The Story behind Barbara Bush’s Simple Wedding Gown Designed by Vera Wang

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Barbara Bush sped up her wedding as a priority to family and still did not neglect style. After her grandmother and namesake suddenly passed away in April, Barbara thought to speed up the wedding to make sure her grandfather, the former president of the United States of America, George H.W. Bush could attend the wedding.

This also meant designing the wedding gown within a particularly limited time frame–which is definitely not reflected in the end result, which is gorgeous, simple and perfectly fitted. Barbara Bush revealed, ‘We just thought, let’s try to do (the wedding) soon – a small wedding with just our family and my grandfather there,” when she was talking about the small wedding that took place in Maine on Sunday, October 7th, 2018.

The queen of wedding dresses, Vera Wang was brought in as her wedding to Craig Louis Coyne, a screenwriter. Vera Wang told Vogue ‘the dress design process was not long, as the wedding plans happened rather quickly,’ she said further ‘the main thing she definitely wished to achieve was a certain modernity with an ethereal, delicate feel. At heart, she is a minimalist.’

Wang added ‘It was totally her idea to wear a sheer Italian silk cape that echoed the floor-length veil for a truly diaphanous effect. The bride used her late grandmother’s bracelet that was given to her by her grandfather on their 70th wedding anniversary as her ‘something borrowed’. The bride’s twin sister, Today anchor Jenna Bush Hager gave her a pair of Larkspur and Hawk earrings as a gift which she used as ‘something blue’.

Former First Lady of The USA, Barbara Bush would have been proud to see her granddaughter’s elegant look and charming smile on the day.

The wedding dress was not the only dress the bride wore the wedding week. On Saturday evening at the rehearsal, she wore a rosebud print Brock Collection design for the family photo according to People magazine. She wore a Carolina Herrera gown with lilac stripes and floral appliques at the bodice for the wedding day luncheon.

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