Friday, July 24, 2015

Bridesmaid Jana Duggar

On August 15th, Michaela Bates will marry her sweetheart, Brandon Keilen, at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jana Duggar will be one of eight bridesmaids, one of whom is Michaela's mom, Kelly.

Both Jana and Michaela are the second oldest of 19 kids and the oldest of nine (Jana) or ten (Michaela) sisters. And get this! They are only eleven days apart in age. Jana was born on January 12th, 1990, and Michaela on January 23rd.

The Duggar and Bates families, 2013

79 comments:

  1. Congratulations to the bates family and to Jana Duggar on being a bridesmaid.

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  2. Congratulations, Michaela. You will be a beautiful bride and Jana is a sweet choice as a bridesmaid. Many years of blessings.

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  3. I really appreciate the work that Lili and Ellie do to keep us posted on all these significant milestones. But I am so sad that we aren't able to see these events in detail. TLC and its sponsors made a major mistake on this one.

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    1. I am very happy for the bates family on their daughters wedding that will be here soon. May God watch over them always. But I really miss 19 kids & counting I hope all is well with them. They are in my prays.

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  4. Congratulations to Michaela. It's awesome that she's asked her mom and Jana to be part of her wedding party. I'm sure that it will be a beautiful wedding. May God bless this beautiful union of devout Christians.

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  5. Love that Michaela choose Jana to be a bridesmaid!

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  6. I hope that we will get to see both families at the wedding. Congratulations Michaela and Brandon. You are going to be a beautiful bride. May God bless the Duggar and Bates families.

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  7. Enjoy this special day with your special friends!
    Dawn, TX

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  8. We love the Bates! Congratulations Michaela!

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  9. Congratulations to Michaela and Brandon! Hope we get to see it. I know she will be a beautiful bride and Jana will be a beautiful bridesmaid. God bless the Bates and the Duggars! Miss you guys!

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  10. This is very cool!!!

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  11. so sorry that the Duggars are no longer on tv - love their family and the Bates family as well. Watch the Bates on the UP channel - maybe the Duggars could get a deal with them - much better than tlc

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    1. It wasn't TLC. It was the sponsors. Boycott the products.

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  12. Brittany CeballosJuly 24, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Meet Only the parents in 09 Michelle and Jim bob Duggar and They Seem Like Nice,Normal Reg PPL you don't Find Many of That in today's World Whatever Josh Did is in the Past Live and Let live I Just Want 1 of my Favorite Shows back on TV

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  13. Congratulations and Blessings to Michaela Bates on her upcoming wedding. Jana, you are a beautiful compliment to the wedding party. So happy for you all.
    Sincerely
    Smilingrn56@gmail.com.

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  14. YAY! I sure hope we get to see Jana in the wedding!

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  15. I'm glad to see the Duggars and Bates together. Enjoy, Miss you show and May God Bless

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  16. I'm happy for all that are involved with this wedding. Very thankful that the Duggers have faithful friends that are steadfast in good times and not so good times. They are certainly missed but praying that the Lord is blessing them over and over again. May this be a new beginning for all of them. in Christ MLH

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  17. I'm so glad that these updates are being posted! Hope to see the Duggars at Michaela's wedding.

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  18. Thank you so much for posting these updates! I miss seeing you all every Tuesday night! I hope to catch a glimpse of you all at Michaela's wedding!

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  19. We are so happy for Brandon and Michaela. They will make a wonderful couple. I wish in my heart of hearts that Jana would find that special someone to love as Michaela has. She is such a wonderful girl and deserves that happiness. I will continue to pray that the Lord will provide her with a soulmate. We love both families. God Bless all of you.

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  20. Wish you all the best

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  21. Please come back! My Tuesdays aren't the same without Dugger night! :(

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  22. Wish they would show wedding on TV

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  23. Lets get the Bates on to replace the Duggers. We need a good Christen family on TLC.I love them both...

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  24. Miss your show on TLC. Love reading your updates and can hardly wait for baby Seawald to arrive ❤️

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  25. Thank you for keeping us up to date with family news.

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  26. Glad the families are still close. Best wishes to the Happy couple.

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  27. Jana us such a pretty girl. I still miss their show. I think TKC made a mistake taking this clean family show. They replaced the Duggars with a show about transgender. Love this blog. Thanks

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  28. I felt I had to comment because I have come to love both these girls, so far both are my favorites from each family. So I am super surprised to know they are the same age, born in the same month - and so close in the same month. Now I better understand why I like them both so much they are a lot alike and seem like the more humble of the girls in their families - but then that could also come with being first born females. I had already loved Jana from watching 19 Kids... and liked Michaela from seeing her before on their TLC show; however, recently I've come to like her even more from watching Bringing up Bates. Overall, I just respect their keep it cool the most, so far, and humbleness. I am also happy to see that she chose Jana as a bridesmaid. Thanks for sharing that. S. Aponte

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  29. Have fun you will be beautiful congratulations Michaela!

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  30. I am so glad to see that the Bates and Duggers are still good friends and did not let the unfortunate circumstances that have arisen hurt their long friendship. I enjoy hearing about both families. Keep up the good work you are doing.

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  31. That will bean awesome wedding.

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  32. I think the ring Him Bob gave Michelle for their anniversary sounds really special. CONGRATULATIONS for 31 years.

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  33. Happy news! Congratulations to Michaella and the Bates! I know Jana will make a beautiful bridesmaid! I wish I could see the wedding but I don't have 'UP' channel anymore. :(

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  34. ALL the best to Michaela and her groom! It's nice to know that the people who are close to and love the Duggars are still there for them through the difficult times! We should all be as blessed! Jana you will be as beautiful as always! These are some of the things I miss about 19 kids. Please post pics so we can see another beautiful wedding. You all remain in my prayers!

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  35. Congrats it you Jana, just finished watching the Kelly file. Stand with the duggars

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  36. Will be nice to see Michaelas wedding on up TV. 👍🏼

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  37. So happy for Michaels & Jana !! God Bless both family's !!

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  38. jana and michaela seem to have the same sweet spirit...lovely bates show when michaela got engaged!!

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  39. Nice to see Meredith picture in the blog. At least her eyes are open. Good luck Jana in the Bates wedding.

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  40. That's great!
    Gratz to the happy couple and I am so pleased Jana will be part of that special day.
    Two beautiful and special girls.
    Wishing all the best to sweet couple.

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  41. Congratulations to Michaela and Brandon on your up coming wedding, I wish you both all the best and many, many children sent by GOD!!! I love watching your family every time they appeared on the
    Duggar Show, you are a very beautiful family and both you and the Duggars are missed so much by many including me!!! I pray GOD will help bring them back so many others can receive your messages, and learn by your examples!!! GOD BLESS YOU BOTH AND BOTH YOUR FAMILIES!!!

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  42. Jana will make a beautiful brides maid have a wonderful day'

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  43. All the best for the future hope ur day goes really well.

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  44. I SO want the beautiful Janna to find a great husband !!! Precious person.

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  45. Hang.in.there.Duggars!!!....Jana.is.so.beautiful....can't.wait.to.see.photos!!

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  46. Many blessings Michaela and Brandon on your wedding! I think its adorable that Jana and Michaela have so much in common. What a lovely friendship!

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  47. Good thing the public seems to genuinely like Jana. Otherwise posting the date and place of the wedding could be bad. I could totally see people protesting and ruining the bride's day.

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  48. I met some of the Duggars when they were on the campaign trail last year in Woodstock Ga, and when I met Jana see said "hey what's your name" and I told her my name is Jennifer. She told me I fit in perfectly. We didn't have much time to talk but we have a lot in common. We are both fraternal twins, and our birthdays are only a day apart!

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  49. So, wonderful. Wish I could see it. :(

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  50. IM SO GLAD THE DUGGARS AND BATES ARE STILL FRIENDS..IM GLAD JANA IS GOING TO BE IN THE WEDDING ALSO..MICHAELA IS A BEAUTIFUL GIRL AND HER FIANCE IS A DOLL..I THINK THEY WILL BE REAL HAPPY..I WANT JANA TO BE HAPPY..WITH OR WITH OUT A MAN..JUST LIVING LIFE LIKE SHE WANTS TOO...

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  51. Love both families. I miss the Duggars a lot

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  52. Jana's birthday is one day before mine! :)

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  53. Awesome is the whole family going

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  54. Maybe you can share the bouquet after one of you catch it Jana and Michaela! You girls just might be the next brides!!

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  55. Blessings to the new couple. So glad the Duggars have wonderful friends standing by their sides. Blessing to the Duggars, too!

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  56. Pretty cool. My grandparents had sixteen children but there was nineteen all together. My grandfather had three children from his first marriage. My grand mother accepted them as her own because their mother had died. I know what it is like to come from a big family. Praying for you all always. Nancy

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  57. Thank you for adding Meredith's picture to the front page. So cute!

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  58. Love both families! I'm so glad that Michaela got the church she wanted. It will be a beautiful wedding, with a beautiful bride and groom and wedding party! Can't wait to see the wedding.

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  59. is there anymore Texas dates in the future

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  60. Happy for all and still miss the Duggar's

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  61. Congratulations Michaela . Hope you have many years of wedded bliss . That's very sweet that your mother is one of your bridesmaids . And I also happy that you also asked Jana to be one . Keep us updated .

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  62. I have never heard of the mother of the bride being a bridedmaid

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  63. The pink church! Last time I was there, every single thing that could be pink, was. Walls, chairs, carpet, flowers. It is a large church, so if you are going to have all your family members there and all of your family friends, I guess that's one place to have it!

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  64. Jana you will make a beautiful bridesmaid.
    Joan and Marion

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  65. I support the Duggar family. I wish they got back on tv. I love seen a Christian family on tv. We need more Duggars family rather than Kardashian family.

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  66. I'm hoping Jana will meet a nice young man at the wedding!

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  67. i think Ellie's Mr.Handsome should introduce Jana to one of his friends:)

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  68. Congratulations Michaela! Love both of these families!

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  69. I wish everyone had access to the up channel it's so nice to still get to see a good family-friendly quality show similar to the Duggars.I WISH we heard more information about Jill and family, I hope all is well.Do the Duggars have a personal blog, and if so can u give us that info...Thanks ladies :-) Blessings O:-)

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  70. I am so happy Jana is going to be in Michaela & Brandon's wedding. Hope to see all the Bates and Duggers at the wedding!!! Congratulations! And, I agree with Anonymous ....73, Jana needs to be introduced to one of the many friends of Brandon's at the wedding. Beautiful girls!

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  71. Love Bringing Up Bates! Only decent show on TV and we look forward to it every week. :) Congratulations Michaela! :)

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  72. Jana is a bridesmaid. I had read she was engaged. Is she ?! I hope TCL will get smart and bring back 19 Kids and Counting before her wedding day. Before Josiah marries and before there is another engagement . Viewers are getting impatient.

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  73. Love the Bates!

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