Sofia Vergara's Wedding Dress: All the Exclusive Details on Her 'Sexy' Custom Design

11/22/2015 at 08:37 PM ET

A gown fit for a bombshell! Sofia Vergara told People that she didn’t want to “look like a virgin” on her wedding day to Joe Manganiello, and the actress certainly found a way to go sexy in a custom Zuhair Murad Couture design.

Sofia Vergara Wedding dressCourtesy Sofia Vergara


The Modern Family star, 43, married Maganiello, 38, on Sunday in Palm Beach, Florida, wearing a white strapless silk-tulle dress with a sweetheart neckline and hand-embroidered 3D embellishments on the bodice. A pearl beaded belt highlighted her waist, and a huge detachable skirt brought the drama. She finished her sparkly look with Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings to the tune of 55 carats, plus more diamonds by the designer in her hair and on her wrist.

Sofia Vergara Wedding dress sketchCourtesy of Zuhair Murad


Vergara worked closely with Zuhair Murad — the designer behind some of her most famous red carpet moments including the green sequin mermaid-style design she wore to the 2012 Emmys (which famously ripped!) — on the one-of-a-kind look.

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“I was delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Sofia on her dream wedding gown,” the designer tells PEOPLE exclusively. “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.”

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The gown is covered in more than 11 pounds of sequins and 6 pounds of pearls thanks to all the intricate beading, and 32 people worked around the clock to complete the design, which took a total of 1,657 hours.

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Vergara shared her bridal vision with People in September, explaining that she wasn’t going for a cookie-cutter bridal look. (Mission accomplished!)

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“Personally, I know that I don’t like the natural look that some brides do. I’m 43, I don’t really need to look like a virgin getting married,” she shared. “I want to look sexy. I want to look great. I want to look good and [wear] something that I know is going to look good in pictures.”

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She also eschewed tradition by skipping the veil.

“I already got married before,” she shared. “I think I’m past that virgin look.”

And of course she kept her hair down for the affair — a hairstyle she plans to for the next 20 years.

“I think women once they hit 40, they shouldn’t put their hair up again until they’re 60.” she said. “I think in your twenties and thirties if you put it up you look great, once you’re 40 you age yourself putting your hair up.”

What do you think of her wedding dress? Sound off below.

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–Brittany Talarico, with reporting by Andrea Lavinthal

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cdnreader on

Someone was not paying attention…there are a number of creases in the dress in the first two pictures of it.

nope on

i dont care for the panels of fabric on the sides of the detachable skirt

the venue on the other hand is out of this world gorgeous as is the groom.

Just a Duck on

Thinking it probably looks a lot better with the skirt detached.

Lizzy on

I was expecting something diferent . this dress is more of the same kind she always wear. And the bababoom boobs is over played . i wanted to see her in something more classy . The on your face boobs it is considered a bit too much ( not to say bimbo i.) in Paris this look is a no no , i know she is. a star.and she may get away with it, plus she married in Florida, where everyone boobs is on display . The hair down make you loook younger only from behind ,but when you turn around , you cant hide the look of a woman of certain age. Congratulation to the happy couple . Many years of happiness .

Rebeccah on

Beautiful dress, gorgeous ceremony and lovely couple. They are truly blessed and I wish them a lifetime of happiness!!

maryhelenc on

That dress is really ugly. I’m really sorry to say that, as she’s a beautiful woman, but ugly af.

Tiff on

I don’t care for the dress. Looks like heavy drapes or something. Congrats to her though. And their venue looks amazing!

DeeDee on

I wish them well. However it occurs to me that it seems like the celebrity couples that have the most lavish, extravagant, hyped up and publicized weddings are the ones where you then hear less than a couple years later are having some kind of problem. Whereas the couples that have the more private, subdued, yet still lovely weddings seem to be more stable. Plus the fact that these two are so gorgeous has always left me with the feeling that their relationship was somewhat superficial. Maybe not though. Time well tell!

Jonetta (Ejaygirl) on

The dress is gorgeous and she looks lovely, as usual.

Beauty on

Zuhair Murad really knows how to design dresses for curvy girls and Sofia really knows how to dress for her body type. I am sure she looked stunning and Joe loved it. Very happy for the two of them. They seem so in love.

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