The Bride: Amal Alamuddin

The Groom: George Clooney

The Date: September 27, 2014

The Location: Aman Canal Grande Luxury Resort, Venice, Italy

The Dress Designer: Oscar de le Renta

The Groom’s Suit Designer: Armani

The Jewelry Designer: Jean Dousett


Not everyone can afford to get married in Venice, Italy, take a jet boat to their ceremony and close streets around the courthouse to facilitate the civil ceremony but George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin sure made it look glamourous! Their wedding was very romantic – flowers in shades of white and cream attached to the chairs for the ceremony, an incredible number of candles including a hall with flickering walls of candles and the dress…my goodness…the dress – Oscar de la Renta with two layers of tulle, a cathedral-length train, all hand-embroidered with pearls and elegant accents!Dress

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The Dress

Custom designed by Oscar de la Renta (because, who else!), Alamuddin’s dress was an incredible display of lace, pearls and diamante accents.  The dress had capped sleeves of lace which continued across the top of the bodice, before falling from an empire waist down to a full skirt.  Lace was super popular this year, with both celebrities and non-celebrities alike so you could buy a similar dress for much, much less!  Like this Mori Lee wedding dress with a very similar full lace skirt and incredible train…on sale for only $600USD! Or check out the long luxury train on this incredible lace dress, more expensive at $1,500 USD but still well priced and cheaper than Alamuddin’s dress!


(Image: Tara Guerard's Blog)
(Image: Tara Guerard’s Blog)



 The Ceremony Space:

Romantic, candlelit and filled with flowers, Clooney and Alamuddin turned their ceremony space into a romantic and intimate affair with white and cream flowers, gold chairs and other gold accents.  Even the wedding archway at the front of the aisle was covered in white and crème flowers.  Looking to replicate the marriage archway?  Check out this white iron archway ($100 USD) which could easily be decorated anyway you wanted – this Bride covered hers in roses and tulle, customizing it with gorgeous flowers much like the one for Clooney and Alamuddin’s ceremony.  They also had flowers adorning the chairs on their aisle…you could use these hydrangea aisle swags ($15 USD each, 10+ available!) to decorate your chairs in a similar style!



gold-sequin-table-runner-580x773The Reception:

The main theme of Alamuddin and Clooney’s wedding really seemed to be the lighting and the candles.  Gold votive holders, guest escort cards of cream linen and spectacular displays of various lighting, really added to the romantic and intimate feeling for some 200 guests.  Recreate that feeling of romance with these gold votive holders (120 available for $275 USD – includes free shipping!), or how about these gold mercury glass candleholders topped with white fabric roses?  Pair it all with sequined gold table runners ($20 USD) and voila…gorgeous and romantic!

Lindsay Recknell

Lindsay Recknell co-founded Wedding Recycle out of pure necessity…the fifteen centerpiece vases on the living room floor had got to go! But finding a targeted audience to sell them to was the tricky part – not just anyone wanted fifteen fish bowls for their home. Thus Wedding Recycle was born – a place to connect with other new newlyweds and recently engaged couples, sharing ideas, and décor, with each other. Lindsay has always been an entrepreneur, a multi-dimensional self-starter prone to acts of randomness and dynamic ventures in her life. In addition to consulting as a data analyst during her “day job”, Lindsay’s role at Wedding Recycle is everything – business development, content creation, media correspondent and community liaison. If you contact Wedding Recycle, it’s likely you’ll get a response from Lindsay first and from that moment, you’ll understand and experience the passion, dedication, joy and motivation she has for the Wedding Recycle community and the wedding industry itself.

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