They're Married — For Real This Time

Remember this weekend when that the animated spirit of debonair George Clooney married international centurion of justice Amal Alamuddin in a Venetian carnival of fancy? That was all but a clever ruse! George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin held a civil ceremony on Monday, so now they're for realzies bound in matrimony. That, my friends, is what I call a dizzying plot twist.

According to Us Weekly, Clooney and Alamuddin held a civil ceremony in Venice on Monday afternoon, cementing their marriage in the eyes of the Italian government. Not to break the precedent of luxury they've set with their wedding weekend thus far, they chose an ornately decorated room in the Palazzo Ca' Loredan to exchange their round two vows. It was just the happy couple, the former Mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni (the officiant), Clooney's favorite taxi driver Alessandro Greco (their witness), and some Italian Renaissance decor.

As you may recall, Alamuddin and Clooney had a wedding ceremony with friends and family in Venice on Saturday. Bill Murray, Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford, Anna Wintour, Emily Blunt, and John Krasinski were among the crowd of well-wishers that was estimated around 90 people. Guests stayed at the luxury Hotel Cipriani, and Venice's Grand Canal was reportedly closed down in connection with the affair. Festivities lasted throughout the weekend, from a rehearsal dinner on Friday, to the ceremony and reception on Saturday, to a hungover brunch on Sunday. Well, that last one isn't confirmed, but let's be real. That's how all wedding weekends should be capped off.

All of that fanfare, however, was just the appetizer. Here are Clooney and Alamuddin on their way to exchange their ACTUAL vows. THEY FOOLED US ALL!!

Well played, Cloonz. Well played. Inside, the group held court in the Sala Degli Affresch, an opulent room decorated with gold leaf moldings and sporting two huge chandeliers.

Flossy here is the operative descriptor. I mean, I was imagining City Hall, but this works too.