June 2, 2023

Ashley Reagan, the granddaughter of former US President Ronald Reagan, appeared unimaginable as she married police officer Joe Dunster on Might 5 in Santa Barbara.

In pictures printed by PEOPLE, the Catholic faculty principal, 40, exchanged vows at Our Woman of Mount Carmel church in entrance of 80 family and friends members earlier than internet hosting a reception on the Ronald Reagan Ranch Heart, which she stated they selected attributable to its “private connection” to her household.

Ashley stepped out in a Princess Kate-style romantic lace bridal robe from Grace Loves Lace full with lengthy sheer sleeves, a V-neck and a protracted practice. She wore her hair in unfastened waves with the entrance sectioned fixed up, secured in place along with her cathedral-length pearl-studded veil. 

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The Princess of Wales wore an identical lace robe on her 2011 marriage ceremony day

“I used to be drawn to it as a result of all their clothes are handmade lace, they usually’re simply stunning,” she instructed PEOPLE. “They’re easy, they’re elegant, they’re timeless. I wished one thing that gave off that elegant and timeless really feel.”

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Her husband appeared equally as good for the event, donning a black three-piece swimsuit with a white bow tie. Amongst their visitor listing was Joe’s three youngsters: son Colt, seven, and twins Duke and Walker, 5.


President Reagan poses for a family portrait with young Ashley at Rancho del Cielo© Getty
President Reagan poses for a household portrait with younger Ashley

“It means lots as a result of he has three little boys. It feels actually particular to make a promise to Joe, however I am additionally making a promise to the boys to be part of their lives, to like them as in the event that they’re my very own, and deal with them as in the event that they’re my very own. It was essentially the most particular,” she added.

They had been their dad’s mini-mes in black fits and matching bow ties as they posed contained in the church earlier than the newlyweds headed outdoors for oceanside pictures.

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After sharing a collection of marriage ceremony snaps on Instagram, followers commented: “Your gown is solely attractive, Ashley and so are you and Joe,” and: “Ohh Ashley – stunning bride, stunning household! Congratulations.” A 3rd stated of Joe’s youngsters: “Love these three little guys too…they’re simply so candy!”

The couple first met as youngsters however did not start their romantic relationship till Dunster requested Ashley to go for a espresso in March 2021. By Might of that yr, they attended an occasion at The Magic Fortress collectively the place it appears as if Ashley accessorized her black gown with an engagement ring on her left hand.

“I believe that life occurred because it ought to,” she added following her marriage ceremony.

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