Samantha Armytage shares stunning new photos from her wedding to millionaire businessman Richard Lavender on New Years Eve

Samantha Armytage married millionaire businessman Richard Lavender on New Year’s Eve on his estate in the southern highlands.

And Sunrise co-host shared a series of stunning new photos from Abbie Mellé’s wedding on her Instagram on Sunday.

The 44-year-old was the blushing bride in a Carla Zampatti dress every inch as she hugged her husband warmly in the idyllic setting and looked him in the eye.

Blushing Bride! Samantha Armytage shared stunning new photos of Abbie Mellé from her wedding to millionaire businessman Richard Lavender on Instagram on Sunday

In one photo, a radiant Sam was walking hand in hand with Richard, who looked handsome in a tailored black suit, white shirt, and slim blue tie.

Another equally stunning shot saw the Channel Seven star clad in gorgeous Jimmy Choo stilettos huddled near her lover in the stable.

While the couple was enjoying the country air in the following picture, they walked hand in hand and looked back at the photographer who was capturing their facial expressions.

“Nice pictures of the beautiful Abbie Mellé,” Sam captioned the post.

Marital bliss: Sam and Richard tied the knot on New Year’s Eve on their 40 hectare property in the picturesque southern highlands. Pictured at their wedding reception

Just two weeks earlier, Sam wowed fans when she debuted her new married name on Instagram.

The journalist shared a picture of the virtual pink seat she bought for the cricket sponsored by the McGrath Foundation with her name: “Samantha Lavender”.

‘Day three of the Sydney Test tomorrow. Take a (virtual) seat and help the @mcgrathfoundation fund these wonderful breast care nurses. I have my … ”She labeled the post.

It is official!  The journalist shared a picture of the virtual pink seat she bought for the cricket that the McGrath Foundation supported with her name:

It is official! The journalist shared a picture of the virtual pink seat she bought for the cricket sponsored by the McGrath Foundation with her name: “Samantha Lavender”

Fans flocked below to comment on the post after noticing her name change.

‘Oooo name change! I love it, ”wrote one fan.

Another added: ‘Oh Samantha Lavender !! What a beautiful name. ‘

Enthusiastic: Fans flocked below to comment on the post after noticing her name change

Enthusiastic: Fans flocked below to comment on the post after noticing her name change

One follower also wrote, “I love that you took your husband’s name. Congratulations.’

However, it appears that Sam only made the change in her personal life and is professionally keeping her maiden name for the time being.

Her Instagram bio and grip still says “Samantha Armytage”.

Keep professional?  However, it appears that Sam made the change in her personal life and is professionally keeping her maiden name for the time being.  Still says in her Instagram bio and handle

Keep professional? However, it appears that Sam made the change in her personal life and is professionally keeping her maiden name for the time being. Her Instagram bio and grip still says “Samantha Armytage”.

Stunning ring: Sam announced their engagement in an Instagram post last June

Stunning ring: Sam announced their engagement in an Instagram post last June

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