Amal Alamuddin and friend Jae Kim were talking about relationships one night. Alamuddin – international lawyer, activist and author – is basically perfect and because of this she has an impossibly high bar for men. “The list of things she was looking for in this man, she readily admitted, could not realistically be found in one person,” shared Kim. “She was looking for Mr. Perfect, and he was nowhere to be found.”
But then Amal met the forever-bachelor George Clooney and it was evident he wouldn’t be a bachelor much longer. The couple wed on September 27th in Venice, Italy. The 36-year-old bride wore a custom Oscar de la Renta French lace wedding gown. George was dressed sharp too, in a black tuxedo from Giorgio Armani’s Made to Measure collection.
The couple exchanged vows inside the historic Aman Canal Grande Venice. “We met in Italy,” the Gravity star, 53, explains. “We have a home there. We knew that was where we wanted to get married.” The movie star, who owns a home in Lake Como, also calls Venice “the most romantic city in the world.”
Many are staying it was the biggest wedding of the year, coming after the Kayne West and Kim Kardashian wedding and that of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie There were only 100 guests at the intimate wedding including Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford, Bono and Anna Wintour.
“George and Amal radiated love all night,” Alamuddin’s mother, Baria, tells People Magazine. “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 sold the wedding photos exclusively to People and Hello International to use the money for the Satellite Sentinel Project, which helps prevent war crimes in the Sudan and George is co-founder of.
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