Former first daughter Barbara Bush choose not to invite her uncle, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, to her wedding on Oct. 7.
According to former first lady Laura Bush, her daughter didn’t invite her uncle, just because of size considerations of the small scale wedding between her daughter and actor Craig Coyne.
“Well, I think Barbara just kept it a secret, plus so few people were invited,” the former FLOTUS told journalist Cokie Roberts according to the New York Post.
“It was just our family and Craig’s family. And we didn’t invite Jeb, or Neil, or any of those Bushes.”
Jeb Bush, who was a former presidential candidate, ran against President Donald Trump, who famously called him “low energy Jeb” during their competition for the Republican endorsement.
While former President George W. Bush’s brother didn’t make the cut for the nuptials, Dorothy Bush Koch did make the cut – as she served as the couple’s officiant.
The 36-year-old Barbara Bush decided to hold the small event at the home of former President George H.W. Bush so that he would be able to attend.
“And so we had a wedding outside, looking at the ocean. And then we went in and had dinner at the dining room table, there were 20 of us at the dining room table,” Laura Bush said according to the New York Post. “So it was just perfect. It was Barbara and Craig, her new husband – who we like a lot. And his family and our family.”
Barbara Bush’s twin sister Jenna Bush Hagar’s daughter Mila was the flower girl, and the along with the groom’s niece Emma.
The former first lady also told reporters that Poppy, Jenna’s 3-year-old daughter was the ring bearer and seemed to have enjoyed her part.
She “was very proud of being a ring bearer. Of course, the box was empty because they knew that she couldn’t have the ring so Craig had it in his pocket,” Laura Bush described.
“So during the entire ceremony she walked around with the ring box,” Laura Bush said.