Barbara Pierce Bush Holds Second Wedding After Being Secretly Married For 6 Months

Barbara Pierce Bush Holds Second Wedding After Being Secretly Married For 6 Months
Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, at the 2013 Starkey Hearing Foundation's 'So the World May Hear' Awards Gala, St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 28, 2013. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, had a second wedding over the weekend.

The 37-year-old and her husband, Craig Coyne, also 37, got married again in Crawford, Texas, where her parents own a ranch, according to reports.

The pair first tied the knot back in October last year in a secret ceremony in Maine. Jenna Bush, Barbara’s sister, previously revealed to the “Today” show about the secret wedding.

“They wanted to get married here because my grandfather is here,” Jenna Bush Hager said at the time, referring to the late former President George H.W. Bush. She added, “It was a very secret wedding, a little bit like my elusive sister. But also, just family in a place that means family love, and it was beautiful.”

Meanwhile, more than 100 guests attended the second wedding, according to Page Six. Guests included Megan Ferguson, fashion executive Alyssa Zachary, designer Prabal Gurung, T Magazine editor Isabel Wilkinson, and others, according to the report.

The couple met after being set up by friends and since then have “been very discreet during their brief romance, having never even been photographed together at events,” according to the report. Coyne, screenwriter, and actor, appeared in “Jarhead” in 2005 and in other films.

Barbara Bush previously revealed to People magazine that her grandmother’s death really shocked her, according to Today. At the time she was still dating Coyne and hadn’t introduced him to either of her grandparents. That’s when she decided to get married in a secret ceremony so her grandfather could attend.

“We just thought, let’s try to do (the wedding) soon—a small wedding with just our family and my grandfather, here,” she said.

According to Today, George H.W. Bush sat in the front row of the ceremony as “Barbara was walked down the aisle escorted by her father, former President George W. Bush.” Her aunt, Dorothy Bush Koch, officiated the ceremony where the two first exchanged their vows.

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Despite her grandmother not being there, Barbara Bush said she was still present in spirit.

“The second that it was announced that we were husband and wife, it started to rain,” she told People magazine. “I thought, ‘That’s my grandmother. She’s with us, too,'” she said, referring to former first lady Barbara Bush, who passed away mid-2018.

She also told the magazine that the wedding was perfect.

“It was wonderful. It was everything we wanted,” she told the magazine. “It was small and in a place that we have grown up and have so many incredible memories in Maine. We just wanted to make sure we could do it while my grandfather was still healthy. So we did it out on the rocks.”

A source revealed that the second wedding allowed the couple to have all their friends and family present for the special occasion.

“This time it was definitely bigger, and they had all their friends there,” a source told People magazine. “This party was a chance for them to celebrate with all their friends and family as well.”

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