Ronald Reagan‘s youngest granddaughter Ashley Reagan, 40, is a married lady! The wonder, who works as a Catholic college principal, exchanged vows with Joe Dunster, a police officer, in a beautiful Santa Barbara, CA marriage ceremony on Could 5, Folks reported. The ceremony happened at Our Woman of Mount Carmel church, and it was adopted by a reception on the Ronald Reagan Ranch Heart, which was a method for Ashley, who’s the daughter of President Reagan’s oldest son Michael Reagan, to honor her late grandfather.
“We checked out a ton of lovely venues, however we wished a private connection,” Ashley advised Folks about her location alternative. It’s now owned by the Younger America’s Basis and options unimaginable artifacts and reveals that spotlight President Reagan’s years as the USA’ commander-in-chief. He served within the Oval Workplace from 1981 till 1989.
So far as marriage ceremony style goes, Ashley wore a reasonably white Grace Loves Lace robe that she mentioned she beloved as a result of it was “elegant” and “timeless” in comparison with some others. “I used to be drawn to it as a result of all their attire are handmade lace, they usually’re simply lovely,” she defined. “They’re easy, they’re elegant, they’re timeless. I wished one thing that gave off that elegant and timeless really feel.”
The loving marriage ceremony featured a black, white, and burgundy theme and included some folks close to and expensive to the bride and groom’s hearts. Ashley had two bridesmaids whereas Joe’s son Colt, 7, was his finest man and Ashley’s older brother, Cameron Reagan, was a groomsman. The newly married man can also be the daddy of five-year-old twins Duke and Walker. “It was very candy,” Ashley mentioned about Colt. “He stood up there, and he did superior.”
The meals was additionally particular. Domestically sourced hen and fish was served in addition to barbecue that featured Ashley’s late grandfather and late grandmother, Nancy Reagan‘s favourite chili, which is from Chasen’s in West Hollywood. “It’s truly the place my grandma and grandpa met,” Ashley mentioned earlier than including that the restaurant has “world-famous chili.” There was additionally pink velvet cake and a McConnell’s ice cream bar in addition to Jelly Stomach jelly beans – resident Reagan’s favourite deal with – in welcome baggage for the company.
Ashley and Joe first met many years in the past once they had been simply children and reconnected in 2021, when Joe reached out. “He had randomly reached out to me,” Ashley mentioned. “He mentioned, ‘Do you need to go get a cup of espresso, and meet and catch up?’ We met, and we caught up, after which the remainder is historical past.”