Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Marries Screenwriter

File Former first daughter Barbara Bush married screenwriter Craig Coyne onSunday

File Former first daughter Barbara Bush married screenwriter Craig Coyne onSunday

Her aunt, Dorothy Bush Koch, officiated the ceremony.

In a Monday morning Instagram post, the second President Bush said he and his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, "are so proud of our compassionate, daring, fierce, kind, intelligent, loving daughter".

Her father, former President George W. Bush, escorted his daughter down the aisle while her grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush, watched the ceremony at the family's Walker Point compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, on Sunday.

Barbara Bush wore a custom ivory silk Vera Wang gown. She added in another post, "My heart exploded last night as I watched my dearest sissy get married in Maine".




"A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17 2018 at the age of 92", read a statement from her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, who also attended the Sunday wedding. It was a "very short, sweet ceremony", Barbara told PEOPLE. Jenna's twin sister, Jenna Bush Hager, 36, was also among the attendees, as were Jenna's daughters, Mila, 5, and Poppy, 3, who served as flower girls. The wedding comes six months after the Bush clan bade farewell to matriarch and namesake Barbara Bush, but the younger Bush says "the "something borrowed" that I'm wearing is this bracelet that my grandfather gave to my grandmother on their 70th anniversary".

Coyne proposed in the same spot Barbara's grandparents became engaged 75 years ago.

Barbara's twin sister, Jenna, served as matron of honor. "And we've been long-distance for most of it - he's been in LA and I've been in NY - but we've gotten to spend a lot of time together".

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