updated 09/23/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/23/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET
The honeymoon in Italy may be over for Lauren Bush Lauren, but that doesn’t mean the honeymoon phase of the fashion model and designer’s new marriage to David Lauren is.
Bush Lauren, 27, a niece of former President George W. Bush, tied the knot with Ralph Lauren’s son, David Lauren, in a lavish ceremony earlier this month on the fashion magnate’s spectacular RRL Ranch in Colorado.
“Obviously, I think anyone’s wedding means a lot to them,” she says, “but it was beautiful. We feel very blessed.”
And the honeymoon? “It was a wonderful, wonderful time.”