The Duggar family keeps on expanding! On Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, Joseph Duggar and his fiancée, Kendra Caldwell, got married at the First Baptist Church in Siloam Springs, AR — and now the newlyweds are dishing on what it was like to have their very first kiss!
“We are happily married now, just got done with the ceremony — had our first kiss. It was…” Joseph told the TLC cameras, and his wife finished his sentence for him. “Amazing,” Kendra said. “You always have expectations of the first kiss — but it blew all those expectations away. It was amazing,” he added.
In Touch reported back in May that the Jill & Jessa: Counting On star popped the question after three months of courting, during his sister Joy-Anna Duggar’s wedding to Austin Forsyth. Those two just announced that they are expecting their first child together, so it’s clear these kids can’t stop one-upping each other!
“I was definitely nervous going into it, but I wasn’t afraid that she was going to say no, because she has said, ‘I’m just waiting on you!’” Joseph previously joked. Today, he is over the moon and told People, “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 to raise a family in a way that honors the lord. We are to very excited to see what God has in the future for us.”
The bridal party consisted of the rest of the Duggar clan — Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joy, Johannah, Jennifer, John David, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, and Josiah as the best man — as well as Kendra’s mother, Christina and sister Lauren serving as the maid of honor. Before entering her courtship with her now-husband, the new Mrs. Duggar was rumored to be in a courtship with Jedidiah.
The young bride stunned in a “Renee Miller jeweled top with a princess skirt,” according to the mag. They ate Mexican food and ice cream at their rehearsal dinner and enjoyed a night of celebrating in the church’s gym after exchanging vows. Fans can expect to see more from their wedding on TLC on Sept. 18, 2017.