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Actor George Clooney, right, waves from a boat with Ramzi Alamuddin, third from right front row, father of her fiancee Amal Alamuddin, his father Nick Clooney, fifth from right front row, and his mother Nina Bruce, second from right back row on their way to the Aman hotel ahead of his wedding

Actor George Clooney, right, waves from a boat with Ramzi Alamuddin, third from right front row, father of her fiancee Amal Alamuddin, his father Nick Clooney, fifth from right front row, and his mother Nina Bruce, second from right back row on their way to the Aman hotel ahead of his wedding

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U.S. model Cindy Crawford (C) gets help next to her husband Rande Gerber (back R) as they board a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin

U.S. model Cindy Crawford (C) gets help next to her husband Rande Gerber (back R) as they board a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin

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U.S. model Cindy Crawford (L) waves next to her husband Rande Gerber (3rd L) while travelling in a taxi boat in the Grand Canal

U.S. model Cindy Crawford (L) waves next to her husband Rande Gerber (3rd L) while travelling in a taxi boat in the Grand Canal

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Irish singer Bono, lead singer of group U2, and his wife Ali Hewson arrive to take a taxi boat transporting guests for the wedding of U.S. actor George Clooney

Irish singer Bono, lead singer of group U2, and his wife Ali Hewson arrive to take a taxi boat transporting guests for the wedding of U.S. actor George Clooney

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U.S. actor Matt Damon waves as he boards a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney  Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

U.S. actor Matt Damon waves as he boards a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

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George Clooney and Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck has congratulated George Clooney on his wedding.

The Hollywood star married British lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy, last night. Many stars, including Anna Wintour and Ben’s good friend Matt Damon, were in attendance, but due to Gone Girl promotional duties Ben couldn’t be there. That hasn’t stopped him wishing the happy couple well though.

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Actor George Clooney, right, waves from a boat with Ramzi Alamuddin, third from right front row, father of her fiancee Amal Alamuddin, his father Nick Clooney, fifth from right front row, and his mother Nina Bruce, second from right back row on their way to the Aman hotel ahead of his wedding

Actor George Clooney, right, waves from a boat with Ramzi Alamuddin, third from right front row, father of her fiancee Amal Alamuddin, his father Nick Clooney, fifth from right front row, and his mother Nina Bruce, second from right back row on their way to the Aman hotel ahead of his wedding

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Actor George Clooney, right, waves from a boat with Ramzi Alamuddin, third from right front row, father of her fiancee Amal Alamuddin, his father Nick Clooney, fifth from right front row, and his mother Nina Bruce, second from right back row on their way to the Aman hotel ahead of his wedding

“Yeah. Some people have to work and everybody else gets to be in Venice," he joked to ET Canada. "But [George] found a great girl and I’m happy for them. I wish them the best."

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U.S. model Cindy Crawford (C) gets help next to her husband Rande Gerber (back R) as they board a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin

U.S. model Cindy Crawford (C) gets help next to her husband Rande Gerber (back R) as they board a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin

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U.S. model Cindy Crawford (C) gets help next to her husband Rande Gerber (back R) as they board a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin

George and Amal tied the knot at the seven star Aman Canal Grande Hotel, with Rome's former mayor Walter Veltroni – a good friend of the actor – presiding over the ceremony. Among the 90 guests were Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Bono, Bill Murray, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.

Fans lined up to see the wedding party arrive, with George pulling several jokey faces as he made his way down the Grand Canal in a boat. All the attendees took chauffeur-driven taxi boats to the hotel, with Matt and his wife Luciana Barroso the first to arrive.

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Irish singer Bono, lead singer of group U2, and his wife Ali Hewson arrive to take a taxi boat transporting guests for the wedding of U.S. actor George Clooney

Irish singer Bono, lead singer of group U2, and his wife Ali Hewson arrive to take a taxi boat transporting guests for the wedding of U.S. actor George Clooney

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Irish singer Bono, lead singer of group U2, and his wife Ali Hewson arrive to take a taxi boat transporting guests for the wedding of U.S. actor George Clooney

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The venue was decorated with white and green flowers including roses and peonies, and after the couple exchanged vows there was champagne and canapés, including polenta with wild mushrooms, and then a five-course dinner.

At the moment there is no information about Amal’s dress, although George opted for a classic tuxedo with black bow tie. Guests were apparently asked not to bring mobile phones to the wedding, in the hope of stopping any unauthorised pictures from leaking. It’s thought US fashion magazine Vogue has secured the rights to covering the day.

The festivities are expected to continue today at the Cipriani Hotel, which is where many guests are staying.

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