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. Bubba

    Congratulations, Jenna! May love and happiness be yours all your life.

    May 11, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  2. Kelvin

    It amazing me that the small town businesses did not benefit from this wedding, Hell should've just had it at the White House. Oh well God Bless Kids hope you have a wonderful future together. Best Wishes.

    Obama 08'

    May 11, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  3. kantor

    t's just been reported that Hillary Clinton has been having an affair for the last 8 years..The clinton campaign is just now starting to put the spin on this story, but it just won't die. expect to hear about this on every news cycle by the end of the week…

    mccain 08

    May 11, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  4. Mike

    No Matter what one thinks of President Bush, one should always wish "Warm Sentiments" to a newly married couple.

    This is "his daughters day, " don't rain on HER parade as a result of your feelings for President Bush.

    This is HER moment.

    Congratulations Jenna!

    May 11, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  5. Jeanne

    Who cares. I'd be happier if Bush/Cheney were both impeached.

    May 11, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  6. Mia and Mike

    Come on you guys, so be so mean. Jenna had nothing to do with the way her father ran this country. She's just starting her new life and seems to have a pretty good head on her shoulders. At least say Congrats!

    Democrats '08!

    May 11, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  7. Obama 08

    Congrats Jenna!
    But what about your father`s war in Iraq? Thousand of young men and women will never go to an altar because of your father.
    I do not stop to think about it when I am looking on your wedding photos.

    May 11, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  8. Tejano in Arizona

    Main Stream Amerca is who cares for the George Bush"s of this world.
    God Bless him and his family. Because of President Bush, no terrorists have bombed our country since September 11, 2001.

    Congratulations on this great day for you and your family. My heart goes out to you and your family. Happy Mothers Day.

    May 11, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  9. Roderick


    May 11, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  10. Karen P

    My congratulations to Jenna. Real life might be kinder once George is back in Texas. Bush will probably secretly vote for Obama.

    This is nice story for a local paper, but is this really a world news event?

    How about investigating McCain's connection to Myanmar (Burma) militia?

    May 11, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  11. a little sad

    I wish her and her husband health and happiness.

    To do less would be small, no matter what I think of her father.

    May 11, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  12. Say Cheese

    As always, it appears as though Bush is looking in a different direction than everyone else...

    May 11, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  13. Obama is the one!

    Congrats to Jenna and her new hubby.

    May 11, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  14. steve from NY

    C'mon CNN. We can go to People magazine if we were interested in this stuff.

    May 11, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  15. Jeff

    Who cares? Let Bush give some of his money to the poor and the people whom he has bombed to davaste.

    May 11, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  16. Rajesh

    With thousands of our uniformed men and women dead in Iraq, with thousands of Iraqi children wounded and orphaned, yeah, this country needs this wedding to heal the world.

    Sick to my stomach....

    May 11, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  17. Trina

    Awwww ... too cute!

    May 11, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  18. JohnLee

    More evil people will be born into the world now. I'm sure the "political contributors" were invited to the wedding.

    May 11, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |


    May 11, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  20. eleano

    why nobody is asking jenna father about the thousands of weddings postponed or never materialized becouse of Iraq please Im getting allergic to everithing is bush so as millions of Americans stop talking about them

    May 11, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  21. FactCheck

    Hope y'all are enjoying the cake and wine... don't worry too much about the 4000+ men and women who were sent to die by your Daddy. As long as you are having a grand time, I guess that doesn't matter, right?

    May 11, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |

    This is a special time for this couple that has nothing to do with our economy so please let them have a moment of happiness on their day, even president Bush should be able to enjoy this time without mean spirited people saying things to take away from his joy, you can get back to him next week how bout that? Let the man have at least a weekend of joy!

    Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Bush on your daughter's wedding!!

    May 11, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  23. Cathy

    Jenna good luck i wish much happiness.

    May 11, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  24. Montana is Obama Country

    No Fly Zone... interesting...........wonder what that cost us...???

    Also... I hope they remembered to say a little prayer for all 4000 + soldiers who gave their life/ Some who will never have a chance to get married or build a family.. other who are married who will never see their families again or children grow up and get married...

    While Bush lives his life guilt free.......

    Ask about little Gabe Allen an American Citizen and child of 6 years of age who President Bush could have rescued from being sent to Yemen... Yes.. YEMEN.. Bush could have stopped his father from taking him out of the country but did NOTHING...

    Gabe is never to see his mother again.. (happy mothers day to Jen)
    and Gabe is to never see his sister Hannah or his grandmother whole loved him more than all the world..

    They tried to convince our government not to let Gabe be taken out of the country..
    But Bush didn't listen..
    Now we all just pray Gabe is still alive.. Please pray for Gabe Allen lost in Yemen.. a terrorist country..

    RIP........ our fallen soldiers.

    May 11, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  25. kelly WI

    What a lovely young woman and family.
    Lauras, graciousness will be missed in the white house.
    I'm sure Cindy will be just as lovely.

    We don't need a mean ugly radical as First lady.

    May 11, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
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