Cindy Crawford ''respects'' George and Amal Clooney for not trying to keep their wedding a secret.

The 48-year-old supermodel and her husband Rande Gerber, who co-owns tequila brand Casamigos with the Hollywood actor, were guests at the power couple's nuptials in Venice last September and the brunette stunner was very impressed with how they dealt with the huge interest in their big day.

She said: ''I think George decided - and Amal, too - which I thought was smart of them, typically, that either you spend all this time and energy trying to make it secret or you just go, 'You know what? We're getting married in Venice and we're going to have this great party and we're going to do exactly what we want.'

''So that's what they did and I really respected them for it.''

Cindy - who has children, son Presley, 15, and daughter Kaia, 13 - admits she wasn't deterred by all the press attention at George and Amal's nuptials because she saw it as a big party and even chatted to one of her paparazzi friends after the ceremony.

Speaking to ES magazine, she added: ''You were aware of the interest, sure. I mean by the end we were even talking to the paparazzi because we knew one of them from LA - it was so random - but it was just a great thing.

''Everyone was there celebrating their friends. And I've tried to live my life this way. I don't ever want to change my plans or what I want to do based on the worry of if there's going to be paparazzi there.''