It was a busy weekend for the Duggars! Along with Joseph Duggar welcoming a baby boy with wife Kendra Caldwell, his brother Josiah Duggar had a wedding shower with his fiancée Lauren Swanson. The Counting On couple celebrated their big day with the family with a two-tier white cake and a banner that read, "The Future Mr. and Mrs. Duggar." Watch a video above to take a look inside the pre-wedding party!
Josiah and Lauren's wedding date is reportedly set for New Year's Eve 2018 — but some fans are convinced this shower proves it is happening way sooner. "Are the showers a week or so before the wedding?" one fan asked on Facebook before another added, "June 30th sounds about right now definitely… Pretty sure the wedding will be nice too."
The couple announced their engagement with a sweet video this past March. "Lauren and I are so excited to announce that we are engaged," Josiah said in the clip. "Lauren said yes… Definitely had a lot of help from a lot of different siblings getting this going." Lauren added, "It's exciting to be engaged. I'm still surprised at the idea but I'm just looking forward to making memories with Josiah."
As to why the Josiah and Lauren decided to have their wedding shower on the same day as the birth of Joseph and Kendra's first child — it looks like the newest Duggar was born a week early! Baby Garrett was born on Saturday, June 9 weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and he measured in at 20-and-a-half inches long. "We are so thrilled to announce the arrival of our newest grandbaby, Garrett David Duggar. Kendra and the baby are healthy and happy! Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes," Jim Bob and Michelle wrote in a statement that was shared on their website.
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