Mark your calendars! It appears as though Josiah Duggar and his fiancée, Lauren Swanson, have nailed down a potential wedding date. According to their gift registry on Bed Bath & Beyond — which is full of very modest gifts — the Arkansas-based couple are set to become husband and wife on New Year's Eve 2018.
This exciting news comes a few months after the Counting On clan announced Josiah, 21, and Lauren’s engagement in an adorable Instagram post on March 5. "We are so excited to announce that Josiah and Lauren are officially engaged!!" the family wrote in a statement.
"We have prayed for many years that the Lord would bring the right spouses to each of our children. We have known Lauren and her family for a very long time and have seen how she has grown in her knowledge and understanding of the Lord. She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate young lady, full of zeal for Christ."
Jim Bob, Michelle Duggar, and the rest of the conservative Christian crew added, "We are very thankful for her. We pray that their lives together will be full of joy and happiness and that God will use their lives for His service. We are looking forward to another Duggar wedding soon!"
The soon-to-be bride and groom opened up about their engagement in a video recorded for TLC. "I’m very surprised, kind of speechless," Lauren said with a giggle. "It’s exciting to be engaged, definitely. I’m still surprised at the idea but I’m just looking forward to making [new] memories with you, Siah."
Josiah, who shared a friendship with Lauren years before popping the question, gushed: "All the time I got to spend with Lauren just growing up over the years really came to this point where I realized, ‘Hey. She is the one. This is it.’ And I could tell that we worked really good together, we served together."
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