Get a Sneak Peek at Jenna Bush's Bridal Party Style

04/23/2008 at 02:30 PM ET

Courtesy Lela Rose; Diane Bondareff/AP

Jenna Bush’s May 10th wedding date may be fast approaching, but there’s one detail she no longer needs to worry about: her bridesmaids’ dresses. The First Daughter looked to designer — and fellow Texan — Lela Rose to create the custom styles for her nuptials, USA Today reports. And from the look of the designer’s sketches, Jenna’s 14 attendants will walk the aisle in style, dressed in muted hues inspired by native Texas wildflowers. The above-the-knee gowns come in a variety of cuts, including boat neck, spaghetti-strap, and halter. “With a group that big,” explains the designer, one “should not be limited to one style.” The dresses also incorporate an unexpected detail: hidden pockets. “All (the Bush dresses) have them,” Rose says. “It’s another way of having a casual, sportswear feel but still geared to a fancier setting. And it’s a place to put your lip gloss or rest your hands.” Click here for more on Jenna’s gowns — and a few of Lela Rose’s bridal tips and trends.

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~e~ on

Such a cute Idea…Oh and to those who think everyone does things big in Texas is waaay off… Thats a bit steryotypical on your part…

AmandaA on

The dresses are very pretty. And she can have as many attendents as she wants, it is free country and people do that all of the time. The Bush family has alot of money in the family and obviously are not spending tax dollars on this. The wedding is not even taking place in the white house. you haters are just jealous.

Jenna on

I like the dresses, they are so beautiful!
~little Jenna, age 4 1/2

essielisa on

Beautiful….just like her!

susan on

The war and gas prices has nothing to do with President’s daughter’s wedding. This is her special day and people choose what they want for there own weddings. The dresses are beautiful and I’m sure it will be a beautiful wedding.

hstntx on

Regarding the number of attendants: here in Texas, 14 is not unusual at all, no matter what.

mimi on

Just because she has that many attendants doesn’t mean a thing. The wedding is at the ranch in Texas-they are rich. I have heard from all over the media-that the question is ‘why not a White House Wedding?’ If it was there you haters would definently be saying that the government is picking up the bill. Just leave her alone and let her have her day. Of course she thinks about the people fighting for her freedom as well as ours. Just because she is the President’s daughter doesn’t mean she should not get married during a war. Remember she did not send them there- her dad the President did-whatever his reasons.

Beuatiful dresses and I hope your wedding is everything you dreamed of and more!

bianca on

i think the dresses are cute. you go jenna, it is you day enjoy it. to all the haters if she wants to have 50 bridesmaids it is her choice. i have had friends who have had 10-12 bridemaid, there is nothing wrong with that.

maybe you hate her and her family because you didn’t get an invitation to the wedding. as for all of you people who say things about having this wedding with our troops at war. i have a question; have you stopped living, going to parties, going to wedding, etc. bacause of the war? i think my answer is no.

Mimi on

All the people who are saying that 14 bridesmaids is too much and that you hope taxpayer money isn’t paying for the lavish wedding, well you are just jealous! People who complain about others are usually jealous of them.

I think Jenna’s wedding will be beautiful! Cute dresses!

Connie Dean on

When I read some of these comments my thought is why can’t some of these people get a life and quit being so negative. If the girl wants 14 attendants at her wedding more power to her. I think it is a lovely idea for anyone that wants to do it. It is a shame people worry about someone elses wedding and if they would find something to concentrate on that is worth while and beautiful then their life wouldn’t be so negative. People get a life and quit worrying about her wedding your not paying for it. Sincerely, C. Dean

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