With excitement mounting ahead of Hollywood's next big wedding, the bride and groom – George Clooney and his lawyer love Amal Alamuddin – are keeping specific details of their nuptials firmly under wraps.
What is certain, however, is that everything is perfectly in place for the 'nearlyweds'. George and Amal are in possession of the required legal papers, obtained from London's Chelsea Town Hall, where they posted their wedding banns – the legal notice stating their intentions to marry.
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Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney
"I believe we have given the documents to George's fiancée and now they are free to go and marry wherever they want," a source at the registry office told HELLO! Online. "That is the honest truth."
It was first reported that George and Amal would be exchanging vows in the privacy of the actor's $31million Villa Oleandra on Lake Como, Italy.
That the local council has passed two by-laws to prevent strangers from getting too close to George's home seemed to corroborate the rumours.
George Clooney's Villa Oleandra on Lake Como, Italy where the star could be hosting post-wedding celebrations
According to other sources, Amal was said to have felt that the lakeside residence was "too public" for the much-anticipated wedding of the year, prompting speculation that the pair could be marrying elsewhere and using the villa to host guests for extended celebrations following the nuptials.
One recent report suggests George could be marrying Amal – who he first met in Italy – in Venice, with the Monuments Men star securing a small island off the coast of the romantic canal city to ensure the utmost privacy.
There have also been claims that the couple will officially tie the knot at the Chelsea Town Hall and continue the festivities with a lavish celebration in Italy.
Although the ceremony is expected to be intimate, the guest list could very well read like the closing credits to a Hollywood blockbuster.
Those who are said to have been invited include newlyweds Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, U2 Singer Bono, Matt Damon and Ellen Barkin, who reportedly threw Amal a hen party a few weeks ago.