Clooney, fiancee write wedding vows

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London - George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have written their own wedding vows.

The couple - who got engaged in April - are expected to marry at the 'Monuments Men' actor's home in Lake Como, Italy, next month and are planning a "small and intimate" celebration but the guest list is unlikely to include too many Hollywood pals as they don't want to attract attention.

A source said: "This is not going to be a huge Hollywood wedding with Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock flying in to Italy for a week...

"They want the wedding to be intimate with quiet but happy and fun dinners and lunches after they've said short but meaningful, hand-written vows in front of their loved ones. They want their guests to enjoy it as much as they do and they know that if the guest list reads like the Oscars invite list with lots of big Hollywood names there it will be intimidating for their families. They can do a party for movie industry friends in Los Angeles at a later date."

The 53-year-old actor and the 36-year-old lawyer have chosen to marry at their Italian villa because they adore Lake Como and felt they would have more control over their big day if they stayed somewhere familiar.

A source explained to E! News: "George has always loved Como, he finds it very peaceful and relaxing and now Amal has fallen in love with the area as well.

"They want to start their married life there with the beautiful lake as a backdrop. George's home on the lake 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.

"Doing the wedding in another area of Italy would involve too many people that he doesn't know or trust and George wants to make sure that Amal and both their families enjoy the big day.

"They 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." - BANG Showbiz


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