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Just Married: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

Just Married: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
September 29, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

It’s that classic Hollywood story: Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Boy happens to be a perpetual bachelor / millionaire actor with a pet potbelly pig and girl happens to be an internationally renowned human rights lawyer and barrister, who’s worked for Julian Assange. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and get married. Boy and girl’s marriage this past weekend in Venice, Italy is discussed ad nauseam on the web. See? Classic love story! Tale as old as time, true as it can be … via Us Weekly

The festivities kicked off on Friday night with concurrent bachelor and bachelorette parties before the main event, on Saturday, September 27, at Venice’s Aman Canal Grande hotel. The ceremony in the stunning seven-star hotel included touching, hand-written vows, a five-course banquet, speeches and music. On Sunday, September 28, the partying moved to the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, where most guests had been staying, for one final big evening party, where Alamuddin’s dad Ramzi made a speech. “He did a toast and mentioned it was important to think of those in Lebanon and how they are suffering,” a source told Us Weekly. “He commented on how happy he was with the wedding, which in his opinion was the perfect blend of luxury and simplicity.”

The only part that kills me here is that, once again, Amal Alamuddin is an internationally renowned human rights lawyer. She worked for Assange in the wake of WikiLeaks. And while I’m sure she and George Clooney are happy together and will enjoy a lifetime of joyous, loving memories, you just know there’s going to be a percentage of the population who will glaze over her career and instead refer to her exclusively as ‘Clooney’s wife’ (or eventually ‘Clooney’s ex-wife’).

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.