George Clooney's Wedding: More Details Revealed by Italian Media
The wedding of the year isn't apparently legal until Monday
While George Clooney made headlines this weekend for his marriage to Amal Alamuddin, the wedding is reportedly not yet official after their symbolic ceremony Saturday night.
According to Corriere Della Sera, the Clooney-Alamuddin nuptials are not officially recognized in Italy until they're registered at city hall, which the couple is expected to do Monday at 1 p.m. at Ca'Farsetti. The couple’s wedding night extravaganza at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande Venice Resort Venice was officiated by former Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni, but is not recognized under Italian law.
While hotel staff were obliged to sign a nondisclosure agreement, several details did leak of the grand ceremony. Corriere Della Sera reports that the halls of the party were flooded with white roses. And a string jazz ensemble played Nat King Cole’s “When I Fall in Love.” Agence France-Press reported that the guests dined on polenta with wild mushrooms and prosciutto with figs before sitting down to a five-course meal which included lobster risotto.
"George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were married today (Sept. 27) in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy," the actor's publicist said in a Saturday statement.
Clooney and Alamuddin were spotted Sunday en route to the Cipriani, he in a gray suit, and she in a white lace dress decorated with flowers. They hosted a brunch pool party at the Cipriani where many of their guests are staying. The wedding guests included Cindy Crawford, Bono, Ellen Barkin, Matt Damon and Anna Wintour. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who were shooting By the Sea in Malta, have not yet been spotted.
Italian media reports were divided with some calling the ceremony too "bling-bling," but most accounts were grateful to the couple for bringing a much-needed boost of money and attention to Italy's still-faltering economy.