Since their first date in June 2014, Sofia Vergara and her handsome actor beau Joe Manganiello have been inseparable. A short seven months later the gorgeous couple became engaged, complete with a massive diamond ring, following a romantic Hawaiian getaway in December and have been planning their dream nuptials ever since. If her red carpet appearances are any indication, it’s guaranteed that Sofia, who turns 43 on July 10, will be a vision in whatever dress she chooses for her special day.
Magic Mikestar Joe, 38, would whole-heartedly agree. He hasn’t been able to take his eyes off his fiancé since he was famously snapped admiring Sofia’s head-turning curves as she chatted with her Modern Family co-stars at the 2014 White House Correspondents‘ Dinner in Washington. “Come on, you can’t put that in front of me, what am I supposed to do?” he joked during an interview with E! News. “I’m not going to apologize. I totally got busted.” The actress split from her longtime partner Nick Loeb shortly after the event, making way for the True Blood actor to sweep her off her feet a couple of months later.
Given that she is one of Hollywood’s most beautiful stars, it’s hard to believe that Sofia first thought that Joe was too handsome for her to date. She revealed to Vanity Fair that after constant encouragement from her Modern Family co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson she finally gave in and let Jesse give Joe her number. “I thought, I’m in New Orleans shooting, and he’s in L.A. Nothing’s going to happen. But we started talking a lot, and then he showed up in New Orleans!”
Between filming and promoting their recent movies Hot Pursuit and Magic Mike XXL, the busy duo has managed to set a date for their wedding. Both Sofia and Joe are staying mum on specific details but the Columbian beauty did reveal that the guest list is not small. “I had to invite all my family, and Joe has a lot of friends. So it became bigger and bigger and bigger,” she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. Aside from romance and well wishes ruling the day, actress Julie Bowan confirmed to Hello! that it will be one memorable party. “Her family is like a party in a can. Her [95-year-old] Uncle Nando never sleeps and never stops dancing.”
But what will Sofia wear? From Marchesa and Zac Posen to Roberto Cavalli and Donna Karan, the award-winning actress has a host of designer pals to call on for help. Here, we round up ten dream dresses that would be the perfect complement for Sofia’s fiery beauty.