Actor George Clooney whisked his fiancée Amal Alamuddin away for a romantic break in the English countryside, where the period drama Downton Abbey is filmed - and she was so taken by it, they made enquiries as to whether it could be used for their wedding.
‘’George became close friends with Hugh Bonneville, who plays Lord Robert Crawley, when they did The Monuments Men together last year. They really hit it off. He contacted Hugh and asked him to arrange a private tour of the castle. Amal was blown away,” revealed a source, reported Mail Online.
‘’When he saw his bride-to-be’s reaction to the spectacular Victorian castle, set on 1,000 acres of parkland, he began making some discrete inquires about having their wedding performed there. And he was told they would be most happy to accommodate them,’’ added the source, reported Times of India.
Highclere is thought to be a good venue for the wedding as it is close to London and also to Heathrow airport, meaning George’s family from America can easily fly, as can Amal’s extended family who live in Dubai and Lebanon.
Other venues the couple are said to be considering for the wedding are George’s home in Lake Como, Italy and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. However, according to reports Amal wants her wedding to be near the place she grew up.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 29th, 2014.
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