George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's magnificent art deco wedding cake

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Guests described the moment George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin exchanged vows during their romantic Venetian wedding as "a special, understated ceremony". Their cake, though, was nothing short of spectacular.

As shown in this world exclusive image – one of the 44 stunning photos which are featured in this week's HELLO! magazine – one of the highlights of the new Mr and Mrs Clooney's lavish reception was the moment they cut their amazing cake.

The pair are the picture of excitement as they sink a knife into the three-tiered, art-deco style show-stopper, which was gold to match the dining room at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande hotel.

A guest told HELLO!: "In Lebanese tradition, guests each have to eat a piece of the wedding cake for good luck, even if just a mouthful, so everyone could confirm it was delicious, too."

Preceding the reception, family and star friends from more than 30 countries, many with tears in their eyes, applauded after the couple exchanged vows and platinum wedding rings during a 30-minute ceremony.

Amal wore a custom-made, French lace Oscar de la Renta dress which was embroidered with pearls and diamanté accents and featured a gorgeous lace overlay and off-the-shoulder sleeves.

The groom, meanwhile looked dapper in a black tuxedo, which was created by his good friend Giorgio Armani, as part of his Made to Measure collection. The star teamed it with a white shirt, black bow tie and black leather oxfords and the finishing touches were cufflinks gifted from Amal, with "George" inscribed in Arabic.

The newlyweds have shared the photos from their special day with HELLO! in conjunction with PEOPLE in the US.

The stunning images appear in this week's magazine, issue 1348, which will be on sale from Wednesday 1 October.

"My verdict on being Mr and Mrs Clooney? It feels pretty damn great," George tells HELLO!

George's starry nuptials follow hot on the heels of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wedding, which was also featured in the magazine in another world exclusive.

"I am both honoured and proud that George Clooney and his new wife Amal have chosen HELLO! to share the photos of their wedding with our readers," said the magazine’s editor-in-chief Eduardo Sanchez.

Read the special 40-page report – including insider details from the ceremony – ONLY in the new edition of HELLO! magazine, on sale from Wednesday 1 October.