That, of course, remained the theme the following evening when everyone returned to the opulent Aman Venice for the main event.
The gilded halls of the seven-star resort, covered in white roses, hydrangeas and lilies, and a seemingly endless supply of candelabras, provided the backdrop for the 30-minute ceremony officiated by former Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni.
There was a rendition of Irving Berlin‘s “Always”, the song George’s parents danced to at their vows, and speeches from loved ones, including Baria, who gushed of her future son-in-law (in a Giorgio Armani tux), “‘George, we love you truly, deeply and sincerely. We enjoy your charm, your wit, intelligent conversation and generosity. You are simply perfect.'” Finally, the pair sealed their forever with a lengthy kiss.