(LOS ANGELES) — George Clooney and his fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, will probably tie the knot next month, at his villa in Lake Como, Italy, sources tell E! Online.
“George has always loved Como, he finds it very peaceful and relaxing and now Amal has fallen in love with the area as well,” according to a source, who adds, “They want to start their married life there with the beautiful lake as a backdrop.”
Another thing that makes Como an ideal location, according to the source, is that the 53-year-old actor’s home “is like a very well-oiled machine. He has the local mayor fully on his side and the locals too and he can ensure that press and paparazzi are kept away.”
The source goes on to say the future bride and groom “want it to be about them celebrating their love and respect for each other with their loved ones watching. And they can do that in Como while keeping everything fully under their control.”
Another source reveals the wedding will be very “small and intimate.”
“This is not going to be a huge Hollywood wedding with Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock flying in to Italy for a week,” a source insists, adding, “George and Amal don’t want a media circus with paparazzi helicopters flying overhead and motorbikes chasing after them as they all arrive at the airport in Milan from Los Angeles.”
The source says, “They want the wedding to be intimate with quiet but happy and fun dinners and lunches after they’ve said short but meaningful, handwritten vows in front of their loved ones.”
“They can do a party for movie industry friends in Los Angeles at a later date,” the source adds.
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Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Media Relations
Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com
David Goldman, CNN