Surprise, surprise! George W. Bush's daughter Barbara got married on Sunday in a private and intimate ceremony that took place at the family's compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Read on for all the details!
Only 20, yes, 20 family members witnessed vows being exchanged between Barbara and her now husband, screenwriter Craig Coyne.
“A very short, sweet ceremony” was how Barbara described it to PEOPLE. George W. was the one to happily walk her down the aisle for the big day. Her twin sister Jenna Bush Hager was also in attendance, as well as her mother Laura and grandfather George H.W. Bush. Her aunt, Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch, officiated.
Barbara accessorized her custom-made Vera Wang gown with something special to remember her late mother (who shares the same name). “It’s really sweet. The ‘something borrowed’ that I’m wearing is this bracelet that my grandfather gave to my grandmother on their 70th anniversary,” she told PEOPLE.
Barbara's twin sister, Jenna Bush Hager, phoned in to the Today show this morning where she was still emotional the day after. “I’m crying 24 hours later…there were so many happy tears. They wanted to get married here Maine because my grandfather’s here…just family in a place that means family love and it was beautiful.”
The relationship between Craig and Barbara has been kept under wraps until now. They met originally in November of last year after being set up on a blind date and were engaged only five weeks ago. Now, they are officially husband and wife. Congratulations to them!
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