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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    Bush's daughter has finally got married and thousands of marines are dead with either new bride,aged mother,newborn babies,wives to be are all mourning because of his lies about Iraq for oil policy.
    God is watching from the window.

    May 11, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  2. Nana, GA

    This is not necessary. The country's economy should be the focus of the news plus they had a private wedding so I don't know why the media are interested in this wedding.

    congrat Jenna

    May 11, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  3. Julie

    God they all look hideous.

    May 11, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  4. cbenji

    that's nice. my husband and i got married at city hall last month against the backdrop of a stunning brick wall. i wore a dress i got at the mall for 50 bucks. would have been nice if we could have afforded a spectacular wedding like jenna bush had...

    May 11, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  5. Tab

    Congrates Jenna. She looks beautiful!

    May 11, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  6. cph9680

    Good luck to the newlyweds!

    May 11, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  7. idahosa, Canada

    its so wonderful to see this family the way they are; very close and happy together. it must have being an emotional day for Mr President as one of his percious treasures leave to bond with another. from the bottom of my heart, i wish the newly weds a happy married life and may the good Lord bless them as He did their parents.

    while going through some internet pictures with regards to the wedding, there were some protesters at the texas ranch. why are some people so backward? what has Jenna's wedding got to do with the white house? if they so dislike the president, why don't they at least honor the young woman on her day?

    some americans are so self serving, thoughtless and heartless. all they think about is themselves and no one else.

    Congrats Jenna, Mr and Mrs G W Bush Jr!

    May 11, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  8. No Deal For Hillary

    Who cares about Jenna Bush? Her family has just about buried this country. It's time for the Bush's to just fade away. We don't care about the little royal wedding.

    May 11, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  9. Lawrence

    Even though I am getting married in a couple months, this really is not worthy of the media's attention.

    May 11, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  10. Charles

    This is an interesting fact the minister that proceeded over the ceremony is none other that President Bush's friend and Sen. Obama supporter the Rev. Kirbyjohn Caldwell. Wow!!! This is the individual who if you can recall upset the homosexual community because he claimed Windsor Village had a ministry that helped people struggling with homosexuality to overcome it. Did I also mention he is a Sen. Obama supporter. Oh yes and he was the only black person at the ceremony!

    May 11, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  11. carlo

    As much as I think her father is an idiot, Jenna seems like a lovely young lady. The wedding looked like it was a beautiful event. Congratulations to her.

    May 11, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  12. No Bill, Hillary or McCain Ever/CA

    I don't know about the rest of you but I can't even listen to this family. They are disgusting! In fact, I become so angry just watching them act like this is the most important event of the century. I personally don't care what Jenna wears or her family. There are many sons and daughters who will never be married because their young lives were cut short due to this bloody family. There are many mothers who are not here to enjoy Mother's Day today and fathers who will not be around for Father's Day. I am outraged at the way they are acting. If he thinks this will take his ratings up and I will view him any differently, he is sadly mistaken. I think he underestimated the American people. We have not forgotten the blood spilled and the thousands of lives lost. I pray God will visit this family real soon. If I sound upset-I am!

    May 11, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  13. conservative

    Any one who is a liberal Bush hater ought to just keep their small thoughts to themselves about this family wedding ! You've had 8 years to smear and denigrate every Bush move just because you are filled wth loathing and hate ! Get a life!

    May 11, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  14. keith Franklin, Tn

    Hey...idahosa, canada....obviously you don't know much about the Bush family. The fact that the groom worked for Karl Rove who tried to kill this country is enough said. As far as honoring the bride, how about honoring our troops. I do agree with you on one front those Americans who are so self-serving thoughtless, and heartless were right there at the wedding!!!!!!!

    May 11, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  15. Greg

    Congrats to the newlyweds. Goodluck with your future.

    People need to seperate thier feelings for the President and those of his family. I don't believe President Bush is a bad person, just a bad president.

    May 11, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  16. Sab

    This is news because???

    May 11, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  17. Ray Ito

    A big CONGRATULATIONS to the Bush family.

    Even if he's not done so well in the economic and political areas, he's certainly done well in the family areas.

    The Clintons should do something about Chelsea.

    May 11, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  18. Kevin

    I have always admired George Bush, Laura Bush and these beautiful kids. I will always love them.

    May 11, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  19. Roger


    Hillary or McCain

    May 11, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  20. Pete in Canada

    Congratulations to Jenna, President Bush and Mrs. Bush. I may not like your politics, but this was a private and personal issue and i respect your decision to keep it that way. Jenna seems to have her head screwed on right...good job!

    May 11, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  21. Dennis

    Laura is hot

    May 11, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  22. dwayne

    What's up with the shoulder pose? It almost looks like it's dislocated.

    May 11, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  23. pee-d-feet cause something stinks, IN

    To the young Bush and her hubby,

    Congrats on the Wedding, may you stay together for the rest of your lives.

    Learn this lesson well, if you want to stay together it takes an adults view when problems arise. You'll find yourself at time feeling you're always the one compromising, but remember it's WE now!

    A Democrat married 21yrs...

    Good Luck to you I'll pray for you!

    May 11, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  24. Jane

    Well, I am happy for the Bush's daughter, and I have no doubt it was a lovely wedding. And given the sadness of so many families of our soldiers will never see their own son or daughter married, it was entirely appropriate to make it a small affair.

    May 11, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  25. Over the Hill(ary)

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find it creepy that she chose "You are so beautiful" as the song to dance with her Dad?

    May 11, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
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