Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter may have sealed the deal and got married back in February but her all-important wedding dress has still be kept under-wraps.

And here at InStyle we do love a wedding dress (and none more so than a celebrity's wedding dress), so we did a unanimous squeal when we saw what Sophie Hunter, aka Benedict Cumberbatch's better half, wore to her wedding to the Oscar-nominated actor.

As a pretty private pair, we never expected to see many pictures from their wedding, which was a low-key affair that took place on the Isle of Wight. However, Valentino has given us a little insight into what the day looked like, by sharing a photo of Sophie in her bridal gown on Instagram. 

Sharing the snapshot with its 2.8 million-strong following, Valentino wrote: 'Beautiful Sophie Hunter with Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli prepping her couture dress for her wedding to Benedict Cumberbatch.'

Being several months pregnant at the time of her nuptials, Sophie needed something that would skim her blossoming baby bump, and this gorgeous silver-grey Valentino number did the job perfectly. With a high-neck and sleeves (albeit sheer), this looks like the ideal dress for a winter wedding on an Island of the coast of England.

The newly-wed is a clear lover of the sleeveless floor-length frock, having worn one to pretty much every red carpet event we've seen her at.

Continued below...

But if you know what works, why change it?


A photo posted by Valentino (@maisonvalentino) on