As we all know, George Clooney, formerly one of the world’s most eligible bachelors, finally found the right girl and decided that the altar was not such a bad place to visit. At age 53, Clooney is set to marry the lovely and intelligent Amal Alamuddin, a 37-year-old lawyer, activist and author. All signs suggest that their wedding is imminent and that the countdown has begun.
According to sources at US weekly, Amal’s parents, Ramiz and Baria Alamuddin, are paying for most of the wedding. I immediately wondered what the couple did for a living: Ramiz is editor at a Lebanese newspaper. Based on Clooney’s own comments, signs point to a September 27 date, with the wedding to take place at the 7-star Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Venice, Italy. (Clooney fans and stalkers may be deterred by the prices to stay here: rooms start at $1800 per night).
Reportedly the wedding will have about 60 guests, including friends Matt Damon and his wife, and Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber (who is also George’s pal and business partner). Andrea Bocelli is expected to perform. It’s also expected that Amal’s younger sister Tala will be maid of honour, and Gerber will be best man.
The details of Amal’s dress are a closely guarded secret, but she was spotted recently at the offices of Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen (the same designer who created Kate Middleton’s iconic wedding dress.) It’s been confirmed as of yesterday that Georgio Armani will be dressing George for the special day. The designer spoke out at his Emperio Armani show during fashion week in Milan, and had already dispatched a team to George’s home on Lake Como.
Now, given all these clues, what can we expect for the couple’s wedding flowers? Both George and Amal seem to favour simple, well-tailored, elegant lines for their fashion choices. Neither is especially flashy, and both lean toward classy sophistication. Their likely venue is the epitome of old world, Italian grandeur.
Our picks for their wedding flowers (and gorgeous looks, at thousands less than they will likely spend) are shown below. Given Amal’s dark hair and exotic beauty, some colour in the bride’s bouquet would be very striking so long as the selections are not too fussy. She might enjoy lilies, roses, and orchids, since all are popular in Lebanon. I might also include some small sprigs of cedar in Amal’s bouquet (if she didn’t mind a bit of scent) as a tribute to the national tree and symbol of Lebanon. (And the Pink Triumph wedding bouquet is aptly named, since it was s triumph for Amal to land Mr. Clooney.)
What do you think?