Ex-Bachelor Firestone Weds Model Bride

The former Bachelor swapped vows over the weekend with model Ivana Bozilovic

By Natalie Finn Jul 06, 2008 2:20 PMTags
Andrew Firestone, Ivana BozilovicLester Cohen/WireImage.com

There were no sour grapes for Andrew Firestone this weekend.

The former Bachelor swapped vows Saturday with model Ivana Bozilovic at St. Mark's in the Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos, the central coastal town just north of Santa Barbara, Calif., where his family owns a vineyard.

The nuptials were part of a three-day wedding event the duo planned for family and friends, which also included a Western-style barbecue and an al fresco rehearsal dinner.

Firestone, great-grandson of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. founder Harvey Firestone, offered a 2.5-carat engagement ring to his Serbian-born, Chicago-bred beloved on Sept. 28, 2007—Bozilovic's 30th birthday—after two years of dating. He popped the question on the beach right before the surprise party he threw for her.

"I was hoping she would say yes," the 32-year-old wine enthusiast told Us Weekly in October. "I was banking on it!"

And Firestone knows only too well that not everything works out in real life like it supposedly does on TV. He was briefly engaged to Jennifer Schefft, the recipient of The Bachelor's final rose in season three, but the couple went their separate ways in December 2003.

"Sometimes you get hurt before you actually make it right," Firestone said recently. "[Ivana] makes me a better person. Never before have I been so gushy."