TBT: George and Amal Clooney's Wedding Photos


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We're wishing a happy almost birthday to one of our favorite grooms of all time, George Clooney, who turns 55 tomorrow! Of course, we couldn't help but look back on George's gorgeous Italian wedding, also his proposal, to Amal Alamuddin (now Mrs. Clooney). From his adorably fumbled proposal to her Oscar de la Renta wedding gown, the stunning Venice location, and of course the beyond star-studded guest list, we loved every detail of George and Amal's 2014 wedding.

The Proposal
According to George Clooney, proposing to his love was not without hiccups. The actor told Ellen Degeneres earlier this year that his proposal caught Amal off guard.

"I've got it all set up, timed out and the song is coming and she gets up to go wash the dishes, which she's never done," he told Ellen. "And I'm like, 'What are you doing?' and she comes back in. And finally I said, 'Ya know, I blew out the candle' and I said, 'I think the lighter's in the box behind you.' And she reaches around and she pulls out the box and I've got just the ring sitting in there and she pulls it out and she looks at it and she's like, 'It's a ring' — like as if somebody had left it there some other time."

"[I] said, 'I couldn't imagine spending the rest of my life without you,'" he explains. "And she kept looking at the ring and she was looking at me and she was like 'Oh my God.' "

Lucky for George the answer was of course "yes!" George than presented Amal with an emerald-cut 7-plus carat diamond — ethically sourced of course.

The Planning
Naturally the couple would wed in Italy, that's where they met after all, and George has those great Lake Como digs. Rumors swirled of locations and dresses, and in the end it was Venice, Italy that took the honor of hosting the Clooney's destination wedding on September 27, 2014.

The couple planned an event-filled weekend for their guests, with an itinerary filled with dinners, cocktails, and more. They arrived in Venice in style, aboard a boat aptly named the "Amore."


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The Dress
Amal's now famous Oscar de la Renta-designed frock — a gorgeous floor-length French lace creation with an on-trend off-the-shoulder neckline — stole the show from her Armani-decked fiancé, naturally. The beaming bride was the picture of royalty for her life-altering big day as she made her way to the Aman Canal Grande Hotel.

The Ceremony
Decorating the ceremony and reception were flowers in shades of white — including roses and hydrangeas.

In front of a wall brimming with white candles at the Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Venice, Italy, the couple exchange their vows in an intimate ceremony with 100 of their nearest and dearest.


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The Guest List
The Hollywood heavy nuptials drew the likes of Matt Damon and wife Luciana, Clooney business partner Rande Gerber and his supermodel wife Cindy Crawford, who chose a blue, v-neck sleeveless gown, Ellen Barkin, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, Bono, Anna Wintour, and Bill Murray (who happily gave a toast at the reception).


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The Party
After hitting the dance floor for their first dance — to Cole Porter's "Why Shouldn't I?" — Amal swapped her princess dress for a golden roaring 20s-inspired tiered mini dress, also by Oscar de la Renta — a girl needs to dance right? Plenty of Casamigos Tequila (100 cases flown in apparently) must have been sipped on at the star-studded event to keep the party going until 5 a.m.


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The Civil Ceremony
Perhaps a bit out of order, the couple celebrated their union before having a civil marriage service. Wearing a custom-made Stella McCartney pantsuit (paired with a wide-brimmed hat for extra star wattage), Amal Alamuddin finally became Mrs. Amal Clooney.

The Honeymoon
Immediately following the civil ceremony the new Mr. and Mrs. Clooney jetted off to London where Amal's family hosted another party in celebration of their wedding. The duo than retreated to their private British country manor for some much-needed alone time, before sadly cutting their honeymoon short for his work obligations. "It is not lost on me that I am spending my honeymoon at Comic Con," the actor joked on stage at the event. Hey, being Mrs. Clooney can't be perfect all the time, right?

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