COVER STORY SNEAK PEEK: Inside Jenna's Wedding
Over an event-filled weekend 200 guests gathered to celebrate the Hagers, PEOPLE reports
With 200 guests gathered at the First Family’s secluded ranch in Crawford, Texas, Jenna Bush and her fiancé, Henry Hager, traded “I wills” at a lakeside limestone altar made especially for the occasion, PEOPLE details in its latest cover story, on sale Friday.
Over an event-filled weekend in the low hills of central Texas, the two sides of the former Jenna Bush – now Jenna Hager – were on colorful display: the well-connected sophisticate who wore an Oscar de la Renta gown, and the unpretentious former sorority girl who playfully jumped in a creek at her bridal luncheon.
For Friday’s rehearsal dinner hosted by Henry’s parents (Maggie and John Hager), florist Ginny Swalley decorated the room with peach and green hydrangeas and white roses for “a very Southern Living look,” Swalley tells PEOPLE. “That’s what the groom’s mother wanted, that it represent their family’s lifestyle.”
After the toasts, a cake was wheeled out for Henry – it was his 30th birthday – and Jenna led her sweetheart out onto a deck for a surprise: a marching band playing “Happy Birthday.”
For more on the wedding weekend, including who was (and wasn’t) there, the history of the couple and how late the father of the bride kept partying, pick up this week’s PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday