On Sunday, Lauren Bush, niece of former president George W. Bush, exchanged vows with David Lauren, son of designer Ralph Lauren at the Lauren’s family private estate–a 17,000 acre ranch located just outside of Telluride, Colorado. Naturally, the bride wore a custom creation by Ralph Lauren himself. Page Six reports that Lauren strutted down the aisle in an “intricately embroidered Victorian-style gown” designed by her father-in-law; the groom wore a vintage “Lincoln era-inspired tux.” Befitting the weekend’s black-tie-meets-Western theme, guests wore cowboy boots, denim and turquoise jewelry. [Us Magazine]
Prior to the big day itself, we’re told that weddings guests (including George W. Bush, Lady Laura Bush, their daughters Barbara and Jenna, and members of the Lauren family) had plenty of fun and time enjoying a picnic, softball game and a rodeo.
The most notable detail of all, leading up the wedding, was Lauren’s name change. The debate was in full effect as to whether she would keep her name: Lauren Bush, change her name completely: Lauren Lauren, or, opt for the best of both worlds and indulge in a hyphen: Lauren Bush-Lauren. We didn’t have to wait long as Lauren’s father herself, spilled the deets, “after the wedding, Lauren will become Lauren Bush-Lauren,” Neil Bush, wrote on Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter.
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