Barbara Bush ties the knot in Maine

It's not everyday that two former American presidents attend a wedding, but that was the case on October 7, as Barbara Bush, 36, married screenwriter Craig Coyne, 37, in a private ceremony on the family's estate in Kennebunkport, Maine. It was just like her: "private (only family!) and full of love (and yes lots of tears!)", she wrote. "And we're thrilled to welcome Craig Coyne to our family".

In another photo, Bush Hager held onto her sister in a loving embrace. Sadly, Barbara's grandmother (and her namesake) former First Lady Barbara Bush died at the age of 92 in April, but she was still present at the ceremony.

The 41st president was watching nearby, as was the mother of the bride, former First Lady Laura Bush and Barbara's twin sister and maid of honor, Jenna.

In an Instagram post, the father of the bride said: "Barbara is named for a unique and strong woman - and rightly so, because she is unique and strong". "I'm so proud to be this beauties sister", Hager captioned a photo of herself and her sister.

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

"My heart exploded last night as I watched my dearest sissy get married in Maine".

"It's really sweet. The "something borrowed" that I'm wearing is this bracelet that my grandfather gave to my grandmother on their 70th anniversary", Bush told People.

The couple had started dating after being set up on a blind date by friends in November. Coyne proposed at the same spot where George H.W. got engaged to Barbara.

"We've been excited to do such a small wedding with just our family", Barbara Bush told People.

The newlyweds will live in New York City, according to the Bush family statement.

  • Kyle Peterson