Jeb Bush and his wife Columba are celebrating their 41st wedding anniversary Monday, but they'll have more memories than photos.
The former Florida governor and presumptive GOP presidential candidate marked the occasion on social media by posting the lone photo that survived an amateur photography error committed by the groom's brother.
"This is the only picture from our wedding," Bush wrote on Facebook. "The photographer, my brother Marvin, accidentally rerolled from a Frank Zappa concert. Thankfully, my mom took one photo with a Kodak."
In a letter to his sister, Doro, published in her book My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H. W. Bush, Marvin Bush, who was in high school at the time, explained the mishap:
As the paper settled into the chemicals in the tray, I began to see the image of a guitar over a picture of my grandmother and my parent s . Uh - oh! lt h it me like a ton of bricks. I h ad rerolled prev i ous l y used fi lm th a t had been tak en at a Frank Zappa concert at th e Mosque in Richmond . Virginia . Every single photo of the Bush and Gam i ca families ha d either a photo of Fr a nk Zappa and/or members of h is band , The Mothers of Inven tion , superimposed onto their own image s . I remember thinking to myself th at a Frank Sinatra p h oto may have been acceptable-not Frank Zappa !
Family matriarch Barbara Bush had the good sense to take one photo on her Kodak pocke t lnstamatic, Marvin writes, and that is the only photo of the day that remains.
The epi l og u e to the story , never previously r evealed to any fami l y members , is that I s u bmi tt ed a picture of the bride a n d groom (y es, wi th Zappa) in an art show at school . I ca ll ed the picture something clever like "Zap pa ' s Bride " and won third prize in the photography category.