The former star of The Real Housewives of New York City, Tinsley Mortimer, is sharing a glimpse into her magical wedding.
On November 11, the 48-year-old married Georgian businessman Robert Bovard in Palm Beach, Florida. In a Town & Country exclusive, Mortimer revealed the details of her extraordinary day.
The bride entered the room wearing a tulle gown by Monique Lhuillier with floral appliqués, while Bovard was dressed in a Ralph Lauren suit, according to the magazine.
Everything from inside the Tinsley Mortimer’s wedding
Being surrounded by family on her wedding day was Mortimer’s favorite aspect, she said. Dabney, her sister, assumed the role of maid of honor and carried her infant daughter down the aisle.
Bovard’s twin daughters, Ruthie and Mary, played flower girls, and his son Bobby was his best man. George Gambrill Lynn, Mortimer’s godfather, had the honor of leading her down the aisle, and she cleverly incorporated her late father into the ceremony by attaching his picture to her bouquet.
A humorous touch was added when Bovard’s first cousin, Mercer Ferguson, who was formerly of The Real Housewives, presided over the event.
“Thanks to Mercer, our ceremony was a wonderful blend of tradition and laughter,” Mortimer told Town & Country. “Having my family alongside me, surrounded by my new family—Robert, the twins, and Bobby—made it incredibly special.”
Mortimer and Bovard are seen beneath an arch made of vivid hot pink bougainvillea, which was designed by floral designer Everett Simon, in an exclusive ceremony photo released by PEOPLE.
Pink was incorporated into the design of their pink ombré cake and was a prominent feature of the invitations, adding to the overall Palm Beach theme.
Tinsley Mortimer shared about her ties with Robert Bovard via Instagram
“Family vacay before the big day!” The image of Mortimer and Bovard posing by the waterfront at dusk included a caption featuring emojis covering Bovard’s three small children.
Following the former reality star’s Instagram post featuring Bovard, the president of Augusta Iron & Steel Works Inc., and hinting at their upcoming nuptials in an Instagram Story, Mortimer’s representative confirmed the engagement to PEOPLE last month.
“Queenmaker: The Making of an It Girl,” a 2023 Hulu documentary, featured Mortimer discussing her wish to get married and start a family with a special someone.
Not a reality TV “Real Housewife,” she stressed, adding, “I don’t only want to talk about all the business stuff I want to do.” I aspire to become a true housewife and parent.” Mortimer appears to have relocated to Augusta, where Bovard’s business is situated, after leaving New York City.
It’s interesting to note that Augusta is related to the Real Housewives series because Sutton Stracke from Beverly Hills was raised in the area.
Know about Tinsley Mortimer’s husband, Robert Bovard
According to his LinkedIn profile, Bovard attended the small liberal arts college Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee to pursue a degree in political science and government.
He spent three years working as a legislative correspondent for then-U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss after receiving his degree in 2005. After that, he enrolled in a graduate program at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he graduated in 2011 with a master’s in business administration. Bovard has more than ten years of experience with Augusta Iron & Steel Works, Inc. in Augusta, Georgia.
After graduating from graduate school, he started out as a sales representative and worked his way up to become president, a position he has held since 2017.
Bovard was previously married to Mary Dial Bovard, whose obituary stated that she tragically died on June 5, 2021, from a brain tumor. The couple, who were married for 12 years, first got together while they were both employed in Washington, D.C. They had three kids together.
Bovard set up a fund at their Georgian school in Mary’s honor. Bovard has three children from his previous relationship: a son named Robert Dennis Bovard Jr., a pair of twin girls named Ruth Dennis Bovard, and another named Mary Ellison Bovard, in honor of her late mother.