"One night a year ago this month, Lauren Bush didn’t think it the least bit odd when David Lauren suggested they meet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to look at some new pictures before attending a holiday dinner nearby. Because they met at the Costume Institute gala in 2004 and have celebrated that anniversary by attending every Met gala since, the museum is one of the couple’s favorite sentimental places. When Lauren arrived at the place where they had agreed to meet, no one was there except David. The artwork he wanted her to see was not the museum’s latest Old Masters acquisition but photographs of the couple that spanned their seven happy years together, blown up and displayed around the room. “I created our own exhibition of our life together,” David says. “And I got down on my knee and proposed. Then we went outside and took a carriage ride with a clarinetist and a saxophonist following us.”
Ever the traditionalists: Lauren and David pose for their formal wedding portrait, taken by famed fashion photographer Norman Jean Roy
Lauren, 27, and David, 39, were married over the Labor Day weekend last year at his family's 17,000-acre Double RL ranch in Ridgway, Colorado, before some 200 guests - intimate by fashion-industry standards.
David described the event like "a beautiful movie...like you were riding across the Old West and you stopped in at a wedding.”
Lauren arriving to the ceremony
With the Rockies and rolling cattle fields, decorating wasn’t a big concern. “You could put out paper plates and confetti, and it would be gorgeous,” Lauren is quoted in their interview with US Vogue, smiling, “but we didn’t quite do that.”
I just adore her whole look - simply stunning!
I love the quirky touches of the bridal party too, they all wore cowboy boots and Lauren wore blue socks in keeping with tradition to have something of the colour as a token of goodluck.
To have your dress designed by your new father-in-law who is one of America's leading fashion designers.....a dream come true I would say :)
Ralph and his team worked on both his daughter and daughter-in-law's dresses, though he took the time to consult with his former protege Vera Wang when approaching the dress for his Daughter Dylan's big day.
Both dresses were spectacularly unique and fit with the varied setttings of each ceremony. Most importantly, both were not overwhelmed by the dresses, allowing them to wear the dresses and not have the dresses wear them.
Lauren met Ralph just 2 months before the wedding - for the first time in the designer's studio.
"I walked in, and there were these beautiful illustrations of the look's we'd discussed with my face on them" ....pinch yourself moment! "It was like a dream come true."
The legend himself..
The nearly 200-year-old barn where the reception was held was decorated with flowers that were “all white, creams, and blues, and really fragrant,” Lauren says. “Wild roses, lily of the valley, Queen Anne’s lace, and delicate gardenias.” (Her original vision of using wildflowers fell by the wayside after she realized they perish too quickly after picking.)
Guests of honour: Former President George Bush and his wife Laura
Hope you enjoyed reading about their amazing day or just loved the visual of her stunning gown and headpiece that I am in la-la-LOVE with!
You can read more about the wedding on Vogues website.
Stumbled upon this wedding via Amour Amour - thank you :)
Love and sunshine,