Channel 7 TV presenter, Liz Cantor, married sweetheart Ryan Lysaught in a picturesque setting in Jimbaran, Bali on Friday evening, 16th October 2015.
The ceremony was held at SKY at AYANA, and the reception at AYANA Resort clifftop lawns for 50 of the couple’s closest family and friends.
Since their engagement 11 months ago, Liz knew she wanted a destination wedding that would feel like a holiday for all their loved ones, with a special celebration thrown in, and far from her everyday busy lifestyle.
“I wanted the moment I said my vows to be intimate, special and with our closest friends and family only.”
Liz expected choosing a wedding dress to be the hardest part of the planning, but quickly fell in love with a Berta Bridal dress from south Sydney boutique, Brides By Francesca.
“From the moment I met Francesca it was a breeze and so enjoyable,” said Liz.
“Her warmth and knowledge of couture bridal fashion saw me put 100% trust in her advice, so I was comfortable, confident and happy – which every bride wants to be!”
Liz had wedding planner, Lee Calleja Thomas from Queensland-based Dream Destination Weddings, plan her special day.
“My laidback approach is not the best way to make a wedding happen so I definitely needed help and they were quite simply, amazing”.
Liz said the highlight of her day was the first dance with new husband to INXS Never Tear Us Apart, which then moved into Dirty Dancing favourite The Time of My Life …. and yes, they nailed the lift!!
The lowlight was Ryan’s best friend and groomsman Brett Bullock* wasn’t able to make the wedding as he received a phone call from the PA Hospital the Saturday night prior to say they had an organ match for him. Brett has been on an organ donor list for just over two years.
“There were plenty of tears, but that news was a far greater gift to us than Brett’s presence at the wedding,” said Liz.
* Photos and information on becoming an Organ Donor to save lives, can be found on Brett’s Instagram account @brettob