May 11th, 2008
04:52 PM ET
5 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
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  1. Incoming Sniper Fire

    I don't even like Bush but that's a sweet picture. I saw Barbara is the pretty one!

    May 11, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  2. derrick

    I feel sorry for those soldiers this Bush man sent to die fo oil sake; so him and his oil budies can make money for themselves.

    Here we have him laughing and telling the world how his daugther wedding was made in heaven; while parents of those young men and women that have died will mourn their children till they depart this world.

    I thought the devil was even better than that.

    May 11, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  3. Tim Mathews

    Very nice photo. Too bad the board trolls will take this and be rude about this.

    May 11, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  4. mark

    thats nice. now unto more important things.

    May 11, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. shannonL

    I am wondering why anyone cares?

    Bush isn't royalty. What his family does means nothing to the general public.

    We might see 1 million people die in Burma and THIS is the crap CNN has on the ticker.


    May 11, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  6. Mike

    Congratulations to the first family.

    May 11, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  7. Doug Polra

    Thank God we are close to the end of having to deal with this family.

    May 11, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  8. Steve, Lyons, CO

    I can't remember which drunken daughter Jenna is: the one who forged fake ID? Which shows she has the brains of Dad as well.

    The First Daughter. Forged ID.

    May 11, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  9. Susan MO

    Congratulations Jenna!!!!!

    Remember Jenna vote for Obama

    May 11, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  10. Bob Stephens

    Anyone want to bet that Henry will never fight in Iraq?.......

    May 11, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  11. Matt

    What a pretty bride,,,thanks for posting

    May 11, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |




    May 11, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  13. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    The Bush girl's wedding is so irrelevant during the term of the worst president in history that it's almost funny. I hope they have plenty of money to count from kickbacks from oil corporations because that's about the only "well wishing" there will be from this country.

    No one gives a crap about her wedding.

    May 11, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  14. Joseph Adewole

    J.H, Happy married life, it shall be well with you.

    May 11, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  15. Sarah

    Wishing many years of happiness to Jenna and Henry.

    May 11, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  16. Ed, FL

    Who cares? Still congratulations to her.

    May 11, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  17. William Bouzeneris

    I wonder how many American Soldiers died yesterday? and what Bush did Yesterday to prevent their deaths.

    May 11, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  18. xask

    Congratulations to the bride and bridegroom, and the entire Bush and Hager families. May God blesh and prosper this union.

    May 11, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  19. Oregon

    God is happy with what you did. I send God blessing toward you and hope you stay married for life.

    May 11, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  20. JC

    But no more Bush or Clinton!

    May 11, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  21. Ricardo Williams

    If it's one thing, President Bush has some pretty daughters. He got good choice in women too. I wonder if his other daughter is available? I hope or Dr. Phil can hook us up.

    May 11, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  22. Ricardo Williams

    What a pretty family. One of the girls look like the Bushes, however the other looks a bit like Chelsea. I wonder what Bill was up to?

    May 11, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  23. Mia and Mike

    President and Mrs. Bush look so proud, and Jenna is beautiful :). But back to business, Democrats '08!!

    Hey CNN, the "Political Ticker" heading link is missing at the top. It's been so for a couple of days. It took some work to find out where you guys were on your website. Just a heads up...

    May 11, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  24. Shannon Shiflett

    Bush is a war criminal. Impeach & convict the Bush administration.

    May 11, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  25. That's Reality

    Congratulations and Best Wishes!

    May 11, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
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