It’s official: Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney are Wife and Husband.
The British attorney married the Oscar winner in Venice on Saturday night, as the city was nearly shutdown in order to celebrate the newlyweds, who arrived and departed with their guests via water taxi.
What else can we confirm about the George Clooney wedding no one ever thought they would live to see?
The ceremony began at 8:00 p.m. at the Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Italy, as Clooney and his 36-year old bride exchanged vows they wrote themselves.
The ceremony lasted under 20 minutes and Clooney held Alamuddin’s hand the entire time.
Italian chef Riccardo De Pra and a team from Pisa provided a five-course meal at the reception. It included lobster, risotto, sea bass, and beef.
Among the most famous guests in attendance were: Cindy Crawford, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Bono, Bill Murray and Anna Wintour.
A jazz trio and a pianist performed throughout the evening, with Murray especially pleased by the selection: "He loved the music and put his thumbs up when it started," a source tells Us Weekly.
Alamuddin’s father told the couple that it’s now time for “grandchildren,” while messages were also read out loud from Dan Aykroyd and Sandra Bullock.
The reception area at the hotel boasted giant chandeliers in each room, candelabras on each table and candles and white roses all around. There were also 20 modern art paintings hand-picked by Alamuddin and tables were set with 24-karat gold-rimmed bone china.
Some guests stuck around until 5 a.m.
Now it’s time to decide, readers: Will this union last? Will Clooney and Alamuddin be married for longer than Kim Kardashian and Kanye West? And did we just commit a grave sin by even mentioning those people in the same sentence?