Lauren Bush became Lauren Bush-Lauren on Sunday, when she wed 39-year-old David Lauren, the son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren, in a western-style ceremony at a ranch in Colorado.
The 27-year-old model, who is the niece of former President George W. Bush and granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush, reportedly donned an “intricately embroidered Victorian-style gown” crafted by new father-in-law, Ralph Lauren. According to the New York Post, one of the wedding attendees declared it “one of Ralph’s most iconic designs.” While Bush-Lauren roamed around in her pretty princess dress, guests opted for a rugged western look, sporting cowboy boots, black ties, turquoise jewelry, and denim. The wedding itself reportedly began with the bride riding in on a horse-drawn carriage as guests gazed up from carved wooden benches. According to the Post, Bush-Lauren strolled down the aisle with both parents rather than solely her dad.
The Post also reports that George W. Bush, his wife Laura, and his daughters Jenna and Barbara attended the ceremony. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was also in attendance. As ABC News reported last week, former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush could not go to the wedding because the high altitude could cause health problems for the elderly couple. Bush is 87 years old and Barbara is 86. (MORE: George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara won’t attend granddaughter Lauren’s wedding)
A source told the Post that George H.W. Bush and Barbara sent their love and good wishes through a video message, which was played at the Saturday evening rehearsal dinner. In the video, the former first couple said they were sad they couldn’t witness the nuptials but that they were happy their granddaughter was getting hitched to Lauren, according to the Post.
Us Weekly reported Monday that the weekend affair had plenty of fun outdoors activities, including a picnic, rodeo, and softball game. The ranch itself is complete with a saloon, teepees, and cabins.