There seems to be two types of celebrity weddings these days: ‘private’, low-key affairs held for close family and friends at the celebrity’s own home, and bigger-than-Ben-Hur extravaganzas like the lavish weekend-long nuptials organised by Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello, culminating in a wedding day to remember on November 22nd. The pair exchanged vows at The Breakers Hotel & Resort at Palm Beach, Florida in front of 400+ of their nearest and dearest, in a wedding filled with celebrity guests, big musical performances, and lots of love!
Check out Vergara’s stunning dress, the floral-fuelled decor and the jaw-dropping nine-tiered wedding cake below – with most imagery of the wedding supplied by the Modern Family star herself via Instagram! Thanks for giving fans a sneak peek Sofia!
- The Couple
Sofia Vergara, 43 year old star of Modern Family, and 38 year old Joe Manganiello, of True Blood and Magic Mike fame, met at a White House Correspondent’s Dinner in 2014. The pair didn’t waste much time ‘wooing’ each other, getting engaged in December 2014 after dating for only 6 months. This is the first marriage for Manganiello and the second for Vergara, who’s 23 year old son Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara gave her away.
- The Dress
US Weekly reports that Vergara walked down the aisle wearing a strapless, low-cut couture gown of fairytale proportions, custom made by Beirut-born designer Zuhair Murad (who had created stunning outfits for her on previous occasions including for the Oscars and the Golden Globes). Vergara completed the look with diamond drop earrings by Lorraine Schwartz and long, flowing locks – her signature style. It is reported that professional hair and makeup artists were on hand not just for the bridal party, but for any guests in need of a quick touch up – how thoughtful!
- The Decor
US Weekly reports that the nuptials commenced in The Circle room, where guests were treated to a cocktail reception prior to the ceremony. The guests then moved into the Mediterranean Ballroom, which was adorned with an otherworldly amount of white hanging flowers, to witness a ceremony filled with equal amounts laughter and tears according to one guest. The formal reception was held in the Venetian Ballroom, which “looked like an overgrown jungle of roses, something out of a fairytale,” an insider told US Weekly. The newlyweds first dance was to ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by Frank Sinatra.
- The Cake
With 400+ guests in attendance I guess it is no surprise that the average 3-tier wedding cake wouldn’t cut it (pardon the pun)! Instead, the famous couple opted for a towering, nine-tiered Sylvia Weinstock creation, resting on a bed of fuchsia and white orchids and featuring exquisitely detailed, realistic-looking sugar flowers on alternating layers.
- The Guests
According to Entertainment Tonight, the bilingual ceremony (in both English and Spanish) was witnessed by a long list of celebrity guests including Vergara’s Modern Family co-stars Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Ty Burell, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Fergusen, Sarah Hyland, and Ariel Winter, as well as her celebrity pal Reese Witherspoon, and Manganiello’s Magic Mike co-stars Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer.
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Imagery with thanks: US Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, news.com.au, instagram.com/sofiavergara/