Behind the Scenes With Bride-to-Be Sofia Vergara!

She's a beautiful bombshell, a brainy business woman—and funny to boot. Now Sofía Vergara is warming up for her next major role: bride. In preparation for her big day, she met up with us to talk wedding planning and try on some of the season's most spectacular new gowns in a spectrum of shades. Here, a sneak peek at the photo shoot for our Fall Style issue.

When: June 9, 2015.

Where: The Virginia Robinson Gardens, a 1911 estate in Beverly Hills. Its original owner, Virginia Robinson, collected flora from all over the world to plant its famous Rose Garden, Italian Terrace Garden, and Australian Palm Forest.

Who: Actress Sofía Vergara. Maybe you've heard of her? She's on this little TV show...

Why: She's a bride-to-be! The lucky lady is planning her nuptials to actor Joe Manganiello. (See her engagement ring here.) Plus, who wouldn't want her wedding advice?

Walter Chin

What she's wearing: Here, pausing among the bougainvillea, she stuns in a Chantilly lace dress by Rosa Clara.

What you didn't see on the cover: The umbrellas over her head! It rained throughout the day, not that you'd know it from the bright flowers and her brilliant smile.

Michael McCormick

What you didn't see (until now): Vergara stood on a folding table to situate herself amid the overhanging bougainvillea. (Fear not, Modern Family cast: To test the table's strength, our design director, six-foot-three Michael McCormick, jumped on it first.)

Bryan Gardner

How to get her look: A bona fide CoverGirl, Vergara rocked a number of looks throughout the shoot. To re-create this one, use (from left) LashBlast Volume Mascara in Black; Outlast Longwear Lipstick in Pink Pow; Perfect Point Plus Eye Liner in Espresso; Eye Shadow Quads in Notice Me Nudes; Cheekers Blush in Brick Rose and Rock ‘n' Rose; and Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation in Medium Beige (from $4.50, at drugstores).

Where to see more: Read the full story on Sofía Vergara in the Fall 2015 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, available on iPad on August 28th and on newsstands on August 31!

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