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That’s amore! Clooney weds in Venice

The couple was joined by their star-studded friends including Matt Damon and U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour

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Oscar-winner George Clooney has wed Amal Alamuddin, a Lebanese-British barrister, a spokesman said Saturday.

“George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were married today (Sep. 27) in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy,” Clooney spokesman Stan Rosenfield said.

Earlier, in preparation, Clooney and Alamuddin, were seen on a series of gondolas on Venice on Saturday, the Mail Online reported.

They were surrounded by friends and family in a series of events leading up to the Venetian wedding. While the pair will exchange vows on Saturday, they will not be legally married until Monday.

On Friday night, Lebanon-born Alamuddin stepped out in a long flowing red dress accompanied by her family and friends to head to what was reported to be a rehearsal dinner.

Alamuddin stepped out on the eve of her wedding in a stunning red gown. (Photo courtesy: xposure) clooney
Alamuddin stepped out on the eve of her wedding in a stunning red gown. (Photo courtesy: xposure) clooney

The 36-year-old British human rights lawyer was seen getting on a boat taxi in front of the exclusive five-star Belmond Cipriani Hotel with her husband-to-be.

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amal alamuddin xposure

The couple was joined by their star-studded friends including Matt Damon and U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who was reportedly invited because her publication had successfully bid to win the exclusive rights to the wedding photos.

Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso step into the taxi boat that took them to the rehearsal dinner. (Photo courtesy: Xposure)
Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso step into the taxi boat that took them to the rehearsal dinner. (Photo courtesy: Xposure)

A day earlier, the happy couple, along with super model Cindy Crawford and husband – and best man- Rande Gerber, head to a reception at a seven-star hotel, which the Mail Online said was paid for by Amulddin’s parents.

Cindy Crawford and husband – and best man- Rande Gerber pose with the bride and groom. (Photo courtesy: EPA)
Cindy Crawford and husband – and best man- Rande Gerber pose with the bride and groom. (Photo courtesy: EPA)

From the groom’s side, the invitees so far spotted are long-time producing partner Grant Heslov, Ocean's Thirteen co-star Ellen Barkin, Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso.

 US actor George Clooney ( L) and his Lebanon-born British fiancee Amal Alamuddin take a taxiboat upon their arrival in Venice on September 26, 2014. (AFP)
US actor George Clooney ( L) and his Lebanon-born British fiancee Amal Alamuddin take a taxiboat upon their arrival in Venice on September 26, 2014. (AFP)

Clooney’s long-time friend Brad Pitt and wife Angelina Jolie are also expected to attend the nuptials in Venice, where Clooney and Alamuddin first met.

U.S. actor Bill Murray waves as he boards a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony, in Venice September 27, 2014.  (Reuters)
U.S. actor Bill Murray waves as he boards a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony, in Venice September 27, 2014. (Reuters)