A week after the big fat celebrity Venice Wedding, time for some cooling down. Whilst the newlyweds sneaked of to some exclusive – only accessible by helicopter – island at the Seychelles, we’ll do the cleaning up after. By far the most refreshing headline we found was the businesswoman’s ‘Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor’. Touch down! We can imagine the whirlwind that took over Venice last weekend, with celebrity guests boating over the canals from one spot to the other, but the big news was that the actor Amal Alamuddin married to, banned cell phones from their wedding in Venice, Italy. Now that sounds almost maffia like, is the actor so at home in the Italian life that he felt like take over some control? Or did he learn from the previous big fat celebrity wedding where Perez Hilton used his cellphone to cast some Kim Kardashian out in the open? Isn’t it like setting the fox to keep the geese, when you rent a whole city to do your wedding and try to not be photographed? It can’t be about privacy, so the guess is that the exclusivity of the photo’s is at stake. So if a magazine got the scoop of the Amal Alamuddin wedding dress, and probably paid big for it, and the actor’s wedding was paid for by his now in-laws…. the guy is a pro! Rumour has it that exclusive photos of the couple’s wedding are have been sold to People and the British tabloid Hello! for around seven figures, and the money will be donated to charity. Anyway, let’s not spoil the fun, because fun it must have been last weekend, and we can only gaze at the outside it still is fun to see such a beautiful couple getting married in one of the most romantic cities in the world. And what was Amal Alamuddin wearing? The latest issue of People contains 25 exclusive photos from Amal Alamuddin’s and the actor’s wedding, including shots of her stunning Oscar de la Renta gown made with French lace and hand-embroidered pearls and featured an off-the-shoulder neckline and a full circular train. Chique and fresh like the bride.
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The plot thickens, as we are getting closer to the next celebrity Italian wedding. Earlier this week we wrote about the lavish Hotel Cipriani. After a dinner at this exclusive hotel about 60 guests are expected to attend the wedding which will reportedly be held at the seven-star (is that even possible?) Aman Canal Grande where rooms for the night start at $1800. And will he be paying for it? No. Giving a dowry is not a generally accepted tradition but in Clooney’s and Alamuddin’s case, the clock has been set back a century or two, so the inlaws are paying. According to reports in US Weekly, the 53-year-old actor will not be footing the bill for the lavish affair set to take place in Venice in the coming days – the bride’s parents are. Canal Grande Venice So let’s zoom in a bit at the Amal Canal Grande hotel. We found some historic information on their prestigious website: The palazzo in which Aman Canal Grande Venice is housed, Palazzo Papadopoli, was built in 1550 by the architect and follower of Sansovino, Gian Giacomo de Grigi, as commissioned by the Coccina family. The Coccinas were wealthy traders and seafarers who had recently moved to Venice from Bergamo. The palazzo was sold to the Tiepolo family in 1718 after the death of Francesco Coccina, the last descendant. Avid art collectors, the Tiepolos built an impressive library and gathered treasures from all over the world which were viewed by many notable figures of the time. The Tiepolos also employed the painter Giambattista Tiepolo to decorate rooms with frescoes which still remain today. At the close of the 19th century, Vera Papadopoli Aldobrandini married Count Giberto Arrivabene with the palazzo as part of her dowry. Today, the palazzo is owned by her grandson, Count Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga. Aman overlooks the Grand Canal in San Polo, the smallest of the six sestieri (districts) of Venice. Named for the Church of San Polo, it is also one of the oldest parts of the city, known for its beautiful palaces, churches and market. With its 21,000-square-foot interior, it’s the largest private palazzo on the Grand Canal and one of the largest in Venice. They must have done a recent restoration because we found this hovel on Wikipedia: “Venetians would say the Papadopolis were so wealthy, they owned their own wave in the ocean,” says Giberto. Anyway, let’s not drift away, […]
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Ok, we were wrong. Clooney is NOT getting married at the Como lake. He has been hiding somewhere else. Where? Right, here at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani. So, lets check out this wedding location in Venice, Venezia, regioni Veneto. That’s a lot of ven’s and since we are fan of George Clooney, we love sniffing around his wheareabouts. The best place to start sniffing is… the Facebook page of the Belmond Hotel Cipriani. What we found is that: they have a beautiful bar with terrace where you can mingle during Cocktail Hours. it is a place where lot of celebrities like to stay they have a yellow gondola that looks like a banana in 2013, Mr. Clooney was handed over a box of Tequila, we instantly think this is part of a wedding ceremony booking, as a thank you they have a restaurant where you can sit outside and watch the gondola’s they have a funny looking Sommelier this might be their bridal suite they have another boat Added to that, some tourist information: Situated under a 10-minute stroll from Accademia Vaporetto Station, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani offers guests a convenient base when in Venice. Located in Veneto Wine Region, this elegant hotel provides the perfect base for exploring the local vineyards. This Venice hotel provides a fitness centre, a spa & wellness centre and outdoor tennis courts. The hotel employees are available 24/7 and can assist with booking tours and tickets. A steam bath, a sauna and a swimming pool are also available. Including an iPod docking station, the hotel’s rooms provide 5-star accommodation. Complimentary toiletries, in-room movies and a mini bar can be found in each room. The hotel’s restaurant offers Italian cuisine, as well as a American or buffet breakfast every morning. Travellers wanting to unwind can relax in the hotel’s on-site bar. The hotel is set in the popular tourist destination of Dorsoduro. The hotel is well-connected to the rest of Venice, with the Salute Vaporetto Stop within a two minute walk. Getting married at the Cipriani So, sure, Mr. Clooney is a nice man, but what we really would like to know is if I can get married at the Cipriani. This is the wedding venue information from the website of the hotel: Venice makes the heart beat faster. Opulent architecture surrounded by water, gondoliers serenading couples as they drift down narrow canals. It’s a truly unique backdrop for your […]
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