Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Marries Screenwriter

Former president George H. W. Bush and his granddaughter Barbara Bush at her Oct. 7 wedding

Jim McGrath, spokesman for the Bush family, tweeted a link to an article by People Magazine, formally announcing the marriage of Barbara Bush to her screenwriter fiance, Craig Coyne.

Former first daughter Barbara Bush tied the knot on Sunday in Kennebunkport, Maine.

George W. Bush paid homage to his late mother in his Instagram post, writing that his newlywed daughter "is named for a unique and strong woman".

Barbara's aunt, Dorothy Bush Koch, served as officiant of the wedding. She also had a sentimental reminder of her grandmother, who died in April.




"The bride wore an ivory silk crepe Vera Wang custom gown and was escorted by her father and grandfather".

Former President George Bush took on another important role this weekend, walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. Coyne proposed at the same spot where George H.W. got engaged to Barbara.

"It's just been a very sweet romance", Bush told People. The couple revealed that they got married after a five-week engagement, and have been an official couple since New Year's Eve, after meeting during a blind date orchestrated by their friends last November. In another, Barbara could be seen sharing a sweet embrace with her twin sister Jenna. "I'm so proud to be this beauties sister", Hager captioned a photo of herself and her sister. Coyne appeared in 2005's hit "Jarhead", and has since shown up in a string of indie projects, including "Look at Me" and "The Snowtown Murders".

The addition to the family comes after a year of loss for the Bushes. "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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