Actors Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are officially husband and wife. Hours after their nuptials, more and more details continue to emerge about their fairytale wedding. Photos from the event left fans abuzz about the "Modern Family" star's gorgeous embellished wedding gown. Now Zahair Murad, the designer tasked with curating the creation, is speaking out.
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In an interview with People Murad revealed that the dress was a collaborative effort between himself and Vergara, 43. He told the publication he wanted to create the gown of her dreams, while also showcasing her flawless figure. Murad said the actress had been adamant about wanting "to look sexy" on her big day, so he created something for her that would do just that. He explained that the design on the dress ties several different fabrics and textures together to create one cohesive garment.
"I was delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Sofia on her dream wedding gown," he said. "I wanted Sofia to look phenomenal on her wedding say, 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 glamor of ornamented embroideries and mini pearls."
Vergara and Manganiello's wedding weekend kicked off on Nov. 19 with a beach cocktail party for friends and family to enjoy. The event was hosted at The Breakers Palm Beach. It was reported that the couple rented out 100 hotel rooms and 50 private homes to house guests. Vergara and Manganiello are said to have enforced a strict no cell phone policy in order to prevent the leak of photos or videos from the event.
Two days later, the pair held a rehearsal dinner where Manganiello, 38, surprised his bride-to-be with a performance of "Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns and Roses. The adorable moment was captured on video and uploaded to the Internet where it has been making its rounds. In the clip Vergara can be seen excitedly running to her now-husband in approval, kissing him mid-performance.