|Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, 1984 wedding|
The ceremony was officiated by the Duggars' pastor and took place in the hallway of the building where their church was temporarily meeting. It was a low budget wedding, as Michelle tried to come up with creative ways to cut costs so she and her husband could splurge on their honeymoon.
The bride's bouquet was made of fake flowers so it could double as a decoration for the couple's new home. Jim Bob and Michelle recited their vows in front of a backdrop made of lattice woven through with crepe paper and a silk flower arrangement made by one of Michelle's sisters.
Michelle wore Grandma Duggar's wedding dress, which was used as a decoration at Jill and Derick's wedding this June.
Instead of pews, guests sat on folding chairs. The wedding cake was homemade by the bride and decorated by a friend. At the reception, family and friends enjoyed cake, nuts, and punch.
|Michelle's dress for her vow renewal, Kleinfeld Bridal 2009|
We would reenact the ceremony, show them how we walked down the aisle and tell them the stories about what it was like. It was a great moment to share with them in such a special way.
When they renewed their vows in 2009, the Duggars replicated every detail of their wedding, and all their kids (18 at the time) participated.