Jeb Bush wasnt invited to Barbaras surprise wedding

Jeb Bush wasn\t invited to Barbara\s surprise wedding

How George W. Bush Almost Spoiled His Daughter Barbaras Proposal

The daughter to George and Laura Bush got hitched in a secret, private ceremony in Maine. Heres a look at some of the special moments with the happy couple.

Jeb Bush wasn’t invited to niece Barbara Bush’s surprise weekend wedding, it was revealed Wednesday.

Former first lady Laura Bush said the former Florida governor and failed presidential candidate didn’t make the cut for the small-scale, and short notice, Oct. 7 nuptials — in which her eldest daughter with former President George W. Bush married actor Craig Coyne.

H.W. is in good health and “totally with it,” Barbara said, but “he is, of course, 94 years old and misses my grandmother … We just thought, lets try to do it soon. We knew we wanted to be married, wed already made that decision, so we didnt need months of an engagement.”

“Well, I think Barbara just kept it a secret, plus so few people were invited,” the former FLOTUS told journalist Cokie Roberts, who interviewed her on stage at an event in Washington, DC.

“It was just our family and Craig’s family. And we didn’t invite Jeb, or Neil, or any of those Bushes.”

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President George W. Bush’s sister, Dorothy Bush Koch, did make the cut – as she served as the couple’s officiant.

The 36-year-old bride chose the family home so her 94-year-old grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush, could be there.

Months later, when the younger Barbara, 36, would begin thinking about wedding plans, she had that lesson in mind.

“And so we had a wedding outside, looking at the ocean. And then we went in and had dinner at the dining room table, there were 20 of us at the dining room table,” Laura Bush said. “So it was just perfect. It was Barbara and Craig, her new husband – who we like a lot. And his family and our family.”

Twin sister Jenna Bush Hager’s older daughter Mila was a flower girl, as was Coyne’s niece Emma.

Laura Bush also revealed that Poppy, Jenna Bush Hager’s 3-year-old daughter, played the part of ring bearer.

She “was very proud of being a ring bearer. Of course, the box was empty because they knew that she couldn’t have the ring so Craig had it in his pocket,” Laura Bush described.

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