George H. W. Bush's Granddaughter Ashley Weds Julian LeFevre — and Big Sister Lauren Married Them!
Congratulations are in order for Ashley Bush and Julian LeFevre!
Not only were the couple surrounded by their friends and family on their special day, but the romantic outdoor ceremony was also officiated by Ashley’s older sister, Lauren Bush Lauren.
“Beyond joyful for my beautiful and loving sister Ash & her new hubby Jules! It was an honor of a lifetime to get to officiate their ceremony yesterday,” Lauren, 34, a mom of two and founder of FEED Projects, wrote on Instagram after Saturday’s wedding.
“I love them to the moon and back, and wish them a very happy forever more ✨🍾” Lauren, who is married to Ralph Lauren’s son David added.
Lauren also shared a photo from the ceremony of the soon-to-be newlyweds smiling at each other while Lauren officiated.
For their big day, Ashley wore a long-sleeved white lace gown with a matching veil and pearl headband over her loose curls, while Julian kept things traditional in a black tuxedo.
Despite the chillier-than-usual weather in Austin, that didn’t keep the bride and groom from enjoying their celebrations and showing off giant smiles in photos and videos — many of which were shared by Ashley’s mother Sharon Bush on Instagram.
Sharon shares Ashley, Lauren, and son Pierce with Neil Bush — the fourth of Bush 41’s six children and brother to George W. Bush and Jeb Bush. The pair divorced in 2003 and Neil went on to marry Maria Andrews in 2004.
During the ceremony, the couple listened to a performance of “What A Wonderful World” — their signature song, Sharon said — by singer Jon Batiste, who also played the piano.
Not long after, the newlyweds and their guests were getting down on the dance floor and even wore headphones for a “silent disco” when it got late, as to not disrupt the “noise hour curfew,” Sharon explained.
In the celebratory dancing clip, Ashley can be seen wearing a different gown than earlier — this time, she opted for an elegant, white, sleeveless-turtleneck design.
In a photo of the pair side-by-side, Sharon sent her congratulatory wishes to her daughter and new son-in-law.
“Wedding accomplished! It’s a wrap. 💕💕💕almost identical twins- same beautiful smiles. So happy for these two beautiful souls finding each other. 💕💕” she captioned the sweet shot.
The proud mother of the bride also shared a group shot with her children and their families posing with Lake Austin in the background.
“A wedding fit for a princess. #lovemydaughter #lakeaustin #proudmother” she captioned the photo.
Other guests in attendance included heiress Amanda Hearst and her Norwegian director fiancé Joachim Rønning, heiress Kick Kennedy, and entrepreneur Ken Howery.
Hearst, 35, celebrated the similar-looking couple in an Instagram post of her own on Sunday.
“Always love to make a peace sign in a pic for no reason. ✌🏼😎🤷🏼♀️ Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS @ashwalkbash on your wedding and marriage! You and Julian are two of the kindest people I have ever met – and you are also twins! – so I think it’s safe to say that you found your soulmate. 🤗❤️”
“And I can’t wait to move to LA so we can see each other even more – LOVE YOU SO MUCH, ASH! 😊” she added.
Prior to the intimate wedding, Ashley and Julian held their rehearsal dinner at Mattie’s Green Pastures in Austin, where they asked their guests to arrive at the BBQ restaurant in “Vintage Western attire,” according to their personal website on The Knot.
The weekend also included an organized game of bubble soccer at Mueller Lake Park, which the couple said Julian was particularly looking forward to.
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Described as “sumo wrestling mixed with soccer,” the newlyweds arranged for food trucks to be there, as well, to keep their guests amused and well-fed.
Julian first popped the question to Ashley in December 2017, according to an Instagram post shared by Lauren.