Los Olivos, CA
Former “Bachelor” Andrew Firestone married Ivana Bozilovic on July 5, 2008 in Los Olivos, California. The 4:30 p.m. ceremony took place at St Mark’s in the Valley Episcopal Church in Andrew’s hometown near Santa Ynez.
The bride wore an ivory Reem Acra gown with lace-illusion antique gold embroidery. Her bouquet, designed by Mindy Rice Floral Design, included garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, lily of the valley, hydrangea and gardenias. The groom wore a custom-made suit by Tom James.
The bridal party included 10 bridesmaids and seven junior bridesmaids, who wore Tiffany & Co. blue dresses, as well as the couple’s dogs. Their bulldog wore a custom made Tiffany & Co. blue bridesmaid dress, and their beagle wore a bow tie.
The traditional ceremony included readings from the Bible and a hymn performed by 15 members of the Firestone family.
After being pronounced man and wife, lyric sheets to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On a Prayer” were passed around, and guests sang together as the bride and groom departed the church.
Following the ceremony, guests were transported by yellow school buses to a reception held at the Firestone’s Crossroads Estate.
Planned by Soigne Productions, the estate’s pole barn was transformed into an ivory indoor/outdoor ballroom with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, and tables decorated with centerpieces of overflowing hydrangeas and white roses. The tent was left open on one side to reveal an outdoor dance floor under an oak tree.
Dinner was provided by Pure Joy Catering and included a menu of pan sautéed halibut, New York Florentine steak, mushroom risotto cakes and summer vegetables. For dessert, a three-tier wedding cake by Decadence Wedding Cakes was served, with alternating layers of vanilla sponge cake, lemon Bavarian cream and chocolate butter with chocolate butter mousse.
The couple shared their first dance to David Grey’s “This Year’s Love,” performed live by the L.A. All Stars. The band also wrote a song for the couple called “Hold My Heart,” which they performed later in the evening.
At the end of the evening, guests snacked on late-night goodies like mini hamburgers with all the trimmings.