The Most Beautiful Photos from Past Bush Family Weddings
Ashley Bush & Julian LeFevre
The latest member of the family to tie the knot, Ashley — daughter of Neil and Sharon Bush, granddaughter of George H.W. and Barbara Bush — said "I do" to LeFevre on March 2, 2019, at the iconic Laguna Gloria in Austin, Texas.
The couple kicked off the weekend with a rehearsal dinner at Mattie’s Green Pastures, followed by a game of "bubble soccer" at a local park the next morning. Guests — including cousins Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, plus La La Land director Damien Chazelle and socialite Amanda Hearst — took in the nuptials, officiated by Ashley's sister Lauren Bush Lauren, then danced the night away, ending the evening with a silent disco as to obey the venue's noise curfew.
Craig Coyne & Barbara Pierce Bush
Only 20 family members witnessed the simple yet romantic ceremony, which was held at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, in the backyard overlooking the ocean.
After Barbara’s father walked her down the aisle, the bride and groom exchanged vows in front of their immediate family, including former President Bush, Mrs. Bush and Barbara’s grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush (he died less than two months later).
Barbara’s twin sister, Jenna Bush Hager, served as matron of honor, and her daughters, Margaret and Poppy, were flower girls along with Coyne’s niece, Emma. The bride’s aunt, Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch, officiated.
Jenna Bush & Henry Hager
With 200 guests gathered at the family’s secluded ranch in Crawford, Texas, Jenna — also daughter of George and Laura Bush — and Hager traded “I wills” on May 10, 2008, at a lakeside limestone altar made specially for the occasion.
Though her parents wanted a White House wedding, Jenna opted for a celebration in her home state, complete with a Mariachi band and chips and queso for guests who made it to 3:30 a.m., when the dance floor finally cleared.
Jeb Bush & Columba Garnica Gallo
In a 2015 Facebook post, the former Florida governor shared the only photo from his Feb. 23, 1974, wedding to Gallo in Austin, Texas.
“The photographer, my brother Marvin, accidentally rerolled from a Frank Zappa concert," Jeb wrote (with Marvin later explaining the process). "Thankfully, my mom took one photo with a Kodak.”
George W. Bush & Laura Welch
The couple wed on Nov. 5, 1977, in Midland, Texas.
"It was a small wedding, just about 75 people," Laura told CNN in 2001. "It was in the church I'd been baptized in as a baby. So it was really a wonderful way to start a new marriage."
George H. W. Bush & Barbara Pierce
After meeting at a Christmas dance in their teens and making it through his time serving in WWII, the Bush family leaders exchanged vows on Jan. 6, 1945. They went on to have six children before H. W.'s turn in the White House, and were married for 73 years — the longest-married couple in presidential history, according to the AP — before both passing away in 2018.