It’s that time again, friends! Yet another one of the Duggar children has gotten married … meaning it’s time to send your well wishes.
Also, it’s time to take bets on how long it will take for them to make a pregnancy announcement, which is never far behind!
This weekend, the lucky pair to tie the knot is the seventh-oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle’s 19 kids: Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell.
The wedding took place yesterday at the First Baptist Church in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and the whole family was there to celebrate, naturally!
Several family members managed to make their way into the wedding party, too, on both the bride and groom side.
Joseph chose Josiah to be his best man, with brothers John David, Jeremiah, Jedidiah, Jason, James, and Justin stepping in as groomsmen.
Kind of rough for one of his brothers, since Joseph stole Kendra from Jedidiah and stuff, but at least he got to be a groomsman?
Also, Josh Duggar was NOT chosen. Shocker.
Meanwhile, Kendra picked Joseph’s sisters Jana, Jill, Jessa, Joy-Anna, Johannah, and Jennifer as some of her bridesmaids.
The Caldwells weren’t shut out, there are just fewer of them: Kendra’s sister acted as her maid of honor, and her mom was in the bridal party.
We don’t have access to wedding photos yet – the Duggars are holding on tight to those, especially with Counting On returning September 11.
But we do know that Kendra’s dress was, in classic Duggar family fashion, very modest but just as beautiful.
Joseph and the rest of the boys in the wedding wore navy suits, which makes sense: the wedding colors were said to be navy, burgundy, and yellow.
On Thursday night, the newly married couple threw a fun little rehearsal dinner with Mexican food on the menu.
And then for their reception last night, they partied at their church’s gym – that part of the event was described as "fun and festive."
Previously, they had prepared for the big day at a joint bachelor and bachelorette party … with plenty of chaperones of course.
After the ceremony, Joseph made an adorable statement to People, saying "It is an amazing feeling to be husband and wife."
"It’s something that I’ve always dreamed of to have a wife and to raise a family in a way that honors the lord."
"We are very excited to see what God has in the future for us."
Us too, y’all!
It seems like Jim Bob and Michelle were also thrilled with the wedding — they made two separate statements to say as much!
On the family’s official Facebook page, they confirmed the news (which had been kept under wraps) in truly gushing terms:
"What a beautiful ceremony today when Joe and Kendra became husband and wife! We are thrilled to have Kendra join the family!"
And over on the Duggar family blog, they made a post saying "Congratulations to the Newlyweds!" They began:
"It’s an amazing and exciting day for our family!"
"We loved sharing your big day with you and look forward to the amazing days ahead the Lord has in store for you both!"
Joseph and Kendra began courting back in March, and he proposed to her in May … not that it was without controversy.
You may remember the proposal:
Even though his own family was in on it and helped plan it, he got a whole, whole lot of criticism for doing it during Joy-Anna’s wedding!
Although the timing of his proposal might not have been up to everybody’s standards, it’s obvious the families hold no hard feelings.