Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello enjoyed cocktails and desserts

By Aurelie Corinthios
Updated November 21, 2015 08:35 PM
Credit: Courtesy Manolo Gonzalez Vergara

Let the celebrations begin!

Any festivities should always kick off with a good old pre-party, and Sofia Vergara‘s wedding to Joe Manganiello is no exception.

The A-list couple celebrated the eve of their wedding with a special rehearsal dinner at Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach’s Brazilian Court hotel followed by a cocktail and desserts party Saturday night at The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

The dinner, which was hosted by Hernando Jose Vergara, featured red roses on the tables.

“Brazilian Court and its legendary charm, courtyard fountain and out of this world landscaping is another of Sofia’s favorite Palm Beach stops,” a source close to the bride tells PEOPLE.

“She could not marry in Palm Beach and not have some part of the festivities at this European-styled hotel.”

A rep from Brazilian Court would not comment.

Vergara and her son, Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara, shared plenty of photos on Instagram of the pre-wedding festivities, which showcased her custom pearl-pink Mark Zunino dress and bride-to-be glow.

Vergara’s Modern Family costar Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita also shared a photo of themselves posing with the bride-to-be at the party on Saturday.

Vergara, 43, and Manganiello, 38, have been together for almost a year and half. The two got engaged on Christmas Day last year during a romantic getaway in Kauai about six months after they started dating.

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During an interview for PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive issue, the Magic Mike hunk revealed why he can’t wait to marry Vergara, saying that the best part of getting married is “not having to change anything.”

“It was finding someone who complemented me perfectly,” Manganiello added.

With reporting by LINDA MARX