Celebrities, paparazzi and the world’s media are congregating in Venice for the widely anticipated wedding weekend of a man long considered Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor: George Clooney.
Clooney revealed earlier this month at a celebrity charity event in Tuscany, Italy, that he and Alamuddin would be tying the knot in Venice.
The actor and his fiancee, British human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin, were photographed Friday cruising the sun-dappled canals of Venice ahead of their big day.
Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, looked happy and impeccably glamorous as they were carried around the city in a motor boat appropriately named “Amore,” or “Love,” passing bemused tourists in gondolas as they went.
The bride-to-be was dressed in a stylish black and white dress, while Clooney wore a sharply tailored gray suit and white shirt with dark sunglasses.
The first celebrity guests to arrive were also caught on camera in the city famed for romance, actor Matt Damon, American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and supermodel Cindy Crawford.
The venue for a reception today is rumored to be the Aman Canal Grande hotel, a luxuriously appointed palazzo, at which the guests can arrive by water taxi, hopefully unbothered by the watching media.