Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello Bang Showbiz

Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello kick off wedding celebrations

SOFIA Vergara and Joe Manganiello have kicked off their wedding weekend with a beach bash.

The couple welcomed their loved ones to Florida on Thursday with a cocktail party on a private beach at The Breakers Palm Beach.

350 to 400 people have been invited to the wedding - which will take place on Sunday, including Sofia's 'Modern Family' co-stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ariel Winter and a number of Pittsburgh Steelers players.

Sofia's 23-year-old son Manolo will reportedly walk his mother down the aisle.

Sofia previously said that the pair are pulling out all the stops for their guests.

She said: "I want a wedding where the guests are going to have fun...It's about creating memories that you're always going to cherish. That's what's important."

The bride will wear a Zuhair Murad gown for the ceremony and a Mark Zunino design for the reception.

Sofia has also joked that she has been "beyond" a control freak when it comes to details about the wedding.

She said: "I think I am beyond that. I am very detail-oriented so I am kind of like a nightmare. I have a very good memory.

"If you show me swatches of things, I can in two months exactly remember, 'What happened with the one with the little border that had the little print?' I'm like, really bad."

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