May 11th, 2008
04:52 PM ET
8 years ago

Bush: Jenna's wedding was 'spectacular'


President George Bush and first lady Laura Bush pose with daughters Jenna and Barbara. (White House Photo)

- Against the backdrop of a stunning Texas sunset, near a lake on the Bush family's 1,600-acre ranch, President Bush walked his daughter, Jenna, down the aisle to her groom, the White House said.

Jenna, 26, married Henry Hager, the son of a well-connected Virginia Republican.

"The wedding was spectacular. It was all we could have hoped for," the president said Sunday before boarding Air Force One.

"We're mighty blessed."

Wearing a white silk organza Oscar de la Renta gown, the bride stood with the groom before a beige-colored cross and altar made of Texas limestone.

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Filed under: George W. Bush • Jenna Bush
soundoff (149 Responses)
  1. kevin from alaska

    Saudi oil money paid for this wedding.

    May 11, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  2. Steve

    Congratulations on the nuptials! We can only hope that President Bush's grandchildren have higher IQ's than he does (dare we hope for "normal"?). It's a sad state of affairs when your IQ is the same as your approval rating.

    May 11, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  3. Charlotte

    I don't like Bush, but his family is very beautiful. I wish Jenna the very best on her journey through life.

    May 11, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  4. Chris from Michigan (yeah THAT state)

    I'm glad our president finally had a vacation for once...wait...>_>

    May 11, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  5. Mario Uy Streamwood IL

    Congratulations to the first family!

    May 11, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  6. PleasePost

    I don't even like this guy. But I must say the picture is stunning!

    May 11, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  7. mitchell from arkansaw

    who cares? our sons and daughters are getting killed in iraq,while your's is getting are the worst president ever,bush.but,hey,if mccain gets elected, then,your record won't stand for long.

    May 11, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  8. Independent

    Congratulation and many years of happiness Jenna and Henry!

    May 11, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  9. Beverly

    Best wishes to Jenna and Henry. I am pleased you chose to be married at your home, Jenna. Congratulations George and Laura . . . daughter one brought you a son.

    May 11, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  10. Billy from Fl


    May 11, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  11. Franky

    Congrats Mr. President!!! And don't worry, the grandchildren are not that bad........well, unless you have a lot, LOL!!!!

    May 11, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  12. Independent99999

    Congrats to Bush Family. An example of a great Family.

    May 11, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  13. keith Franklin, Tn

    A Bush marrying a Karl Rove my....wonder what that union will bring later on.

    The Bush family trying to show people that they are "Texans" is so laughable it is not funny.

    Oh welllll....George... you only can damage us for seven more lame duck months

    May 11, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  14. Tony, Miami

    It's a great moment for President Bush and I wish the best for the new couple Jenna and Henry Hager

    May 11, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  15. Vietnam vet for Obama!

    This item belongs on the society pages of The Washington Post, not on CNN's Political Ticker ... unless maybe CNN is getting an early start in prommoting Laura, Jenna, or Barbara Bush for the presidency.

    That might get a lot of play on the comedy talk shows. The country does need a break from the hysteria and viciousness of this nominating season. At least with one of the Bush-women, there'd be fewer people threatening to destroy the country if their candidate doesn't win the nomination.

    May 11, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  16. Terry from El Paso

    Neither of the Bush daughters served in the military like many of our daughters and sisters. They were working on their degrees at Yale and UT Austin. Neither of Cheney's daughters served either. The children of those who plunged us into these wars have all had a nice life and have made no sacrifices. Neither have the husbands that they have so far acquired. It must be nice.

    Many if not most of the supporters of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have not been called on to sacrifice anything themselves, anything personal. Also most of the voters who gave President Bush (not the good one, this one) a 90% approval rating back when we first invaded the land of that unlucky people now cannot remember ever supporting it.

    I myself am a veteran, though no one ever shot at me, and my time of service was well before 9/11.

    May 11, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  17. ♥ The Christian Advocate ♥

    Not the I hate the "BUSHES" but .....
    ……I think many Americans are not interested in super-rich, ultra-powerful, people who live in a dream world getting married, whilst the bulk of the people in the country are going thru serious economic difficulties.

    Please CNN, tell us about things that may be solutions to our problems, and not how happy those who walk in the corridors of power are enjoying their lives

    May 11, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  18. joseph

    congrats and all but the tax payers better not have paid for that wedding.

    May 11, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  19. melisa

    beautful day bush is family so great day

    May 11, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  20. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    and how many people died today because of the Bush Wars?

    now many more Americans lost their houses this week because of Bush's pro-oil corporation policies?

    SO glad Bush and family can laugh and smile while he's ruined this country.....

    May 11, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  21. Phillip Bunn

    I wonder how it feels to the be spoiled-brat kid of a man responsible for murdering over half-a-millon people?

    May 11, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  22. OSEKI EVANS, Norway

    Congratulations and best of luck in your marriage life. May our good Lord grant you favours. Amen. Best regards,Obama 08.

    May 11, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  23. Spartacus Levi

    Happy birthday, Jenna! (um..)

    May 11, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  24. TEDY

    Wish you the best.Stay together and forever.
    Good luck

    May 11, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  25. Rachel, Portland OR

    awww congratulations!! they're a cute family, but they do need out of that white house...

    May 11, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
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