Joy-Anna Duggar & Austin Forsyth Exchange "I Love Yous," Side Hugs in Pre-Wedding Video

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As we previously reported, Joy-Anna Duggar threw tradition out the window in some respects when she married Austin Forsyth.

Case in point: The moment when the newlyweds first saw each other on their wedding day is not what many might've expected.

Austin and Joy Pre-Wedding

“I love you” were the first words Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth exchanged when they saw one another on their wedding day.

That's certainly appropriate. The surprising part was when.

A majority of couples traditionally opt not to share physical time with another until they exchange their vows at the altar on that day.

The Counting On stars, who wed in front of a packed church full of family and close friends, decided that was just not for them.

It's hard to be apart for a few hours when you're in love.

“I love you,” a smiling Joy-Anna, 19, told Austin, 23 at the church in the video below, filmed by TLC before she walked down the aisle.

“You’re so handsome.”

Joy and Austin Before Their Wedding

“I can’t believe I get to marry you today,” Austin told his bride-to-be, thinking about the lifelong commitment that he was about to make.

To Forsyth, this day was the culmination of everything he has “dreamed about and prayed about pretty much as long as I can remember."

"I’m so excited to get to spend the rest of my life with Joy,” he said, and as awkward as he seems on camera, there's no doubt it's true.

As to what specifically they were looking forward to partaking in most that day, Joy-Anna and Austin both pointed to different moments.

No, neither one said stripping each other naked later that night ... though there was a borderline full-frontal hug captured on camera.

We'll let it slide. The restraint must be agonizing.

Side Hug

“I think my favorite part of the ceremony is going to be saying our vows,” said the younger sister of Jana, Jill, Jessa and Jinger.

The would-be groom, for his part, said “I think my favorite part is probably going to be putting the wedding ring on her finger.”

Joy and Austin, who abided by the physical boundaries throughout their courting that we've all come to expect, did acknowledge that.

The first kiss, therefore, was gonna be huge.

“That’s a given,” Austin said with a smile.

After tying the knot, the longtime family friends (15 years they've known each other!) embarked on a honeymoon to Geneva, Switzerland.

“We chose Switzerland because we knew that it was very beautiful,” shared Joy-Anna in a recent video from the location.

Speaking of beautiful ... watch this clip.

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