Sofia Vergara's show-stopping Zuhair Murad wedding dress

Sofia Vergara has shared the first pictures from her romantic wedding to Joe Manganiello on social media. The Modern Family star, who has been posting fun and festive snaps from her wedding weekend in Palm Beach, Fla., is the picture of elegance in a breathtaking custom gown by Zuhair Murad.

Described by the fashion house as: "a custom heart shaped strapless sheath dress in silk tulle, hand-embroidered with baroque arabesques adorned with 3D motifs on the bodice The dress is nipped at the waist with a pearl beaded belt in shapes of squares. It is overlaid with a detachable skirt, carefully embroidered adding a majestic effect," Sofia's dream dress also features 350 crystals, six and a half pounds of pearls and 11 pounds of sequins. It took 32 talented seamstresses approximately 1657 hours to complete the sartorial masterpiece.

Photo: © Zuhair Murad

Designer Zuhair Murad was just as pleased to collaborate with Sofia as the actress was with the final product. “I was delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Sofia on her dream wedding gown.I wanted Sofia to look phenomenal on her wedding day, showing off her hourglass physique and enhancing her famous curves," said the Lebanon native. "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.”

On the arm of her son Manolo, Sofia walked down a rose-bordered aisle under a never-ending cascade of white orchids in a white lace strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline and voluminous train. Forgoing a veil, the stunning actress styled her hair in loose curls with some pinned back to give her new husband Joe a clear view of her million-dollar smile.

The pre-wedding festivities and nuptials took place at The Breakers, a luxury resort in the splashy Floridian city. Sofia gave fans a glimpse of her huge family hanging by the pool, where the actress was clad in a semi-sheer beach cover-up and a white bikini.

Ahead of saying "I do" to Joe, the 43-year-old celebrated her final night as a bachelorette in a bridal cocktail dress by Mark Zunino. The stunning Chantilly lace gown was custom made by the Los Angeles-based designer, who revealed to Entertainment Tonight that, "When Sofia asked me if I felt this style dress, with such a full skirt, might be a bit too 'young' for her, I told her NOTHING says 'I'm so in love' like a sexy party dress. She answered laughingly, 'You're right!'"

All photos: © sofiavergara.com (on Instagram)

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