All eyes will be on Venice this weekend when George Clooney marries British lawyer Amal Alamuddin. As the actor prepares to give up his status as the world's most eligible bachelor more details are emerging about the ceremony.
It is thought the silver fox has asked his friend Walter Veltroni, an Italian writer and politician, to officiate. A representative of Venice municipality confirms that Walter, the former mayor of Rome, will conduct the ceremony, People reports.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin will have an intimate but über-glam wedding
Amal, a human rights specialist who is also something of a glamour puss, was seen visiting the headquarters of Alexander McQueen recently, suggesting she has chosen chief designer Sarah Burton to create her dream gown.
Royal watchers will remember that Sarah was responsible for the Duchess of Cambrige, née Kate Middleton's spectacular gown.
George has opted for a suit by Giorgio Armani, an old friend who has kitted him out for red carpet occasions over the years.
George had had a home in Italy for years making it the perfect place for his wedding
The evening before their big day the bride and groom will invite guests to a casual dinner at Belmond Hotel Cipriani.
The next day the happy couple will seal their one-year courtship at a waterside location, possibly the Aman Canal Grande Venice Hotel or the Ca' Farsetti Palace, which both have magnificent views.
Aman Canal Grand Venice Hotel is thought to be the location for the main ceremony
It's reported that only 60 friends and family will witness the special occasion, but this being George it will still be a high-spirited party. His friend Rande Gerber, who is married to Cindy Crawford, was seen setting out on his private plane
with case loads of his and George's own brand of tequila Casamigos.
See this week's HELLO! magazine for more details about George and Amal's plans.