Another happy Ever After bride down the aisle. Sandra Algudady attended our Vera Wang trunk show this past winter and found the gown of her dreams with the guidance of owner Camille Russler. The Nadia gown from Vera Wang is a modified mermaid, or trumpet gown. The satin faced organza gown has an incredible overlay of tulle embroidered with hand clipped and sewn Lyon lace appliques. Paired with her fabulous Vera Wang Nadia gown, Sandra also wore hair adornments by Maria Elena and the signature Ever After Lola veil.
Three generations of Bushes descended on a Brickell area church Saturday for a wedding and Memorial Day weekend family reunion of the Republican Party’s most enduring dynasty.
The two former presidents — George Herbert Walker Bush and George W. Bush — were on hand, along with the former first ladies to watch as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s youngest son, John Ellis Bush Jr., 26, known as “Jebby,” married Coral Gables resident Sandra Algudady.
The family’s elder statesman, George H.W., known as 41, emerged from a tan SUV, his wife Barbara at his side, after being escorted to the church by two Miami-Dade Police squad cars.
Wearing a white summer suit, he appeared frail as he entered the white stone, red-roofed St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church with the help of a cane and his wife, Barbara, at his side.
The groom’s father arrived about 30 minutes before the ceremony in a dark suit.
The ceremony opened with Pachelbel’s Canon, according to a wedding program. The bride’s father, Paul Joseph David, walked her down the aisle. The groom’s best man was big brother, George P.
The second President Bush, George W., known as 43, was accompanied by former first lady Laura and daughters Jenna and Barbara. He turned to a Miami Herald photographer and said jokingly, “Make me look good,” as he departed the church.
Security was tight. There were plain-clothed cops, uniformed Miami police officers and Secret Service agents among the guests who arrived by limousine and also on foot from Brickell Avenue.
Security was also tight for a rehearsal dinner for 120 guests the night before at The Rusty Pelican, a Key Biscayne seafood restaurant. About 30 Secret Service agents guarded a private room on the waterfront restaurant’s second floor.