Monday, October 23, 2017

'Joseph's Wedding' Recap

Counting On "Joseph's Wedding"
  • Joe and Kendra’s wedding day has arrived! Just before noon, Kendra and her family members are leaving their home for the church. “I think my favorite thing I’m looking forward to is probably the first kiss,” says Kendra.
  • At the Duggar home, Joseph is the only one left, and he is walking through the bedrooms placing letters on the pillows. “I wrote each of my siblings a letter, just thanking them for their influence in my life,” says the groom.
  • At the church, Cindy and Jeremiah are finishing up the wedding design. “Because I’m not real familiar with the bride, I want to make sure she feels as honored as the Duggar girls,” says Cindy. Due to a mistake by the florist, some of the flowers won’t arrive in time for the wedding.
  • “Joe is doing good,” says Jedidiah. “He’s never really too stressed. It is a little much for him…but I’m glad that I can be a part of Joe’s wedding.”
  • “It will be sad to see Joe moving out, but it’s good that he’s next door pretty much, so he won’t be too far,” says Justin, who is a groomsman for the first time.
  • “Joe and Kendra are two completers for each other,” says Kendra’s mom, Christina.
  • Kendra puts on her wedding dress and then shows it off to her father, Paul Caldwell. Sewn into the dress is a ruffle from Christina’s dress. 
  • “You remind me of your mommy when she was coming down the aisle,” says Paul when he sees his daughter. Kendra gives him a frame with a picture of the two of them, as well as a letter, “so that you can remember that you’re always my daddy.” The bride gets a bit emotional, as do her parents.
  • Kendra heads to the sanctuary to take photos with her bridesmaids and flower girl (her little sister). 
  • Jana uses makeup to cover up a scratch on Joseph’s nose, which he earned in a broomball match earlier that week. 
  • “Y’all probably should have chose a different activity to do,” says Jana. “Kind of a rough thing to do right before a wedding.
  • Jim Bob and Michelle sit down with Joseph for a few moments. “It was just very special getting to spend time with him and pray with him and give him some advice,” says Jim Bob.
  • Michelle’s words of wisdom are “…not to go to sleep with anything between you and Kendra, just make things right, don’t let the sun go down on your wrath, speak kind words to one another always, cherish her, treat her with the utmost respect…”
  • “You have a tendency maybe to be a man of few words, which can be good…but with your wife, make sure that everything she does for you, you praise her, you thank her,” says Jim Bob, encouraging his son to constantly verbalize his love for his wife.
  • Meanwhile, some of the girls help sew Christina’s ruffle back on Kendra’s dress. “I think in different moments, we just all kind of pull together,” says Jana. “We don’t worry about, ‘Oh, well this was so-and-so’s job.’”
  • In the guys’ room, Jim Bob and the groomsmen pray for Joseph. Everyone lines up, and Joseph walks his mom down the aisle before taking his place on stage. The processional begins, and Kendra and her father wait patiently at the back of the church. “If you fall, I’ll pick you up,” says Paul. “If I fall, just keep heading to Joe.”
  • Best man Josiah escorts maid of honor Lauren, followed by the ring bearers and flower girl.
  • The bride enters, and everyone stands. Joseph’s lip begins quivering, and he starts to cry. When he and Kendra arrive at the altar, Pastor Caldwell gives a short speech to Joseph, filled with advice and encouragement, seasoned with humor and emotion.
  • “When she was born…I prayed, ‘Lord, I noticed you gave me a girl; just in case you don’t give me a son, would you make her a little bit like me?’ And he did. She began to throw fits, and cry, and whine. I said, ‘Wait a minute, Lord, that’s enough. Would you make her like her mother?’ And he did. She is sweet, hardworking, beautiful, has loving smiles all the time, loves to laugh, can cook and take care of children, and is a true blessing in our home. Then I prayed, ‘Lord, forgive me for being so selfish. Would you make her a little bit more like you?’ And he did.”
  • “For the last 19 years and 28 days, we have done our part,” says Pastor Caldwell. “Today will start you doing your part.”
  • Pastor Caldwell steps up on stage with Joe and Kendra, and the sermon begins. After the vows, ring exchange, and unity candle, the parents pray over Joe and Kendra, and the couple enjoys their first kiss! The power goes out just before Pastor Caldwell introduces them, which is perfect because it shows off the candles on the stage. Turns out the power outage is city-wide, so it takes a few minutes for it to be restored.
  • At the reception, Joseph and Kendra do the usual cutting of the cake, followed by a sparkler sendoff. The couple drives off in a red pickup.

100 comments:

  1. Wow, lots of unexpected at their wedding! Everyone looked great, and it was a love-filled wedding. They're such a sweet couple.

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  2. I DONT HAVE CABLE BUT I SEEN THIS WEDDING BEFORE ON YOUTUBE CANT WAIT TO SEE THAT AGAIN.

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  3. Not only does American television need a show with the Duggars but we need it to be revamped - more like 19 kids and counting. As for me I want all the Duggars - especially Jim Bob, Michelle, Grandma-Duggar, the little kids, and Josh and family. Praying this is not the end and TLC is smart enough to bring this wonderful family back to television!

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    1. I think the Duggar children should not be exploited any longer. They deserve their privacy.

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    2. Advertising money driven by viewership/ratings determines what is on TV.

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    3. Maybe the reason it is just about weddings and births is a way to keep the parents and other kids on because they play a part of those events. But that wont work much longer because a whole lot of people are getting tired of those scenarios because we are loaded with those events in our own lives. If we want to see weddings we just attend them in our lives.

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    4. Amen...ALL of the Duggars

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    5. I don't expect this to be a popular comment, but I think a number of fans and viewers alike are tired of the weddings. They're all over the top, made for TV. One component that viewers originally liked about the Duggars was that they seemed down to earth and relatable (as well as they could be, 19 children aside-LOL). They bargain shopped, thrifted, were pretty DIY. They've gotten so far from their "roots" with the HGTV-decor homes, the vacations, the trips, the get-aways, the nail salon visits, the 1000+ guest lists, the designer wedding dresses (complete with the "shop the dress" drama), the filmed for TV Honeymoon adventures, and the live on-air births. The wedding format is standard format- just different girl,different dress. It actually pains me to say that, as I like the brides. But their day really isn't all that special or unique (maybe just a stunt here or there). Cindy does the wedding planning, Renee provides multiple "dress samples", candles are going to feature heavily in the decor (something along the Johanna Gaines Magnolia style), there's going to be some attention-getting backdrop on the stage behind the couple, the Bride's going to choose an A-line dress (with some type of sleeve if she's a Duggar) and a veil (no hat or Juliet cap), there's going to be 1000+ guests with no receiving line to acknowledge them, and minimal food/snacks to feed them, the couple will run back up the aisle, the majority of Bridesmaids will wear flat sandals regardless of how formal the dress is (although the Duggars can afford appropriate dress heels/sandals for the girls), the couple will cut their cake and leave as soon as possible, and their honeymoon will be filmed for future episodes for profit. How individual is that really? How sad.

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    6. If the Duggar family moves to UP TV, then I will accept that too! UP TV on Amazon. Or moves to Netflix I'm fine. However, I don't want Duggars to end.

      Concerning "exploiting children" to the comment by another person...
      When you ban your children from babysitting other people's children, and ban them for learning how to be parents, then I'll consider your comment. Until then, I will not take anything you say seriously. Thank you!

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  4. Congratulations Joseph and Kendra What a beautiful and blessed couple May god bless you always!!!!

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  5. It was great! It was nice to see Kendra with her parents. When Josh married Anna, I don't think there was any filming of Anna with her family.

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  6. Jim Bob and Michelle are such loving parents, they give the best advise to their children. You don't see that anymore. I wish the network would bring them back.

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    1. I’m sure there are plenty of parents who give advice to their children. Mine certainly did. Why do people think that JimBob and Michelle Duggar have the monopoly on quality parenting skills?

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    2. In reading Inez’s post nowhere does she imply the Duggars have a monopoly on quality parenting skills. I read that she likes them and wishes that TLC would bring back their show.

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  7. Too bad the flowers didn’t arrive. Bouquets detracted from the dresses. Jim Bob & Michelle looked nice. Finally got to see Jim B in a different suit but Michelle looked like she wore orthopedic shoes! Kendra looked beautiful & Joe was overcome with true emotion! They’re a good match. May God bless them!

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    1. Michelle must have foot issues that keep her in those shoes.

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    2. After all those pregnancies I'm sure she has foot issues and those shoes help support her feet.

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    3. I noticed her shoes as well. Hope her feet are ok....looking back she’s always wore this type of shoe.

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    4. Michelles multiple back to back pregnancies have probably given her the foot problems. I'm sure it has also affected her bones, pregnancy after pregnancy will take its toll on a womans body and cause problems in later life.

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    5. Oh, good grief. You truly dont know the reason why she wears the shoes. It could be related to any other type of problem. Stop blaming it on her child bearing.

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    6. Both my mom and mother-in-law suffer from foot problems and their pain dictates their choices. Neither wants to wear the shoes they are constrained to. My poor mom had a terrible time coming up with "appropriate shoes" for her grandson's recent beach wedding, as she needs a boxy, enclosed toe shoe for hammerhead toes and arthritis. Please be kind and consider the possibility that not everyone is "merely lacking fashion sense" in their clothing and footwear choices. Thank you!

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  8. I can't believe that Jana and Kendra had to sit on the floor so Jana could fix the wedding gown that was falling apart. Where was Miss Renee at that point? And why did she try to attach that ruffle using only fusible tape? It should have been sewn on. If it needed to come off again for another dress, then you just increase the stitch length for easier removal later. But you don't fuse something that weight and in that place on a dress. I am really starting to question that designer's credentials. I've never seen a wedding gown literally fall apart after the first hour of wear!

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    1. Sewing the dress back together at the last moment was crazy!

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    2. I'd love to hear Renee's explanation for that. Has she offered one?

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    3. my wedding dress had to be stitched on me as the zipper gave out, this was on a brand new wedding dress, things happen

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    4. Zippers shouldn't give out if the dress was fitted properly. It's stress on the zipper that usually makes it pop. Either that or a defective zipper. Either way, the alterations people should have checked it because it's vital to the dress.

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    5. Because it wasn't Renee's fault. The ruffle was not part of Renee's dress. It was taken from Kendra's mother's dress, she explained that. She tried adding the ruffle to the dress she bought. She added it poorly. Not the dress designer fault

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  9. You forgot to note that the truck had been trashed out with graffiti all over the windows and body, surely by a Duggar or few. Kendra had decorated it with a tasteful wedding decal and they had to go and ruin it.

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    1. It's washable. It was pretty cool looking.

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  10. Why do some Christian churches have altars and others have stages?

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    1. All the churches I've been to have had both.

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    2. It depends on the church. Some non-denomination churches I've attended had both. I know of 2 churches that were converted from bowling allies that closed down and they have stages for a choir and band.

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  11. I always get emotional when I watch their weddings.
    I feel like I know them personally.
    Kendra is so sweet. I know they'll be very happy together.

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    1. I cried throughout the whole video! So sweet and beautiful.

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  12. It was so sweet to watch Joe get so emotional. And I really liked Pastor Paul's speech.

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  13. I'm waiting for a pregnancy announcement.
    I know people are going to say it's not a competition and they shouldn't rush into parenthood... but it's what usually happens with the Duggar couples.
    Either way I'm so happy for them, they seem so in love.

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    1. I hope that announcement comes soon! I think they will be great parents!

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    2. I'm thinking there will be an announcement of some sort very soon! Be it a baby, or a new courtship!!

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    3. Kendra fits right in the family. She is so sweet.

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    4. 12:06...As to your comment that people say they shouldn't rush into parenthood - Just my take on why people say that. I believe people think you should get to know your spouse better BEFORE children in case it doesn't work out, why bring innocent children into the mix. That's all fine and we'll, but, with the Figures beliefs, I don't really see any of them divorcing, why not have kids right away! There won't be any power struggles in the home as they're taught the husband leads and the wife always follows. Many times it's that kind of struggle that can lead to divorce. I'm female and that definitely wouldn't fly with me lol, but if it works for them, that's GREAT! Best wishes to Kendra and Joe!

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  14. Thanks ladies for this lovely recap!

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  15. "Kendra with this ring I be wed"

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    1. You watched a whole wedding, and this is the best you can do? How about 'Congratulations to the newly weds. Your wedding was beautiful and almost PERFECT!'

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    2. Hello Margaret, this is not all I posted, I'm also anonymous @12:02 saying that i get emotional because i feel like i know them personally...
      I really love this family and I thought it was sweet that Joe got a little nervous so I had to mention it. But without an explanation I see how it can be misconstrued.
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  16. thanks for the recap! i didnt get to see the show so i depend on you ladies, and you never disappoint! thank you.

    the more i see of and hear from joseph, the more i like him. what a considerable brother he is! he has taken the responsibility of being a big brother very seriously, and quite well i might add. jim bob & michelle should be extremely proud of him. i so hope to be seeing him & kendra a lot more next season!!

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    1. Considerable brother? Do you mean considerate brother?

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  17. Congratulations and best wishes to you both..

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  18. Nice wedding. Joy had glasses on. Her tummy was always covered with her flowers.

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    1. Not always. You could see the bump.

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    2. She looked huge for 3 1/2 months.

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    3. Maybe she is carrying the baby a little different. Not all women carry a pregnancy the same.

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    4. I had my first child 5 years after I got married. At 3 months my mother was making me maternity clothes. I carried all my babies way out front and they were all 10 pounders. At 8 months my sister in law was asked if she was pregnant by a number of people. Everyone is different.

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  19. Joe seems like such a sweet guy ! Writing a letter to each of his siblings wow ! Also when he asked kendra to enter a courtship, he seemed so sweet going back to his childhood home. Really discovered him this season.

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    1. He does seem nice. I hope they decide to live a normal healthy life away from the cameras.

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  20. You could tell Kendra's dad was a preacher when he took the opportunity to give a little message while giving his daughter away. :) I've never seen a dad do that before.

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    1. I thought it was great. Loved it.

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  21. Congratulations to the new couple! May our God pour out His many blessings on them!

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  22. Just loved this wedding. Gorgeous bride, wonderful decor, beautiful service, a sweet groom. So many thoughtful aspects to this day including Joe's letters to siblings, Pastor Caldwell's speech to Joe, Jana bringing her sewing machine! Really their own wedding, made just for them. Such a great couple. Have really enjoyed learning more about Joe. Loved the time between him and Michelle and Jim Bob. They speak with great wisdom. Eileen

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    1. Did you also catch the adorable Just Married decal Kendra had picked out for the sendoff car and how the Duggar brothers instead trashed the truck with tacky graffiti all over the glass and body?

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    2. So what?? Those things are done by the bridal party- NOT the bride and groom. And let's be real, so you think they (Joe and Kendra) were concerned with that? Ummm no, they were thinking honeymoon baby.

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    3. @3:42 When did they show a decal that Kendra picked out? I'm genuinely curious because I didn't catch that part. I did of course see the "graffiti" at the end.

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    4. Yes, how do you know it was Kendra who picked out the decal?

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  23. Absolutely beautiful wedding. Loved when Pastor Caldwell have Kendra away and his message. It brought me to tears and made me laugh at same time. When Butterfly kisses was sang it was very tender emotional moment. Kendra and Joe make a wonderful couple. Wishing them joyous memories for the rest of their lives and God's Blessings on them on their new life journey.

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    1. That song wasn't sung, it was shouted!

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    2. I thought the wedding was beautiful. She was a georgous bride. I was a little confused about the butterfly kisses song during the wedding. Wondering if that was a choice bc they don't do a father/daughter dance? Any non-ignorant thoughts anyone wants to share? If you want to be critical, no need to respond.

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    3. The song seemed a little unusual to go with the candle lighting, but then it was also still being sung while the parents were praying with the couple. That made more sense - being sentimental about the children they raised, who are now going off to start their own family.

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    4. The whole wedding was awesome.
      People seem so judgemental I just don't get it.

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    5. 9:55 - I think some people get a thrill out of being nasty to other people and making themselves feel superior.

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  24. Joseph comes across as a very sweet and kind young man, and Kendra seems to be equally so, and yet she also seems terribly immature. I worry that she isn’t ready to be an adult.
    I was really bothered by her father bringing up the expense of raising her. I thought it was extremely tacky and inappropriate for the occasion. He also has the concept of a dowry confused. A dowry is the money and goods the bride’s family offers to the groom, not the other way around.

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    1. He was JOKING about the money. Everyone knows he was joking.

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    2. Seriously he was joking. Give it a rest. Beautiful ceremony

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    3. Gosh, a simple 'best wishes to the bride and groom' is all you should have said. The negativity is depressing.

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    4. I thought it was precious and I took it in the intent I believe he meant.. to show his love and investment in his. It's prize possession and the importance of joe taking care of his new bride. So critical and unnecessary.

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    5. I have an 18 year old daughter not far from marriage. As a parent you pray and trust in the lords timing. I believe both families do so in ways most of us can't even fathom. So sometimes you have to say, hummm... guess their families know their own children better than we know them. And not cast judgements.

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    6. Margaret Anon 1212 has a right to their opinion. This is a blog not a letter to the Duggars, a blog were you write your opinions on the show. I also thought what her Dad said was unnecessary along with the flying across the stage with the ring and the graffiti covered vehicle which his wife had already bought a decal for.

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    7. It was a warm message with some fun thrown in to keep it light. I agree Margaret the negativity is not necessary.

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    8. Didn't like that part either. Even if it was a joke, it should have been said at the rehearsal dinner not at the wedding.

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    9. Everything was great. Stop being so critical.

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  25. I was really hoping that at the end of the show that Joe and Kendra would announce a pregnancy!

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    1. She's only 19! What's the rush?

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    2. I was waiting for that as well!! Usually a big announcement is made shortly after a big event (courtship, wedding, baby news) I'm guessing there is going to be either a new courtship or a baby announcement sometime this week....

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    3. They haven't been married that long! Give time to have fun and do things together before kids. I like how Jinger and Jeremy are doing it. Hey may be she will be pregnant by the time a new season starts.

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    4. They have been married about a month and a half. Couples often wait until about 12 - 14 weeks before announcing so if there is a honeymoon baby, that would be in early December.

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    5. Why the rush? They just got married.

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  26. Pastor Caldwell's comments about his "most precious gift" were so beautiful!! I loved that. Joseph gave Kendra the sweetest hug at the very end-so sweet.

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  27. For heaven's sake ....Kendra and Joe are just married and she is only 19 years old...why would anyone 'hope' that girl pregnant already. Don't they deserve some time for themselves as a couple first? There is plenty of time for children. Look at Jill and Joy...hardly one day after their honeymoon to get adjusted to living with a man and sharing a bathroom with someone you weren't allowed to sit in the living room with alone and talk...about anything. These peoples' lives are not a sporting event. I wish them the opportunity to decide for themselves free from criticism and pressure from their families.

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    1. 1000 up votes!!!

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    2. Agreed. Enjoy some time together first.

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    3. Agreed! Enjoy yourselves for a while.

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  28. I am so impressed with Joseph as a young man. He seems sensitive and compassionate; yet strong and capable. He is a very well-rounded person. Writing letters to each of his siblings was one of the most amazing wedding-related things I've ever heard of anyone doing! Wish there were about a million more men like him.

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    1. Joseph's letters will be treasured probably to the third and fourth generation. What a sweet, considerate gift to his siblings!

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  29. The wedding was beautiful. They are going to be a wonderful couple.

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  30. My sentiments, too, 7:42 a.m.! Joe is one of my favorites, and now as a couple, Joe and Kendra, although I pretty much love them all!

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  31. It wouldn't be a duggar wedding if something didn't go wrong poor Joseph everything happened to go wrong at least the power went out at the end

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  32. HOPE they wait just a little while to become parents - they are young, very young and should have time w/o babies - that is my opinion.
    I too think the wedding was lovely, but did not like the ring-trick at all.
    May they have a blessed life together.
    Sounds like they are living close by the Duggars, but the should have private time. . . that is SO important.

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  33. Was Josh in the weddIng or not? joe is the first brother/nonvictim to marry and josh doesn’t need to be hidden any longer enough is enough.

    He had NO BUSINESS being in the girls weddings neither the bride nor groom would have wanted him in it anyway but this is his brothers wedding.

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  34. I just had a chance to watch the Joseph and Kendra's wedding. I truly wish them all the very best in their future together. I thought JB and Michelle had some wise words for Joseph, although I'm sure it's difficult to remember anything afterwards when you're moments away from getting married. Kendra was a beautiful bride and seems to be very close to her parents. I'm sorry that their were a number of "unexpected events" for them on their wedding day. They seemed to take it all in stride, though. I am not sure I would have been able to stay that calm about some of it.

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  35. While I like the idea of the parents giving advice to the groom, that's something that really should have been done in small sessions in the months leading up to the wedding. Right before the wedding, there's too much excitement and nervousness to really process and remember the advice. Much better for a respected parent or older (seasoned) family member/family friend/beloved Pastor to counsel the groom, the bride, and the couple in those things as they prepare for the marriage, not the wedding. The Wedding's an event, the marriage is a lifetime. :)

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