George Clooney's Future In-Laws 'Delighted' as Wedding Nears

George Clooney's Future In-Laws 'Delighted' as Wedding Nears
Baria and Amal Alamuddin
Ramey Inset: Elisabetta A. Villa/Wireimage

09/22/2014 AT 09:30 AM EDT

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As George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's highly anticipated wedding in Venice, Italy, draws near, no one would blame the bride's parents if they felt a little stressed out.

But, as it turns out, Ramzi and Baria Alamuddin appear utterly unruffled – just thrilled to welcome Clooney, 53, into their family.

"Ramzi couldn't seem more delighted," a source close to the Alamuddins tells PEOPLE. "He finds Clooney very sympathetic, intelligent, cool, easygoing and crazy in love with Amal!"



The 77-year-old retired travel agency operator and university lecturer, who hosted his future son-in-law onboard a yacht last March in Dubai, has even been involved with the planning.

Engaged since April, the Oscar winner and the British international lawyer have quietly planned their nuptials with help from both their families.

The pair spent much of the summer in Italy at Clooney's Lake Como estate, often making it a family affair with visits from Alamuddin's mother, Baria, and Clooney's parents, Nick and Nina.

In July, the couple's moms bonded over a day of shopping around Lake Como, walking down the street arm-in-arm in one of the small Italian towns near the lake.



Of course, the Clooney-Alamuddin clans will have plenty more chances to bond in the coming weeks – and that suits them just fine.

Excited for the wedding, Alamuddin's father is also "extremely calm," says the family source.

And discreet. "He's not saying a thing about the wedding," says the source. "He's a card player and he's not giving away anything!"

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