No White House Nups for Jenna

Bushes' Texas ranch to stage May 10 wedding to Henry Hager
By Emily Thompson,  Newser User
Posted Jan 17, 2008 3:02 PM CST
This May 2006 photo released by The White House shows President and Mrs. George W. Bush's daughter Jenna Bush with fiancé Henry Hager. (AP Photo/The White House, Kimberlee Hewitt)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – It turns out May 10 isn't a nice day for a White House wedding: Jenna Bush and fiancé Henry Hager will marry that day in Crawford, Texas, at the family's 1,600-acre ranch, quashing speculation the ceremony would be an in-the-spotlight DC affair. "It's going to be a small wedding," a source told People, who added that bridesmaids have already been selected.

Following the couple's August engagement, Laura Bush expressed excitement over the idea of a White House event, but noted, "of course we want to do what Jenna wants to do." Hubby-to-be Hager took the traditional route, asking the president and first lady for their daughter's hand in marriage more than a month before he popped the question.