Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of President George W Bush and granddaughter of President George HW Bush, got married to her fiance Craig Coyne in an intimate, private ceremony at her family home in Maine on Saturday. Her father walked her down the aisle, her aunt officiated, and her twin sister Jenna stood as her Matron of Honor. She wore a bracelet of her grandmother, Barbara Bush, to honor the matriarch of the Bush family who passed away in early 2018.


The ceremony at the Bush family compound was a private affair, with only twenty people in attendance, but thanks to a People exclusive, we can take in an inside look. Barbara and Craig met on a blind date in late 2017 and were only engaged for five weeks before tying the note. Craig proposed at the family compound in Maine, in the exact same spot that George HW Bush proposed to his Barbara. George and Barbara were married for 73 years, so that’s a good luck charm if I’ve ever heard one.

Jenna’s daughters and Craig’s niece served as flower girls and ring bearer. Both the bride and the groom’s mothers did readings during the ceremony.


Barbara Bush’s professional life has been devoted to public health. She founded the Global Health Corps which helps connect young professionals to areas of need to fight health inequality around the world. She’s also a bestselling author with her sister Jenna. Their book, Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life, is now out in paperback.

Bush’s husband, Craig Coyne, is an actor and screenwriter who you might recognize.He appeared in JarHead, Lonelygirl15, and Ask Play. Coyne was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Vanderbilt University. He and Barbara are planning to live in New York City.

We all love a good wedding and it is so heartwarming to see Barbara so happy and at peace. We wish the happy couple all the best! In case you wanted to tear up a little more, here’s a picture posted by George HW Bush’s service dog, Sully.

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member