Celebrity George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Are Married! The Oscar winner and the international lawyer tie the knot in Venice, Italy, before friends and family By Elizabeth Leonard Published on September 27, 2014 03:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andrew Goodman/Getty SEE 26 MORE CLOONEY WEDDING PHOTOS! Subscribe now to People’s digital edition and get 26 BONUS photos from inside the ceremony, the parties and more, starting today – and pick up the new issue on newsstands. Congratulazioni! It’s official: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are husband and wife. The couple exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony at the Aman Canal Grande luxury resort in Venice, Italy, on Saturday, PEOPLE confirms. “George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were married today in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy,” the actor’s rep said in a statement. Clooney, 53, in Armani, and Alamuddin, 36, were wed by close friend Walter Veltroni, the former mayor of Rome. The groom was suited by Giorgio Armani while the bride wore a dress by Oscar de la Renta. Following the ceremony, a dinner reception featuring a menu including lemon risotto with lobster, lemon ricotta agnolotti with arugula pesto, and Chianina beef with porcini mushrooms was enjoyed. PHOTOS: George & Amal’s Globe-Trotting Romance The much-anticipated wedding, attended by families and close friends, including Matt Damon, John Krasinski and the Oscar winner’s producing partner, Grant Heslov, follows a series of celebratory events leading up to Saturday’s nuptials. At sunset on Saturday, crowds cheered along Venice’s Grand Canal as Clooney and his guests boated to the Aman hotel in a flotilla of vintage water taxis. The couple, who obtained their marriage license in August, took a fairly quick journey to the altar. First spotted stepping out together in London last October, they’ve embarked on a series of romantic, globe-trotting travels, including a trip to Tanzania in March and a getaway to the Seychelles. PHOTOS: All About Amal: 7 Fast Facts About George Clooney’s Bride But their low-key courtship remained mostly out of the spotlight until Clooney shared the news during a high-profile date night at the Sept. 7 Celebrity Fight Night charity benefit in Tuscany, Italy, that the wedding would soon unfold in Venice. “I would just like to say to my bride-to-be, Amal, that I love you very much,” he told his fiancée from the stage, “and I can’t wait to be your husband.” George’s wait, at long last, is over. Inside George and Amal’s Wedding Weekend Headquarters 5 Reasons Amal Alamuddin Is Perfect for George Clooney Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers: sign me up Thank you for signing up!