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Jenna Bush's Bridesmaids to be Texas Belles

Lela Rose dresses play off of state's wildflowers.

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Barbara Bush’s dress was dyed to match the brunette First Daughter’s blue eyes. “It’s really stunning on her,” Rose said.

Bush and her 14 attendants have visited Rose’s atelier for fittings and a few even caught the designer’s bridal fashion show Sunday. The behind-the-scenes meetings with the designer was an extra kick for the women, but Barbara Bush already knew the ins and outs, having worked for Rose as an intern during her Yale undergrad days.

In fact, Bush’s and Rose’s families have been friendly for years, so much so that Jenna Bush and her parents attended Rose’s wedding in Dallas in 1999. Rose’s mother Deedie, a pillar in the Dallas art and design scene, recommended architect David Heymann to work on the Crawford, Tex. ranch.

Now that Lela Rose has gotten all the female attendants squared away in the dress department, she needs to figure out what she will wear in Crawford. “I have no idea. It’s terrible. Whenever I have some sort of black tie event, I usually decide what to wear right before I leave,” she said.“As far as I can tell, the wedding will be really fun.”


For complete coverage, see Wednesday's WWD.
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