Sam Branson and Isabella Calthorpe's intimate wedding pictures: check out the couple's romantic South African ceremony

Sam Branson and his wife Isabella Calthorpe have revealed the first pictures of their amazing wedding.

Isabella Calthorpe and Sam Branson enjoyed a lavish ceremony in South Africa. Isabella wore a white Monique Lhuillier …

Sir Richard Branson's son married actress Isabella in an extravagant five-day event last week, tying the knot at his dad's South African game reserve.

Wearing a white tuxedo, Sam complemented Isabella, who chose to wear a bespoke Monique Lhuillier gown, rumoured to cost £10,000.

The pair, who have been dating for eight years, apparently wed under a sacred tree on a hill overlooking the reserve - which is owned by Sir Richard and sits on the edge of Kruger National Park.

Isabella, who famously turned down Prince William during his short split from Kate Middleton, said she wanted to be "close to nature" during her nuptials.

Sam Branson and Isabella Calthorpe have been dating for eight years and got engaged last June. Copyright [Rex]

She told Hello!: "There's something about being so close to nature that just makes you feel alive.

"You're connected to nature at its most raw; you're in the animals' environment and you're very aware of that, and that's what's so exciting about the place.

"To me, going on safari is one of the most incredible experiences you can have. So, for our families and friends to be able to share in something we love so much as part of our wedding celebrations is wonderful."

The 33-year-old walked down the aisle while her sister - Prince Harry's latest girlfriend - Cressida ‘Cressie’ Bonas, sang 'Our Love is Here to Stay'.

The couple's bash was attended by close friends of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, including Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, presenter Brian Cox and Natalie Imbruglia.

Beatrice told Hello!: "The ceremony was so emotional and beautiful. Sam did so well not crying - but none of the rest of us can say the same. There was hardly any point in wearing make-up."

For a full report of the celebrations, interviews and wedding album, see this week's HELLO!

Sam Branson and Isabella Calthorpe's wedding pictures feature in Hello! magazine. Copyright [Hello! magazine]

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