“Never been so happy!” Sofia captioned this snap celebrating the couple’s one-year anniversary. We all also feel “#lucky” to be able to witness this gloriously beautiful relationship, and can’t wait to see what the stars have planned for their wedding this weekend in Palm Beach, Florida. The bride-to-be admitted she was “beyond” a Bridezilla when it came to planning: “I am very detail-oriented, so I am kind of like a nightmare,” she told Good Morning America. But the Bridezilla had the perfect partner to balance her out during the wedding prep: “He’s a pleasure to be doing this with,” Vergara said of Joe. “He lets me do whatever I want.”
ON THE TOWN
It’s safe to say Jofia is not the average couple you see walking around New York City. With her in a red-hot ensemble and sky-high heels and him towering over the crowds in distressed jeans, the couple turned heads in Midtown in September. That month, Sofia told PEOPLE to expect another sexy look from her at the upcoming nuptials. “Personally, I know that I don’t like the natural look that some brides do. I’m 43, I don’t really need to look like a virgin getting married,” she said at a CoverGirl event in honor of her wedding. “I want to look sexy. I want to look great. I want to look good and [wear] something that I know is going to look good in pictures. I know I m going to do something that will make me feel pretty and well put together.”
Sofia supported her squeeze on the Magic Mike XXL premiere red carpet in Hollywood over the summer. The couple has never been shy about expressing their affection in public – and frankly we don’t blame them. “So proud of my love,” she said on Instagram about Joe’s big night.
STARS IN THEIR EYES
In May, Joe helped congratulate Sofia for earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “The best part of getting married,” he recently told PEOPLE, “is not having to change anything. It’s finding someone who complements me perfectly.”
“With the love of my life,” Sofia wrote about this Instagram shot from the 2015 Emmys afterparty with Joe. The lovebirds were introduced by Sofia’s Modern Family costar Jesse Tyler Ferguson. “She broke up with her fiancé at the time [Nick Loeb], Joe – like immediately, the moment it was out in the world – called me and was like: ‘I need her number,’ ” Ferguson recalled on The Late Late Show with James Corden. “And then I called Sofia and I was like: ‘Can I give Joe your number?’ And she was like, ‘Ay, no!’ – but like, wanting me to give the number – like, ‘Oh no, you go ahead, okay, okay.’ And so I did the number exchange and he took over from there!”
The radiant couple stood out even amid a sea of Hollywood elite at the 2015 Met Gala in New York City, and we’re sure their wedding photos will be the sexy talk of every town after the ceremony.
Hawaii hasn’t felt anything this hot since Mauna Loa erupted. Dating since the summer, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello brought their supernova of sexiness to the 50th state in December to celebrate Christmas and a certain hunky actor’s big 3-8. “Happy happy bday to my love and best friend,” Vergara captioned a photo of the couple smiling and hugging (warning: looking directly at the photo may burn your eyes), “to the one that makes me laugh like crazy! have a wonderful year babe!!!”
THE EYES HAVE IT
Actress pal Julie Bowen says the two are “like a genetic explosion,” but here’s hoping they can contain the outburst until after the first course. The trick is in locking eyes and beaming uncontrollably, which is exactly what happened at the Gucci and GQ Men of the Year celebration in L.A. in December.
JUST HOLD ON
“He’s really hot. That’s why I didn’t bring him,” Vergara joked about leaving her boyfriend at home for the Emmys in August 2014. “He looks too hot, too tall, he takes a lot of space, and I was like, ‘So listen, Joe, don’t come.'” But by November, Manganiello graduated to official plus-one status (that is, if a plus-one is someone you won’t let go of, even for one second) at Hollywood’s AFI Fest.
Despite flaunting their PDA from Malibu to Miami, at first Vergara remained coy on the budding romance, only telling PEOPLE in August she “couldn’t be happier.” But her costars are talking: “I think they’re super hot together,” Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland said, adding, “They’ll have really hot babies.” Just let this body language from an August 2014 Justin Timberlake concert in L.A. speak for itself.
ALL HANDS ON DECK
What’s steamier, Florida in July or this photo? In a city mostly known for spring breakers and retirement communities, Fort Lauderdale’s airport suddenly became a place for lovers when these two touched down (and immediately locked lips) to celebrate the Modern Family actress’s birthday in Miami.
RED HOT RED CARPET
Just after the True Blood actor was declared PEOPLE’s Hottest Bachelor in July, he appeared to be off the market. “She’s got the curves, she’s got a beautiful face, beautiful hair, just gorgeous. Naturally beautiful. She’s feisty!” Manganiello admitted to PEOPLE about his crush on bombshell Vergara, who split from fiancé Nick Loeb in May.