Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are expected to hold a civil service at Venice town hall on Monday to officialise their star-studded "more than perfect" marriage.
The Hollywood heartthrob and his wife cut an elegant pair at the prow of a vintage water taxi on Sunday when they led a flotilla of boats down the Grand Canal, after dancing nearly till dawn during a star-studded overnight ceremony and party.
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"The wedding was more than perfect," Amal's father Ramzi Alamuddin said, describing the festivities as both "grand" and "simple".
He added that the couple were a great match and "very happy" about how they were welcomed in Venice.
"It is very good news among the bad news we are living now," he said, referring to the unrest in the Middle East and on the borders of Lebanon, where the bride was born.
Attendees including Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber -- rumoured to be Clooney's best man -- reportedly danced well into the early hours to tracks by Blondie, Jackson 5 and Daft Punk.
Rumours among paparazzi staking out the hotel in speed boats were that the Clooneys may ditch their guests at some point for a romantic gondola ride through the City of Canals, with a possible stop at the historic Bridge of Sighs, where legend has it lovers secure themselves eternal bliss with a kiss.
Despite having already exchanged vows, the couple are tipped to officialise their marriage under Italian law at a civil ceremony at Venice town hall, the grand Palazzo Cavalli, on Monday.
On Saturday at sunset, a euphoric-looking Clooney made his wedding evening entrance by sweeping up Venice's Grand Canal, accompanied by some 20 boatloads of paparazzi and the screams of adoring fans.
Singing gondoliers, who had spent the day showing off the city to snap-happy tourists, were swept aside in their wake as the world's most famous waterway erupted with excitement.
The silver-haired actor and director, looking dashing in an Armani tux, grinned and rubbed his hands in glee as he entered the fresco-adorned Aman.
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Alamuddin, 36, who stayed out of sight inside the hotel, reportedly wore a gown by red-carpet maestro Oscar de la Renta.
Clooney was thought even to have invited his Venetian taxi driver Alessandro Greco along, after the man was pictured in a tux hopping out of his boat and entering the Aman with other guests.
As journalists clambered up drain pipes to try and get a glimpse over the walls of the 450-year-old Palazzo Papadopoli, guests downed champagne and canapes, including polenta with wild mushrooms and prosciutto ham with figs.
A source said the sumptuous five-course dinner included lemon risotto with lobster and a choice for the main between sea bass and a mouth-watering Chianina steak.
Clooney reportedly dedicated the song 'When I fall in Love' to Alamuddin, before a string orchestra and jazz trio performed a number of ballads including 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes'.