Photos From the Second Reception

I know we have all been waiting for some wedding photos. This is the best I could do for the time being. These are photos taken by a blogger who attended the second wedding reception in Arkansas.

http://arkansaswatch.blogspot.com/2008/10/josh-and-anna-duggar-arkansas-wedding.html

Also, if you read the blog, you will see how Jim Bob was the one who announced "You may kiss the bride" and the happy couple was told many times to be fruitful!!!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link! I'm still amazed that Anna sewed all the girls' dresses. I counted 10 bridesmaids, including Joy-Anna. For all the ugly bridemaids dresses I've seen, those dresses were simple and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

...."Also, if you read the blog, you will see how Jim Bob was the one who announced "You may kiss the bride" and the happy couple was told many times to be fruitful!!! "

And some people still think those Duggar parents are NOT brainwashing those kids? Give me a break, those children have never made a decision on their own in their entire life !

It is just sick-o to me that the father of the groom is dictating their family planning decisions to them.

I feel sorry for the bride. Her life will be nothing but being a brood mare.

Liz said...

They all looked so happy and nice. I feel bad saying this but I hope the all got brand new shoes to wear.

Anonymous said...

I am jealous. I think Anna has fallen into a charmed life. She never has to work, never has to drop a crying child off at daycare, never has to juggle a last minute dinner plan after getting off work late. She gets to have lots of babies ( God willing) and rock and nurse and blow kisses on their tummies. She has a husband who obviously adores her. She is not starting out life in an apartment or living with her inlaws because she got knocked up before the wedding, or before they were old enough to support themselves. She gets a whole house to decorate. Her inlaws won't be saying " I hope this is the last one". And the cherry on top is that she has a whole bunch of loving in -laws that love her and think she is great and want her around. Built in best friends and babysitters!

No, I do not feel sorry for Anna. I am just so green that I can't stop watching!

Anonymous said...

I really hope that infertility doesn't "rock" their be fruitful and muliply world. It sure rocked mine! No marriage goes into thinking you won't be able to conceive but it sure is a shock if you can't. I wonder if since they don't believe in birthcontrol if they believe in infert. treatments. I hope that is one battle they never face. I was never able to get pregnant even with help. I have three adopted children now but infert. is always painful.

Anonymous said...

The "scene at the punchbowl" picture is hilarious...woman dipping into the punch showing cleavage, JimBob's father seeming to be transfixed by the sight. Right in the midst of all that Duggarism. I love that picture.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:42 AM,

You don't need to marry into the Duggar family to have the kind of life you described. I have that life but, with only 2 children rather than 17. And really, I wouldn't call it charmed. I would say it's relatively normal. As far as being green with envy, I'd check that if I were you. The grass is always greener on the other side. Be thankful for what you have and enjoy your own life. You don't need to be a Duggar to be happy. I promise.

Cassandra said...

Wow... I don't believe the vicious comments on that blog -- all in the name of religion.

Michelle certainly does not have that "glow of pregnancy." I think 16+ pregnancies are catching up with her. She looks a lot older than she is in those pictures.

DawnMay said...

The pictures are nice... did anyone read more from that blogger? I checked out his home page and immediately realized what this blogger's agenda is allll about.

Congrats to Anna & Josh- and I hope their marriage is a long and happy one.

Anonymous said...

The above poster who made the observation
that she envies Anna Duggar because she is
ensconced in a secure marriage within a
family of close-knit fundamentalists is
very telling.
Apparently, Mama Duggar is also of that ilk, and that is probably why she is so
even-tempered; she has none of the worries
or concerns most other worldly people have.
That's what life provides you when you live in a veritable cocoon.

Ena said...

God bless them. I wish them all the best in their marriage!

Danielle said...

Well, it's been a month. I wonder if she's pregnant yet?

Anonymous said...

I love watching their show! I have tried almost all of their recipes. I half the recipes since there are only 5 of us. They are excellent recipes and very affordable! I also made the detergent. Our clothes seem to be clean and I saved a ton of money! Thank You Duggars!
Congratulations Josh and Anna!

Anonymous said...

Nice dresses and photos.
I still think they are crazy for having all those kids, but at least they are not on Welfare...to each there own.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Josh and Anna just smile and tolerate the "be fruitful and multiply" comments and say the PC things about having kids right away. I am sure Josh is enjoying his time away from the family and all those little kids. The deserve some time alone.

Just a thought? If the couple couldn't have children, would the marriage last? Wouldn't no children also be a from God? Would the "fruitful" party divorce in order to have children? Just wondering, as I knew an Amish couple after five years of marriage divorced because she could not have children and he wanted (needed) children to help him on his farm and to pass on his name. The Amish say they are "blessed" when they introduce their large families so when someone cannot have children does that mean they aren't blessed? I get confused at times, and just wonder where the Duggers stand on this.

Anonymous said...

As far as being blessed, they may believe that yes, lots of children are blessings; but they probably also believe that God controls the womb, so if he doesn't bless them with kids, it's okay, too. A lot of people in that situation would either adopt lots of kids who don't have parents (which would be a huge blessing for the kids), or they would devote their time and do more for God like going to other places around the world, for example.

Anonymous said...

< Anon. said...As far as being blessed, they may believe that yes, lots of children are blessings; but they probably also believe that God controls the womb, so if he doesn't bless them with kids, it's okay, too. A lot of people in that situation would either adopt lots of kids who don't have parents (which would be a huge blessing for the kids), or they would devote their time and do more for God like going to other places around the world, for example.>

I totally agree. Most fundamentalists who have beliefs similar to the Duggar's believe that God does everything for a reason and would probably take infertility to mean that God had a different path for them. My cousin who could double for Michelle Duggar (without the hairdo. i think Michelle's awesome but her hair? Needs help.) was not able to get pregnant so she and her husband foster and foster to adopt. They have adopted 5 children now and have 3 foster children they are attemtoing to adopt as well.

Danielle said...

I just wonder why adoption has to be considered a "last resort" after infertility, though. Adopted children are blessings, too. What if you want to adopt but can still have kids?

Anonymous said...

Josh and Anna updated their website with the long story of how they met, courted, etc. if anyone is interested.