On Sunday, November 22, Hollywood star actress Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello wed in a romantic Palm Beach, Florida, United States ceremony. While the much-anticipated nuptials have been the talk of the town for many celeb watchers, her stunning wedding dress has set tongues wagging since the marriage. And for good reason too: the wedding dress took 1,657 hours to make!
The actress worked closely with designer Zuhair Murad on the gown and the stunning design required 32 people to work around the clock to complete it on time.
The 43-year-old beauty had previously said she wanted to look “sexy” and the designer hoped his white, strapless, silk-tulle creation – which had a sweetheart neckline, hand-embroidered 3D embellishments, detachable skirt and pearl beaded belt – did just that by showing off her “famous curves”.
Zuhair told People magazine: “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. 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.”
The gown was made even more eye-catching thanks to the addition of 6lbs of pearls and 11lbs of sequins in the intricate bead work, and Sofia teamed the dress with 55 carat diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwarz, as well as more gems by the same designer in her hair and on her wrist.