Saturday 23 September 2017

It's official: George Clooney weds Amal in civil ceremony in four-day wedding weekend

George Clooney, flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin, arrives at the city hall for their civil marriage ceremony in Venice
George Clooney, flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin, arrives at the city hall for their civil marriage ceremony in Venice
George Clooney, flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin, arrives at the city hall for their civil marriage ceremony in Venice, Italy
George Clooney, right, flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin, arrives at the Cavalli Palace for the civil marriage ceremony in Venice
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin leave Venice's city hall, Italy
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Meet Mr and Mrs George Clooney.

The Hollywood superstar (53) and renowned human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin may have marked their wedding with a four-day celebration, but they're officially man and wife after today's civil ceremony.

The high profile couple visited Venice City Hall today for their 10-minute ceremony to sign the register and officiate their union.

Read more: The new Mr and Mrs Clooney bring Venice to a standstill

George Clooney, right, flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin, arrives at the Cavalli Palace for the civil marriage ceremony in Venice
George Clooney, right, flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin, arrives at the Cavalli Palace for the civil marriage ceremony in Venice

The affair cost just €600, a drop in the hat compared to their lavish party on Saturday at Venice's seven-star Aman Grande Canal Hotel.

Reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn's classic style, Amal was the epitome of elegance in an ivory jumpsuit and matching floppy hat, perfectly complementing her husband's old Hollywood image.

George Clooney, flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin, arrives at the city hall for their civil marriage ceremony in Venice, Italy
George Clooney, flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin, arrives at the city hall for their civil marriage ceremony in Venice, Italy

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On Saturday evening, guests were seen taking gondolas and canal boats to the celebration, which overlooked the romantic city's spectacular Grand Canal.

The couple were joined by their famous friends including Matt Damon, Ellen Barkin, Anna Wintour, Richard Kind and Bono and his wife.Earlier the 53-year-old Oscar-winner enjoyed a drink with supermodel Cindy Crawford and her husband Randy Gerber on a hotel terrace.

Thirty-six year-old Alamuddin was born in Beirut, educated at Oxford, and is based in London.

She has represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and been described as a ''passionate defender of human rights''.

Clooney, 53, who shot to fame playing Dr Doug Ross in medical drama ER, was previously married to actress Talia Balsam and had said he would never marry again, though he has dated a string of women including Lisa Snowdon, Stacy Keibler and Elisabetta Canalis.

Additional Reporting by Press Association

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