Barbara Bush Wore Her Late Grandmother's Bracelet During Wedding Ceremony

Frederick Owens
October 8, 2018

Barbara, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, married Craig Louis Coyne, a screenwriter and Georgia native on Sunday in Kennebunkport, Maine, according to a statement released Monday.

The wedding ceremony was a true family affair, with the bride's aunt Dorothy Bush Koch officiating.

The 36-year-old married 37-year-old screenwriter Craig Coyne.

Barbara Bush and Craig Coyne at their wedding in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Henry Hager, Jenna Bush, Laura Bush, Margaret Hager, George W. Bush, Barbara Bush, Craig Coyne, Barbara Bush and Poppy Louise Hager at Barbara and Craig's wedding on October 7.

Family attendees included the twins' mom, Laura Bush, and dad, former President George W. Bush.

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Barbara Bush is a married woman.

Jenna told her "Today" co-hosts that she's still emotional following the special family weekend.

Barbara's twin sister, Jenna, served as matron of honor. @laurawbush and I are so proud of our compassionate, daring, fierce, kind, intelligent, loving daughter.

The bride met her new husband in November after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend, People reported.

According to the Internet Movie Database, Coyne has also dabbled in acting, appearing in a number of small films going back to 2005.

The pair met on a blind date in November, and got engaged in August, setting up what People calls "a whirlwind, five-week engagement" in which Coyne moved from California to NY. Coyne, who began dating his now-wife following a blind date in November, dropped to one knee in the same spot where Barbara's grandparents got engaged in in August 1943, nearly exactly 75 years earlier.

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