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Josh Duggar And Wife Anna Have Date Day At Josie Bates' Wedding

josh duggar attends bringing up bates star josie's wedding
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Oct. 6 2018, Updated 9:58 p.m. ET

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Bringing Up Bates star Josie Bates walked down the aisle on Friday with guests looking on, including disgraced former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar and his wife Anna!

Bates tied the knot on October 5 with Kelton Balka in an outdoor ceremony overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, Tennessee.

According to Us Weekly, Bates, 19, wore a long-sleeved lace wedding dress made by Project Runway season 5 winner Leanne Marshall. She glowed in front of fiancé Balka, 23.

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There was only one surprise surrounding the late afternoon ceremony as Bates' pals Josh and Anna Duggar attended the wedding. Counting On stars Jim Bob, Michelle, Jedediah, Joy-Anna, and Jackson Duggar also were guests at the ceremony.

Josh has kept a low profile after the scandal that wrecked the Duggar family's first TLC show, 19 Kids and Counting.

As extensively reported, In Touch Weekly magazine revealed in 2015 that Josh, now 30, was accused of molesting his younger sisters between 2002 and 2003. At the time, Josh and the girls were all minors.

Josh's alleged sex crimes included "fondling" his four sisters' (and a family friend's) breasts and private areas, according to a shocking police report.

After Josh's scandal broke and stunned America, TLC cancelled the Duggars' show 19 Kids and Counting, but they later brought them back—minus Josh--in a new show focusing on the girls called Counting On.

Josh, who is married to wife Anna, mother of his five kids, has said he "acted inexcusably" when he was "a young teenager," and deeply regretted his actions.

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"I hurt others, including my family and close friends I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation," Josh said.

"We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling," he said at the time the scandal broke.

But in addition to the child molestation allegations, Josh was busted in a salacious cheating scandal, admitted he had a pornography addiction, and sought help in Christian-based rehab while wife Anna stood by him.

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But all that was a distant memory on Friday as Josh and Anna cheered on another Christian twosome beginning their life together.

Bates and Balka married quickly after getting engaged in June.

The blonde cutie wore a green leafy flower crown around her head with her blonde hair down in loose waves to complement her wedding dress.

Balka and his groomsmen were dressed in white shirts with grey colored tuxes.

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Bates' sisters Erin Paine, 27, and Tori, 23, were also involved in the wedding, performing music on the piano and violin, respectively.

Their brother Lawson, 26, wrote and performed a song for the newlyweds.

Josie's sisters Alyssa Webster, 23, served as the matron of honor with other siblings Katie, 18, and Carlin, 20, as bridesmaids.

After the ceremony, guests were encouraged to join in on a game of volleyball and tennis, Us Weekly reported.

The Bates family's down-home wedding food included chips, cheese balls and sandwiches.

And Josie's Aunty Kay made the cake!

The Bates and Duggar families remain close.

In fact, Lawson recently took to Twitter to share two adorable photos holding Anna and Josh's baby son Mason, and Anna quickly responded, writing, "Great to have you in town! Mason enjoyed getting to hang out with you :)."

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