Barbara Bush gives special nod to her grandparents' incredible love story at her secret Kennebunkport wedding.
Yesterday, Barbara Pierce Bush and her fiancé, screenwriter Craig Coyne, said their "I dos" in a private ceremony on the family's cherished Kennebunkport, Maine compound on Walker's Point. In photos, you may have caught a glimpse of the gorgeous gold bangle Barbara wore, and it turns out, there's a heartwarming backstory to the piece of jewelry.
“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,” Barbara told PEOPLE. Barbara, of course, was named after her grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush, who died in the spring of 2018. For Barbara's “something blue," the bride donned a pair of earrings from her twin sister Jenna.
The 20-person wedding was an intimate family affair, though perhaps not unexpected for the notoriously private Bush twin. Proud papa, George W. Bush took to instagram this morning to share some words marking the nuptials. "Barbara is named for a unique and strong woman — and rightly so, because she is unique and strong. @laurawbush and I are so proud of our compassionate, daring, fierce, kind, intelligent, loving daughter. And we’re thrilled to welcome Craig Coyne to our family," he wrote, captioning a photo of father-and-daughter walking down the aisle.
We're sending our best to the newlyweds! (And here's to hoping we get to learn more of the touching details of their special day in Maine.)