Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson shocked the world to close out June.
After getting engaged in January, and then announcing a summer wedding date, and then pushing back that wedding date by six months...
... the reality stars went ahead and got married on Saturday at John Brown University Cathedral of the Ozarks in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
The vows-exchange came as a surprise to even the most ardent Duggar Family, considering Duggar and Swanson had not said very much in public of late about their plans to wed.
Could that be because Swanson is pregnant and this was a shotgun marriage?!?
Perhaps, but that's obviously not a topic the newlyweds touched on in their first joint interview since becoming husband and wife.
“What a joy it is to be husband and wife,” the 18-year old and 21-year old told People Magazine very soon after getting married, adding:
“Our wedding day was absolutely perfect!”
Now, in the video above, Lauren and Josiah talk in even more detail about their big and blessed day.
“From walking down the aisle, to looking in his eyes and saying the vows was probably one of my favorite moments,” Lauren says in the above.
This video was filmed so shortly after the wedding that Lauren was still in her gown and Josiah was still in his tuxedo.
“What we’re looking forward to…is really spending time with each other as a couple, and really slowing down,” Josiah says in this same footage, adding:
“For me, I made a priority years ago, for my first year of marriage especially, to just slow down on as much work stuff as I can and really focus on our relationship with each other.”
Sounds like a life lesson everyone could and should heed.
Lauren wore a white cap sleeved bridal gown for the ceremony, which was actually officiated by her father.
Heart-shaped strawberry shortcake was served to the guests; while, the night before the wedding, the couple’s families had a "summer-style indoor cookout rehearsal dinner with burgers, hot dogs and sides on the menu," accoriding to People.
In the TLC-sponsored video featured here, Josiah teases that the “journey" to his and Lauren’s wedding day will be a major focus of the upcoming new season of Counting On.
This new season premieres on July 30.
Check out the romantic interview above now!