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Wednesday 15 August 2018

That's Amore ... and the stunning bride wore a white trouser suit

George Clooney and his beautiful bride Amal Alamuddin formalised their marriage in a civil ceremony in Venice, capping a star-studded wedding weekend.

The glamorous couple, who married at a lavish party on Saturday night, spent about 10 minutes inside the lagoon city's 14th Century city hall for a civil service registering their marriage.

It was presided over by former Rome mayor and close friend Walter Veltroni.

Human rights lawyer Alamuddin (36) wore a white trouser suit with a crop top and a wide-brimmed white hat with a black ribbon. The 53-year-old Clooney, who had been dubbed the world's most eligible bachelor, wore a light grey suit.

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The couple arrived and left aboard the speedboat water taxi Amore that they have used all weekend. They waved and smiled at photographers in other boats and well-wishers on bridges along the Grand Canal.

The brief service ended the single status of the two-time Oscar-winner who several years ago reportedly made a $100,000 bet with actress Michelle Pfeiffer that he would never remarry after his 1993 divorce from actress Talia Balsam.

Alamuddin and the Kentucky-born Clooney, who shot to stardom in the television series ER, have been the toast of Venice's canals and palaces since Friday when they arrived for four days of festivities.

The couple, along with A-list stars including actors Matt Damon and Bill Murray, rocker Bono and model Cindy Crawford, have been shuttling between luxury hotels, turning Venice into a Hollywood on the Adriatic.

Alamuddin has represented Ukrainian former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko at the European Court of Human Rights and Wiki-Leaks founder Julian Assange.

She was rumoured to have prepared no fewer than 12 outfits for the long weekend.

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