Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter were married Saturday, on Valentine’s Day, at a tiny church in a small town in England.
The quaint setting is right on par for Benedict Cumberbatch and his lady love, who first whispered their engagement via a small announcement in the Times, as is tradition.
Their wedding was small, intimate, and low-key, just fitting for the location.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter chose to be wed at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church in Mottistone, located on the Isle of Wight in England. It is a crumbling, beautiful old church that was constructed in the 12th century.
A townsperson told People, “The church is not that big … I would say maybe 100 people maximum would fit in there. It’s a beautiful setting and very old English, very quaint and pretty.”
An undoubtedly lovely reception followed at Mottistone Manor, to which Hunter reportedly has a special connection to.
Sources say Benedict Cumberbatch’s blushing bride is related to the Nicholson family, who live on the estate and who are descendants of the 1st Lord Mottistone.
The organist at the church revealed, “Seely family or Nicholson family now are tenants or residents even though they’re the hereditary landowners.”
The organist continued, “Seely Family are the Lords and Ladies but they’ve sold their house to the National Trust. They live there or live on as tenants. They must have some sort of special agreement with the National Trust.”
Who knew Benedict Cumberbatch was marrying into such an interesting family?
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter confirmed last month that they are expecting their first child together through his rep.
“I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child. They are both over the moon,” the statement read.
What an exciting time for Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter!
What do you think of the setting for Benedict Cumberbatch’s wedding?