Monday, May 12, 2008

Jenna's Wedding

White House weddings are a rarity. The last one was in 1971 when one of President Nixon's daughters married and before that Lynda Bird Johnson in 1967. Then you have to go back fifty-three years to find the next wedding of President Wilson's daughter, Eleanor.There have only been nine weddings in the White House even though twenty-three presidential children have been married while their fathers were in office.
This Mother's Day weekend, Jenna Bush married Henry Hager at the family's Crawford, Texas ranch. The alter was built from limestone slabs and decorated with white roses and oakleaf hydrangeas.
Jenna chose her colors from the wildflowers that are blooming in Texas this spring. The couple said their vows just as the sun was setting on the lake.
All the details of the wedding were kept secret so the Bush family could enjoy a private moment of joy with their daughter and new son-in-law.
all photos White House photos by Shealah Craighead

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