'19 Kids and Counting' star Jessa Duggar wed Ben Seewald in front of thousands of guests on Saturday (1st November).
Reality TV star Jessa Duggar married Ben Seewald on Saturday (1st November).
21-year-old Jessa is the fourth child of Jim Bob Duggar and his wife Michelle who are the focus of the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting. She is the third Duggar child to walk down the aisle.
Jessa and Ben married in front of her entire family and nearly a 1000 other guests at the First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Arkansas, according to Us Weekly. The couple are both from large families and the bridal party was certainly extensive. Jessa's maid of honour was her younger sister Jinger and her bridesmaids included three of Seewald's sisters. Jessa's younger sister, Jordyn-Grace (aged 5), acted as a flower girl alongside Seewald's younger sister.
The reception was decked out with peach flowers and white roses, according to Us Weekly, and each pew was decorated by white ribbons. Jessa walked down the aisle to a traditional bridal march and the couple chose the hymns 'Amazing Grace' and 'Love Never Fails'. The latter was performed by Ben's sister Rebecca Seewald.
The newlyweds began dating or rather, as the Duggar family are so traditional, 'courting' in September 2013. As People reports it was evident from the onset marriage was on the cards and Jim and Michelle have been heavily involved in their courtship. Ben even had to acquire permission from Jim to begin courting Jessa!
Their courtship has been well documented on the show and their engagement was announced in August. They also announced they had started holding hands but were saving their first kiss until marriage.
At the time, speaking to People, Jessa explained why they were so compatible, namely because they have different temperaments. She said "We do have a lot in common. He is a mellow personality, very romantic and very sweet. I am very cut and dried. And my sisters are coaching me on sweet romantic things to say."
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