The Bachelor: Andrew Firestone Marries Ivana Bozilovic Over Holiday Weekend
In late 2003, Andrew Firestone went down the way most Bachelors before and after him did: a quick proposal on the season finale followed by an even quicker breakup. Just because Firestone couldn’t find love among 25 beautiful, eligible women didn’t stop him from keeping his heart open. It’s a good thing too, because soon after, he met model Ivana Bozilovic and fell madly in love. Us Weekly magazine got the exclusive details and reported on everything from the engagement to the wedding date to the nuptials itself.

The couple married at St. Mark’s in the Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos over the weekend, on Saturday. The festivities took place over 3 days and included a Western style barbecue and an al fresco rehearsal dinner. Friends and family flew in from all over the world to attend the wedding. "We're so happy right now we can hardly stand it!" the couple told Us Weekly. "It is so special to be able to share this momentous day with our family and friends.”

Firestone was a nervous groom but felt at ease the minute he saw his bride, telling the magazine, “Standing at the front of the church and watching Ivana walk down the aisle, I just kept thinking I must be the luckiest man alive to spend the rest of my life with this woman.” After he kissed the bride and their marriage became official, the pair walked out to a rendition of “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi for their recessional. “It was a great moment,” gushed one of the guests to Us Weekly.

Firestone proposed to Bozilovic in 2007, before a party that he had planned for her 30th birthday. He helped design the 2.5 carat engagement ring that he gave her and was so sure that she would say yes, he rented out the wedding hall before popping the question.

- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer

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