Posted: 03:10 GMT, Dec. December 2020 | Updated: 05:44 GMT, Dec. December 2020

The Sunrise host (44) and the equestrian businessman (61) tied the knot on New Year’s Eve on their 40 acre property in the picturesque southern highlands of New South Wales

The couple married at his home around noon and then moved to the Centennial Vineyards restaurant in Bowral for lunch

Here comes the bride! Sunrise host Samantha Armytage married her millionaire fiancé Richard Lavender at an intimate wedding in the southern highlands on New Year’s Eve

The TV star looked elegant for the wedding in a white long-sleeved dress and a matching ribbon in her hair

She opted for minimal makeup for the big day, enhanced her eyes with a brown shadow, and added a touch of bronzer to her already sun-kissed skin

She had her hair half up and half down and a dark blue blazer slung over her shoulders when she arrived at the restaurant

The bride wore white: The TV star looked elegant for the wedding in a white long-sleeved dress and a matching ribbon in her hair

Pretty: In her hands she carried a stunning bouquet of white flowers that perfectly matched her ribbon and Richard’s flower in his lapel

Just Married: Sam and her new husband looked loved as they went to lunch to join their friends who arrived separately

In her hands she carried a stunning bouquet of white flowers that perfectly matched her ribbon and Richard’s flower in his lapel

He looked handsome in a charcoal suit and blue tie, and was in high spirits as he went with his new wife to dine with guests at the luxury eatery

Once inside, Sam took off her navy blazer to reveal her bodycon dress as she sat down next to her new husband for the feast

It is said to have been an intimate ceremony with a “small number of guests” due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, attended by Richard’s daughters Sasha and Grace and Sam’s beloved dog Banjo

Picturesque: The happy couple tied the knot on Richard’s 40 hectare property in the beautiful southern highlands (picture)

Gorgeous: The happy couple was certainly lucky with the weather as it seemed to stay dry as they took photos to commemorate the big day

Huge: Richard proposed to the TV star in June

on the spacious property

Natural Beauty: Sam opted for minimal makeup for the big day and accented her eyes with a brown shade and a touch of bronzer on her already sun-kissed skin

Slim: Richard looked handsome in a gray suit and blue tie and was in high spirits as he went to dine at the luxury establishment with his new wife

Nice: Once inside, Sam took off her navy blazer to reveal her bodycon dress as she sat down next to her new husband

Sam’s father Mac sat at the head of the table at lunch while her younger brother Charlie sat nearby

Her preferred dress was the designer Carla Zampatti, who she is known to wear regularly

About the event, a source told Daily Mail Australia: “Champagne flowed and at one point several (five) waiters attended to all of their needs

‘They didn’t get VIP treatment though and while they weren’t with other guests they were sitting among locals and tourists’

A Burradoo local said it was “pretty much a ‘slap-on” lunch, “and Sam looked relaxed as she” rubbed Richard’s back and chatted with guests’

Family: Sam’s father Mac sat at the head of the table for lunch while her younger brother Charlie sat nearby

Everyone smiles: the limited number of guests appeared in high spirits as they sat with the newlyweds, with Sam placing a supportive hand on her new husband’s back

Intimate: It was supposedly a small ceremony with only a “small number of guests” attended by Richard’s daughters and Sam’s beloved dog Banjo

Sam and Richard’s chosen venue, Centennial Vineyards Restaurant in Bowral, features a quaint and rustic setting, a beautiful outdoor courtyard and even a helipad

According to a local wedding photographer, Jack Chauvel Photography, most premium wedding venues in the Southern Highlands charge $ 160 per person ‘

Centennial Vineyards has a decadent and one-of-a-kind menu crafted for every wedding by Chef Robin Murray

Luxury: Sam and Richard’s chosen venue, Centennial Vineyards Restaurant, has a quaint and rustic setting, a beautiful outdoor courtyard, and even a helipad

Some of the tasty options include dukkah-crusted barramundi, pork chops with sage crumbs, and ripened rib-eye steaks

Weddings can take place in the breathtaking Italian-style courtyard or in a private room. Couples will be advised of special costs upon request

Pictures from previous weddings at the venue show a breathtaking and elaborate decor with rows of tables in front of a fireplace and a chandelier on the ceiling

Newlyweds can hang elaborate flower presentations on the ceiling and line the tables with beautiful bouquets

However, it appears that Sam and Richard chose to dine in the main area of ​​the restaurant rather than in a private room

A flurry of Sam’s famous friends congratulated the happy couple at the time, including Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac

‘Sam !!! Richard !!! Well done! It’s great to see happy news! @banjoarmytage for ring bearer duties, call it early x, ‘he wrote

Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew added, “Well, that’s hands down the best that can happen this year,” while former Studio 10 presenter Jessica Rowe added, “Oh HOORAY !!!! !!! So happy for you beautiful girl &, that’s a very lucky guy !! ‘

Sam and Richard, who reportedly have been dating since last April, officially confirmed their romance last November

Lucky: Sam and Richard, who reportedly have been dating since last April, officially confirmed their romance last November

In early October, the couple attended their first public event at Royal Randwick Racecourse

Richard previously admitted that he fell in love with Sam when he first looked at her

When the millionaire businessman spoke to the Daily Telegraph at the Everest Carnival Fashion Lunch in Sydney in October, he wasn’t shy about admitting his feelings

‘It was right away that sounds really stupid, but from the moment I first saw her I thought, “gee whiz, I like this girl,” he said

‘It was instant’: Richard previously admitted that he fell in love with Sam the first time he looked at her

Richard went on to say he had no idea Sam was a TV star and was comfortable with her right path

‘I had no idea what she was doing or anything, which was probably a plus you know when you meet someone and are comfortable,’ he said

Sam told the newspaper the two were “very lucky to meet” because they have a lot in common – especially when they enjoy horse racing

“Whether we watch the races at home or on the track, we both really enjoy the races and everything that goes with them,” she said

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