U.S. President GEORGE W. BUSH’s daughter JENNA has married her longtime
boyfriend HENRY HAGER.
The pair exchanged vows at sundown on Saturday (10May08) in a private
ceremony held at President Bush’s secluded Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford,
The couple – who announced their engagement last August (07) – wed in front
of 200 guests at the ranch, including family, friends and White House staff.
Led down the aisle by her father George W. Bush, Jenna wore an Oscar de le
Renta wedding gown, and was followed by her twin sister Barbara, who acted as
the bride’s maid of honor.
In his weekly U.S. radio broadcast on the morning of the wedding day,
President Bush told of his joy for his daughter’s marriage plans and looked
forward to walking her down the aisle.
He stated, “This is a joyous occasion for our family, as we celebrate the
happy life ahead of (Jenna) and her husband, Henry.
“It’s also a special time for Laura (his wife), who this Mother’s Day weekend
will watch a young woman we raised together walk down the aisle.”
Hager, whose father is a prominent Virginian Republican, also celebrated
another milestone over his wedding weekend – he turned 30 on Friday (09May08).
Jenna became the first sitting president’s child in 16 years to marry – the
last being her aunt Dorothy Koch, daughter of her grandfather President George.
H. W. Bush, who was married at Camp David in 1992.
The newlyweds will be based in Baltimore, Maryland, where Hager will begin
work for an energy company after completing his business degree. Jenna, 25,
will continue with her career as a teacher, reports People.com.