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Pictured: The fairytale Western wedding of Lauren Bush and fashion heir David Lauren
When political royalty weds fashion royalty, the expectations of grandeur are high.
But when Lauren Bush, niece of former President George W. Bush and granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush, married David Lauren, youngest son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren, they decided to make everything a little more down-home and country.
That's not to say that the event wasn't the epitome of fashion and luxury, as the newly-wed couple described their rustic affair to Vogue.
Ever the traditionalists: Lauren and David pose for their formal wedding portrait, taken by famed fashion photographer Norman Jean Roy
David described the event like 'a beautiful movie... like you were riding across the old west and you stopped in at a wedding'.
The couple certainly dressed the part, with Lauren, 27, wearing a long-sleeved embellished dress with tulle, lace and crystals. The look was completed with a headpiece around her forehead and a long veil.
The intricacy of the dress apparently lead to 100 craftspeople spending 3,000 hours hand-embroidering the pearls and small flower motifs.
David, 39, looks similarly old-fashioned, wearing a three piece suit complete with chain watch.
Olden times: Lauren arrived to the ceremony in an open-air horse drawn carriage, equipped with a true cowboy
He likened their Labor Day weekend wedding to 'a beautiful move...like you were riding across the old west and you stopped in at a wedding,' David told vogue.
Another traditional touch came in at the ground level, as the bride and her entire bridal party wore cowboy boots instead of formal heels. Lauren even wore blue socks on the day, in keeping with the tradition to have something of the colour as a token of good luck.
'They looked like Little House on the Prairie,' she said.
While the day may have had a low-key feel, the process leading up to it was anything but, given the fact that her new father-in-law is one of America's leading fashion designers.
Both dresses were spectacularly unique and fit with the varying settings of the ceremonies. Most importantly, both striking women were not overwhelmed by the dresses, allowing them to wear the dresses and not have the dresses wear them.
Ralph and his team worked on both dresses, though he took the time to consult with his former protégé Vera Wang when approaching the dress for Dylan's big day.
'I had to do something that was better than ever before. When you do something for your family or your daughter, I mean it's the only daughter I have - beautiful girl,' he said of Dylan's dress.
Lauren said that she and Ralph had 'casual conversations at family meals and holiday weekends' before meeting in late June- only two months before the wedding- for the first time in the designer's studio.
'I walked in [to Ralph Lauren's studio], and there were these beautiful illustrations of the looks we’d discussed with my face on them.
'It was like a dream come true. We sat together and arrived at this silhouette. It isn’t Victorian exactly. I wanted something modern as well, so there is the high-necked collar and puffed shoulders with the large open back,' she continued.
Glamour: Dylan Lauren married at the Lauren family estate in Bedford, New York and her father designed her gown that had ruffles of tulle and a nine-foot-long train
Master of ceremonies: Ralph Lauren is one of the best-known American designers and his brand banks on its classic style
The wedding itself was a combinations of traditions, with a western feel and country singer following the Jewish ceremony.
Lauren, who now goes by Lauren Bush Lauren, rode to the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage and was walked down the aisle by her father Neil Bush.
The event took place on the 17,000-acre Double RL ranch owned by David's father in Ridgway, Colorado.
Lavish: The wedding was hosted by the groom's father, Ralph Lauren, at his 17,000-acre ranch in Colorado
Guests of honour: Former President George Bush and his wife Laura, left, attended the wedding, but his parents, former President George and his wife Barbara Bush, right, were unable to go due to health concerns
Just married: Lauren Bush and David Lauren tied the knot last weekend at Ralph Lauren's ranch in Colorado
Featured: Photos of the wedding appear in the December issue of Vogue
Lauren's grandparents, former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara, we unable to attend because of the high-altitude, but the more recent President Bush was in attendance, along with wife Laura and the couple's twin girls Barbara and Jenna.
Other famous names were involved, including Ivanka Trump and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, who did the two-step dance at the reception.
Those attending were fed ‘unbelievable, really delicious’ beef for the wedding feast. Lauren is a vegetarian and David abstains from meat in her presence, so there were delicious meat-free options available as well.
‘It was very romantic,’ said one onlooker. ‘The couple looked so genuinely happy’.
The 200-year-old barn was decorated with a mix of fragrant roses, lilies, gardenias.
By keeping the wedding to 200 people, a number considered small in circles of the political and fashion elite, and embracing the beauty of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, Lauren enjoyed that the wedding had a down-home feel.
'You could put out paper plates and confetti, and it would be gorgeous, but we didn’t quite do that,' she said.
The full feature appears in the December issue of Vogue, on newsstands now, and online at Vogue.com