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Friday, September 26, 2014

George Clooney's wedding in Venice

George Clooney is getting married this weekend and his bride is not only beautiful, but very bright. Amal Ramzi Alamuddin is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London and specializes in international law, criminal law, human rights and extradition. Her clients include Julian Assange and former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko.

She was born in Lebanon in 1978 and during the 1980s, her family settled in England.  Her mother Baria, is the foreign editor of the Pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat and her father Ramzi is a retired professor of business studies at the American University of Beirut.

The Grand Canal in Venice will be closed off this weekend to let the famous couple proceed down the waterway to the seven-star Aman Canal Grande.  It will be a fabulous spectable - the couple will travel on a launch accompanied by a flotilla of gondolas.

From the hotel's website

Guests arrive at Aman Canal Grande by boat, docking at a landing that leads directly into the palazzo's Reception Hall.
With its soaring ceilings and historic frescoes and reliefs, the hall provides a sense of bygone luxury as well as direct access to the hotel's private gardens and a small Boutique which specializes in Murano glassware designed by Count Gilberto Arrivabene, the owner of the palazzo.

Amal will wear a Sarah Burton creation for Alexander McQueen, the same designer who created Kate Middleton's wedding dress.

Giorgio Armani announced that he will be dressing the 53 year old star for his wedding.

There will only be 60 guests and the bride's parents have insisted on paying the bill.