Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Wedding Begins!


"At that moment, it just really hit me. I was breathing hard, trying not to cry. And I was like, 'Daddy, I can't look at you because I'm going to start crying.'"
-Joy-Anna Duggar

As she awaits her cue to walk down the aisle to Austin on her wedding day, Joy-Anna shares a special moment with her dad in the foyer of the sanctuary (see video below). The processional begins, and the members of the wedding party enter the church, raw emotions written on each of their faces.

"Let's do it, Joy!" says Jim Bob. "Want to?" The trumpet sounds, and the big moment arrives.



Photo/video courtesy TLC

33 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! What a wonderful glimpse into this special moment!

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  2. Would love to know what website she ordered the matron and bridesmaid dresses from!! Love them!!

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  3. Woah! Talk about a roller coaster of emotions!
    Joy, Austin, if you read this, I just want you to know that you two are perfect for one another. May God bless you eternally.

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    1. SuperJames -- You've come a long way. That was REALLY classy. God bless you, too.

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    2. Anon. 11:10 - Thanks. It took a lot of courage for me to calmly and properly write that out.

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  4. i'm so upset that i missed the wedding :(
    at least you guys do a great recap!

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  5. TLC must have absolute contempt for the loyal Duggar viewers and assume their shallow collective interests extend no further than wedding dresses and baby bumps. The repetitiveness of their programming is mind- numbing and it is curious that the Duggars continue to participate in the downward spiral. These staged weddings are obviously becoming less about the bride and groom and more about "hurry up and let's get this show on the road for the next special we want to air next week and rerun in a few months." It says a lot about the Duggars, too.

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    1. I thought it was great. I didn't think it was reruns because it was different from before. I enjoyed it. Can't wait Goethe next season.... to me this was o e of the best so far. I'm glad TLC aired this episode.

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    2. Agree. Unless a person is 16-21 They would find no interest in this parade of weddings. Unbelievable!

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    3. I've been convinced for a long time that TLC is purposely editing IN the worst scenes and the ones that make the kids look like they can't answer simple questions, just to try to derail this train. For every family "reality" show on the air now, there are probably 10 families waiting in the wings for their chance. Maybe it's time for the Duggars to all step aside and get on with their lives, privately. Let some other family have their show, hopefully with more interesting content.

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    4. It seems as though the adult single ones don't exist.

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    5. well said, yes it is so repetitive and only courtships, engagements, weddings, and babies. Boring.

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    6. Keep in mind that the show focuses on the older kids who are growing up, getting married, and having babies. Therefore, there is going to be a lot of that filmed and shown.

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  6. Ok, once again I'm confused by the Duggars' statements. Joy has always stated that she has 'her own style' in dressing. Now she says that she has a hard time making decision about her clothes etc...This girl couldn't decide if her hair was up or down, veil or no veil, etc....How in the world did she decide to make the most important decision of her life?...whether or not to marry Austin? Ridiculous if these people felt that Joy was ready to marry anyone. She's still quite young, immature and indecisive. This IS NOT a hate comment, but an accurate observation. I raise some good points here.

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    1. There is a difference in deciding on who you love and who brings you happiness and material decisions about clothing. Not every woman dreams of her wedding day and has every detail planned out. I don't think her lack of interest with material things makes her immature

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    2. I thought it was cute, love does that to you I guess. How sweet. I hope for them the best.

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    3. We know from previous episodes that clothes and fashion are not "her thing." I'm not that into cars, so an episode of me buying a car would show indecision and apathy. An episode of me doing things that I enjoy would show decisiveness and enjoyment. We've seen from other episodes that she does have a "take charge" personality when it comes to other things. Leave the poor girl alone!!

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    4. Wholeheartedly agree anon 2:57

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    5. I can totally understand Joy. She has her head in straighter than you think. She isn't concerned or have much direction about things that arent important (clothes, hair), but she is sure about the groom (the most important part) and she picked a great one. I know many girls who were super caught up in the idea of getting married and all the details of the wedding, and yet didn't have a great guy and it was all for naught in the end and the marriage didn't last. I stink at buying clothes or knowing how to do my hair but I have been happily married for nearly a decade.

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    6. 7:06, I'm confused, too.

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    7. Anon 6:15, you have brought up good points. Very true.

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  7. Oh my, how special! I'm afraid I would have missed Jim Bob's sweet comment had you not written it in your blog, Ellie and Lily! That was an incredibly sweet clip.

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  8. I saw the shorter preview version and would love to see the entire two hour special. My provider does not have TLC available for replay, even though we do get TLC. Seems like we should get a discount. Can someone please post where we can get access to the full version if we missed it? Sometimes you have had free access through your website.

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    1. I have the same problem. I can't get TLC GO through my cable provider.

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  9. I absolutely love the scenes that show Jim Bob's reaction to each of the brides. He is so loving and sincere. It must be difficult for a father to entrust his daughter to another man. Jim Bob shows dads how to simultaneously love and let go with care. As a minister, some of the fathers I have dealt with at weddings should take note. I even had one bride whose father didn't attend the wedding just because he "didn't like weddings." It was heart-breaking to watch her stare at the door in a hope that was never fulfilled.

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    1. Every father should raise their daughters to be entrusted to themselves first, to be independent women able to fend for themselves. And when the daughter marries, bless them both that they are entrusting themselves to each other. A father should not entrust his daughter to another man.

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  10. Having your first kiss on stage, on camera, in front of an audience including your parents and siblings, with a bunch of salivating voyeurs watching - how romantic.

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    1. I've attended weddings where the bride and groom had waited to have their first kiss. I'm not a salivating voyeur - just a friend who was happy to see the happy couple getting married.

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    2. I have attended several wedding where the couples were sharing their first kiss. It has always been a sweet time.

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    3. Voyeurs. That's the word I was trying to think of to describe what the people in the megachurch always seem like when they get to that moment in the ceremony. It's weird. No wonder Ben & Jessa went off in private to have their kiss. Jessa sensed something the rest of us were already thinking.

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    4. Jessa and Ben did theirs in private

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  11. Do you know the name of the song that was playing as the Wedding Party walked down the idle? Was that one of Erin Paine's songs, love it... thank you.

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  12. Yes! I had the same question about the songs being played before Joy walks down the aisle. Does anybody know??

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