Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are celebrating their wedding all weekend in sunny Florida. The pair, who got engaged in December 2014, kicked off the festivities by hosting a beach cocktail party for their guests at The Breakers Palm Beach.
According to E! Online, several of Vergara and Manganiello's friends and family members arrived at the resort Thursday afternoon to attend the private party. Sources told the outlet that more guests are expected to arrive in Florida throughout the weekend. As previously reported, the "Modern Family" actress and the "Magic Mike XXL" star will get married Sunday, Nov. 22.
E! reported that 100 hotel rooms have been booked for the wedding party, and the couple rented out 50 private homes. The source also told the outlet that there is a strict no cellphone policy and guests are asked to check their mobile devices before entering the different parties Vergara, 43, and Manganiello, 38, have planned. There will also be live musical acts to keep everyone entertained.
It's expected that about 400 of the pair's close friends and family will be at the wedding, including the entire cast of "Modern Family." Entertainment Tonight reported that Manganiello also invited several players from his favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
According to the outlet, Vergara's son Manolo, 23, will walk her down aisle, and it’s rumored she will wear a wedding gown designed by Zuhair Murad. Famed designer Mark Zunino reportedly created the dress Vergara will wear for her reception.
As previously reported, the “Hot Pursuit” star said she won't have bridesmaids because it's not a Columbian tradition, but her niece will serve as the flower girl.
“The one difference that we don’t have, for example, [are] bridesmaids. We only have flower girls and a ring boy,” Vergara said on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in September. “How do you pick your bridesmaids? All your cousins are your best friends. The whole wedding would be dressed in the same outfit!”
International Business Times will update as more wedding details roll in, but it seems all the lucky people invited to Vergara and Manganiello’s nuptials are in for a good time. Speaking with Marth Stewart Weddings in August, the actress said she hopes all her guests “have fun.”
"It’s about creating memories that you’re always going to cherish," she said. "That’s what’s important.”