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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Kick Off Wedding Festivities in Venice

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have arrived in Venice to kick off their wedding weekend! The couple flew in to Venice on Friday and have since been greeting their famous friends. According to People, the couple hopped aboard one of the city’s water taxis , named Amore, and headed straight to Belmond Hotel Cipriani.

There, they were hosting a small welcome gathering for friends attending their weekend nuptials. Also taking water taxis for the glamorous festivities include, Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber, Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana, actors John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Richard Kind, Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne; his producing partner, Grant Heslov; and his cousin, NCIS: Los Angeles actor Miguel Ferrer.

According to PEOPLE,  local Liliana Sermonetta says, “Ever since he admitted he would be marrying in Venice a few weeks ago, everyone wants to be in on it. Where are they staying, what are they eating, will they take a gondola ride? It’ll be difficult for Clooney to outdo Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault’s wedding.  The whole of Hollywood moved here for three days!”

[via People]

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