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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Jane on

Jenna’s wedding has NOTHING to do with being at war or gas prices. The fact that she’s having an outdoor wedding at the family ranch shows her down to earth attitude. If she were having a big white house wedding, it would seem extravagant. President Lyndon Johnston’s daughter had a lavish white house wedding during the Vietnam War, and then got divorced. Why don’t you ponder that!

Krista Berggren on

It’s SO nice to see that at least someone is benefiting from Daddy Bush being in office. After everything her father has done to the working people of this country, I’d hate to have to see her with only 5 or 10 atttendants. God-and Daddy Bush-forbid!

Lynn on

Let’s not politicize the wedding people. She is not a politician, the gov’t is not paying for the wedding and don’t Catholic weddings historically have a large number of bridesmaids? Stop criticizing just because it isn’t something you have. The price of gas in this country has absolutely nothing to do with Jenna Bush’s wedding so let it go and just be happy for the girl.

Sandra on

I’m from TX, and only had 5 bridesmaids, so quite the TX bashing.
Also, her father is the idiot- she shouldn’t have to cut out everything because of his choices. Imagine what it must be like to have him as a dad. Give her a break.
And knowing that they are from a very wealthy, social family, I would say a wedding at their ranch is toning it down quite a bit.
Beautiful dresses . . .

barry on

Jms – please elaborate on how jenna bush having 14 bridesmaids affects gas prices. I think the dresses are gorgeous and if she wants to have 100 bridesmaids, good for her.

Susan on

Get over yourselves. The family and extended family has been in business and politics for decades and it is a large group to invite. 14 attendants. My SIL had 8 for her wedding in ’86. No taxpayers are not paying for it. Some people just are incapable of getting off their high horses in order and have to be ugly about anything the Bush family does. Let’s agree that none of them will ever do anything that will please you and you can go away.

The colors look amazing and it’s wonderful that they have a good chance to be worn again. I’ve seen bridesmaid dresses once that could be worn again. Can’t wait to see pics of it.

pbw on

You people do realize that the attendants usually pay for their outfits.. so what exactly is the deal about the cost of dresses? It is a wedding, has absolutely nothing to do with the state of our country. It is a girl, marrying a guy. She just happens to have famous parents. Big deal..

Hannah Miley on

I agree with jms! Don’t you people see what’s going on here? The Bush’s are throwing their daughter a wedding just to get it publicized, when there are more important things to worry about, like a war that Bush started. And you’re still filling up your gas tanks and nothing is being done or said. Geez!

Taylor on

I give it 6 months!!

Jennifer on

I wonder how many people on here are just bitter about their own lives and need to bash this poor girl to make them feel more important about themselves. This is her wedding day a day she will remember for the rest of her life, she didn’t ask to be the daughter of the president. I’m sure she just wants what we all want growing up a Beautiful Wedding. Get lives people, stop putting this poor girl down.

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