For one of this year's most iconic and star-studded weddings, we'd expect the entertainment to be top-notch. But instead of opting for a big hitter like guest Bono to sing for their first dance, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin made a surprising choice.
Apparently, the newly-minted Clooneys asked close family friend Nora Sagal, who is the teenage daughter of Warner Bros. executive David Sagal to perform at their ceremony and at their reception. According to Clooney, the girl is an untapped source of talent.
"[She] sang 'Always' during the ceremony," Clooney told People in their cover story. Fun fact: "Always" was actually the song that Clooney's parents danced to at their wedding years ago. That wasn't the only tune she crooned: Sagal sang yet again for their first dance a classic, Cole Porter's "Why Shouldn't I?"
But his wedding wasn't the first time Clooney had his younger friend sing for him — he enlisted Sagal's help while working on Monuments Men, having her record a rendition "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" for the film.
"[She] is just an insanely talented singer, and I had her record that at her school," Clooney said to Collider back in February. "She recorded that song and we just used it." The star adds, "It's spectacular. She's a real talent."
We're sure she is! And we're not surprised to see Clooney and Alamuddin select such timeless songs for their big day — the whole Venetian affair was so sophisticated and classic, that like their playlist, we're sure it will stand the test of time.