George W. Bush's daughter Barbara secretly got married in touching wedding ceremony

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 10, 2018
06:15 A.M.

On Sunday, Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, married Craig Coyne. The ceremony was held at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.


Only close family was invited to the intimate event. Around 20 family members from Barbara and Coyne’s respective families attended.

Barbara Bush, 36, and screenwriter Craig Coyne’s secret wedding was held at the Bush family home in Maine in the backyard overlooking the ocean.

Barbara described her ceremony as:

“A very short, sweet ceremony.”


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Her father walked her down the aisle.


Barbara’s aunt, Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch officiated the wedding. The bride and groom exchanged vows in front of their immediate family at their secret wedding.


In attendance were Barbara’s parents, her grandfather; former President George H.W. Bush, 94, and her twin sister, Jenna Bush Hager who served as matron of honor. Hager’s daughters, Margaret, 5, and Poppy, 3, were flower girls along with Coyne’s niece, Emma, 5.


Poppy also served as the ring bearer. Although Barbara’s grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush had passed away in April, she was there in spirit. The bride accessorized her custom Vera Wang gown with jewelry from her namesake.


She revealed:

“It’s really sweet. The ‘something borrowed’ that I’m wearing is this bracelet that my grandfather gave to my grandmother on their 70th anniversary.”


The “something blue” was a pair of earrings from Jenna. The newlywed’s had a five-week engagement in the same week when Coyne relocated from Los Angeles to be with Barbara in Manhattan.

They met after friends set them up on a blind date last November. They got into a committed relationship by New Year’s Eve despite Coyne living in Los Angeles and Barbara in New York.

The bride shared:

“We’ve been excited to do such a small wedding with just our family.”

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