It was a day he vowed would never happen but on Saturday 27 September, George Clooney left his bachelor days behind him. 

And the 53-year-old heartthrob was still celebrating on Sunday as he and his British human rights lawyer bride Amal Alamuddin, 36, hosted a brunch for family and friends at Hotel Cipriani in Venice. 

The newlyweds made their first appearance as man and wife in a stylish watertaxi where they showed off their elegant wedding bands.