band on her left hand with her engagement ring on her right as is tradition in parts of Europe
Blushing Bride: Human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin whizzed away from City Hall following their civil ceremony on Monday in Venice
The nuptials took place at the seven-star hotel at sunset, with crowds lining the canal to cheer on George, who looked dapper in an Armani suit.
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 Grand Canal.
The actor was accompanied by his father Nick as he made the 15-minute journey from the Cipriani hotel to the exclusive Amal resort, where he was meeting his bride-to-be.
Glorious times: George looked perfectly content as he and his wife sped away to start their new life together although that didn't stop him pulling some funny faces
What a production: George and Amal took off in a boat called Amore as their wedding festivities finally came to an end
Guests began arriving by chauffeur-driven taxi boats for the nuptials 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 George's arrival just before 7pm as the sun was setting.
According to reports, the highly-anticipated service was incredibly romantic. The couple held hands as they exchanged vow they had written themselves as they stood underneath a beautiful arch made from imported white roses.
Joyous: It's been a magical weekend for George and Amal, whose whirlwind courtship culminated in a wedding on Saturday
Gracious: The happy couple have put on a show for fans all weekend and happily smiled and waved each time they have appeared in public
Glamorous: George Clooney displayed his wedding band while his glamorous new wife flashed a huge smile following their civil ceremony on Monday
Following the ceremony, guests were met with champagne and canapes including polenta with wild mushrooms and prosciutto ham with figs, according to a source.
They then tucked into a delicious five-course gourmet dinner consisting of lobster, risotto, sea bass, and beef, while listening to music performed by a small string orchestra.
The party kicked-off on the other side of the hotel in the Venetian Republic room, where guests ate, drank and danced until the early hours of Sunday morning, with some not retiring to their beds until 5am.
Oh happy day: Actor George and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin waved from a boat as they left after a civil weeding ceremony at the town hall in Venice, Italy
Crowd pleasers: The happy couple posed for pictures as they passed other boats in Venice following their civil ceremony on Monday
A fairytale romance: The Hollywood bachelor fell head over heels for the beautiful human rights lawyer last year and quickly proposed
Hot pursuit: The paparazzi were right behind George and and Amal as they took off by water taxi after their official ceremony
Ghostbusters star Bill Murray was said to be having a particularly good time, especially when a jazz trio took to the stage with a jazz pianist.
'He loved the music and put his thumbs up when it started,' a source told the magazine.
Meanwhile, now he's a married man, the pressure is on George to start a family with his stunning wife Amal Alamuddin.
Mass exodus: Matt Damon and wife Luciana and Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski led the celebrity exodus from Venice on Monday following the weekend's celebrations
And relax: After fulfilling his duties as best man, George's pal and Cindy Crawford's husband Rande Gerber left Venice on Monday with his wife
Introducing Mr and Mrs Clooney: George Clooney and his beautiful bride Amal Alamuddin left the Aman Canal Grande in Venice on Sunday after their Saturday nuptials, sporting huge smiles
Just hours after getting hitched, her father Ramzi Alamuddin reportedly made his feelings pretty clear on the subject at the wedding reception.
'Now it's time for grandchildren,' he announced during his speech, according to US Weekly.
Following his father-in-law's speech, messages from a few of George's pals, including Dan Aykroyd and Sandra Bullock, who sadly couldn't make it to his big day, were then read aloud, putting a smile on the actor's face.
He's come full circle! Back in 1989, George married actress Talia Balsam in a wedding officiated by an Elvis Presley impersonator in Las Vegas
According to the magazine, the wedding celebrations went on until the early hours of Sunday morning, with some not retiring to their beds until 5am.
It will no doubt come as a surprise to some that George had the energy to party so hard as he'd had a late night the evening before celebrating his last hours as a single man.
The actor and a few of his closest pals were spotted dining out at one of his favourite eateries Da Ivo restaurant, where they feasted on a gourmet dinner of stuffed courgette flowers, pasta with truffles before tucking into figs, crab and lobster.
A cunning plan: TMZ claims George enabled punters to take photos with a specially made camera, which he could monitor
Genius! All images that were taken on the approved cameras were routed to a database that George's people could access, therefore if any photos were then touted to the media, George would immediately be able to track down the perpetrator
A proud moment: Unable to wipe the smiles off their faces, George and Amal's hands were intertwined when they stepped out
Fit for a blushing bride: Amal's 'day after' dress channelled a wedding aesthetic thanks to the white lace
Where to next? It's not yet known where the couple will honeymoon but considering their lavish nuptials it will no doubt be an exotic destination
After the meal, George and his pals, including best man Rande Gerber and producing partner Grant Heslov, reportedly devoured two bottles of Casamigos - his own brand of tequila - before moving on to Sassicaia.
They are also said to have enjoyed a £250 bottle of Tuscan red wine. On his best behaviour: The night before marrying Amal, George delighted staff at Da Ivo restaurant in Venice where he celebrated his stag do
Despite the stag party no doubt feeling slightly tipsy after spending the evening indulging in alcohol, the restaurant's chef Luciana Gambardella couldn't stop gushing about the star.
They do! Although the pair were swamped by adoring fans cheering on from the shore, it appeared nothing else mattered as they stared lovingly at each other
An elegant entrance: Even when she was climbing into the speedboat, Amal managed to stay composed and step in with style
Keeping close! The genetically blessed duo didn't let each other out of their arms and keeping a warm embrace as they made their first public appearance as man and wife. Both Amal and George showed off their wedding bands during the outing
Talk of the town: The nuptials took place at sunset on Saturday, with crowds lining the canal to cheer on George, who looked dapper in an Armani suit
Soaking it all up! The pair looked in awe of the electric atmosphere, with many local residents flocking to the shore to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds
'He's a wonderful person,' she beamed to The Independent on Sunday.
'And [what] moved me the most was how he made a point of going up to every person working in the restaurant to thank them after the meal.'
According to the restaurant's owner Giovanni Fracassi, who is an old friend of George's, the Hollywood pin-up didn't leave empty handed either.
Having known the actor for almost a decade, he gave his pal thousands of pounds worth of vintage 2010 Sassicaia red wine - which costs up to £250 a bottle - as a wedding present.
Straight out of a movie... The lovebirds were surrounded by an idyllic setting with aqua blue skies and calm waters providing the most romantic of backdrops
A fairytale ending: The nuptials took place at the seven-star hotel sunset, with crowds lining the canal to cheer on George
The love boat: In keeping with the old Hollywood glamour of their big weekend, George and Amal cruised about in a beautiful vintage style speed boat
Not a cloud in the sky... The perfect weather capped off their once-in-a-lifetime weekend
Star studded: Celebrity guests at the wedding including Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Cindy Crawford. However there was no sign of George's good friend Brad Pitt and his wife Angelina Jolie
Upping the glamour: Amal's dress featured purple and red floral embellishments and a drop hem, which showed off her perfect pins while George kept it suave in a slim-fit grey suit
To say thank you, George scribbled a note on an empty bottle stating that he'd had 'the perfect night'.
Giovanni now proudly has it on display at his restaurant, which will no doubt bring back fond memories to the actor the next time he stops by.
Talking about the big night, the restaurant owner revealed: 'It was a low-key celebration, but they said that they had a great time.
One happy man: 53-year-old George Clooney (pictured) and British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin were married by their close friend and ex-mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni
Leaving the ceremony: Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is pictured being helped on to a water taxi following the wedding of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
Dressed up: The flotilla of vintage water taxis on the Grand Canal led an array of A-listers, family and friends, including Ms Wintour, away from the ceremony last night
Looking glamorous: Ms Wintour (left) wore a glamorous black, grey and pink dress with a fur stole for the wedding, which was held at the Aman hotel (right) in Venice
Celebrity friend: Actor Matt Damon is pictured being helped on a water taxi following Clooney and Amal's wedding yesterday, which was attended by around 90 guests
Beautiful: Following the ceremony, guests were apparently met with champagne and canapes. Above, Emily Blunt is seen making her way on to a vintage water taxi
'George told me how happy he was that he was getting married.'
There were no speeches but the group enjoyed the occasion and they were all drinking tequila.
'I'm very happy for him, he has been a friend of mine ever since has first started coming here about ten years ago.'
After news broke that George and Amal had finally tied the knot, dozens of celebrities took to Twitter to congratulate the actor.
US actor Max Greenfield tweeted: 'Congratulations to George Clooney', while comedian Jim Norton joked: 'George Clooney got married and a million ladies' hearts broke at the same time LOL'.
Actor Albert Brooks added: 'It's nice to see some people finally catch a break.'
Stars: George's mother Nina (third left) and sister Adelia (fourth right) are pictured waiting to be helped on to a water taxi following the wedding of Clooney and Amal
Graceful: Donning a sparkly dress, Clooney's mother, born Nina Bruce Warren, steps on to a water taxi on Venice's Grand Canal last night following her son's marriage
Singer: The nuptials took place at the seven-star hotel sunset, with crowds lining the canal to cheer on George, who looked dapper in Armani. Above, Bono leaves
Ready to party: Bono (left) and Cindy Crawford (right), sporting a blue gown, are seen leaving the ceremony at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Venice
No time for jitters: The heartthrob (left) pulled a series of humorous expressions as he headed to meet his bride-to-be (pictured, right, in red the day before the wedding)
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
Departure: The nuptials took place at sunset, with crowds lining the canal to cheer on George, who looked dapper in Armani. Above, another guest prepares to leave
Getting help: Dressed in a purple gown, one of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's guests is pictured leaving the exclusive ceremony at the Aman Hotel in Venice
The path to happiness has not been an easy one for George.
He dated John Travolta's now-wife Kelly Preston for 14 months between 1987 and 1989, and is said to have been heartbroken that she dumped him for Charlie Sheen.
George then entered into his most serious romance (up until Amal) with fellow actress Talia Balsam.
Congratulations: Last night, dozens of celebrities, including Max Greenfield (left) and Billy Eichner (right) were taking to Twitter to congratulate George on his wedding
Can't stop smiling: After years of refusing to marry, it seems George Clooney has finally found his soulmate
Model behaviour: Cindy Crawford could easily have been mistaken for a Bond Girl as she travelled to the opulent ceremony
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 evening
A-list wedding: The celebrity-packed guest list read like a who's who of Hollywood
Talia had actually dated George for three years before Kelly, and got back together two years later before driving to Vegas in a Winnebago to tie the knot. But after three years the couple divorced amid reports of arguments about money.
Clooney admitted in a Vanity Fair interview: 'I probably – definitely – wasn't someone who should have been married at that point. I just don't feel like I gave Talia a fair shot.'
Talia went on to marry Mad Men star John Slatterly, while George's next girlfriend was actress Kimberly Russell.
Done and dusted: George couldn't have looked happier to be officially off the market
More to come: The event was just one of the highlights of the couple's four-day wedding party
Time to party: The plush Palazzo Papadopoli, Hotel Aman, is one of the most luxurious hotels in Venice
In the mood for love: The bridal party will spend the evening celebrating in style at the stunning 450-year-old waterside venue, which looks all the more romantic given its atmospheric lighting
Let the feast begin: Excited guests were met straight after the ceremony with champagne and canapes including polenta with wild mushrooms and prosciutto ham with figs, according to a source
Famous friends: 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
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
Time to reflect: It's been a whirlwind romance for George and Amal, who have been together less than a year
The wedding suit? George Clooney looked dapper in a black tuxedo as he arrived at the Aman Luxury hotel in Venice on Saturday afternoon
He dumped her in 1995 (by letter rather than face-to-face) allegedly because he wanted to see other women and take advantage of his blossoming fame after starring in TV drama ER.
After the split Kimberley said: 'You have to enjoy the ride while it lasts — he's simply not the marrying kind. The guy is an absolute charmer, but just don't mention the words "marriage, commitment or babies".'
His second longest relationship was with another Brit, the former model-turned-radio presenter Lisa Snowdon.
Bit of blue: Supermodel Cindy Crawford stuns in a Grecian gown as she is joined by her husband (and rumoured best man) Rande Gerber
Up, front and centre: Cindy waved at the many gathered Italians on the shore while they sped off to the hotel
Off they go: The supermodel accessorised her blue dress with sparkling silver and diamond jewellery
Ready and waving: Cindy Crawford waits for the next water taxi to take them to the venue with her husband
Rock royalty: Bono stuck to his trademark black for his evening attire, but chose blue-tinted aviator sunglasses to wear for the night
Ready for the night: Bill joins approximately 90 guests at the venue ahead of the reported civil ceremony
Hello there: Actor Bill Murray waves as he makes his way to the reception on Saturday evening
They dated on and off for five years though Lisa never moved into his Los Angeles home. Having met on the set of a Martini commercial in 2000, and the final three years were said to be angst-filled.
However, Lisa became one of the rare ladies in his life to send him packing rather than the other way round.
But the search was over for George, who found the one to call his wife in 36-year old Amal.
Read the special 40-page report – including insider details from the ceremony – in the new edition of HELLO! magazine, on sale from Wednesday 1 October.
For George and Amal's wedding album, all the details of their intimate ceremony and more of the exclusive interview, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands starting Wednesday.
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
Hilarious: The suave actor was in a chipper mood during his latest public appearance in Venice
Cheers! George raises another smile after joining supermodel Cindy and businessman Rande for morning coffee
Let's talk: But he soon resumed his conversation with supermodel friend Cindy
That's all folks: He struck another comical pose as the group prepared to depart