Wedding bells are ringing . . . Congratulations to Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello, who wed today in one of the year’s most hotly anticipated ceremonies with a lavish affair at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. Whether or not you’ve been following along with the weekend’s festivities via social media (the couple’s portmanteau hashtag: #Jofía), chances are you’re still awaiting photos of The Gown with bated breath. News broke last month that Vergara would don a custom couture number by red carpet mainstay Zuhair Murad—no shock, considering the myriad A-list events for which the bombshell has selected his glittering designs (Emmys, Globes, Oscar bashes, et al). Even last night’s rehearsal dinner found her in a confectionary white look from Murad’s most recent Pre-Fall offering. Asked what he most admired about the actress’ style chops, he offered: “She’s very much in control of her image. She knows how to dress for her figure, choosing the designs that enhance her hourglass shape and show her marvelous curves.”
Vogue.com spoke to Murad by phone from his Beirut atelier about designing the gown for Vergara’s big day. Here are five things you need to know.