May 11th, 2008
04:52 PM ET
13 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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    Congratulations on your special day and to your family as well. You all look really nice.

    May 11, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  2. john oluwa

    the only thing that gives the bush adminstration some credibility iz laura and the her girls

    May 11, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  3. Don from Canada


    May 11, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  4. NW Washington

    It seems only fitting to join in on the toasts.

    May you never have to suffer the pain and loss of a son or daughter in a worthless war for oil and profit.

    May you never have to endure the sadness and turmoil of seeing your children come home from war, mentally and physically scared for the rest of their lives because of lie.

    My thoughts are with 4075 American mothers who have lost their sons and daughters and those added mothers that will be going through this hell next year.

    May 11, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  5. MD

    Great. While Americans Bush has sent into war are getting killed, he celeberates his daughter's wedding. How cold is that? This act alone should cost McCain the presidency. Bush and McCain are cut from the same filthy cloth.

    May 11, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  6. PCS / North Carolina

    Congrats Jenna and Henry. They have nothing to do with the Politics, and seems like a nice couple.

    May 11, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  7. Gemmeg

    Bush and his family look great. How many iraqis and americans would have dream to celebrate with the lovely one but instead have died because of you.
    Outside you look great but inside many lost life are preparing your hell.

    May 11, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  8. TJ Williams

    Big Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs Hager. Although I'm a Barack Obama fan...I trully wish Jenna and her new husband all the happiness and good health the universe has to offer.

    Well Done!

    May 11, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  9. Richard

    I think people look at this wedding and say geez isnt it ncie how the president gets to have a "spectacular" wedding for his little girl while there are parents of fallen soldiers both men and women who will never have that experience.

    Please just go away Mr Bush.

    May 11, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  10. Elizabeth, NC

    I love attending or watching weddings no matter who the bride and groom are. But this wedding brings a very special meaning to me. The smartest of the Bush family knows when to drop that God forsaken name. Is she not the same daughter who is undecided about McCain? Go figure.

    May 11, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  11. Katina From Connecticut

    Who cares!

    Some spoiled girl got a nice wedding and now needs the attention of the media

    I thought our economy was top issue,... I guess not!

    This is a joke!

    May 11, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  12. mike

    This reminds me that the man is human. But just barely!

    May 11, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |


    May 11, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  14. John Starnes Tampa Florida

    Nice photo. But what of the 4,000 American families who will never see their beloved daughters and sons again due to his choice to use fear and deceipt to lead America into a needless war? What about the weddings that will never happen? What about the millions of Iraqi mothers sobbing today as he beams for the camera on a SIXTEEN HUNDRED acre ranch? Is there a soul at all behind that smile of his?

    May 11, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  15. Mandy, Califonria

    Congratulations to Jenna Bush! Best wishes for a happy life!

    May 11, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  16. Common Sense

    Wonder if Barbara will take civics lesson while she's home and vote her conscience and vote Democrat? She seems to have more sense than the rest of them.

    May 11, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  17. Ray jay

    Congrats from a father that had this 2000 with his only daughter. It is a special day and it dont matter what we think of the Pres. it is a big deal for the bride and the old man

    May 11, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  18. deborah jeane p, Boston

    what a shameless family.

    May 11, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  19. Tammy

    Jenna congrats..make sure you vote Obama 08

    May 11, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  20. Dave

    Wow. W doesn't even know which camera to look into. Can he do anything right?

    May 11, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  21. Audrey

    I am sure some Iraqi fathers and mothers would love to be attending the weddings of their children; I am sure a lot of American soldiers would like to be attending their own weddings; I am sure that the mothers and fathers of the American soldiers would love to be attending the weddings of their children; I'm sorry, but for all the havoc that George Bush has brought to this world – celebrating his daughter's wedding is the furthest thing from my mind that should be published. Why don't you run a story of the latest American to get killed in Iraq and show his "possible" wedding. Run a real human interest story.


    May 11, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  22. Rashida

    Congrats to Jenna Bush I wish her happiness in marriage as well as other publicly known celebrities and etc. that muddle the news!

    But seriously, who cares! Nowadays everything Bush......kinda makes me cringe! A Bush marries a highly connected republican boy too bad its too late to take a job in his administration but then again......who would!

    May 11, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |

    looks like a picture of the 1ST NEW WORLD ORDER FAMILY GET TOGETHER

    May 11, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  24. Jose

    Obama-Edwards for President first Tuesday of November this year, vote.

    May 11, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
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