George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's First Wedding Photo Is Here!

by Jackie Willis 10:41 AM PDT, September 30, 2014
Playing George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's First Wedding Photo Is Here!

That was fast! Just days after their star-studded wedding in Venice, Italy (and one day after their civil ceremony), George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's wedding photos show up in People magazine.

People has 25 photos of the "emotional ceremony" that boasted 100 guests, all who had to get to Italy's Aman Canal Grande Venice strictly by boat on Saturday, Sept. 27.

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The 53-year-old actor calls marriage "pretty damn great."

"George and Amal radiated love all night," the 36-year-old bride's mother Baria, an editor at the Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat, tells the publication. "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."

The couple's wedding night was full of heartfelt speeches from their families, including one from Alamuddin's mom. "I said, 'George, we love you truly, deeply and sincerely. We enjoy your charm, your wit, intelligent conversation and generosity. You are simply perfect.'"

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Clooney's dad, Nick Clooney, also spoke, saying, "George and Amal present us with ...belief that in this place and at this moment, love is alive and well."

Alamuddin's good friend Jae Kim relayed similar sentiments in her speech, "I had never seen her smile like that. She has had that smile now for almost a year straight!"

As for the bride and groom's styles, Clooney went with his go-to designer Giorgio Armani. The actor's sleek black tuxedo is part of the Made to Measure collection, and was made of "ultra-fine wool/cashmere" and "paired with a white shirt, black bow tie and oxfords in smooth, brushed black leather." To finish off his handsome look, the groom donned customized cufflinks, "a gift from his bride, with 'George' inscribed in Arabic."

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"[Giorgio is] the class act of all class acts," Clooney says. "He's been a good friend for many years and the night wouldn't be complete without him."

"It is a privilege and a pleasure for me to dress him for this occasion, in which he stars in the most important role: that of the groom," the designer adds of his friend.

As for the bride, she chose a custom "Oscar de la Renta French lace wedding gown, hand-embroidered with pearls and diamante accents, featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline and a full circular train." Gushing over her wedding-dress designer, Alamuddin, a British lawyer, tells People, "He's such an elegant designer and such an elegant man."

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In true Clooney fashion, the actor jokes that his guests took home hangovers in addition to iPods that had a special playlist created by the couple.

Though U2's Bono was in attendance, Nora Sagal, daughter of friends, sang Irving Berlin's "Always" at the wedding ceremony-- the song Clooney's parents danced to at their wedding-- and Cole Porter's "Why Shouldn't I?" for their first dance at the reception.

So, what's next for these newlyweds? The happy groom tells People, hitting newsstands Wednesday, "We're looking forward to everything."

Across the pond, Clooney and Alamuddin cover the British publication Hello! magazine in their wedding wear. The bride also let Vogue magazine into her dress fitting, and the publication's editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, was also at the ceremony.