Sunrise host Sam Armytage has shared a stunning photo from her romantic New Year’s Eve wedding to millionaire businessman Richard Lavender.
Sunrise host Sam Armytage has shared a stunning photo from her romantic New Year’s Eve wedding to millionaire businessman Richard Lavender.

Sam shares stunning wedding snap

Sunrise host Samantha Armytage has shared a stunning photo from her romantic New Year's Eve wedding to millionaire businessman Richard Lavender.

Sam, 44, and the equestrian entrepreneur, 61, tied the knot on New Year's Eve at his 40-hectare property in Bowral on the NSW Southern Highlands.

For the low-key last-minute ceremony, Sam wore a fitted white knee-length, long-sleeved Carla Zampatti gown, carried white roses and her blonde hair was tied up with a white ribbon by hair and make-up artist Rose Saffioti.

Lavender wore a matching white rose on the lapel of his charcoal suit.

After exchanging vows at Lavender Equestrian just before midday on Thursday, the newlyweds and their families travelled a short distance to nearby winery, Centennial Vineyards, for a sit-down lunch.

To ward off the cooler Bowral weather, Sam wore a navy blazer over her dress.

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Newlyweds Sam Armytage and Richard Lavender at his Southern Highlands property on New Year’s Eve, posted by the bride on Instagram with the caption, ‘How lucky are we?’ Picture: Instagram/sam_armytage
Newlyweds Sam Armytage and Richard Lavender at his Southern Highlands property on New Year’s Eve, posted by the bride on Instagram with the caption, ‘How lucky are we?’ Picture: Instagram/sam_armytage

 

Samantha Armytage and her husband Richard Lavender after exchanging vows in Bowral on New Year’s Eve. Picture: MEDIA-MODE.COM
Samantha Armytage and her husband Richard Lavender after exchanging vows in Bowral on New Year’s Eve. Picture: MEDIA-MODE.COM

Inside the wedding lunch attended by just immediate family due to COVID-19 restrictions, Armytage's father, Mac, sat at the head of the table.

The TV host's younger brother, Charlie, and Lavender's two daughters, Sasha and Grace, were among the guests, along with Sam's beloved dog, Banjo.

It is just over six weeks since Sam tearfully farewelled her mother Elizabeth "Libby" Armytage, who died from an auto-immune disease aged just 68.

Sam Armytage announced her engagement to Richard Lavender (above) in June.
Sam Armytage announced her engagement to Richard Lavender (above) in June.

Sam and Richard posed for a classic wedding image, walking outdoors on a hill of his property, for Southern Highlands photographer Abbie Melle.

Sam posted the photo on her Instagram page, commenting: "How lucky are we?"

The couple became engaged in June and had originally intended to marry earlier, but postponed the event due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

They were introduced by charity fundraiser and wife of TV executive David Leckie, Skye Leckie, who was seen arriving for the nuptials.

candace.sutton@news.com.au

 

Originally published as Sam shares stunning wedding snap

The pair were introduced by Skye Leckie. Picture: Sam Ruttyn
The pair were introduced by Skye Leckie. Picture: Sam Ruttyn

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