Here comes the bride! Beirut-born designer Zuhair Murad has outfitted Modern Family actress Sofía Vergara for Oscar and Golden Globe bashes. Now, in the new issue of Us Weekly, a Vergara source says the star has entrusted the couturier with the most important party dress of all: her wedding gown!
Vergara, 43, will wear a custom-made, fairy-tale frock to wed fiancé Joe Manganiello on Nov. 22 at the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Fla. The duo has been engaged since the Magic Mike XXL hunk popped the question in Hawaii last December — even reciting his proposal speech to the Colombian-born beauty in Spanish.
One of the couple’s first wedding-planning challenges was narrowing down the guest list. Vergara told Jimmy Kimmel on Sept. 14 that the guest list number is around 400, joking, “200 are, like, my family.”
The pair recently sent out luxurious 8-by-8-inch invitations for the affair. “They’re classy and white,” says the source. “It cost around $7 to mail each one!” Guests will be treated to a Saturday night cocktail reception, followed by the couple's vows on Sunday, planned by celebrity wedding consultant Mindy Weiss.
Among the guests will be the bride-to-be’s Modern Family costars, including Julie Bowen, who told Us Sept. 18 that Manganiello, 38, is “like a caveman” with Vergara. “It’s sexy! I love it,” she said. "She’s so strong, and so [used to] calling the shots all the time, and then you see them together and there’s a part of her that kind of melts. It just warms your heart when you see that, because it’s not all the time that you can tell that there’s an aspect to this relationship that’s very — how shall we say? — primal.”
While Vergara told Martha Stewart Weddings that there will be a “special” cake table with “a big wedding cake and lots of desserts,” there won’t be a gift table: According to the insider, the couple have requested donations to Vergara’s beloved St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. And as for pre-wedding jitters? There are none, the source says: “Sofia isn’t nervous at all. She can’t wait to walk down the aisle and be with him forever.”
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