George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin Full Steam Ahead in Preparing for Lake Como Wedding
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Reports claim the 53-year-old actor and his fiancé will be married next month at his Lake Como villa in an intimate ceremony.
“George has always loved Como, he finds it very peaceful and relaxing and now Amal has fallen in love with the area as well,” a source told E! News of Clooney’s Italian getaway, Villa Oleandra, in Laglio. “They want to start their married life there with the beautiful lake as a backdrop. George’s home on the lake is like a very well oiled machine. He has the local mayor fully on his side and the locals too and he can ensure that press and paparazzi are kept away.”
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“Doing the wedding in another area of Italy would involve too many people that he doesn’t know or trust and George wants to make sure that Amal and both their families enjoy the big day,” the source added. “They want it to be about them celebrating their love and respect for each other with their loved ones watching. And they can do that in Como while keeping everything fully under their control.”
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“This is not going to be a huge Hollywood wedding with Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock flying in to Italy for a week,” said the source. “George and Amal don’t want a media circus with paparazzi helicopters flying overhead and motorbikes chasing after them as they all arrive at the airport in Milan from Los Angeles. They want the wedding to be intimate with quiet but happy and fun dinners and lunches after they’ve said short but meaningful, hand-written vows in front of their loved ones. They want their guests to enjoy it as much as they do and they know that if the guest list reads like the Oscars invite list with lots of big Hollywood names there it will be intimidating for their families. They can do a party for movie industry friends in Los Angeles at a later date.”
Sounds about right, considering Clooney‘s desire to keep his private life private.
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“We are very concerned about the message we as celebrities and ambassadors to the world send out, especially in a time of financial crisis and austerity,” said the Gravity star, the magazine reports. “So the plan is a simple civic ceremony, followed by a lunch at Denny’s, the nearest one to save on cab fare and then back to a friend’s place for drinks and everyone brings a bottle…”