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December 06, 2020

George W Bush's Daughter Barbara Had 2 Weddings — Look through the Intimate Ceremonies

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Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, had two weddings with her husband, Craig Coyne.

Barbara Pierce Bush exchanged her wedding vows with screenwriter Craig Coyne on October 7, 2018, at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

In an Instagram post, her twin sister Jenna Bush Hager shared that it was just a private ceremony and "full of love." Jenna said her heart exploded as she watched her beloved sister get married.

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As reported by PEOPLE, Barbara first met Craig on a blind date in November 2017. The pair then decided to make things official in time for New Year's Eve about a month after being set up by friends.

In August 2018, Craig, who hails from Atlanta, proposed in the same spot where Barbara's grandparents got engaged in August 1943. Barbara said that she did not know he had found out the history. She added:

"Of course, I cried -- and our cousins were spying from the windows taking pictures."

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The loved-up couple walked down the aisle in front of only 20 family members, including former President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and Barbara’s grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush. Her twin sister, Jenna, served as matron of honor.

A source told PEOPLE that Barbara wanted to keep their wedding "pretty quiet."

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In April 2019, Barbara and Craig held an additional wedding reception six months later with 100-plus guests, as reported by PEOPLE. The wedding ceremony took place at her father's ranch in Texas.

A source told PEOPLE that Barbara wanted to keep their wedding "pretty quiet." The insider added that he does not think the couple realized people would post about it.

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However, a few of the guests took to their social media accounts to share photos, which offers a glimpse at the wedding, according to the Town&Country.

Barbara and Craig's wedding came six months after the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, the grandmother of Barbara and Jenna, as reported by Today.

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Meanwhile, Jenna shared in her book, "Everything Beautiful in Its Time," the toast she made to her twin sister at her 2018 wedding to Craig. "This is a toast that I wrote to my sister on the night of her wedding with our grandpa sitting between us," Jenna explained.

Jenna also reflected on her childhood with Barbara and her irritation at the pestering Barbara experienced about when she would get hitched once the siblings reached their mid-30s.

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