British director Sophie Hunter gets all the nice things. Not only did she get to marry the Internet’s favorite fantasy boyfriend, Benedict Cumberbatch, but she got to do it wearing the most gorgeous silver lace wedding dress. Her gown was by Valentino, which posted the first photo of her wearing it to Instagram today, and suddenly the whole Internet envied Hunter’s gown even more than her husband.
The gown is made of silver lace, and it’s even more impressive considering that Hunter is pregnant. Maternity wedding gowns are difficult to do, but when they’re done well they are amazing, and this one is perfect.
Hunter and Cumberbatch married on February 14, and the photos were a deep secret. This photo is one taken by Annie Liebovitz for Vogue.
The gown was designed with a high neck and long sleeves to give it a Medieval look, with an empire waist and a long, lacy train. The color is spectacular and makes her look like an icy snow queen. More brides should consider silver.
“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,” Hunter said.
Photos: WENN, Instagram/MaisonValentino