First daughter Jenna Bush is getting married on Saturday at the family’s ranch in Crawford, Texas. Jenna has been all over the press lately, including Larry King’s CNN studio with her mom, Laura, promoting her children’s book that promotes reading, “Read All About It.”
This weekend, the attention on Jenna will solely be her as bride. As her father, President Bush, walks her down the aisle, Jenna is joining a tradition of First Daughter weddings dating back through American history. She’s marrying Republican activist Henry Hager in an outdoor wedding with expected guests near two-hundred.Â Â
Although this First Daughter’s nuptials will be much smaller and further away from Washington, D.C. than most have been.
Many have been in the White House itself and lavish beyond belief. Jenna is going with the more sedate country girl wedding that will still have its share of glamour. She in no way is like Lynda Byrd Johnson married a then-unknown Captain in the Marines, Chuck Robb. Robb went on to become Governor of Virginia and also serve as its Senator.
Reflecting Jenna’s low-key personality and style, the bride insisted on a down-home, and laid back wedding in her home state. Maid of Honor, her sister,Â Barbara Bush welcomed the idea as her twin shares her penchant for shying the spotlight.
Stay tuned to The Wire as we get the details on the first Presidential wedding in over 40 years.