Monday, October 1, 2018

'Josiah and Lauren's Prank-less Wedding?' Recap

Counting On "Josiah and Lauren's Prank-less Wedding?"

  • One week before the wedding, Lauren says she is on the edge of her seat. She appreciates Josiah’s leadership qualities, and Josiah appreciates that Lauren is always there for him.
  • Josiah and Lauren each write down 52 reasons why they love the other so they can read one every week during their first year of marriage.
  • In Texas, Jinger (about 30 weeks along in her pregnancy) and Jeremy take a birthing class with their midwife, during which they practice different labor positions and breathing techniques. “It’s definitely sinking in after this class that the baby is soon to be here,” says Jeremy.
  • Of labor and delivery, Austin says: “It’s our time to show her how much we care about her.”
  • Lauren’s sister Lily, the second oldest in the Swanson family, hosts a coed tea party in honor of the bride and groom. She goes all out with fine china and lots of tea and tasty food.
  • The guests, members of both sides of the family, are all dressed in fancy clothes. Ben compares it to a Jane Austen film.
  • Family and Friends gather at the Cathedral of the Ozarks (the same venue where Jinger and Jeremy had their wedding) to help Michelle’s childhood friend Cindy, the wedding designer, set up for the big event. The dΓ©cor will be a surprise for the bride and groom. The Duggar brothers visit the grocery store to buy items to trash Josiah and Lauren’s getaway car.
  • The day before the wedding, even more family members and friends arrive to help. They make 1,000 strawberry shortcake cupcakes (200 gluten-free because Lauren and her mom are gluten-free and 800 regular). They also whip up a gluten-free strawberry shortcake wedding cake.
  • Right before the wedding rehearsal, Cindy unveils the decorations to Josiah and Lauren. The greenery and backdrop are in honor of Lauren’s childhood horse, Princess. They both love it.
  • At the rehearsal, Dwain requests that no pranks be played inside the sanctuary, and he asks that everyone raise their hands to promise. The siblings raise their hands, although they don’t quite agree with it.
  • “I told Jeremy, I was like, ‘I feel like this is an injustice,’” says Jinger. “It’s really hard to refrain from doing anything at Josiah’s wedding, but he kind of deserves it.”
  • “We’re like, that’s not right,” says Jana. “Sorry, buddy, but you have it coming.”
  • On the morning of the wedding, Josiah and Lauren show up at the church together, and then they part ways to get ready. Lauren has decided to only get ready with her mom. “I knew it would be crazy that day, and I knew I’d want some quiet time,” says Lauren. Lauren’s mom has encouraged her to remember to treat her husband better than anybody else in the world.
  • Ahead of the ceremony, Josiah and Lauren have their first look inside the sanctuary. It’s a slightly awkward moment, as first looks often are, but they are both beaming. They pray together, and then it’s go time.
  • Lauren and Dwain walk down the aisle to “Crown Him with Many Crowns.” Before she joins Josiah, Lauren reads a note that she wrote for her dad, expressing how much she loves him. “My dad and I are very close,” says Lauren. “He and Josiah are the only two people who can calm me down.”
  • After lighting the unity candle, signing the marriage certificate, and praying together, Lauren and Josiah are ready for their first kiss. “A lot better than the hand,” Josiah says afterwards. He admitted to having practiced the kiss on his hand.
  • At the reception, the bride and groom feed each other cake. Josiah wants to “get” Lauren, but Lauren beats him to the punch be smearing it on his nose.
  • “You’re not supposed to have a favorite wedding, but this is my favorite wedding,” says Jessa. “You could just see the affection, the tenderness, the love.”
  • When Josiah and Lauren arrive at what they think is their getaway car, they remove the wrapping paper and then realize it’s a junk car. Their actual getaway car, a Camaro, is covered in sticky notes.
  • The couple is headed to Austria for their honeymoon. “It really was a neat feeling, driving away just the two of us,” says Lauren. But the brothers have one more prank in store. Justin is hiding in the backseat! They quickly let him out and are on their way.
  • At the end of the show, John introduces viewers to Abbie Burnett. “I want everyone to know that I love John,” says Abbie. laughing. “I'm a nurse. I’ve worked with geriatrics for several years, and I love that. I love my family. That’s about it.”
  • Although the Duggars have known of the Burnetts for about 18 years, the family only officially met Abbie one month before Josiah’s wedding. “They were shocked,” says John of the moment when he brought Abbie home, just two weeks after meeting her himself. He says that Joy started bawling and gave him a big hug.
  • “We met on a Sunday,” says John. “I kind of confirmed our interest in each other on Monday, and then the next Monday, so a week after, we began courting. If you know it’s the right one, don’t wait around.” “If the light’s a green, you go,” agrees Abbie.

129 comments:

  1. Loved the brothers car prank on Josiah. Also love, love Abbie! John looks so happy and they both seem fun and down to earth.

    ReplyDelete
  2. what other food do they serve at the wedding? It seems very chintzy to just serve cake and cupcakes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would be embarrassed to invite that many people and only serve cake.

      Delete
    2. I wondered about those 200 gluten-free cupcakes. 100 for Lauren and 100 for her mom?

      Delete
    3. I think it is standard in their circle of friends, not to have a full meal. It just works better on a short time-line and a thousand or more guests, both logistically and financially.

      Delete
    4. 11:54, people who have gluten intolerances typically provide extra food for anyone who is attending one of their parties that could also have them.

      Delete
    5. Not to be judgemental but you pay for a full dinner for a 1000 people then we can talk about what is right or wrong ! If it is planned & timed right it is not a necessary setup. Plus this is not a one time event - they do this over & over & over ! Can you count up what the cost would be ??? I think they do just fine with what they have !!!

      Delete
    6. @12:58----then don't invite 1000 people. Invite only those who are the closest to you and even limit that number.

      Delete
    7. 12:58- I guess you can turn that around with the fact that the Duggars are inviting friends/relatives over and over again, who are expected to bring a gift each time. Think of what the cost would add up to be!

      Delete
    8. I kinda feel bad for the large families who have so little money who are invited to all these weddings. I personally would serve a meal for them and maybe a buffet layout so they can be fed if I had the money the Duggar s had. That would be such a blessing to these families that have traveled from far away to attend on such a limited income. It's just the right thing to do.

      Delete
    9. Yes Anon. 8:00am. You have to wonder about that. I saw an old episode just recently where Erin Bates said no one showed up to her wedding shower. Makes you wonder if friends get tired of the continual invites for each one. I love the Duggars and Bates. Wish I had grown up with parents like them.

      Delete
    10. Anon 10:52 I agree with you. Since TLC pays for probably all of the wedding and then the expensive European honeymoons, I don't know why they don't cut back on some of that and divert some of the money to feeding their guest who have so much less money and who have traveled to be there. sometimes I wonder about the Duggar s when I see this stuff. I hear them say Love God and then Others and then Yourself but they don't offer any food to their lower income well traveled guest and then the newly married couple just takes off and leaves the guest behind. There is something seriously wrong about this.

      Delete
    11. Why does this have to be talked about after every wedding? I think it is rude to expect to be fed a meal just because you went to a wedding. Pay for your own food and enjoy seeing the couple get married or just don’t go. To me having to serve a meal is like expecting to be paid for attending. I have been to a lot of weddings (none of them Duggar weddings) and have only been served a meal at one wedding. I thought the food was terrible and a complete waste of money for the bride’s family.

      Isn’t it nice in America that people have freedom of choice? You can serve a meal or not.... whatever you choose. Let’s stop criticizing others for their choices.

      Delete
    12. Anon 9:14 I don't think this is an ordinary situation attending a Duggar wedding. First of all a lot of the families coming are mega size families who have the same belief that the Duggar s use to have and that is having large families only these families coming live on lower incomes. To call them rude for hoping for a meal after a lot of them traveling from far away is outrageous. The Duggar s are rich and are having TLC pay for weddings and expensive honeymoons and yet cut costs when it comes to their guests by feeding them cup cakes or cake at the reception is just down right rude. The subject keeps coming up because it is wrong to do that to the less fortunate. I have never been to a wedding where the guest weren't given a meal. It's a group celebration for a newly married couple of people they love and people that love them. It's not just about the couple. Have respect and a sense of gratitude for people who have invested into your life.

      Delete
    13. I find it strange that after ever Duggar wedding there are people who say they should limit how many come and they need to serve a full meal. Well, maybe all these people with large groups of children just want to go home! It's not that much fun eating out with little kids. But it IS fun coming to an event to witness the wedding. Depends on your values. If you value just a couple people having an expensive meal, great. If you value being surrounded by lots of family and friends and acquaintances, great.

      Delete
    14. 7:03, you may have never been to a wedding without a meal being served, but it is not a hard and fast rule. I've been to cake/punch/mints receptions, full meal receptions, appetizer and cake receptions, etc. The Duggars DIY and have friends help them with their weddings rather than hiring professionals for many things, which leads me to believe they are trying to have nice weddings without blowing the bank. We have absolutely zero proof that TLC is paying for their weddings. If TLC were footing the bill, they would have no reason to not go for it with full meal receptions. It doesn't make sense to say that TLC is paying for the weddings and that the Duggars are cutting costs at the same time.

      Delete
    15. I had a cousin or a few how had no food at his wedding so what is the big deal about it? You have the choise if you want a reception or not.

      Delete
  3. So Josiah loves to be the prankster but not the pranked. Does the Golden Rule not apply?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. what golden rule do you refer to? Love your neighbor as yourself? In which case NOT pranking the wedding seems to be a good example of that

      Delete
  4. A grown man admitting he practiced kissing his hand. Some things really should be kept private.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah. I cringed with that too. I vacillated between feeling sorry for him that at his age he’s practicing kissing on his hand and feeling” eww” this guy is very immature!

      Delete
    2. That was creepy and unnecessary information. And I'm surprised it's allowed in the Duggar household, because it would stir feelings that are not able to be righteously fulfilled, as we've been warned over and over.

      Delete
    3. 12:22, I didn’t really think about it from the Duggars perspective, but yeah, I don’t see how it’s wrong to kiss someone if you’re sitting in some room by yourself pretending to. That’s just a bit creepy

      Delete
    4. What was with the pillow with Lauren's face? Did Josiah sleep with his head on that or practice kissing that, too? That's just as weird as kissing your own hand.

      I don't like how this family makes the kids suppress all physical feelings before marriage, yet they constantly egg them on with big expectations for a first kiss and "more than a side hug" and a honeymoon baby. It's so strange! Such a double message! It can't be healthy.

      Delete
    5. I think Josiah is immature. Some things like that should be kept private in my opinion

      Delete
    6. Um, really strange. Not cute.

      Delete
    7. we all did it! and mirror too...

      Delete
  5. I don’t find the “prank” of trashing cars to be funny. And, c’mon...Justin hiding in the backseat? Their maturity is on par with 6th graders.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I totally agree, 6:13. I also have to wonder how many times they filmed him popping up from the seat, because nobody seemed to flinch or really be surprised. A normal reaction when you're startled from behind like that is a scream or a loud shriek.

      Delete
    2. Josiah was the one who ‘lost’ the rings for someone’s wedding and ran out of a church while in my opinion no one should run in a church as it’s a godly place!

      Delete
    3. No, that was John David who lost the rings at Josh and Anna's wedding. Go watch it on YouTube.

      Delete
    4. 6:07- Than was John at Josh’s wedding. John was the best man

      Delete
  6. Finally, a pastor who doesn’t allow pranks during a God-honoring ceremony. Pranks belong any other time but during a worshipful service.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I so agree. I was horrified to see the spectical at Joe and Kendra’s wedding.
      That was awful!

      Delete
    2. I wonder what he thought about Josiah’s prank at Joe’s wedding which occurred in the middle of the ceremony...

      Delete
    3. I totally agree with 6:20 and 10:30!

      Delete
    4. Good for Dwain!!!!!!!! Maybe the Duggars will finally catch the hint to play pranks elsewhere not in a church service

      Delete
    5. He thought it was ungratefully inappropriate because it was. The Duggars criticize guys who are drunk at weddings, and I hate that too. Drinking has no place before the wedding ceremony ( or after in my book.). But those guys act like drunks, coveting the attention it takes from the couple to focus the attention on themselves. Sickening.

      Delete
    6. 6:39- I’ve been to lots of wedding where there has been alcohol and it has never happened during the ceremony, but at the reception, far away from the church

      Delete
    7. NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE! ALL YOU PEOPLE ARE SO DAD GUM NEGATIVE!

      Delete
    8. 6:39 Trying to have fun and joke around is equivalent to being drunk? Sorry I don’t agree. I don’t think it has been an attention thing at all. They obviously like to tease each other and play practical jokes. Some of us don’t take everything so seriously.

      Delete
  7. LOVE this family!!! I hope they keep following the Lord and keep their standards high! And their love growing!!! Such good examples! What a beautiful wedding! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I really enjoyed this episode. I don't even know this couple, but I teared up a few times, just because it was so sweet. Josiah seems to be so honest a genuine. So does Laura.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I teared up when Dwain was telling the story of asking Josiah how he knew Lauren was the one. Josiah said that he wanted to marry someone like his mother because he loved her so much. Lauren possessed some of the same qualities that reminded him of his mother. When the camera went over to Michelle, she was sobbing. So sweet!

      Delete
    2. She wasn’t really sobbing, just crying

      Delete
  9. If these kids need to "trash" each others' cars on their wedding day, they're not mature enough to be married.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOOSEN up and have a little clean fun!!! Don't take yourselves so seriously

      Delete
  10. I noticed Jana’s friend Laura sitting beside her at the reception. I hope they both find men who will cherish them. If not, oh well

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jana looked so totally over it all at that tea party. She was sitting by herself with a blase` "Whatev!" look on her face. Must get tedious to go to all those showers and wedding parties, one after the other. She didn't even get to help plan or decorate that one.

      Delete
    2. Yes, they have each other, and I think they're very happy that way.

      Delete
    3. What do you mean? She needs a husband not a woman.

      Delete
    4. I agree; Jana has been filmed looking very over whatever event she is attending. I don't blame her. However, it may be time for her to not be too aloof in selecting a possible suitor.

      Delete
    5. She doesn’t need a husband. If she wants one, that’s great! But if she doesn’t, that’s okay too. A woman can’t survive by herself if that is her choice, she doesn’t NEED anyone

      Delete
    6. @ 8:55 a woman can't survive by herself??

      Delete
    7. 7:48, read their full comment that was obviously a typoπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Delete
  11. Haven't watched the show in awhile, but was able to catch it last night. Lauren seems to be a real sweetheart. Saw a lot of happiness last night- brought tears to my eyes.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Everyone can understand that they all must be so excited for that first kiss, but it always ends up with two faces just smashing together, with their lips attached. Hardly a romantic kiss. If it were my first kiss, I think I'd want it to be different... slower, with eyes really focused on each other, softer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And probably not for an audience.

      Delete
    2. Who kisses with their eyes open

      Delete
    3. I thought Jessa and Ben did the first kiss with dignity and privacy....the others could take a lesson and march off to a private place for kids number one the guests can see more kisses at the reception.

      Delete
    4. I know! That’s why we had ours private. I can’t imagine trying to be romantic and slow in front of a thousand people. That’s why they smash and get it over with probably.

      Delete
    5. Did you see Josiah try to go in for a second kiss and Lauren shrink back and deny him? Awkward!

      Delete
    6. Kissing in front of so many people is not modest.

      Delete
    7. Kissing shouldn't even be part of a church service. It should be saved for the reception.

      Delete
    8. @10:36---Yup, I spotted her lean back as well!

      Delete
  13. I personally loved the entire show. This was one of the best weddings the Duggars have ever had. The pranks were cute and the best one was the "chaparone" in the backseat! Anyone who isn't familiar with the family would never appreciate that one! I loved it and adore this new couple that God has clearly put together. Josiah and Joes weddings have been the best. The Spirit and genuiness was at an all time high at these ceremonies in my opinion. I love Kendra and Lauren. They bring life to the family.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love John and Abbie! Finally a couple that doesn’t involve a teenage bride (the past 3 had one) and actually deciding their relationship standards on their own instead of copying the other couples. And Abbie actually has a job!

    Total opposite of when we saw an 18 year old Kendra ask permission to her parents in order to hold on to Joe’s arm for stability while skating.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 18 and 19 year olds are still adults, even though the numbers have the word “teen” at the end.

      Delete
    2. 18 and 19 year olds are legal adults but there is a BIG age, experience and maturity difference between a 19 year old who just finished up her home schooling and a 26 year old who has actually been out of the home working as a nurse.

      And while John David still lives at home he is almost 29 years old, much more mature than his now-married brothers were.

      BTW I haven't seen John and Abbie actually ever having a "full hug", the pics I've seen aren't quite side hugs either, maybe we can call it a "3/4 hug"? Hmmm.

      Delete
    3. 11:19... i agree! yet nice episode

      Delete
    4. 2:08- The 18 or 19 year old "adult" brain has a ways to go before being fully developed/mature by the age of 25.

      Delete
    5. I got married at 19 years old and have been happily married for 10.5 years! Nothing wrong with getting married at 18, 19!

      Delete
    6. Adulthood is more arbitrary than the law says. It is a matter of maturity.

      Delete
    7. John David lives alone folks. I don't believe he's had chaperones during his relationship.

      Delete
  15. It was a beautiful wedding. I loved watching the emotional way that Lauren and Josiah cared for each other Come on -- the pranks were after the wedding ceremony and all in fun. I believe it was unanimous among the siblings that Josiah deserved it. Also wasn't it just about 9 months before Josiah's wedding that he did the missing ring joke with Joe and Kendra. He seemed mature enough to be married. On another note -- I loved that John David surprised his family and introduced them to his girlfriend. As fast as that relationship progressed, I wouldn't be surprised if they are already married.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have been wondering the same thing about John David. I see the comments about front hugs and such, but I thought what if they are already married ? What I know is you can see the love. He has prayed many years for his mate so you just know when you know.

      Delete
    2. The wedding is in two months

      Delete
    3. John David is 28 or something so I think his old enough to date someone without my parents permission or have to worry about not being alone. He is old enough. But if Jana was courting no way Jim Bob would allow what John did! No way

      Delete
    4. 2:07, the wedding is in one month, not two

      Delete
  16. I noticed the parents didnt go up and pray over the couple during ceremony as in all the other weddings.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I noticed that too...I love that part of the Duggar weddings!!! I wonder why they didn't?

      Delete
    2. I thought I saw them all pray together at the first look?

      Delete
    3. Yes, I think I saw it in the first look too.

      Delete
    4. They did pray together but it wasn't in the episode. When I purchased the short video of the wedding on amazon a while ago that part is on it. They prayed together after they exchanged rings.

      Delete
  17. I’ve never understood why they are always in such a rush to leave. It seems so disrespectful towards guests. Especially the way Josiah smoked out the guests watching them leave!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I figured that the boys had stopped the mufflers up with some of that stinking cheese and anchovies and that's why the mufflers were smoking so bad.

      Delete
  18. iTunes has not added it yet.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They finally added it, but the whole ending is cut off.

      Delete
  19. Love that Abbie has a true career!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope she doesn’t give it up when she gets married. She should do like the Bates ladies do and have kids and still work too. You can do both!

      Delete
    2. Actually staying home and raising wonderful hardworking loving children is a career too!

      Delete
    3. Of course raising your children is a career; but, since she already is working as a nurse it would be nice, for once, watching a Duggar wife continue working for awhile after marriage and not be pregnant immediately!!!

      Delete
    4. But that's her choice though. If she wants to stop working and stay home that is her choice. If she wants to continue working, it's her choice.

      Delete
    5. Men can be fathers and breadwinners; so can women. Perhaps John David could be a stay-at-home dad, especially since his work seems to be self-guided and on his own time.

      Delete
  20. I thought it might be helpful to let readers know that the episode that is available on Amazon is cut short. The run time is 1 hour and 13 mins and stops right before the kiss. It's missing the whole ending. Just thought they'd like to know before they buy the episode. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I experienced that as well. It cut off right before their kiss. I bet it was a mistake. I hope they fix it. I'd love to see the rest.

      Delete
    2. Same with the iTunes episode. πŸ˜•

      Delete
    3. I contacted Amazon. They said they are aware of the issue and are working to solve the problem so the whole episode airs.

      Delete
    4. Thank you for contacting them! I was sad to see it just cut off so quickly.

      Delete
    5. I actually contacted Amazon last night as well. They refunded the cost of the episode, but didn't offer any suggestions of how it might be fixed down the road. Hopefully they do fix it.

      Delete
    6. I contacted iTunes and they said TLC submitted the cut version and I would need to contact TLC to find out why.

      Delete
  21. Love John and Abbie! No nonsense; just a straightforward couple who found each other and fell in love. Mature, comfortable and happy!!! Best wishes!

    ReplyDelete
  22. What is so sacred about never kissing the person you're marrying until the wedding? Even if you kiss beforehand, that kiss at the altar is still going to be your first kiss as husband and wife! Kissing is not just for married people. If it were, Congress would have found a way by now to make it illegal without a license! Or taxable.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A lot of pressure to have your first kiss at your wedding in front of a thousand people. I say have some practice kisses alone before your wedding. No kidding!!! Jane

      Delete
    2. The fact that the family makes such a big deal about this is very revealing. It's like they're awarding themselves some badge of honor, while at the same time implying there's some kind of wickedness in showing affection before marriage. I've learned that the more people self-congratulate themselves about something, there's likely much more to the story.

      Delete
  23. october 2nd 4;10 pm . u state she has a career, great for now if she is still working which i doubt. once married we know of not 1 duggar women work after marriage mary kei mennonite

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Why do you always feel the need to tell everyone that you're Mennonite?

      Delete
  24. october 2nd 4;10 pm . u state she has a career, great for now if she is still working which i doubt. once married we know of not 1 duggar women work after marriage mary kei mennonite

    ReplyDelete
  25. Yeah I was bummed out I still figured out how to watch the whole thing but why Amazon. Justin in the car was hilarious . I am guessing the next will be John but after that Jer then Jana .

    ReplyDelete
  26. I find the running out rude. It seems the Duggars have no self control. Running out like the bedroom is going to disappear is a little wired. Iv never seen any couple do that at a wedding and iv been to heaps! Your guests traveled across the country so I would at least greet them, say thanks, feed them and make sure everyone’s having a good time and then leave. But I was taught manners so maybe it’s just me 🀷🏻‍♀️ What do you guys think? I

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In Biblical days, a wedding celebration was about community, not running out a.s.a.p. to have some private time. You honored your guests by giving them your best food and drink and spending time with them...after all you invited them to share a monumental occasion. If they are special enough to be invited, you should no problem acknowledging them individually (either a traditional receiving line or milling around the room from seated table to seated table. It's rude to run out and the hotel/honeymoon suite can wait. It's called maturity, self-control, good manners, and respect for those you've invited. If you have too many guests to acknowledge, then you've invited too many guests. One thousand or more people can't all be special to the bride and groom.

      Delete
    2. My husband & I didn't leave the reception until after the guests did! We stayed and talked and took pictures and thanked everyone and had a good old time. Then we went back to my parents' house where a bunch of people had gone, and we spent more time there, too! We didn't leave there til sometime in the wee hours. You only do this once, so why rush away? You have the rest of your lives for the other stuff, but only a few days when everyone has gathered in town for the wedding festivities. I went to a wedding this summer that was a 3-day event with activities before, during, and after the ceremony. The bride & groom where there the entire time, as hosts. They didn't run off half-way through the reception.

      Delete
    3. I agree! You get married once and are gonna have plenty of time to be alone. Esp when guests travelled to see you and you just run out, abit rude in my books. At least make sure people are having a good time and say thanks to guests and then leave. Why the rush? No self control it seems

      Delete
    4. My mom feels the same way about the Duggars running out of the sanctuary. She thinks it makes no sense and looks ridiculous. I was thinking maybe they do it because it signifies getting away from chaparones and can't wait to finally be alone together and have some privacy. I'm not really sure though. Someone who know why should chime in.

      Delete
    5. I think when they take off like that without any regard to their guest they are sending a message to their guest that the guest should be thankful that they were allowed to come instead of being thankful to the guest for coming. Comes off as a sense of entitlement. I think Jim Bob and Michelle need to step up and put a stop to that disrespect being shown to the guest.

      Delete
    6. For everyone questioning the numbers at the wedding, please tell me what number you think is good. In my family, I have 20 first cousins on one side. By the time we get my aunts and uncles and cousins and their spouses and their kids, we are over 100 people. I consider my cousin's wife's sister to be a relative, too, since I've known her so long! So it's nothing for 200 people to be invited just from our side to a wedding. And I know every single person's full name and birthdate and everything about their lives because we all live in a small town. And most are not religious in case you think only religious people have big families.

      Delete
  27. Georgous design and beautiful couple!!!
    Very well done!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love the wedding it was beautiful. So happy for John David and Abbie. This season was good with the outings. I can't wait to see more courtships, engagements, weddings, honeymoons, babies and more outings. I wish it was more episodes. I enjoyed the car pranks. Natasha B.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Ellie, the Amazon version of Josiah and Lauren's wedding did not show the last 7 recap points you listed. If you have access to related video shorts I would like to watch them on your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I watched the wedding episode last night on Amazon (bought the season pass at the beginning of the season). I was very disappointed the whole episode was not shown. There's about 45 minutes cut off. I contacted Amazon so I'm hoping they fix it and air the entire episode.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happened to me too in iTunes. I contacted TLC, but still have not received a response.

      Delete
  31. I think Lauren is such a poised well spoken young woman. She seems more mature than Josiah. The wedding was lovely tho I wish she had not let her hair hang down, especially in the summer humidity.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Lily, or Ellie, do u know who it was that sang "The Lord's Prayer"? That was so beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  33. What was with all those strict rules for guests at the tea party? That took away any fun or spontaneity. Doesn't Lily know that Duggars will be Duggars, no matter how much "etiquecy" (Austin's word) someone tells them to do? Plus she insisted on all that "proper" stuff and then had the men wear their hats in the house? That didn't make sense. Victorian men knew when to tip their hats and when to remove them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I thought it was very sweet and a neat idea personally. Lauren comes from a higher class of people and while they are committed to the Lord, they do so with a more polished style. They aren't the type to host a hoe down or pig roast. I loved it and learned a few things myself.

      Delete
    2. "Lauren comes from a higher class of people" - what kind of remark is that?!

      Delete
  34. Lily was throwing a tea party. She explained to those foreign to the idea what tea party rules where to enlighten them on proper traditions. I thought it was beautiful and classy. As for Duggars being Duggars- well that's selling them short isn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  35. The episode I purchased on Amazon doesn't have them getting in the car to leave the wedding, nor does it have John introducing Abbie. Anyone know where I can see that, especially the John and Abbie part? So frustrating … probably the best part of the episode!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving your comments! We answer as many of your questions as we can, but due to the number of comments we receive daily, we are unable to answer every one. Our aim is to post all points of view, but we do not post anything that is profane, insulting, derogatory, or in poor taste.