How George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Celebrated Their Engagement
05/03/2014 AT 02:30 PM EDT
First there was dinner with friends at Craig's restaurant in L.A. on April 23, where the happy couple were "just beaming," says a fellow diner. "Everyone was toasting and laughing."
A similar scene played out the following night at Nobu in Malibu.
Seated at an oceanside table with close friends Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, Clooney kept his arm wrapped around his bride-to-be as they spent hours celebrating and stealing happy glances at each other.
"Man, they looked good together!" says a witness. "She's gorgeous in person."
Then, on April 27, Alamuddin, Clooney and Alamuddin's rock joined Crawford and Gerber in Santa Barbara to celebrate Gerber's 52nd birthday.
Although the betrothed pair have not yet made an official engagement announcement, they let their joy – and that ring, an emerald-cut diamond estimated at over 7 carats, which Clooney himself helped design – do the talking.