George Clooney and British human rights barrister, Amal Alamuddin tied the knot in romantic Venice. Weâve captured the out-of-this-world elegant moments, from how they met to details of the ring.Â
Words: Kellianne Wong
On September 27, Amal Alamuddin wed longtime bachelor George Clooney, a man who never seemed he would settle down. The romance began when George sent a tongue-in-cheek message to the lawyer after meeting her through a mutual friend at a charity event, when she reportedly refused to take his number.Â The couple have been dating since last October and became engaged this April when George presented Amal with a stunning seven-carat diamond and platinum engagement ring.
The ring made its first public appearance in April, at a party for Cindy Crawford’s husband, Rande Gerber, in Santa Barbara.
George and Amal pictured at Rande Gerber's birthday party in April.
The estimated seven-carat engagement ring features an “ethically mined” emerald-cut diamond flanked by two tapered baguettes set in platinum, very fitting for the human rights lawyer and activist.
The huge emerald-cut rock is said to be worth $750,000.
A close up of Amalâs wedding band.
The British barrister wore a beautiful ivory off-the-shoulder gown custom made by Oscar de la Renta. The wedding gown featured ivory tulle appliquĂ©d with fourteen yards of Chantilly lace, its bodice hand-embroidered with beading and crystals, an off-the-shoulder neckline, “to highlight Alamuddin’s Parmagianino neck and poitrine,” and a full circular train.Â
Amal at a final fitting, with Oscar de la Renta (right) and head tailor Raffaele Ilardo, in the designerâs New York studio.
We love the cut, the volume, the minimal beading and the subtle ivory hue!
Amalâs bridal look was accessorised with pearl and diamond earrings, while her long brunette locks were topped with an embellished veil. Like the dress, the cathedral veil was adorned withChantillylace and bead-and-crystal embroidery, running all the way down the back of the dress almost to the floor.
The 53-year-old actor wore a custom Giorgio Armani tuxedo from the Made to Measure collection, consisting of a wool and cashmere blend with a white shirt, black bow-tie and oxfords. Clooney accessorised with an impressive Omega De Ville TrĂ©sor Master Co-Axial peeking out from under his customised cufflinks (a gift from Amal) inscribed with “George” in Arabic.
The Hollywood star in his custom Giorgio Armani tuxedo.
The Wedding Celebrations
George and Amal began their wedding festivities in Venice on Friday with a boat ride down the Grand Canal. Accompanied by their wedding guests, the couple headed towards the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, where they hosted a welcome gathering for their guests and friends.
Amal was dressed in a black and white striped dress by Dolce & Gabbana, which she paired with black Dolce & Gabbana sling pumps and a big pair of glamorous Prada sunnies.
Later that evening, the bride and groom separated for his-and-her parties, where Amal was pictured wearing a stunning red patterned Alexander McQueen dress.
According to People Magazine, the pair âexchanged vows in an intimate ceremony at the Aman Canal Grande luxury resort in Venice, Italy, on Saturday.â
The two were married by Clooneyâs friend Walter Veltroni, the former mayor of Rome, and surrounded by family and friends including Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Anna Wintour, Matt Damon, Bono, and Bill Murray.
Supermodel Cindy Crawford (left) and actors Matt Damon, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt (right) board a boat for George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's wedding celebrations.
Clooneyâs father, a journalist and former TV news anchor, gave a heart-warming speech: “The loveliest, most intriguing city on the planet. Check. A glittering assembly of accomplished people. Check. A beautiful bride. Check. A nervous groom. Check.â
On Sunday, Amal looked stunning in a lace long-sleeved Giambattista Valli haute couture dress dotted with bright flowers.
Following the amazing three-day Venetian wedding celebration, the marriage between the British-Lebanese lawyer and the Hollywood A-lister was finally made official in a 10-minute, âŹ600 civil ceremony held at the historic 16th-century Cavalli Palace along Venice’s Grand Canal.
Amal chose a stylish, cream-colored, tailored Stella McCartney trouser suit with a matching wide-brimmed hat.
The coupleâs official wedding photos have been featured onÂ various magazine covers â People in the United States, Hello across Europe and Vanity Fair Italy.
All profits from the coupleâs wedding photos will be donated towards charity, with the bulk of the proceeds going to the Satellite Sentinel Project.
Even though Hollywoodâs most eligible bachelor is off the market, at least we can look forward to seeing more of his stylish wifeâs sartorial choices on the red carpet.