Sofia Vergara’s custom-made wedding dress took 1,657 hours to make and featured 6 pounds of pearls and 11 pounds of sequins.
Sofia Vergara’s wedding dress took 1,657 hours to make. TheModern Family actress worked closely with designer Zuhair Murad on the gown she wore to marry Joe Manganiello in Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday and the stunning design required 32 people to work around the clock to complete it on time.
The 43-year-old beauty had previously said she wanted to look ”sexy” and the designer hoped his white, strapless, silk-tulle creation – which had a sweetheart neckline, hand-embroidered 3D embellishments, detachable skirt and pearl beaded belt – did just that by showing off her ”famous curves”.
Murad told People magazine: ”I was delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Sofia on her dream wedding gown. ”I wanted Sofia to look phenomenal on her wedding day, showing off her hourglass physique and enhancing her famous curves. She expressly said that she wanted to look sexy, so I created a design that blended soft sensuality from the transparencies of tulle with the ornate glamour of ornamented embroideries and mini pearls.”
The gown was made even more eye-catching thanks to the addition of 6lbs of pearls and 11lbs of sequins in the intricate bead work, and Sofia teamed the dress with 55 carat diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwarz, as well as more gems by the same designer in her hair and on her wrist. Sofia and Joe married in front of over 400 friends and family members at the Venetian ballroom at The Breakers Hotel.
The couple opted for a yellow colour theme, choosing the colour for the linen which covered the dinner tables of their guests. Each table was then decorated with beautiful white roses. And guests were entertained by surprise performer Pitbull, before the bride and groom took to the floor for their first dance as man and wife to Frank Sinatra’s cover of The Way You Look Tonight.
Celebrities in attendance included Reese Witherspoon, Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum as well as Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland and Arnold Schwarzenegger.