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Tuesday night's emotional, magical 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 14 saw Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard tie the knot in their native Arkansas.

The installment, fittingly titled "Jill's Wedding," was everything we thought it would be and more as we finally saw the events of June 21 with our own eyes.

To fans of the famous family, 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 14 was a much-anticipated one because we all know Jill is married and pregnant.

Seeing how she got there, though, makes the behind-the-scenes clips all the more wonderful, and what a way to wrap up the recent run of fall episodes.

The first thing you'll see when you watch 19 Kids and Counting online is a look back at how Jill and Derick’s wedding came together. It was an undertaking!

Jill explains that her wedding theme is “vintage” and “shabby chic,” with an “outdoor” setting on the stage inside that will fit the duo's entire bridal party.

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Young Jessa Duggar is gearing up to be a bride this coming weekend, when she will officially become Mrs. Ben Seewald in front of her friends and family.

Her many, many friends and family members. This is the Duggar family!

Jessa's wedding invitation has been revealed, featuring a sweet photo of the soon-to-be married duo along with the location and more. Check it out below:

Jessa Duggar Wedding Invitation
This beautiful wedding invitation beckons you to the nuptials of Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald. If only we could go.

"Mr. & Mrs. Jim Bob Duggar request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Jessa Lauren Duggar to Benjamin Michael Seewald," it reads.

The pair will wed Saturday at First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Ark.

Jessa, 21, got engaged to Ben Seewald, 19, who popped the question in August after 11 months of dating the beautiful 19 Kids and Counting reality star.

"We are so blessed to be engaged!" they said in a statement then.

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Jana Duggar, the eldest daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame, isn’t getting married or being courted, as we know.

As a result, she doesn't get nearly as much camera time as Jessa or Jill Duggar when you watch 19 Kids and Counting online, adding to the intrigue.

Jana Duggar Photograph

Many 19 Kids fans can't believe that the lovely, sweet and kind Jana Duggar isn't starting a family of her own, or even in the market to do so apparently.

Moreover, the 24-year-old appears exhausted by a lifetime of caring for the younger kids and generally being put upon by her parents and siblings alike.

She doesn’t have any social media accounts and some have even speculated that she is planning to break away from her famous family at some point.

Jana has the patience and temperament of a saint and is too nice to say a negative word about anyone, let alone one of her own family members.

The look on her face while prepping for Jill's wedding says it all, though, and in the book Growing Up Duggar, Jana has some interesting stories to tell.

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Last night on TLC, 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 13 was all about bride-to-be Jill Duggar as her wedding to Derick Dillard drew closer still.

Of course, if you're Jana Duggar, every episode might as well be titled "All About Jill." Or "All About Jessa," or "All About Josh." You get the general idea.

Anyway, 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 13 brought us more behind the scenes footage leading up to Jill's magical June 21 nuptials.

What did we specifically learn about the family this week?

The Duggars go hand in hand with fertility, having 19 offspring and all, but their family love of baby-making extends beyond their own homes, apparently.

That it's probably no surprise that Jill got pregnant pretty much as soon as she got married. Why? You'll never guess who attended Jill's bridal shower:

Dozens of babies! Ones that she’s delivered as a midwife!

With Jill Duggar expecting a baby boy of her own in March, this certainly seems fitting. She and Derick had babies on the brain from the get-go!

As a trained midwife, Jill knows quite a lot about pregnancy, even before she experienced it, and has helped pregnant women deliver babies all over Arkansas.

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The Duggars of TLC’s 19 Kids & Counting fame seems like the picture perfect family in many respects, but what goes on behind closed doors?

A lot of things you might not expect, according to a surprising new expose.

Dates Without Chaperones
The Duggar parents often accompany their children on dates in order to maintain their "accountability" and "keep things from going in the wrong direction," per Jim Bob. The girls are fine with this, as being alone with men puts them in grave "moral danger." When the parents aren't available, their older siblings will often tag along, making every date a group date and a family affair.

With 19 children to raise (or at least 15 now that a handful have reached adulthood), one would think Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar would be exhausted, 24/7.

Not necessarily, though. Their maligned ace in the hole: Jana Duggar!

It's the put-upon eldest daughter who's exhausted from a lifetime of raising the kids, and some of the other older siblings, who do most of the babysitting.

“Jim Bob and Michelle have what they call the ‘buddy system,’” an insider says of the household's inner workings, and that system works as follows:

“Each of the older kids gets paired with a younger kid that they have to watch over and help out. It’s great for them, because it’s like they have a set of free nannies.

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Jessa Duggar, Jill Duggar and their respective partners have gone uncharacteristically quiet (or at least quieter) on social media, and it's likely not an accident.

Jessa, Jill, Ben and Derick

Typically staples of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well, Jessa Duggar, Jill Duggar, Ben Seewald and Derick Dillard have dialed it back in mid-October.

Could this indicate that the recent backlash over several of Jessa's recent postings have caused them all to scale back - possibly at father Jim Bob's urging?

Jessa hasn’t posted on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook since October 5, when she shared a link questioning if radiometric dating proves that the Earth is old.

That’s a long break for a usually daily social media user, who also sparked major criticism with her passionate comments on abortion and the Holocaust.

Jessa’s fiance has also stayed off social media since October 4, although Ben Seewald's father made more headlines for a blog post likening her critics to Hitler.

The married and less controversial Jill and Derick Dillard have also backed off significantly, posting only one benign snapshot apiece this month to date.

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On TLC's 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 12 Tuesday night, Duggar family fans saw the countdown to Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's wedding in full swing.

We know how THAT turned out, if you know what we're saying!

NOTE: We're saying they got married and she's pregnant.

Just because we all know the happy ending doesn't make 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 12 any less fun to watch, of course, as we go behind the scenes.

With the wedding right around the corner, Jill's parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar are hosting weekly counseling sessions with the soon to be newlyweds.

Not that they need them. These kids have good heads on their shoulders and are clearly all in when it comes to the Duggar family dating rules and such.

Meanwhile, Jill’s siblings, from the lovely Jana Duggar all the way down to the littlest ones, are starting to realize that she's leaving the nest, and it's bittersweet.

In this week's counseling session, the pair talks finances, and Derick - a hard worker who knows how to save, and be frugal - is cut from the same cloth.

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During a recent episode of 19 Kids and Counting, fans of the show took to social media to express their outrage at the mistreatment suffered by Jana Duggar, the eldest daughter of Michelle and Jim Bob.

In the episode, Jana was forced to work tirelessly in preparation for Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's wedding, while the rest of the family enjoyed an afternoon tea party. 

Jana Duggar Photograph

The incident gave credence to rumors that Jana is planning to break away from her family in order to start a life of her own, in which she won't be forced to shoulder such a burden.

Helping to raise her sixteen younger siblings has got to take a toll on you.

"It's absolutely ridiculous how much the family makes Jana and the older siblings do," a source close to the Duggar family tells Radar Online.

"Jim Bob and Michelle have totally transitioned a lot of their parental responsibilities on to her," and this is not exactly a new thing.

"Ever since she was young, she would have to watch the house while Michelle and Jim Bob would go out on date night alone."

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Ben Seewald's father, Michael, is weighing in on some of the criticism Jessa Duggar recently endured, calling out the critics of his soon-to-be-daughter-in-law.

Specifically, he's calling the critics of 21-year-old Jessa "Hitler's Doppelgangers."

Jessa and Ben Seewald Photograph

Yes, he said that. So how'd we get to this point, you ask? Here's a refresher:

After visiting Washington, D.C., Jessa commented on the Holocaust on abortion in an Instagram essay that resulted in some pretty significant backlash.

The Duggars, as you know if you watch 19 Kids and Counting online, or read any celebrity news sites lately, are unabashedly religious and pro-life.

Jessa also believes Earth is 6,000 years old, but that's neither here nor there.

Well, she's marrying a young man in Ben Seewald that shares her convictions, as does his family. Michael Seewald proved this by going OFF on her detractors ...

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Jessa Duggar, if we're interpreting her social media accounts correctly, is skeptical of the radiometric dating methods used to determine the age of rocks on Earth.

Why has she taken an interest in this subject? Because it's one of the primary scientific methods cited by those people who believe evolution is actually a thing.

Jessa Duggar, apparently, is not one of those people.

Jessa D.

The 21-year-old, whose comments on abortion and the Holocaust made headlines last month, is sure to incur more online wrath now by merely posting a link.

She has been critical of Atheism and evolution before, so linking to a pro-creationism article titled "Does radiometric dating prove the earth is old?" isn't out of left field.

Still, it makes it plain as day where she stands here ...

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