Security was super, super tight at last weekend's George Clooney/Amal Alamuddin wedding. No personal phones were allowed at the ceremony and photos could only be taken on Clooney-provided phones that were traceable.
Luckily for us, though, the happy couple made a deal with Hello! magazine and People to publish the first official wedding picture and, well, of course, it's perfect. In the spreads that will hit both magazines this week, readers will get a peek inside the star-packed ceremony at the Aman Canal Grande Hotel, Alamuddin's custom French lace Oscar de la Renta dress and Clooney's custom Giorgio Armani black tuxedo, complete with cufflinks from his new wife with "George" inscribed in Arabic.
According to People, the couple exchanged traditional vows, platinum bands and a lengthy kiss during the 30-minute September 27 ceremony in Venice, attended by 100 family and friends. "George and Amal radiated love all night," Alamuddin's mother Baria told the magazine. "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."
With famous friends include Matt Damon and U2's Bono on hand, the couple danced to Cole Porter's "Why Shouldn't I" for their first dance at the reception.