100 Memorable Celebrity Wedding Moments
As one would imagine, the couple looked beyond gorgeous as they tied the knot at Aman Canal Grande Venice in Italy on Sept. 27. They appear on the cover of this week's People magazine (and Hello! internationally), which includes 25 photos from their wedding album. Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and John Krasinski were among the approximately 100 guests who attended the private service (see their fashions here). Clooney, 53, told People that marriage to London barrister Alamuddin, 36, "feels pretty damn great."
So what exactly did the bride and groom wear for the big day? Alamuddin dazzled in an exquisite custom-made Oscar de la Renta wedding gown of French lace that featured a floor-brushing train and hand-embroidered pearls and diamanté accents. A long, elegant veil graced her hair and swept down to the ground.
Clooney also opted for classic style and suited up in a black tuxedo of ultra-fine wool and cashmere that was created by Giorgio Armani as part of the Made to Measure collection. He also wore a black bow tie, black brushed-leather oxfords, People reports. But perhaps the most significant pieces Clooney donned for the momentous occasion are his cufflinks, which were inscribed with "George" in Arabic—and were given to him by Alamuddin!
Amal Alamuddin & George Clooney
When Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney tied the knot in Venice, Italy, the bride wore an exquisite Oscar de la Renta gown that featured hand-embroidered pearls and diamanté accents. The groom donned a Giorgio Armani tuxedo.
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
The two exchanged vows in a lavish Italian ceremony. Elton John was on hand to perform a few love songs and stayed to introduce the couple's first dance.
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
When the superstars finally tied the knot at Château Miraval their estate in Correns, France, Jolie donned a custom Versace gown and veil that featured sewed-on drawings by the children.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi
Adding a personal touch to their small gathering, the couple wed at their L.A. home. "The love we felt from the people surrounding us, and the love we have for each other, made this the most beautiful and emotional day," de Rossi told People. "And one that we'll never forget."
Olivia Palermo & Johannes Huebl
The couple looked stylishly stunning at their wedding ceremony in Bedford, New York. For the intimate occasion, Palermo donned a three-piece Carolina Herrera ensemble, Manolo Blahnik pumps, and Alexandra Mor earrings, while Huebl opted for a Marc Anthony Hamburg suit and shirt, a Charvet tie, and Etro pocket square.
Eve & Maximillion Cooper
Eve wore a stunning beaded Alice Temperley dress when she tied the knot with Maximillion Cooper. The couple met at the 2010 Gumball 3000 motor rally and got married on June 13, 2014, in Ibiza, Spain.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Kim Kardashian stunned in a custom-made Givenchy haute couture gown designed by Riccardo Tisci she tied the knot with Kanye West at the Forte Di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, in front of a 200-person crowd of close family and friends.
Elton John & David Furnish
David Furnish gave a thumbs up to his union after his civil partnership ceremony with Elton John. The longtime couple scheduled their wedding for the first day that same-sex couples could legally marry in England.
Kaley Cuoco & Ryan Sweeting
The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco and tennis star Ryan Sweeting said "I do" on New Year's Eve in Southern California. For the lavish, love-filled event, Cuoco chose a strapless, pastel pink Vera Wang gown that she styled with single strand of pearls.
Keira Knightley & James Righton
Talk about a low-maintenance! In a small ceremony in Provence, France, Keira Knightley said "I do" to fiancé James Righton in a no-fuss strapless tulle dress that she paired with a Chanel jacket, ballet flats and a crown of flowers.
Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake
Is pink the new white? Jessica Biel exchanged vows in a custom petal-pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown. The celebrations weren’t restricted to one night-it continued at the Borgo Egnazia resort (located in southern Italy) for an entire week.
Crissy Teigen & John Legend
It's no secret that Chrissy Teigen is a fan of Vera Wang's work. Just four days after sitting front row at the designer’s spring/summer 2014 show, the model tied the knot with singer John Legend in not one, but three Vera Wang dresses.
Her title didn’t officially change until she said “I do,” but the bride went from Kate Middleton to the Duchess of Cambridge in our eyes the second we saw her dressed in Alexander McQueen.
The private star couldn’t keep her joy under wraps as she arrived at Sydney’s Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel for her 2006 wedding.
Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz
Swizz Beatz stole a kiss from his Greek goddess wife when they wed in 2010 on the Mediterranean Sea.
Barack & Michelle Obama
After dating for three years, Michelle and Barack tied the knot on October 3, 1992. Of their vows, Michelle has said, “Barack didn’t pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he delivered.”
A Royal Pageboy
He made the ladies swoon in navy at his brother’s 2011 wedding, but it doesn’t get much cuter than the white pageboy uniform Prince Harry wore to his uncle’s 1989 affair.
Prince Rainier III & Grace Kelly
After their afternoon nuptials on April 19, 1956, guests lunched al fresco and finished their meal with a traditional cake adorned with cherubs.
Gavin Rossdale & Gwen Stefani
After a London bash, the beaming twosome cruised into the sunset before renewing their vows before friends and family in L.A.
True to form, Mick Jagger partied like a rock star with his own bottle of champagne after tying the knot in St. Tropez.
The undivided attention of 15 handsome men, including her husband-to-be and his Kennedy kin, would make even a woman as poised as Jacqueline Kennedy blush.
The unpredictable singer-songwriter blindsided us when she shed her wild on-stage costumes for a blush-pink versatile Twobirds wrap dress (it can be worn 15 ways) when she assumed her bridesmaid role at BFF Bo O’Connor’s wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman
Actress Anne Hathaway wed Adam Shulman in a breathtaking custom-made off-the-shoulder ivory silk and d'esprit tulle gown by designer Valentino Garavani. But what makes this creation extraordinary is the train, which was hand-painted with shades of pink and embroidered with satin flowers.
Francois-Henri & Salma Hayek-Pinault
The couple first wed in a surprise ceremony at the 6th Arrondisement City Hall in Paris on Valentine's Day 2009. Two months later, they married again at Venice's opera house, Teatro La Fenice, in front of a star-studded audience, which included Penelope Cruz and Charlize Theron.
Joe DiMaggio & Marilyn Monroe
The larger-than-life stars chose a decidedly low-key venue: San Francisco’s City Hall. The morning headline’s said it all: “DiMaggio Signs With a New Manager.”
The maid of honor stole the show the second she stepped out of her carriage. We wonder why.
Donald's daughter was reportedly inspired by Grace Kelly's classic gown: She converted to Judaism in order to marry Jared Kushner in 2009, and required a slightly more covered-up style. Vera Wang was happy to oblige. "I seized on the chance to do a dress that wasn't naked," the designer said at the time.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
The minimalist couple boarded a private plane in Gibraltar with few personal items besides the folded marriage certificate in John Lennon’s hand.
Elvis & Priscilla Presley
Viva Las Vegas! The lovebirds celebrated their May 1967 nuptials with a six-tier design adorned with romantic red roses.
Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart
In keeping with their intimate farmhouse wedding, the on and offscreen duo chose a rustic charmer of a cake and (for the first bite) skipped the cutlery.
Bill & Chelsea Clinton
When Chelsea Clinton said “I do” at Rhinebeck’s Astor Court Estate in 2010, her father was there to walk her down the very long and picturesque aisle.
Mike Todd & Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor’s parents and brother looked on as she signed the register at her 1957 wedding to Mike Todd.
Few images from the 1981 royal wedding are as iconic Princess Diana’s train, all 25 feet of it!
On her way to Francois-Henri and Salma Hayek-Pinault’s Venetian wedding, Charlize Theron wowed in a floor-grazing Dior halter dress. On the way out she caught our eye for other reasons-the gray gown had seemingly transformed into a mini.
Robert Downey Jr. & Susan Levin
At Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Levin’s 2005 wedding, the couple wed under a gazebo as guests like Billy Joel and Sting watched from white wooden benches. In keeping with the relaxed tone, the groom wore sneakers.
Henry & Jenna Bush Hager
The couple chose the Ultimate Cheesecake Bakery’s charming design for their Texas ranch wedding. The tres leches confection was topped with layers of whipped cream and periwinkle blossoms.
Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman
The actress told us she wanted "something tasteful, something timeless." There’s nothing more tasteful and timeless than a custom Chanel Couture gown. Drew Barrymore married Will Kopelman in a pleated muslin and organza gown embroidered with tulle flowers, designed by the one and only Karl Lagerfeld.
One perk of being a Beatle? Having Sir Paul McCartney perform at your wedding. The Brit tickled the ivories at Ringo Starr’s 1981 reception at London’s Club Rags.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden
Valentino Garavani came out of retirement to sketch a wedding dress to royally befit a princess-and that he did, creating a dress made with silk organdies and ivory Chantilly lace with a train that measured four meters long and a veil that measured six. "(Princess Madeleine) is a very lovely girl. She is modern, fun, full of energy and enthusiasm, and she is so beautiful! It has been a pleasure and an honor," he said in a statement.
Danny Moder & Julia Roberts
The private couple shared an intimate embrace at their Fourth of July Wedding. The small ceremony took place at Julia Roberts’s New Mexico Ranch.
Though she’s know for her more outrageous getups, Rihanna arrived in subdued black for her manager’s 2008 Italian wedding.
Mel Ferrer & Audrey Hepburn
The British actress created her own fairytale when she wed Mel Ferrer in a romantic woodland wedding.
Bart Freundlich & Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich made it a family affair when they tied the knot in an intimate N.Y.C. ceremony. The bride arrived carrying the couple’s infant daughter Liv, while the groom walked hand-in-hand with their son Caleb.
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
They’ve teamed up many times on screen, but we’ll bet this was their favorite collaboration. The happy couple married at Rex’s in 1988 and have been smiling since.
Jackie Titone & Adam Sandler
Jackie Titone embraced her husband-to-be’s culture before the wedding by converting to Judaism and at the wedding by clipping Adam Sandler’s yarmulke to his head.
It's a good thing Josh Schwartz has keen ears. Otherwise, the creator and executive producer of Gossip Girl may not have overheard Rachel Bilson trying to set up her BFF, Jill Stonerock, with her O.C. co-star Benjamin McKenzie. "I said, 'What about me? Ben doesn't need help,'" says Schwartz. At the couple’s 2008 Los Olivos wedding the bridesmaids wore earthy green Brian Reyes designs.
Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward
Though their wedding was in Las Vegas, their cake was anything but flashy. The newlyweds cut into a modest three-tier dessert.
Jerry & Jessica Seinfeld
Looks like this comedian’s not the one with jokes. Jerry Seinfeld shared a laugh with his new wife after their 2000 wedding in New York, naturally.
Jerry O'Connell & Rebecca Romijn
"The wedding was about celebrating with out friends and having fun-not about being stressed," says Romijn, who got a boost from O'Connell, his brother, Charlie, designer Cynthia Rowley and other friends.
The Rodarte sisters designed Natalie Portman’s unforgettable Black Swan costumes and the gown she wore to accept her Oscar. So it made sense that the award-winning actress turned to the duo again to create for another major moment: Her nuptials to Benjamin Millepied.
John Travolta strutted his stuff down the aisle at his brother’s 1980 affair.
Never one to shy from the spotlight, Celine Dion sparkled like the Las Vegas strip when she renewed her vows to Rene Angelil at Ceasar’s Palace.
After waltzing with her groom, Tricia Nixon joined her father on the White House dance floor.
Mick & Bianca Jagger
St. Tropez had a rock and roll moment when The Rolling Stones’ frontman tied the knot with his bride at a small fisherman’s church.
When Britney Spears’s assistant tied the knot, the pop princess reigned as the Maid of Honor in a mint halter gown.
On screen he’s a legend, but to his daughter Jack Nicholson’s just dad. The doting father escorted Jennifer Nicholson down the aisle at her 1997 Hotel Bel Air wedding.
Shenae Grimes & Josh Beech
The 90210 actress defied tradition, eschewing the usual white, and instead, walked down the aisle in a black Vera Wang wedding dress.
When her stylist, Estee Stanley, wed in 2008, Ashley Olsen went incognito while adding flair to her bridesmaid ensemble.
Prince Albert II & Charlene Wittstock
Following in the tradition of his parents, Prince Albert II of Monaco served a towering cake at his wedding to Charlene Wittstock. The massive five-tier confection featured a white and pink floral motif and a cornucopia cake topper.
After a brief ceremony that lasted only 3 minutes, Lauren Bacall tossed her bouquet into the small crowd of guests waiting on the landing.
True to form, the smoldering star flaunted her figure in a lace mermaid gown at her 1958 wedding. The centerfold got a boost while making her way down the aisle in her restrictive design.
Six years ago, the Oscar-winning actress told InStyle she’d never get married again. But on July 12, 2013, Halle Berry surprised us (and perhaps herself) when she wed French actor and beau Olivier Martinez at the Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France several months before her expected due date.
Naomi Watts broke the wedding taboo and wore a lacey LWD to her friend’s South Wales nuptials.
Conan O’Brien & Liza Powel
When it rains it pours, fortunately the late night host was prepared for the Seattle weather and brought a well-coordinated black and white umbrella.
Even duchesses repeat outfits! When Catherine Middleton and Prince William attended the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall in Scotland the Duchess of Cambridge wore an ivory brocade coat by Jane Troughton buttoned up over a lace dress. This is the same combo she wore for the wedding of Harry Lopes and Laura Parker Bowles, daughter of Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Bowles, in 2006.
Elvis & Priscilla Presley
He may have been accustomed to girls throwing themselves at him, but this heartthrob seemed caught off guard when he and his bride were showered with confetti.
While preparing for her larger-than-life moment, The Princess of Wales took an intimate moment to comfort her nervous young attendant, Miss Clementine Hambro.
Prince Rainier III of Monaco & Grace Kelly
The American actress became a princess when Prince Rainier III paired Grace Kelly’s 12-carat engagement ring with a wedding band.