Thirty-two years ago, Jim Bob Duggar, 19, and Michelle Ruark, 17, became husband and wife in front of a small crowd of family members and friends at First Baptist Church of Springdale. (Click here to find out why that church means so much to the Duggar family.) Michelle arranged her own bridal bouquet, baked her own wedding cake, and wore a hand-me-down dress from Grandma Duggar.
Seven years ago, Jim Bob and Michelle renewed their wedding vows in celebration of their 25th anniversary (18 Kids and Counting, "20 Years, 20 Duggars"). Every year on July 21st, the Duggar kids gather around to listen to the audio recording of Mom and Dad's wedding ceremony.
Happy 32nd wedding anniversary, Jim Bob and Michelle! May your love for each other continue to grow as the years go by. (Scroll down to see pictures.)
Jim Bob and Michelle, dating and wedding photos
Michelle Ruark Duggar with her parents and siblings at her wedding
The "wedding party" at Jim Bob and Michelle's 2009 vow renewal
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar at their vow renewal
Photos courtesy TLC, DCL, duggarfamily.com