Millions of women’s hearts were broken on Saturday as former bachelor George Clooney (53) wed human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin (36) in a canal-side ceremony in Venice, Italy.
Among those attending the wedding were supermodel Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber, Clooney’s good friend and best man in the ceremony.
Crawford and Gerber were photographed eating a “healthy breakfast” with Clooney at the outdoor restaurant of the Cipriani Hotel as Alamuddin prepared for the ceremony.
— Patricia Thomas (@MozzarellaMamma) September 27, 2014
The night before, Clooney and Gerber were spotted at an extravagant rehearsal dinner at the hotel.
“They dined on the second floor,” a source told Us Weekly. “There were candles on a terrace overlooking the Grand Canal. Gondolas were parked up outside the venue, and one of the gondoliers even serenaded them from the water!
“They arrived around 9.30 p.m. and dined amongst other patrons. They didn’t leave until 12:30 a.m., when George’s driver pulled up in a grand taxi boat to pick them up. There was a crowd of well-wishers who cheered loudly when George came out. He flashed a beaming smile and saluted everyone who was there, it was very sweet.”
After the rehearsal dinner, both Clooney and Alamuddin headed out on separate boats (one for the guys, one for the ladies) to celebrate with family and friends before the big day.
At the wedding on Saturday Crawford wore a Grecian blue gown with sparkling silver and golden jewelry.
Other celebrities in attendance at the wedding included Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, and Bono.
Jesus! Bono's boring. Escaped for fag with Cindy Crawford. She's surprisingly knowledgable about late Protectorate. Big fan of John Lambert.
— Paul Lay (@_paullay) September 27, 2014
The official nuptials took place at city hall as the couple, Clooney dressed in a charcoal grey suit and Alamuddin in a stylish black and white dress, were married under Italian law by former mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni, a long-time friend of Clooney.
“I guess this is, as Dean Martin put it, ‘That’s Amore,’ the land of love,” said a tourist visiting Venice from Canada.