We saw George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin partying in Venice before their Saturday wedding and sealing the deal with a civil ceremony on Monday, but now we know what the bride and groom looked like on their actual wedding day.
The bride, a 36-year-old lawyer, wore a custom, hand-embroidered, French lace gown by Oscar de la Renta down the aisle to meet her Oscar-winning groom.
Clooney, 53, wore a custom Giorgio Armani tuxedo personalized with a gift from his now-wife, cuff clinks with “George” inscribed in Arabic.
After the wedding, Clooney, a notorious bachelor who once pledged he would never remarry, told People magazine that marriage feels “pretty damn great.”
“We’re looking forward to everything,” Clooney said.
People has the exclusive photos from the couple’s high-profile wedding day, as well as the details of what the couple’s nearly 100 guests witnessed.
"I had never seen her smile like that," Jae Kim, a friend of the bride, told People. "She has had that smile now for almost a year straight!"
The couple’s wedding ceremony inside Venice’s Aman Canal Grande Venice Hotel, one of the most luxurious and iconic hotels in Venice, lasted 30 minutes and was sealed with a lengthy kiss, according to People.
The groom’s father, Nick Clooney, told guests in a speech that, “George and Amal present us with ... belief that in this place and at this moment, love is alive and well."
The bride’s mother, Baria Alamuddin, delivered a similarly heartfelt speech during the ceremony, according to People.
“I said, 'George, we love you truly, deeply and sincerely. We enjoy your charm, your wit, intelligent conversation and generosity. You are simply perfect,’” Baria told the magazine.
A-list attendees like Cindy Crawford, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Bono and Anna Wintour enjoyed a performance at the wedding by not another A-list star but Nora Sagal, the 18-year-old daughter of close friends.
Sagal sang Irving Berlin’s “Always,” at the ceremony – the same song Clooney’s parents danced to at their wedding 55 years ago – and followed up with Cole Porter’s “Why Shouldn’t I” at the reception for the couple’s first dance.
Clooney and Alamuddin are now off enjoying a brief honeymoon while their guests may be listening to one of their wedding favors, an iPod filled with a playlist chosen by the couple.
Clooney told People the iPods were something wedding guests left with, “other than a hangover.”