Samantha Armytage tied the knot with her partner, horse breeder Richard Lavender, at an intimate wedding on New Year’s Eve.
The ceremony is believed to have taken place on Richard’s estate in the scenic southern highlands of New South Wales and was attended by a small group of the happy couple’s closest family and friends.
And now the Sunrise co-host has used social media to show off her beautiful wedding dress and give fans a glimpse into her big day.
On Thursday evening, Sam posted a stunning photo on Instagram showing her holding hands with her new husband as they walk through a paddock and look each other in the eyes.
“11:58 am on a Thursday. How lucky are we “The breakfast TV presenter has added a caption to the photo.
Armytage wore a white satin high-neck dress by Carla Zampatti with a matching ribbon in her hair, while Lavender wore a gray suit, a blue tie and a white rose.
The photo attracted hundreds of comments from Armytage fans and Channel 7 peers.
“Happy in love. A new year and new beginnings. Perfect. All our love. Xx.” Wrote Kylie Gillies, co-host of the Morning Show.
“Simply perfect. We are very happy for you both,” said Sam’s Sunrise colleague Edwina Bartholomew.
“Beautiful couple! Congratulations to both of you!” Sunrise Showbiz Editor Nelson Aspen added.
The newlyweds appeared to be partying late into the night, and Sam posted a selfie with her boyfriend on her Instagram story just before the midnight New Year’s Eve countdown.
“HNY from the Lavs,” she captioned the happy snapshot.
Sam Armytage posted a selfie with her new husband on Instagram late New Year’s Eve. Photo credit: Instagram / SamArmytage
The special day closes a roller coaster year for the popular breakfast television presenter.
Sam announced their engagement in June, revealing that “Rich” had asked the question on his 40 acre property.
“We were picking weeds in the paddock and he said, ‘Darling, will you marry me?” She said. “It was very cute, very romantic,” she said at sunrise.
“He’s just a very decent, lovely guy. It’s the opposite of the showbiz world and television. “
Then tragedy occurred in August when Sam shared the sad news that both of her parents had been hospitalized.
Sam Armytage and Richard Lavender hit the red carpet earlier this year. Photo credit: Getty
The 44-year-old told viewers that her mother Libby was “seriously ill” because she had an autoimmune disease that had caused heart failure.
Her father Mac had suffered a stroke.
While Sam’s father was recovering and being discharged from the hospital, his wife Libby passed away three months later in November.
Sam took to Instagram at the time to pay tribute to her mother and learn about the devastating loss of a parent.
“She fought valiantly for a long time and suffered a lot, but finally her big heart just couldn’t do it anymore,” said Armytage.
“We are very, very sad. She was wonderful; Kind, loving, loyal, wildly angry, funny and impressive.
“She will be missed forever, but she is at peace now … an angel forever. RIP Libby Armytage 13/11 / 51-3 / 11/20. ”