Sam Armytage reveals she planned her ‘lovely’ wedding to Richard Lavender in just three days – as she speaks about her nuptials for the first time on Sunrise
Sam Armytage has revealed she planned her Southern Highlands wedding to businessman Richard Lavender in just three days.
The TV presenter, 44, spoke about her last-minute nuptials on Monday after returning to work on Channel Seven breakfast show Sunrise.
She said of the ‘hastily arranged’ ceremony: ‘Three days before we decided that we’d do it for New Year’s Eve, and we did it, we got it done and it was lovely.’
‘Hastily arranged’: Sam Armytage has revealed she planned her Southern Highlands wedding to Richard Lavender in just three days. Pictured on her wedding day on December 31
Sam said it was her father’s idea for the couple to get married on New Year’s Eve.
‘We were all sitting outside as you do around Christmas time, having a champagne and beer on the verandah,’ she revealed.
‘Dad said, “Just do it, for God’s sake, just do it.” So we did it! It was nice, there was 12 of us there, we organised it in three days and it was fun.’
Sam was also introduced on Monday by her married name, Samantha Lavender.
The Lavenders tied the knot at Richard’s 40-hectare property in the picturesque Southern Highlands on December 31.
They exchanged vows at his home shortly before midday, then moved to a luncheon at the Centennial Vineyards Restaurant in Bowral.