Amal hoping to wed Clooney in small ceremony in September

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are planning to marry on September 12, it has been reported.

Amal hoping to wed Clooney in small ceremony in September

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are planning to marry on September 12, it has been reported.

The couple, who have enjoyed a whirlwind romance and engagement, could tie the knot in just four months' time, but the British lawyer is reportedly reluctant to wed in Lake Como, Italy, where George owns a home.

A source close to Amal told Britain's HELLO! magazine: "September 12 is the date they are aiming for. Everyone thinks they will marry in Lake Como, where George owns a beautiful home, but Amal feels that is too public.

"They are looking to host a small wedding in an Italian village where they can control the photographers. But they haven't decided yet. They will then have big parties for her relatives in Lebanon and London."

Among the guests expected to be invited are George's close pal Matt Damon, who is tipped to be best man, Brad Pitt and his fiancée Angelina Jolie, and U2 frontman Bono.

George, 53, recently whisked his 36-year-old bride-to-be away for a romantic trip to Highclere Castle in Surrey, England, which is where the hit period drama 'Downton Abbey' is filmed.

The visit has sparked speculation the couple could wed at the famous castle.

A source previously said: "George loves the idea of marrying at the castle, because it's a glamorous place he could secure."

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