The Brad Pitt vs. George Clooney weddings

Sep 29, 2014 at 10:55 a.m. ET
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Best buds Brad Pitt and George Clooney got married within a month of each other, but these two Hollywood hot shots tied the knot much differently. Clooney's wedding was more of a square knot while Pitt's was more of a Celtic knot.

Angelina Jolie wedding dress

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Wedding dresses

We've not yet seen images of Amal Alamuddin's wedding dress, but Angelina Jolie made wedding dress headlines and history with her matrimonial gown. As we all now know, Jolie adorned the train of her breathtaking Versace gown with graffiti art drawn by her children. We're going to stick our necks out and say Mrs. Clooney's dress will not have such unorthodox embellishments.

Angelina Jolie honored her mom at her wedding

Amal Alamuddin jGeorge Clooney wedding

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Post wedding dresses

It took days for Jolie to emerge after she and Pitt exchanged vows, and when she did she was photographed in black (nothing new there) and a sun hat while on a yacht. Alamuddin, on the other hand, couldn't wait to strut her stuff as Mrs. Clooney. The day after the couple exchanged vows, Alamuddin emerged in a stunning Giambattista Valli dress of lace and flowers.

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are married!

As a sidenote, if you are getting married this year, it's important that you wear a short, embroidered dress either right before or right after your wedding. All the cool kids are doing it. Remember when Kim Kardashian wore this little number to her bachelorette party?

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Guests

According to E!, two of the most famous celebrities on the planet had 22 people in attendance when they got married. While the Pitts committed their lives to each other in front of immediate family and their children, the Clooneys' guest list was a who's who of Hollywood. The Clooney guest list included names like Cindy Crawford, Bill Murray, Matt Damon, Bono, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. It is interesting to note that these notoriously good friends were not present at each other's weddings.

Why wasn't Ben Affleck at George Clooney's wedding?

Aman Canal Grande Hotel

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Venue

The Clooneys spared no expense by securing the seven-star Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Venice, Italy, for their big day. The Pitts' matrimonial venue was a chapel close to their Chateau Miraval estate in France. It would appear all the cool kids are also taking their wedding dollars outside the U.S., which is an odd trend, since we have to assume it is their careers in the U.S. that enable them to afford weddings outside the U.S. But hey, when in Rome, right?

Which wedding style do you prefer? The small, family, custom ceremony or the larger, more traditional ceremony?

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