Amal Alamuddin wears a smart cream pantsuit for her civil wedding in Venice


I’d just like to take a moment to thank photo agency Fame/Flynet for going above and beyond in the past four days to give us so many great photos of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin in Venice. Seriously, this agency’s photos are some of the best and most beautiful I’ve seen of the whole Alamooney Extravaganza. Anyway, these are photos of George and Amal today, just a few hours ago, at the final part of their extravaganza. They did their civil wedding thing today, stopping by Venice’s town hall for a short ceremony. The bride wore cream and navy. A jazzy pantsuit and a magnificent hat. Hey, at least it wasn’t another mullet dress.

With three rollicking days of wedding festivities behind them and all the tuxes, tequila and tagliolini a joyful memory, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin had just one more loose end to tie up: Make their union official under Italian law.

So, on Monday, Sept. 29, the Oscar-winner and his barrister bride boated once more up Venice’s Grand Canal – with the now-familiar throngs of waving well-wishers cheering them on – to Ca’Farsetti, a stunning 14th-century palazzo that houses Venice’s town hall, and held a short civil ceremony.

Conducted by close friend and former Rome mayor Walter Veltroni, who also officiated at their wedding ceremony on Sept. 27, this event was markedly more low-key than the spirited celebrations surrounding the couple’s three-day wedding weekend. Clooney’s longtime Venetian boat driver, Alessandro Greco, joined them to serve as a witness.

So how does it feel to be married. “Nice!” Clooney, in a gray suit, told waiting fans as he walked out of Ca’Farsetti with Alamuddin, who wore a cream-colored pantsuit and hat. Chimed in the new Mrs. Clooney: “Amazing!”

[From People]

So, is it over now? Probably not. George and Amal might go underground for their honeymoon (hopefully), but then they’ll start popping up all over the place in a month or two. We’re going to be using these wedding-weekend photos for a while. And then… maybe the cover of Vogue? Probably. Maybe the November issue.

Do you think there will be Alamooney babies in the future? I think there might be. Maybe one kid. THAT will be interesting.

PS… the boat is called “Amore”. That made me roll my eyes. Too far, Clooney!



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Abbott says:

    …And the happy couple sailed off into the sunset, never to be heard from again….

  2. emma says:

    She looks fabulous, and they both look so happy. Beautiful, looking forward to seeing the wedding pics!

  3. Suzy from Ontario says:

    She looks very elegant and classy. A good match in appearance to George. Very different than the girls he usually seems to be with.

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Very pretty. Beats the heck out of that brunch outfit. I love that boat, too.

  5. lana86 says:

    she looks so great in that suit!

  6. Marianne says:

    Call me cynical, but I doubt they are really in love and probably have a contract written up. She betters his public image, she gets his money. They both get sex. Something like that.

    • Brrrrr says:

      Haa! Apparently a woman who marries a man with more than 10k in his account is after his money. This lady can make her own money. She is certainly not short of talent or work ethic. Whatever we may think, typing away anonymously, she did build a very impressive career all by her lonesome.

      Even following the gold-digger angle, this makes no sense. A woman that prestigious, beautiful and connected can marry into Real Money. I’m talking Rockerfeller money. Clooney is a joke compared to her gold-digging potential, if she was that way inclined. But yeah, could we quit it with the “woman after money” narrative. Its just so tired.

      • Jaded says:

        Absolutely, it’s ridiculous. If anything she’s upped his public image a few notches.

      • pretty says:

        Clooney has the FAME. No one with “real money” has that much influence and flashy, hollywood NAME that Clooney has. it’s not about money. it’s about the attention she gets by being THE wife of George freaking Clooney.

      • Katherine says:

        Please. She’s 36 and by that age there were still no Rockefeller proposals we know about – not that many of the present day Rockefellers even have Clooney type money or the potential to make it. She is a junior member of chambers and maybe she would succeed up the ladder and maybe she wouldn’t. But no way would she be making anywhere near even Clooney type money – money that you seem to sniff at. Clooney is very, very, very comfortable.

        I am amazed that anyone believes marrying George Clooney is somehow not extremely advantageous to her in every way possible. I also think George comes from a lovely family. I don’t know that much about hers and I’m not talking money.

    • Mags says:

      I’ve never seen a bigger famewhore than this Amal. Ever. And that includes the Kardashians.

      • jane16 says:

        As an 18 year resident of Kalabasas, all I can say is: hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Yeah! Good one!

      • SunnyD says:

        This is a very definitive statement. Perhaps you’d be so good as to share your evidence with us. Perhaps I’ve missed the irony in your statement.

        She has had her picture taken as the girlfriend now wife of George Clooney. I’m not aware of any fashion lines, fragrances or reality TV shows…

      • emmie_a says:

        I agree. She’s a total famewhore. She is absolutely loving all this attention and is salivating for more.

      • Mags says:

        Jane, you may want to consider moving because it and celebrity culture in general appears to be getting to you in a fairly unhinged kind of way. Seriously.

        Sunny, that is my snarky opinion which is not an indictment in a court of law requiring evidence. I also believe the Kardashians were famehos long before the fashion lines and reality show although you’ll also have to excuse me for having no ‘evidence’ for that either. Lol.

      • Chinoiserie says:

        She has just gotten her picture taken a lot, and this might nonsense have been Clooney´s idea not hers. She has not been giving interviews and we know barely anything about her. I think we can call her a famewhore a bit, but to say she is the worst is ridiculous.

      • jane16 says:

        Thanks Mags, for worrying about me, but I think I can deal with the celebrity culture, having grown up with it, and having most of my family and friends in the entertainment industry. And don’t worry, we greatly enjoy our homes & lifestyle in California and Italy!

      • Mags says:

        For Chinoiserie and anyone else who wants to go off, It was a snarky joke — My opinion in a joking, snarky way. Jane, I’m glad you’re such an insider with the ability to differentiate between Famewhoring and famewhoring. You really should consider celebrity PR.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I completely disagree. When Amal starts pimping out children to get attention for herself, then maybe I will consider her as bad as the K-Klan. She has a loooooooong way to go before she gets there, though.

      • FLORC says:

        Lay off the passive aggressive trolling concern type of insults.
        Say what you like without directly attacking other posters opinions. Especially on a personal level.

        Tiffany :)
        It’s coming. Maybe kids are a ways off,but Amal is perfectly capable and I thin very willing to seek out the spotlight. Clooney has always wanted a legitimate political career. Amal has the backround to help him be seen with more respect in this pursuit. And what’s in it for her in this whip lash paced romance? Fame. And only time will prove or disprove this.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        +1 total famewhoring.
        I can’t wait to see her glee and smugness at a Hollywood red carpet. Loads of fun days ahead.

      • Mags says:

        That wasn’t my intention, FLORC, but the admonition is taken. I actually am procrastinating about packing to move today and probably have a little too much time on my hands. My apologizes to anyone who thought my responses were attacks rather than having a little snarky back and forth banter while procrastinating. I sensed a snarky vibe toward me and responded in kind. It takes two to tango in most cases.

        Aside from that, I actually enjoy reading opinions on all sides.

        The political thing is an interesting theory in that regard. The whole wedding was staged like a royal event and I know Clooney is very political.

      • claire says:

        Seriously? It’s her wedding weekend. Weddings are spectacles. Brides are the center of attention. That’s how it works. Why the hell are so many people offended and calling her a famewhore?! What bride doesn’t get attention and soak it up and beam from ear to ear on their wedding?! This is such a stupid criticism.

      • Zain says:

        Q: Why what bride doesn’t want a media frenzy on their wedding day?

        A: One who is not a fameho, that’s who.

      • FLORC says:

        Not a problem. We all have our days like that. My comment was assuming you were more of a troll. And I don’t think you are.

        Not so. I’m married and didn’t want a scene. Also, there are many, Many celebs that got married and kept it low key because they wanted to. This whole press bonanza is planned. You shouldn’t make such blanket statements.

      • Kristen says:

        Clearly I’m late to the party
        :-) While she doesn’t come across to me as a “famewhore” per se, she DOES seem to relish the attention. And you know what? I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. Have fun with it, Sister! :)

    • Anotherdirtymartini says:

      Well, I’m Cynical Jr. then. But the sex?! I can’t picture then having sex. Not that I really want to, either. ;-)

  7. HK9 says:

    OK, I hated the mullet dress but his outfit is sharp. I feel better now. :-)

  8. frisbeejada says:

    Still think they look like they are modelling for catalogue pictures…an expensive catalogue I’ll give them that but a catalogue nonetheless and with a caption “and the next candidate option is…”

  9. OTHER RENEE says:

    Love the pantsuit but it’s wiping the ground and will be filthy by end of day.

  10. Sarah says:

    She is just spectacularly gorgeous.

  11. daisyfly says:

    That’s how a bride dresses. So. On. Point.

  12. Ciria says:

    She looks great but she is starting to come across as a famewhore.

  13. McCall says:

    I really like her and am happy for them.
    Can’t wait to see the actual wedding dress
    However, I guess Europe doesn’t follow the no white after Labor Day( yes, I know Labor Day is an American holiday- but the time of year going into fall).
    Either way I do love the outfit and her.

  14. David99 says:

    She is really pretty and looks great in the pictures.

  15. zinjojo says:

    I don’t understand the timing of the civil ceremony — I was married in Italy 6 years ago and we were required to have the civil ceremony before we could have the religious one. The priest needed the paperwork from the civil one before we could move ahead with the other ceremony.

    Stars, they’re not like us!

  16. Ollyholly says:

    My God she looks amazing.

  17. Ag says:

    great outfit! i’d love something like that. sigh.

  18. Mrs Darcy says:

    We will see them all the time now as awards season begins… Sigh!

    Whats happening in the second picture?
    Does she need help walking too? Besides getting on and off a boat? (I have been to venice a few times and worn all possible heels and sensible shoes and didn’t need anyone holding my elbow all the time :P

    But something nice… great pantsuit.

  19. FingerBinger says:

    I like the pantsuit,but the Carmen Sandiego hat is a bit much.

  20. Sabrina says:

    I really like the pantsuit and can’t wait to see the wedding dress. I hope that we don’t need to wait too long for that photo.

  21. Hausfrau says:

    Luuuuuuuuurve that pantsuit. It is perfection. She poses so, so hard, but I do think they both look genuinely happy. Congrats, Amalooney!

  22. LadyJane says:

    Love the suit on Amal, so much better than the too short dress. So elegant! Re the boat name, it is a vintage boat so it is possible that the Amore name is just a coincidence? I hope so!

  23. I know what boys like says:

    I love her outfit. Her hair is gorgeous. For her little before wedding festivities, the big blow-out made her look more skeletal. She’s a beautiful woman with very strong features. She need a little padding on her face. I would love to see her gain about 10 pounds. Still, she looks great in that suit. I’m still worried about Clooney. What’s going on here? I do hope they go away for a while before the ridicule begins. At least there hasn’t been any couch jumping… Yet.

  24. jinni says:

    I have been loving all of the outfit George has been dressing her up in,because you just know she isn’t putting these looks together considering the getups she’s normally seen in. I just wish she had better posture to really pull them off. You would think she was the one with the back problems with the way she carries herself.

  25. Jaderu says:

    Gahhh! Son of a…. I thought it was over! I already put the scale empty milk carton Villa Orleandra (tastefully adorned with dollar store crepe paper) into storage and put the rest of the potato salad in the freezer!!!
    Dangit stop posting pictures!
    *runs around screaming and collapses on her fainting couch ( floor )*

  26. GingerCrunch says:

    Just lovely! Heard Howard Stern talk about meeting her and that she was totally captivating. Kinda buying the whole thing!

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      What I found funny about the Howard discussing meeting AmAl at Clooney’s home, was that Amal spent a good portion of the party telling Howard all about her cases and how she represents Gaddafi’s sons and family to keep them out of jail. I
      It was as if She was trying to impress Howard Stern.

      There also another interview of Howard with Clooney where George tells him point blank his manager or agents arranged meetings,dates with women. It made me really wonder about the contract stories.

      • Katherine says:

        Why would a responsible attorney be discussing named clients with anyone at a party, let alone Howard Stern?

        She needs to zip it or she may regret it.

      • siri says:

        If that’s true, she’s immature& quite stupid. She’s not supposed to talk about her clients at parties. Don’t think they would appreciate that. Perhaps work really is her only hobby/interest- but client details don’t belong at a party.
        The contract story I fully believe. It’s his PR team taking care of the fabrication of his image.

      • Sarah says:

        But…but…siri, then she’d be like his ex-girlfriends who were looked down upon in contempt by society because they didn’t follow the rules of going to college to get a job outside of the entertainment industry. Amal was supposed to be the rule-breaker, the breath of fresh air. It’s mean that you knock her from the pedestal that society(and some on here)has put her on because she followed society’s rules and she’s SO not a celeb. /sarcasm

  27. Luca26 says:

    They look fabulous! Who cares why they are getting married even if it’s a beard situation (I’m not saying it is but who knows) he found the beard of his dreams and seems happy!


  28. Chris2 says:

    Chroist I couldn’t be more delighted!
    I was hoping she’d find a way to swerve around the same old bridal template.
    A triumph…..and a nod to Bianca Jagger.
    I bet LAK approves of the outfit! :) :)

  29. Dallas says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Both of them…. THIS is HW Royalty. No crayon coloring veils for her!! Class!

  30. GlimmerBunny says:

    She looks so classy and glamorous! I wanna be her when I grow up :D

  31. Len says:

    She has a way of dressing a bit to over the top. Dare I say…a touch of tacky..

  32. Becks says:

    Anyone else notice that So far, Amal thinks marriage is “Amazing!”, while George thinks it is …….”nice”.


  33. Kate2 says:

    I do like the pantsuit, and I love the floppy hat but I wish it was just a wee bit smaller.

    Still don’t like her but I give her props for this one.

  34. Jess says:

    I really like Amal or what we know of her. Oxford is considered better than Harvard especially in some Asian circles and to get a merit scholarship there, to work at Sullivan and Cromwell, to all of her other accolades…she’s got her head on straight and is doing something with her life. It’s heartwarming to see such a seemingly hardworking, intelligent person so happy.

    • Mags says:

      Seemingly hardworking as a beard maybe. Hardworking in any other professional sense is a joke at this point. And there are famewhores that managed to get into good schools. I went to Princeton with a famewhore or two who would have loved to buy into this arrangement. This Alamuddin is clearly another another example.

      • Jayna says:

        She may have some fame-ho in her, but the woman is 38 and has worked since law school. So she really has nothing to prove to you. I would call her hardworking. Whether she took six months off of her career or slacked off with less focus on work these last six months doesn’t really speak to her whole professional career, someone who has climbed the ladder in her profession for years. But nice try.

      • Guest says:

        There is what appears to be a gap in Alamuddin’s resume between her work experience in New York and when she was admitted as a barrister in the UK, in I believe 2010, so perhaps her PR will explain that otherwise it does not appear to be definitive to me that she has “worked since law school.” Yet who said she had something to prove to anyone specifically here or even that she has not worked professionally in the past? No one, which makes these strawmen deflections.

    • Grace says:

      I agree. As a lawyer, I know getting a job at S&C is no easy feat. Couple that with her Oxford and NYU education, it’s clear she’s smart and has worked hard. I don’t think famewhores and being hardworking are mutually exclusive. I also don’t think she’s a famewhore.

    • Mags says:

      Famewhoring and hard work are not mutually exclusive and I leave open the possibility that she may be a hardworking famewhore. Getting that clear famewhore vibe also may be like having functioning gaydar in that you either have the ability to sense it or you don’t. For me, the vibe is strong with Amal and who else would go along with this circus-like atmosphere about something that should be so personal. I think that is why most celebrities – to their credit – opt out of making a circus event out of their weddings.

      • hmmm says:

        I agree, Mags, they are not mutually exclusive. I am sure George works just as hard as she does to be at the top of the social heap. Indeed, he has finally met his equal! I think that they share the same values and none of it has to do with anything as common as “love”. Love is for peasants. And the one things that she brings to this that the twinkies didn’t was gravitas and social cachet. He upgraded to a woman who seems to have substance in the public eye.

        The procession of pix of them waving at the crowds, smiling into cameras, looks to me like they are campaigning.

    • Sara says:

      I don’t think it’s fair to compare an undergraduate Law degree from Oxford to a J.D. from Harvard Law. I think the latter is far harder to get than the former. And while I agree Amal is clearly hard-working, I do think coming from such a wealthy family and consequently, her family’s connections helped her along the way.

  35. Etheldreda says:

    It’s very very noticeable that there is barely a single photo where the happy couple are looking at each other. 9 times out of 10, both are hamming it up for the camera. The very few photos where they are looking at one another are obviously staged, ‘romantic couple’ pics.

    I find this really striking as my brother got married a few days ago, and in just about every picture, he and his new bride are looking at one another. Not in a posed, ‘we are so in love’ sort of way, but just in the spontaneous, natural way you look at someone you love.

    Amal is every bit as fake as the mud wrestler and bunga bunga girl. Maybe more so.

    • halleygee says:

      I agree, and I don’t understand all the excitement over these two getting married when it is obviously staged. It’s funny to me how people will eat whatever the media feeds them.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        I agree, it’s PR 101, from day one of the engagement announcement , expensive PR but still, all of it can be seen step by step what his Pr has done since that Joke at the Award show and bad press from drunk fighting with Wynn.

        Now her Hollywood coming out will be most likely at the Golden Globes where George returns as not the single bachelor made a joke of last year, but instead the recipient of a prestigious award ,with wife on his arm.
        The entire George PR campaign is so obvious. IMO

    • frisbeejada says:

      Yes I agree with you two and you have put your finger on what’s been bothering me about the photo’s, they look completely unnatural, totally stage managed as if they are hiding their fake relationship in plain sight.

  36. geekychick says:

    There was some american millionaire who had his wedding in my country this summer (Dubrovnik)-the spectacle was even bigger, the city was completely blocked and it wasn’t near as classy as this looks like.
    I have to admit, I’m taking Lainey’s version of why it’s so public. They wanted a charming wedding, they got the money to go to Italy (Venice! such a great place for a wedding), and Clooney figured he can’t stop the paps when having this kind of wedding, so he made a party for everyone. Lainey says everyone got drinks-the fans, the passersby, the paps. Ain’t that the best way? IDK, honestly I think this is just bias: someone here commented on a previous thread something in the vein-how tacky to have a European wedding. I mean, the bride is from London! In my country, wedding is supposed to be one big party, time to celebrate and be happy-and yes, for the bride and groom to be in the centre of attention-so I don’t see what’s so odd or flashy here. Especially because-come on, half of those american wedding shows, or wedding magazines are big and tacky. I mean, what’s with all those wedding venues with low ceilings and no windows? and those cakes that are just glazed sugar? ;)

  37. She needs to get some fat on her bones pronto. It’s an affront to Italy.

  38. InvaderTak says:

    Uhg hems need to be a bit higher. Other than that it’s fabulous.

    • Olenna says:

      Agree. Those types of slacks were not designed to drag. A peek at the shoes would have been in order. Otherwise, the suit looks great and we finally get to see the hat she was carrying in that huge white hatbox. I was beginning to think it was just a prop for the classic celebrity image she’s been trying to project.

  39. Etheldreda says:

    Looks like she’s trying hard to be Bianca Jagger circa 1971.

    And failing.

  40. Miss_Magpie says:

    At first I thought it was a belt of some kind, but no, she wore a dressy version of a crop top!

  41. greenmonster says:

    To be nice – I really like her pantsuit. She looks very good.

    Now to the whole wedding extravaganza… it just bugs me. I just think it is weird that Clooney went from “no marriage” to this in no time. Of course he can change his opinion about getting married, but this is over the top.
    So, for the last 20 years he has girlfriends and always underlines that he is not into marriage. His girlfriends are always a lot younger and most of them weren’t equal to him (in form of success) . People startet talking and making fun of him after his last break-ups. Then, all of a sudden he meets Amal and she is so different from all the other women, that he marries her in a heart beat. He gushes how much he loves her and is very public with his affection – something he has never done before. To me it just seems so unreal. Almost like old Hollywood – the studio is fabricating this whole thing to safe their business. Because the image of their golden boy has taken some serious hits. I don’t think Clooney is gay, but Rock Hudson comes to my mind. He had a certain image to maintain. And when people start talking or laughing about you, you do something to stop the rumors.

    So, no matter if this is just for publicity or Clonney actually married out of love, I’ve got the feeling the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler joke might have something to do with this

    • Christin says:

      Gotta give him credit. He seems to have changed the narrative during the past five months via this publicized engagement and wedding. I really think this has all been OTT for him, but people seem to be gushing over the couple at the moment.

      • hmmm says:

        I think it’s a campaign to change his image. We can only speculate about motives. What I find depressing is that it will work. As sceptical as some of us may be, it will work in getting him whatever he wants out of this long term. He especially wants the media onside. And he’s courting them, and that’s why it will work.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        People aren’t gushing in the newspapers I’ve been reading around the world. A good portion aren’t buying, or don’t care, the comments are not that great.

      • siri says:

        @hmmm: I think I understand how you feel about this. It’s the manipulative part that bothers me, too. And it DOES work, because most people simply WANT to believe, don’t check out things for themselfs, just take what’s fed to them. Goes for everything, Clooney is just a very good example of a person being able to fool masses by smartly using the media. And he’s not even very inventive with it. In this particular case, there must have been a certain amount of panicking, like going to the next Golden Globes as the guy lost in space forever. He’s a player at hart, always has been, always will be.

    • Becks says:

      Fey and Poehler’s ribbing of Clooney amused me a lot.

      Now I want them to do another skit where Tina and Amy take full credit for nudging Clooney to the altar and for the whole Venice extravaganza. In my head, it plays brilliantly.

    • Sarah says:

      I do like Amal’s pantsuit, I just don’t like all of the ass-kissing she’s gotten because of her chosen career path and all of the schooling to go with it. Had this been any of his exes, some of those who put her on a pedestal here would be sneering and looking down on them in contempt because their career path or what they did when they got on or started on that path was somehow socially unacceptable because you know, no college or university.

  42. Astrid says:

    She is wearing a gorgeous pansuit, although I was hoping to see her in a dress for the civil service. Call me old fashioned. I thought George had himself fixed so probably no little tykes?

  43. Style Spy says:

    Finally! We see the hat that she has been lugging around in gigantic hatbox from London!

    I was beginning to think it was just an empty box for show :)

  44. jen says:

    Can someone please explain how it is possible to be that skinny but not look sickly? I’m baffled. Thanks.

  45. swack says:

    Is it me or does she look like Anne Hathaway in the first picture?

  46. Mean Hannah says:

    In the header photo, or is it the second one, she looks like a dark haired Emily Blunt!

  47. KinChicago says:

    I love her style- say what you will about her clothing but her choices are so much more appealing and sophisticated than the tight sausage dresses on the god-awful Kardashians.
    I love this suit, I love the hat and the flowy, comfortable, really well made look is perfect!

  48. Mischa Jane says:

    She looks fabulous! Very elegant. I do love her style, most of the time.

  49. cody says:

    So do they get married again in England?

  50. aqua says:

    I’ve loved everything she has worn this wedding weekend. The pantsuit looks very smart on her and George is looking good too.

  51. Eleonor says:

    They look so happy I might start to think this is true.
    I really like her outfit here, I’m in love with the hat.

  52. meryl says:

    she is 100% anorexic.
    sry. no shaming, but it’s true.

    i read some crazy conspiracies about this wedding. now i don’t know anymore what to think.

  53. Green_Eyes says:

    Our wedding wasin1996, I wore a much less expensive suit, but same style exactly (just not dragging the ground), other difference my colors were blue and pink, not navy & cream. Some freaked out I wore a pantsuit like that.. But I was hooked up to tubes & in between hospital stays, I think she looks beautiful in this outfit (length is a prob for me- otherwise amazing)! M

  54. HughJass says:

    Love the hat! I want to wear a hat like that — every day! When are hats going to be a thing again (in suburban America)?

  55. jane16 says:

    Darling outfit. I’ve enjoyed reading about all the beautiful details. Thanks for all the great posts you have put up for us!

    Congratulations George and Amal!

    • aqua says:

      I was just going to say the same thing this morning but you beat me to it.I wanted to thank Kaiser and Celebitchy for all the great coverage all weekend long. I know you all are probably sick and tired of covering all of this but I have enjoyed every minute of it.The pictures were fantastic and great to look at but yet their is still lots of details that I don’t know about but I’ am still looking forward to reading about and seeing( hint hint the wedding dress). Anyways I hope you all got a chance to put you feet up last night and have a glass or two of wine because you all really deserve it. I’ll raise my glass of wine all to you later.

  56. Someonestolemyname says:

    I like the hat is nice and the pant suit is just ok but a nice relief after that awful teenager dress wore, but this woman is so scary skinny it’s just not attractive at all.
    She looks like she’s into the cameras though.

  57. Paloma says:

    And they said it wouldn’t last….. sorry, in a mood today. I really wonder, though, if George will tire of her. Old habits are hard to break.

  58. M says:

    You know, I don’t mind the pant suit. The hat is great though. She looks nice.
    Clooney seems to love grey, how many grey suits has it been this weekend?

    I like this quote from the telegraph online

    “Finally, it was over – the end of a wedding marathon which Mr Clooney’s publicists had always insisted would be low-key and private but which turned out be choreographed down to the last detail and designed to attract maximum media attention”

  59. ickythump says:

    I’ve got to say her outfit is gorgeous here – but she is too thin and the trousers too long, – I think its defo been old school glamour the whole weekend , a pretty classy affair but I dont know how they can keep up with the pace with all this celebrating?! Remember when a wedding used to be one day??!!

  60. Chinoiserie says:

    I think it is strange that the civil ceremony is after the wedding. Usually it is the other way around, this way they would not have been married in their wedding night or one of the couple could have decided not to get married after all today which would have been strange.

  61. starrywonder says:

    I saw the photo they gave out for the ceremony and I admit. I smiled at it. I now feel dirty.

  62. maddelina says:

    What a way to get married! So romantic. I thought all of the photos were fantastic and she appeared so happy. What woman wouldn’t want that? I do agree with the other poster she does look anorexic and I’m a skinny girl.

  63. Anguishedcorn says:

    I don’t care what all the haters say, I think everything about this whole thing is fabulous.

  64. Green Is Good says:

    If this theory has already been thrown around, my apologies. BUT:

    George knows anybody he dates is a Pappz magnet. They will kill themselves to get photos. A fiancé ?! Pappazapocalypse! So why not play ball with them and OD them with opportunities to get that money shot. It’s a good way to control the George/Amal product and image.

  65. Mags says:

    This is such a great call out by the Telegraph online which is copied from M above:

    “Finally, it was over – the end of a wedding marathon which Mr Clooney’s publicists had always insisted would be low-key and private but which turned out be choreographed down to the last detail and designed to attract maximum media attention”

    I really think this is going to come back to bite Clooney because, even I kind of used to like the dude and still want to, but he so deserves to be called out for this orchestrated circus and I can sense a Tom Cruise and/or Bennifer 1.0 level of backlash headed his way.

  66. kri says:

    Beautiful suit, but the hat is giving me Manson girl Squeaky Fromme vibes. I hate that style of hat. It’s just me.

  67. may23 says:

    So why did he get married:

    - fell in love
    - gearing up for the political office
    - all of the above
    - another reason I can’t think of

    Can anyone tell me WHY did he get married?

  68. Jess says:

    He married partly because he met somebody he really liked and who liked him and partly because he was probably tired of being single.

  69. Jess says:

    Certain personalities are probably fine being older and having a lady friend but maybe George wasn’t one of them in actuality and that’s his mindset of late. It could change. They could divorce. I hope they’re really happy though.

  70. Onyx XV says:

    What a handsome, stunning couple they are! I just hope he doesn’t break her heart. Not to be Debbie Downer, but leopards don’t tend to change their spots.

  71. allheavens says:

    I don’t understand all the hate this woman is getting. Everyone is always espousing how they wish celebrities would marry people of substance but as soon as they do, that person suddenly becomes a famewhore.


    • Sarah says:

      I never espouse that celebrities should marry people of substance, primarily because I don’t put people on a pedestal for the fact that they’re college educated, law school graduate, and is a high profile barrister. I don’t hate her at all, I hate the fact that she’s on a pedestal because she fits the arbitrary standard of being a woman of substance.

  72. mrspeveler2 says:

    Wow! Amal and I share a birthday but she is 2 years older than me. They look great, many wishes of happiness and longevity :)

  73. wolfpup says:

    I never see Duchess Kate looking so fabulous! Amal’s looks are stunning. Where does she have access to these designs, and fabrics? I’ve noticed many times when looking at women from the Middle East, that their fashions are amazing. Yes, they take off their burkas, and rival westerner’s with their look. They seem to have textiles that are more intricate and sophisticated than what we wear. Amal’s “morning after” dress had a fabric, that we don’t seem to have access to, in the West. We see only poor women from the region on our media outlets. Notice the difference in fabric and design from, let’s say, Cindy Crawford, with those from other regions in the world, at this gathering. Amal used designers from the west I’m sure, but there is a lot to be said for the fabrics. Has anyone else seen the offerings of the designers from that region? Amal is very sophisticated, and obviously has background that rivals what we see in Paris. No wonder than Anna Winthrop was there. IMO

    That said, Amal is too good for George.

  74. Gina says:

    She looks very Southern Belle Anne Hathaway in those pics…..did I mention I don’t like Anne Hathaway.

  75. Anon says:

    Kim and Kanye WHO?????? lol. Anyways I believe this is just the start of some political venture George has in mind… It’s all about the show to start and what it looks like to the public..I seriously think he was the happiest with Stacy. Sorry people just my opinion.

  76. Texcub says:

    They both look great. Does anyone else think it is weird that there aren’t any images of them kissing or being affectionate?

  77. weirswalker says:

    Another stick thin woman who thinks she looks good like that….

  78. Zain says:

    Why Clooney had just never met an intelligent woman until the age of 53. Of course. This is a wildly apparent bearding situation but some people will believe anything.

    • Melly M says:

      Yes, some even believe this is just a bearding situation!

    • Etheldreda says:


      You would think that by the age of 53, a man would know what he’s looking for a woman. Yet we’re supposed to think that Clooney, who could have had his pick of the world’s women, spent years dating bunga bunga girls and cocktail waitresses, only to suddenly decide that he wanted a woman ‘on his level’? It’s so insulting to all his earlier girlfriends, as though he was just slumming it with them while waiting for a woman with brains, as though he never had a chance to meet one until he was 53. And btw he’s no great intellectual himself, even if he seems so when compared to the rest of Hollywood.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        But romantic chemistry is more than just “what a person is looking for” in a woman. People aren’t just boxes to be checked off on a list. Do you really think that he is getting married now because he FINALLY met a female lawyer? IMO, most of the time people meet and they click in a way they did not with other people. Simple as that.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      It’s the most expensive PR and Bearding ,George’s money could buy.

    • Guest says:

      I agree with the op here in principle, who is clearly saying that there are people who will just blindly swallow any official story put out there and I think this is generally very frustrating because I find it such a waste of the tremendous benefit of living in a free society.

      Specifically with regard to Clooney, it has to be an older demographic or more rigidly thinking mindset which swallows his heavily handed spin. And I also think that partially answers the question below as to why Clooney didn’t trend on Twitter with this wedding and that’s because young people do question and look behind the surface of things and we are not that easily manipulated, ie we resist being spoon-fed pre-packaged publicity narratives.

      • LAK says:

        That’s a blanket statement. The demographic that believes any given PR package depends on said PR Package.

        In this case, GC and Amal are selling to the older crowd and that’s who is responding to it and possibly enjoying the famewhore aspects of it because they are so transparently laid out.

        The young ones, without nuanced judgement, read this to mean that the older ones believe this PR simply because in their language, if you can’t accept something 100% then you must declare it a fraud with no shades of grey and those who don’t follow this route are twihard and delusional. the classic ‘twihard or jelli h8ers’ argument.

      • guest says:

        I made some generalizations about generational differences which I find to often ring true. There should have been more qualifying language in there but I took it for granted that since they are obvious generalizations that it should go without saying that they do not hold for every single person on the planet.

        Everything else mentioned in response to what I said are complete strawman arguments that have nothing to do with what I said — it is a spin off created merely to try and tear something imaginary down — complete with conclusions made that bear no relation to the actual words or intention of my post.

        To try and summarize one point quickly since I have a lot of other things to do: I did not say that “GC and Amal are selling to the older crowd” and that the “young ones” are “responding to it.” And I could go on with every other conclusion drawn that is putting words in my mouth which I never came close to saying.

  79. MyLittlePony says:

    Wow! Love that trouser outfit and the hat! She has been looking good lately AND makes Clooney look both a lot older than he actually is and very much like a man who has absolutely no dress sense at all. Looked at some of the older pics, and she has not only lost weight, but has a had a significant grooming make-over and overall polishing style wise, and I am not even starting on the hair and make-up. All that “slightly chubby shabbiness” is gone!

  80. aqua says:

    I really like the top photo of her and I must say I prefer her in softer make up.She looks beautiful and classy.

  81. malachais says:

    She looks great, but she is so incredibly thin and frail. I am concerned about her health..

  82. Jayna says:

    I have to go with Lainey on this. Once George decided to go all fame-ho on us, he did it full on, no frowns acting aggravated, no serious looks. Everyone was invited to the party and they gave us full on joy on their faces, , not pretend they don’t want to be bothered. I didn’t realize he was passing out tequila to reporters, fans and to the paps. And they gave us glamour, fashion, and Matt Damon. Love me some Matt Damon.

    When George goes fame-ho, he teaches his lessers how to do it.
    Bravo, George. I enjoyed it. Thanks for giving us the full monty and sparing no expense, no pretend shielding yourself or the bride from onlookers or paps, and giving us the beauty of Venice in all of the photos.

  83. aqua says:

    What! I just read on Lainey Gossip that the wedding photos are being sold to People and Hello? what’s going on here?

  84. Becks says:

    greenmoster upthread mentioned that maybe Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s ribbing of Clooney had something to do with his marrying Amal.

    Now I want them to do another skit where Tina and Amy take full credit for nudging Clooney to the altar and for the whole Venice extravaganza. In my head, it plays brilliantly.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      George won’t mind that ribbing, because now he’ll be able to present himself as the married man,the husband. That’s what he wants to be acknowledged as someone deeper.
      I believe the Golden Globes this coming year are his Hollywood award season PR vehicle , used to redeem his image, as no longer the butt of the joke, but instead as a moviestar being honored , now the respected husband and married man. No longer the playboy that the world laughed at last year.

  85. Idil13 says:

    General question guys why this wedding extravaganza no trending in social media, no once the whole 4 days clooney wedding trend in any social media, why is that? Even the JP and the kimye their respective wedding trend in social media & may add this wedding was all over the TV for 4 days, unlike the JP.

  86. Sam H xx says:

    That pant suit is on point! Love it.

    I love the photo they gave to their guests too! In general, the best photos are the ones that are not posed

    Even if they got married for business reasons or they really like each other etc. They’re both grown a*s adults and know what they are getting into. Hell I would love the attention too lol!

  87. weegiewarrior says:

    Whether its a fake wedding or not it was a class act from start to finish but it was like a movie – coud’ve been Oceans 15 – I woudnt b surprised if ther was a jewel theif goin round robbing th wedding guests! Amal looks like she was born to it too – no sign of nerves – it was just glamour all th way – kimye must be absolutely fuming – this is how u do a wedding in italy.

  88. Kate says:

    I really, really like her. Regardless of whether or not this situation is “real”.

  89. Jayna says:

    Someone said on here (sorry, I couldn’t find where I read it, so don’t remember who) that Howard Stern had met her at a party and complimented her on his show today. I went on a site that gives a daily rundown of Howard’s radio show and quotes, and here’s what he said about Amal. He met her New Year’s Eve. That was back before anyone even knew they were dating as far as gossip blogs and paps, I think. They got engaged in April. Here’s the recap of Howard’s discussion about meeting Amal New Year’s Eve.

    “Howard said he was introduced to George’s fiancee and she has an accent. Howard said he got into a conversation with her and she was unbelievable. Howard said she’s a barrister in some world court. Howard said that’s wild. Howard said she was telling him about how she had to defend Muammar Gaddafi’s son or something. Howard said it was a whole discussion about her job. Howard said she’s intoxicating. Howard said she’s not only hot but brilliant. Howard said she told him she was a barrister and he thought she worked at Starbucks. Howard said she told him that she was a lawyer.

    Howard said that George would come over and put his arm around her to mark his territory. Howard said he was just intoxicated with her and locked in conversation. Howard said they were talking for like 45 minutes and she said ”enough about me already…” and asked about him. Howard said that she asked about his job and all of that. Howard said that he just told her what he does isn’t that important. Howard said he flies little people with balloons and things like that. Howard said he gets it. He sees why George married her. Howard said he still gives him three weeks but he sees why he’s trying it. Howard said you have to meet this girl to see it.

    “Howard said he was picturing the life they must have. Howard said she’s not waiting for George to plan the day. He said she has to fly to another country to represent some dude. Howard said she’s not just sitting around saying that she’s married to George Clooney.”

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      On YOUTUBE. If anyone wants to do a search. I saw it on YouTube a few weeks ago. I typed in Howard Stern, George Clooney and two or three Clooney /Howard Stern videos came up in the YouTube page and one said something about Clooney engagement.
      It’s on that video where Howard tells the story about meeting her.
      P.S. I really got the feeling Clooney knew exactly what he was doing putting her near Howard Stern at that party.

      • Guest says:

        Stern always toes the Clooney PR line. When Stacy went, he could see why. Clooney married Amal and Stern can see why. He gives George’s PR talking points and then they hang out in Cabo together probably partly in exchange for that.

        I’ve mentioned before that I work in celebrity PR and Clooney is extremely predictable in terms of his PR habits.

        That said, the most telling give aways of this are: that the highly questionable ethics of defending Gaddafi’s son appears to be a non-issue and that Alamuddin talked about herself for 45 minutes before asking about him.

      • hmmm says:


        I just love your comment! It’s amazing to me how much scratching of backs goes on behind the scenes, how everything has a price. I had no idea!

        Your final observations are an eye opener. I really see your point- the PR spin with Howard as mouthpiece.

        All these machinations make Alamooney look like a pair of paper tigers living a paper tiger life.

        On another note: no one seems agitated by the kind of scum she represents, which surprises me. She’s a name dropper and not ashamed of it. Also, she actually does come across as quite in love with herself. That’s why I think she and George really do share the same values and that in many ways they share a similar worldview and ambition. She’s perfect for his next move.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Yes, that is exactly how it came off like,when I listened to Howard discuss it. It was if George purposely put her w Howard at the party so she could get her talking points out, name drop, discuss her job nonstop it seemed to be all about HER selling an image to Howard , so he’d go back to his radio show of millions of listeners &promote the PR image George wanted out there.
        There is another aspect that occurs before Howard goes into telling his story about Amal &hanging w Clooney at the party . His sidekick,Robin implies that Howard is being phony& playing some Hollywood game to get in with Clooney further. ( it might be on the video before. )

        Guest: I truly believe Amal is a nightmare for George politically. The fact that she bragged about representing Gaddafi’s son,says it all.

      • siri says:

        Clooney is used to old-fashioned PR. He does the same tricks all over again. Unfortunately, most people still can’t see through this. Although highly predictable, like @Guest said. A bit off subject, but there was that lenghty interview with him where they asked him about his friendship with Pitt. After telling that they really don’t see each other often, he told the story about Pitt being in an interview getting the question about when he would marry Angelina. Pitt’s answer was: “I’m gonna marry Angelina when George can legally marry.” Presumably ment to be a joke by Pitt, George told the interviewer something like: ‘He really got me badly, something I have had to deal with the past few years.’ Says a lot about how important it was for him to hold up his image as a womanizing bachelor. This man really created his very own personal movie about himself. I don’t mind, just I won’t fall for his love stories anymore. This is a change of direction, therefore the image change. I doubt it’ll be politics, because he wouldn’t have picked Amal for that. She wouldn’t be of any asset. So I can only guess it’s about some sort of UN/ambassador function, where he can be the hobby politician. Also, he’s having health problems, and acting CAN be demanding physically.

    • Suze says:

      So she was talking about her clients to the King of all Media? In public? At a party? For forty five minutes before she asked about the person in front of her?

      And Stern, of course, then discusses them on his show?

      Her suit is stunning. She has a nice Pepsodent smile. But under this surface, there is rot all over the place.

  90. Ella says:

    I would like to see more wide shots that show the buildings of Venice in the background … I was there earlier this year, for the first time, and was struck by how tiny it is. You can walk from one side of the city to the other easily. So thinking of a huge paparazzi event going on there, it’s kind of fascinating to me. I would like to see that 14th-century town hall building that they had this ceremony in; I probably saw it when I was there but didn’t know what it was.

    That’s really my only interest in this story – I don’t care one way or the other about George or Amal, I just like the fact that it took place in Venice!

  91. Gistine says:

    Now that I’ve come to accept this gag-worthy, but totally amazing fairytale, I can honestly say, without any jealousy, she looks beautiful – and yet, somewhat different. I think she’s tweaked her nose a bit, which is no big whoop.

    I wish them all the best anyway!

  92. Bria says:

    Where in the world is CARMEN SANDIEGO?! I thought Amal looked familiar :D

  93. Kosmos says:

    Okay, here’s my take on this: In all these years leading up to his 50+ some age, of course he could have found someone smart and beautiful and willing to marry. I really doubt that he just stumbled on her last year and “fell in love.” I have a hard time imagining that he didn’t havefull access to many other women in Amal’s category until now. Yet he chose female after female to spend a year or two with, none of them with credentials. As far as children, Amal is already 36, so she would need to get pregnant right away if they want a family. Also, I’m wondering just who she dated in all of her 36 years before Clooney? Being that she is so chic and educated, I’m sure there have been several suitors, so why was she still single at 36?

    • AG-UK says:

      A lot of women are still single at 36 especially if you work a lot and live in places like London and NYC. BUT curious to see our find out who she did actually date but I would imagine in her circles if it’s anything like NY most of the women I knew similar to her were indeed with someone or almost married by 36. Only time will tell it just seems weird.. I like him but don’t go bang on about privacy now.

    • noway says:

      I agree. It is possible to be single and 36 if you are very career driven, but you would have had some significant relationships more than likely. I wonder why no one has spoken up, and how and why Clooney managed that. The only info we get about her has to do with work, and they have worked very hard present that image. If she is so personable where are the friend stories too. Just odd. I also get the feeling it is somewhat cultural, and she has been extremely sheltered. She just appears especially in dress sometimes to be trying to act so young, and this wedding extravaganza reminded me of the of a very young persons wedding.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Rumors,are floating but nothing concrete or factual. So I won’t repeat them.
      If there is something to them, eventually they may emerge in some random US tabloid, but the alleged interests may be way too powerful for anything to ever surface.
      I don’t really believe the Rumors though.

  94. norah says:

    What I find odd about the whole thing is that amal has not been involved in any relationship before clooney – sure that it has been mentioned it is as if she was just waiting for clooney and marriage – not a single boyfriend at all? not a single mention or rumour about her with someone else? are we supposed to believe that amal has spent her 20s and 30s completely on her own. Hard to believe that. So many questions about her – i guess will have to wait and see in the end-

  95. norah says:

    like the pant suit but it was too long and the hat didnt do her any favours – either she sd hve tied her hair or cut it a little bit at least – with that length the hat simply didnt match and she does look so much like anne hathway

  96. Sara says:

    She looks great, the hat reminds me too much of ‘Pretty Women’, I think it makes the whole thing look dated. I don’t mind the wedges since you can’t see them under the long pant.

  97. tabasco says:

    Her fashion has been SPOT-ON for this several-days long event.