Barbara Bush Marries in a Secret Ceremony in Maine

By Over The Moon
Photographed by Paul Morse

On Sunday, former first daughter Barbara Bush married screenwriter Craig Coyne at a secret ceremony in Kennebunkport, Maine. After a five-month engagement, the couple tied the knot in front of only their immediate family, which included former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, the bride’s twin sister Jenna Bush Hager, and her mother, Laura Bush.

The couple, who met on a blind date last November, have been together since New Year’s Eve of 2017, even though much of their relationship has been long-distance since Barbara is based in New York, and Craig in Los Angeles. (He has recently relocated to Manhattan.) This summer, Craig proposed to Barbara at the exact same spot where her grandparents, George H.W. and Barbara, who passed away earlier this year, had gotten engaged 75 years prior.



Her sister Jenna shared a few photos from the special weekend on Instagram. “My heart exploded last night as I watched my dearest sissy get married in Maine,” she wrote in one of her posts. “It was just like her: private (only family!) and full of love (and yes lots of tears!)”



As for her dress, the bride wore a custom Vera Wang ivory silk slip dress with a cowl neckline that was reminiscent of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s iconic Narciso Rodriguez wedding dress. She also accessorized her look with a a bracelet that once belonged to her grandmother, Barbara. “It’s really sweet,” she told People magazine. “The ‘something borrowed’ that I’m wearing is this bracelet that my grandfather gave to my grandmother on their 70th anniversary.”

Congratulations to the newlyweds!