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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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noni on

with so many young americans whose lives are in jeopardy by her father’s arrogant mistake in going to war, here she is enjoying the freedom that these young men and women have given their lives. i just wonder does she ever think about these people even just a little bit.

Wendy on

After going through the wedding planning with many friends, it may also be reflective of the fact she has a large circle of friends and would struggle to single some out for a more “acceptable” number.

Maybe it is a Texas thing, but her wedding is going to be large with just the families alone. Some rules of etiquette would say you have a bridesmaid for every 25 to 50 guests. It’s possible that for her, her 14 is the magic number.

Dianne Jones on

Any of this coming out of taxpayers pockets??

Claudia on

I absolutely love this idea! The way the colors blend into each other and shy away from typical wedding colors and styles is genius! Congrats Jenna!

Maria on

They have family wealth, unlike the Clinton’s, who use our money (tax money) to get rich…while telling you that you need to be taxed more…

Amy on

Erin, you’re a moron. The Bush’s have plenty of money to pay for Jenna’s wedding.

TB on

The designs and colors are Absolutely Beautiful. Wish I thought of that idea! But geez haters, it’s Jenna’s day and she can do whatever she wants to do.

Lulu on

I agree! Way Way too many attendants. But the color scheme is beautifull

Jennifer on

I hope us taxpayers are not paying for part of this lavish wedding, and that they are paying for the whole thing!!!

Dawn on

let’s all be happy for Jenna and her wedding – if her family can afford the 14 beautiful bridesmaids that is wonderful – you know it’s not really coming out of the tax$$ or some excessive wage we pay our presidents (http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/weekly/aa011600b.htm).
congrats Jenna! best wishes :)

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