George Clooney may be getting a lot of media attention for his wedding in Italy to Amal Alamuddin, but Neil Patrick Harris has been there, done that. The actor wed his long-time partner David Burtka earlier this month in an intimate wedding in Italy, and brought pictures to show David Letterman on the “Late Show.”
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Harris said they chose the destination because it was the first trip the couple took together. It was just one of many connections to firsts for them for over a decade. Their song is Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This,” because they obsessed over the first season of “American Idol” together.
“A friend of a friend knew a dude who had a castle,” Harris said, explaining how they wound up with their unique wedding venue. Elton John sang a couple of songs and introduced the couple for their first dance, which was of course to Clarkson’s first hit single.
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The “How I Met Your Mother” star’s favorite captured moment came at a moment that he didn’t expect to come off quite so perfectly. He had attempted to time off the launching of fireworks to the crescendo of “A Moment Like This,” but had no faith that the small town Italian “local fireworks dude” could pull it off.
“Sure enough it happened perfectly,” he said, which delighted everyone in attendance. Harris’ friend and photographer Danielle Levitt snapped a shot of the moment, with Harris looking into the sky with a look of excitement, as his new husband laughs on his arm.
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“I think that picture’s so cool,” a smiling Harris said.
After that, Letterman said, “Take that, George Clooney,” a sentiment Harris echoed. “I don’t see you showing pictures of your wedding on talk shows,” he added.