Josiah Duggar walked down the aisle with girlfriend Lauren Swanson on Saturday amid shotgun wedding rumors. The Counting On star son, 21, of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar married Swanson, 18, at John Brown University Cathedral of the Ozarks in Siloam Springs, Arkansas on June 30.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Josiah and Swanson moved up their wedding at the last minute!
The two were reportedly planning a wedding for later this year, on New Year’s Eve.Then rumors swirled that the couple had moved up the wedding to August.
Later, a source exclusively told Radar the couple had ditched both plans to throw a quicker summer wedding. Radar was right on the money as the insider also said the wedding would take place as early as the end of June. Quickie weddings aren't new to the Duggars!
As Radar readers know, Josiah's sister Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband Austin Forsyth fueled rumors she conceived their first child, Gideon, before marriage. They announced Joy-Anna was pregnant three months after their wedding last May.
Josiah and Swanson told US Weekly after their Saturday wedding, "What a joy it is to be husband and wife! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! What was even more perfect was to see my beautiful bride walking down the aisle. We are so thankful the Lord has brought us to this place and we can’t wait to begin our journey as husband and wife!”
The two started courting in January and got engaged in March, with Swanson gushing, "I’m especially looking forward to spending the rest of my life with him!"
PEOPLE has reported that Swanson wore a wedding gown from The White Dress Boutique, while her eight bridesmaids sparkled in blush-colored dresses handmade by Jana Duggar and Josh Duggar’s wife Anna.
Swanson's father Dwain Swanson officiated at the ceremony, which featured a theme of flowers, wood and iron.
The couple's wedding colors combined grey and blue and pink and olive.
The Duggars are known for being frugal and the reception consisted of cupcakes, a candy bar and a strawberry shortcake-flavored, heart-shaped wedding cake. Josiah and Swanson's wedding rehearsal dinner had been a down-home affair with burgers and hot dogs.
Counting On fans will no doubt see Josiah's wedding featured on the show, which returns on Monday, July 30, at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.
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