May 10th, 2008
09:45 AM ET
6 years ago

Wedding bells toll for first daughter

First daughter Jenna Bush marries her longtime boyfriend Henry Hager Saturday night.
First daughter Jenna Bush marries her longtime boyfriend Henry Hager Saturday night.

CRAWFORD, Texas (CNN) - First daughter Jenna Bush and Henry Hager - the son of a well-connected Virginia Republican - say "I do" Saturday on President Bush's 1,600-acre ranch in Crawford, Texas.

"I had to face some very difficult spending decisions and I've had to conduct sensitive diplomacy. That's called planning for a wedding," Bush told the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on March 12.

The plans are largely under wraps, but they call for gathering by a lake in front of an altar and four-foot high cross made from Texas limestone.

"This is the time when the wildflowers are all blooming. And I think it will be a very, very lovely wedding, and it will be very like Jenna and Henry," first lady Laura Bush recently said.

Jenna Bush told CNN's Larry King on April 24 that the wedding will include "all relatives, our families, really, kind of big. So it's half-family and then half-very close friends." More wedding details »

Not all of her friends will be on hand though.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Sharon Minnesota

    Have a wonderful wedding. Being the daughter of a president is not an easy thing to be.

    May 10, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  2. Jeanne

    This story really doesn't interest me. In any event, I wish her the best.

    May 10, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  3. After further review,Texas

    Have a great day and God bless.

    May 10, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  4. mitchell from arkansaw

    congratulations,jenna and henry.now,please tell your father we want our troops home from iraq,so that they can enjoy their marriages and families.some would like to get married and have children themselves someday.many will not get the chance to have either,before president obama,can get them out.your father is only delaying the inevitable,at the cost of american blood.how sad that this is all we can think of,on your wedding day,but this is life or death.enjoy your lives,together,but never forget that our sons and daughters are sacrificing ,daily,everthing they have ,so you can be together.

    May 10, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  5. G Luc

    Congratulation smart girl get rid of that last name Bush
    I am happy for you Good Luck

    May 10, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |

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