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Sam Armytage shares stunning new wedding photos as she reveals she planned her whirlwind nuptials in THREE days

''Dad said: 'Just do it!'''
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Sunrise fans were elated when Samantha Armytage revealed she was engaged to partner Richard Lavender last year, before going on to tie the knot on New Year’s Eve and ring in 2021 as a Mrs.

Only sharing one official photo from her special day since, we’ve been eagerly awaiting more than a glimpse from the romantic event.

Now, our wishes have been granted and then some.

The 44-year-old has taken to Instagram to share a series of professional snaps from her Southern Highlands nuptials, shot by photographer Abbie Mellé, which are absolutely stunning.

Sam, in a chic Carla Zampatti dress, posed alongside her new hubby Richard in four country-side shots looking as loved up as you’d expect any newlyweds to be.

Scroll across to see the four new photos from Sam’s big day

The TV host also returned to Sunrise this morning following her post and revealed all the details about the intimate ceremony, which turns out was a last-minute scramble!

“Three days before we decided we’d do it for New Year’s Eve,” Sam, who explained to her co-hosts.

“We did it, we got it done, it was a little bit stressful for me but Rich was very relaxed.”

“It was dad, my dad, we were all sitting around, at Christmas time as you do, having a few drinks and dad said because of COVID and everyone’s in lockdown… dad said just do it!”

Sam’s co-host David Koch even joked the reason the pair wed in such haste was because it was a “shotgun wedding.” However Sam was quick to shut down his theory she was expecting.

Welcome back to Sunrise, Mrs Lavender: Sam shared four gorgeous new snaps looking loved-up with her new husband!

(Instagram/Abbie Mellé)

Sam’s fellow Channel Seven co-stars were quick to flood her post with congratulations.

“Just perfect @sam_armytage . I love the way Richard walks infront of you to scare the snakes off .. he’s a keeper xxxx❤️❤️❤️” Larry Edmur joked.

“You look so happy. And this is despite wearing Jimmy Choos in a paddock. 💞😂💞 Love and light to you both, forever and ever ❤️xx” Kylie Gillies added.

“SO BEAUTIFUL- you can just feel the love ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ” Sally Obermeder commented.

The couple were engaged for just six months.


Sam and Richard wed in front of a small group of immediate family and friends at midday on Thursday, December 31st on Richard’s sprawling 40-hectare property in Bowral NSW.

At the small reception lunch, Sam’s father Mac reportedly sat at the head of the table while other guests included Sam’s brother Charlie and Richard’s daughters Sasha and Grace, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Sam and former farmer Richard, 61, are said to have met at socialite Skye Leckie’s 60th birthday party in April 2019 and became engaged in June last year.

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