LAST UPDATED: 26th March 2015 at 1:41pm
The bride wore... silver lace Valentino!
Almost two months after Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch tied the knot, images and details of the bride's dress have been revealed.
Valentino added a picture of Sophie's custom-made wedding dress to their Instagram, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the May issue of Vogue magazine.
The dress, which Sophie wore to the Valentine's Day ceremony, is fairly traditional, featuring a demure high neck and long sleeves, whilst a wide skirt flatters her frame during her blossoming pregnancy. The gown is classical Valentino, described by its creators as a "high-waisted medieval gown".
Sophie is pictured with Valentino Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli who created the dress in just three months - half the lead time usually required on a bespoke designer gown!
According to Vogue, during the intital brainstorm, Sophie showed the Valentino duo Anna Karenina-inspired dresses and Gustav Klimt landscapes, resulting in a show-stopping silver gown expertly detailed with motifs of vines and pomegranates.
Speaking to Vogue, Sophie said, "It feels very much of nature, and it's so detailed and extraordinary that I'm still trying to get my head around how beautiful it is."
We think it's beautiful too! OdC
LAST UPDATED: 16th February 2015 at 9:56am
Cumberbabes, brace yourselves… Benedict is married!
The Sherlock actor, 38, tied the knot to Sophie Hunter, 36, in a Valentine's Day ceremony on the Isle of Wight. Confirming the wedding, the actor's spokeswoman told BBC Radio 1 that "it was a magical day". Picking the most romantic day of the year certainly set the tone for a swoon-worthy big day…
According to the Daily Mail, celebrations kicked off on Friday night at Yarmouth's George Hotel as the couple partied with 140 guests.
Forty family and friends then joined the couple for a private ceremony in the picturesque 12th century Mottistone Church of St Peter and St Paul. The wedding party arrived at 3pm ahead of the bride's entrance in a classic white dress at just after 3.20pm.
Guests included War Horse co-star Tom Hiddleston and fellow Sherlock stars Andrew Scott - a.k.a. Moriarty - and Martin Freeman who is rumoured to have been best man.
The party then made their way to the adjacent National Trust-owned Mottistone Manor after the hour-long ceremony. Sophie is thought to be a distant relation of the first Lord Mottistone, whose descendants now live in the manor.
The couple were keen to keep the ceremony a secret; roads surrounding the village of Mottistone were blocked and hotel staff sworn to secrecy. Our favourite tactic? The perfectly timed white van which pulled up outside the church to conceal the newlyweds just as they made their exit. A rather ingenious move that may echo the 2012 TV series finale for Sherlock fans!
Congratulations to the newlyweds! SH
LAST UPDATED: 25th January 2015 at 9:55pm
Rumour has it Benedict Cumberbatch is due to marry very soon. So soon, in fact, that the invitations have already gone out - via email
The Imitation Game star and his fiancée Sophie Hunter, whom is pregnant with their first child, are said to want to wed before the birth in summer.
According to The Sunday Mirror the invitations have been emailed out already as 'time is of the essence,' and the couple are looking forward to having their 'special day before they have the baby.'
The newspaper claims their guests have been sworn to secrecy about the location of their wedding, so their plans for a private and secret wedding seem on track.
Two months after their engagement Cumberbatch and his theatre director partner confirmed that they are expecting their first child. SR
LAST UPDATED: 20th November 2014 at 10:10am
Listen up Cumberwatchers!
The Sherlock star has spoken about his upcoming wedding to actress and director Sophie Hunter. But, far from enlightening us about his big day plans, he let us in on the secret that… the wedding will be kept a secret.
At the CNN Heroes event in New York earlier this week, Cumberbatch revealed to Us Weekly, "I think I'll be having a very private wedding."
Alas! It looks like the star will be keeping the details of his wedding a mystery. But stay tuned in case any clues surface… SH
LAST UPDATED: 5th November 2014 at 10:15am
Ready or not ladies, here it comes: Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged.
The Sherlock star has announced his engagement to theatre director Sophie Hunter in The Times.
A small advertisement in the 'Forthcoming Marriages' section of the newspaper reads: "Mr BT. Cumberbatch and Miss S.I. Hunter: The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cumberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katharine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London."
Cumberbatch, 38, has always been secretive about his love life. It is said however that he met his now-fiance Sophie, 36, back in 2009. They were first seen in public together at the French Open earlier this year.
Rumour has it Benedict flew to Edinburgh to ask Sophie's mother for her blessing. So sweet.
Congratulations to the couple! SR