George Clooney Wedding Pictures: Amal Alamuddin’s Oscar De La Renta Dress

FIRST LOOK: Amal Alamuddin's Wedding Dress

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by Grazia |

You might have heard that the George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin wedding took place this weekend. We've spent the past few days gawping over Amal's wedding wardrobe, from the wide-leg Stella McCartney trousers to the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture mini dress. Well now the moment we have been waiting for has arrived: the first official picture of Amal's wedding dress has landed. Get ready to swoon.

READ MORE: Amal's wedding wardrobe

George and Amal have shared their exclusive wedding pictures with People and Hello. Amal wore a dreamy Oscar de la Renta French lace wedding gown with an off-the-shoulder neckline, a circular full train and pearl and diamanté detailing. Amal said to* People* of Oscar de la Renta: "He's such an elegant designer and such an elegant man."

Annie Leibovitz photographed Amal's dress fitting for US Vogue. In the feature on the fitting Amal says of Oscar de la Renta: “George and I wanted a wedding that was romantic and elegant, and I can’t imagine anyone more able than Oscar to capture this mood in a dress. Meeting him made the design process all the more magical, as he is so warm and such a gentleman.”

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about the George Clooney wedding

Oscar de la Renta said about designing Amal's dress: “It’s the most important dress in the life of a woman. Any girl from any walk of life dreams of that special dress, and I try to make that dream a reality for her. Amal and I looked at a lot of evening dresses and wedding dresses together, and we discussed what she liked. That gave me the idea of what she wanted.”

George meanwhile wore (as expected) a Giorgio Armani cashmere and wool black tuxedo from the Made to Measure collection, with a white shirt, black bow tie and an18K white gold OMEGA De Ville Trésor watch. He added a personal touch - cufflinks from Amal which were inscribed with 'George' in Arabic.

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George said to People: "[Giorgio is] the class act of all class acts. He's been a good friend for many years and the night wouldn't be complete without him." Armani said of dressing the groom: 'It is a privilege and a pleasure for me to dress him for this occasion, in which he stars in the most important role: that of the groom.'

As for the ceremony at the Aman Canal Grande Venice, Alamuddin's mother Baria said to People: "George and Amal radiated love all night. The wedding was so unbelievably special, it was legendary. These three days – the friends, the families, the atmosphere, everything – will stay with me all the rest of my life."

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin in Venice on the morning after their wedding [Getty]

The couple had their first dance to Cole Porter's "Why Shouldn't I?" and guests - including Matt Damon, Bono and Emily Blunt - went home with iPods with a playlist chosen by George and Amal.

READ MORE: The guestlist at the Cloney wedding

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George explained why they chose to get married in Venice, telling the magazine: "We met in Italy. We have a home there. We knew that was where we wanted to get married." How does marriage feel to George? "Pretty damn great."

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