The Skating with Celebrities winners tie the knot in front of 100 guests in San Luis Obispo
Skating with Celebrities winners Kristy Swanson and Lloyd Eisler were married on Saturday, the couple confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.
“It was awesome and I feel amazing,” Swanson tells PEOPLE. “[The ceremony] was perfect even though Lloyd’s cell phone went off at the end. He forgot to put it on vibrate!”
The actress and the Canadian skating champ, who met while competing on the FOX reality show three years ago, tied the knot in front of 100 family and friends at a hotel in San Luis Obispo.
“We wanted to celebrate Lloyd and I coming together as a family,” says Swanson, referring to 2-year-old son Magnus, and Eisler’s children from a previous marriage, Ethan Harley, 4, and Seth Keenan, 3.
Swanson, 39, wore a strapless ivory wedding gown by Amy Michelson and shoes by Carmen Steffens as she walked down the aisle to Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love.” Eisler, 45, wore a tux by Nicole Miller.
During the ceremony, the couple and their combined children placed individual flowers in a vase, symbolizing a family bouquet.
“It’s about perfect happiness and unity,” says Swanson, who lost 45 lbs. in time for her wedding with the help of The Medifast Diet and regular exercise, including martial arts, skipping rope and treadmill work.
The newlyweds danced their first dance to Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be,” a song they performed to on their reality show. At the reception, guests, including actor Maeve Quinlan, dined on filet mignon and a four-tier wedding cake.
“We’re excited about the future,” says Eisler. “Kristy is getting back into acting and I’m building my coaching career. Hopefully everything will work out.”
Swanson is best known for her role in the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Eisler is a former Olympic figure skater.