Barbara Pierce Bush Had a Second Wedding Celebration at Her Family's Texas Ranch

The former first daughter had her first wedding in Maine last year

Updated 09/24/19

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In October of last year, former first daughter Barbara Bush married her partner, the screenwriter Craig Coyne, in an intimate ceremony with a small group of her family members present. The event was simple and low-key, held at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, and had been organized as an opportunity for Barbara to share a moment with her grandfather, George H. Bush, who passed away just a month later.

"They wanted to get married here because my grandfather is here," Barbara's sister Jenna Bush Hager told Today at the time. "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."

Following the family affair, People reports that Barbara and her husband recently hosted a bigger second wedding in Texas, this time for a larger group of family and friends. Reportedly there were more than 100 people on the guest list, which included actress Megan Ferguson and T Magazine editor Isabel Wilkinson. The wedding seems to have been held at the family’s 1,600-acre property known as Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford.

“Barbara and [husband] Craig did have another wedding. They wanted to make sure her grandfather got to be there so they kept their first wedding small and intimate," a source told People, adding that "this party was a chance for them to celebrate with all their friends and family as well.”

Barbara hasn't shared photos yet, but a few Instagram shots from attendees show that the event was slightly more laid-back than the first wedding. While Barbara had gone for a classic Vera Wang gown for the first ceremony, a photo with Ferguson shows she went a more casual route with a fringed white dress. Musician Taylor Pace and designer Prabal Gurung also shared some images and words for Barbara.

And in case you didn't see Bush's gorgeous Vera Wang dress from her first celebration, take a look at the classic slip style, below.

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