Pregnant theatre director Sophie Hunter was shot in the silver lace gown by famed fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz days before her Valentine's Day (14Feb15) nuptials on the Isle of Wight, off the coast of England, and in the accompanying interview, she reveals she worked with Valentino's creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for three months to ensure the gown was perfect.

The dress features an empire waist, with long sleeves, a high neckline and a lengthy train.

The new Mrs. Cumberbatch says of the design, "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."

Cumberbatch and Hunter announced their engagement in November (14) and in January (15) confirmed they are due to become first-time parents later this year (15).