Here’s the obvious: The Clooney wedding was nothing short of a fashion fairytale for celebrity brides like Amal Alamuddin. As I took a closer look at certain details of the world famous affair, I found three particular points of inspiration that are applicable to every posh bride. Even if brides sincerely tone down the Clooney wedding, there is plenty of potential to capture the elegance of the grand affair on a realistic and affordable scale.
- The Royal Entrance and Exit.
After a civil ceremony, Clooney and his bride were pictured aboard a taxi boat named “Amore.” Though nothing short of extreme, the lovebirds’ shuttle service on the romantic waters of Venice is every bride’s most coveted getaway.
Unless the bride is susceptible to seasickness, who would complain?
Although unquestionably romantic, for most brides, this particular service is highly impractical. Surely, there are dramatic ways of entering and exiting a wedding ceremony without motoring along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.
What are bride’s thoughts about entering their ceremony via horse and carriage? After living in Savannah for nearly four months, I have become accustomed to the Southern charm of beautiful horses who elegantly strut around my neighborhood. If the horses receive proper care and grooming, and the wedding gown is safely tucked inside the carriage, I happen to think this particular entrance is extremely romantic.
A horse and carriage entrance is arguably more dramatic than Clooney’s water taxi.
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- Hire a Photographer and an Artist.
Although the ravishing couple received non-stop press and photography, the coolest Clooney wedding portrait was the creation of the bride and groom as Simpson characters. Along with top fashion icons such as Karl Lagerfeld, Coco Chanel, and Anna Wintour, Clooney and his bride, Amal, are officially stylish renditions of the renowned cartoon series. Contemporary artist and activist, AleXsandro Palombo is responsible for adding the newlyweds to his current collection, proving that even cartoon characters can wear couture.
How about a Simpson’s wedding caricature to frame?
Inspired by the transformation of Amal to Marge, I plan to have an artist at my wedding to capture the details of my dress, the backdrop of our ceremony, and of course the embrace between myself and my groom.
A caricature of the bride and groom is a creative addition to the standard wedding portfolio.
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- Consider Dainty Wedding Bands.
Most of the Clooney wedding buzz revolved around Amal’s series of designer garments which she wore over the course of three glamorous days in Venice. My favorite of the bunch was a lace long-sleeved Giambattista Valli dress embellished with bright flowers. Amal has inspired my rehearsal dinner dress. Hint: I might have replaced the flowers with beads, stones, and possibly pearls.
I am one of many brides-to-be who have fallen in love with Amal’s elegant wedding band. The sparkly ring shown below generated considerable chatter from those in the jewelry business. Her band was perceived as fairly understated addition to her engagement ring, which is estimated at seven-plus carats. Amal wore the band on her left finger, allowing the diamonds to shine independent of her rock. Since I’ve learned to never exclude the groom from bridal blogging, I must comment on Clooney’s band. It was sharp and classic, which is only fitting for a man who has been named the “Sexiest Man Alive.”
A closer look at the power couple’s wedding bands.
Father of the bride, Ramzi Alamuddin, made a very interesting remark after the affair, referring to his daughters wedding as “grand” but “simple.” Grand is most definitely a fitting description, although I’m still wrapping my head around the simplicity of the affair. Regardless of differing opinions, brides around the world have fallen in love with the elegant style of the Clooney wedding. Although I didn’t make the invite list, I can certainly draw inspiration from Mr. and Mrs. Clooney’s wedding in preparation for my June nuptials.