Jessa's Wedding

Things have been quiet about Jessa's wedding. However, it's supposedly this Saturday.  Where is it, who is in the wedding party, will the MOG outshine the MOB again?

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Anonymous said...

I can't believe this girl is marrying this homely teenage do nothing. She is the one I had hope for. She could have gotten away from that vile family and made something of herself rather she chooses to marry some teenager, with no job and no skills. Her mind is that of a 14 year old. She is so immature and he is a zero.

Ashley said...

I feel bad for Ben & Jessa. Their wedding, engagement, courtship has totally been outdone by her sister. And haven't they been together (courtshipping??) longer then Jill?
Maybe theyre ok with not having the spotlight, big wedding thing but I would imagine she's feeling a bit hurt.
Also, is Jimbob providing them a large, furnished home to live in?

CatMom said...

Jessa and Ben have been keeping their courtship promises, purposing to remain pure during this new season of life and making an investment in each other.

Leigh Ann said...

I hope she has a very nice wedding. I also hope TLC shows her wedding as the first or second episode next year and we don't have to watch an entire season of it. That was way too much this year. I doubt they'll keep up that pace with every daughter. By the time it airs, she probably won't be far behind Jill in the baby department. Maybe they can call the show five grandbabies and counting.

secondhandshoes said...

Here's an article about their upcoming nuptials. http://www.inquisitr.com/1569950/jessa-duggar-wedding-19-kids-and-counting-star-plans-simple-ceremony-even-simpler-honeymoon/

I think it is sad that they can't have a beach honeymoon because it is too easy for the man's eyes to wander to other women in swimsuits. Josh and Anna went to the beach and have managed to have a perfectly normal honeymoon.

And how does Jessa know that liquor is "disgusting" if she's never tried it. This is the same argument my toddler uses to avoid eating vegetables.

Anonymous said...

Jessa's wedding invitation is almost the EXACT same as Jill's. They're getting married at the same venue, same guest list, blah blah blah. Michelle said in an interview on tlc.com that their weddings would be soooo different because their personalities are soooo different. Um, ok

CannedSoup said...

If Jessa did say liquor is "disgusting" she hasn't thought that through. Jesus' first recorded miracle was turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana. Further, Timothy was told to take a little wine for his stomach issues. 1 Tim. 5:23. Being a drunkard is sinful behavior in the Bible, but there is no prohibition against alcohol, per se.

Of course, there is also no requirement to have liquor served at one's wedding.

got2bdrc said...

According to Michelle, "it's too hard for the guys to keep their eyes averted" at the beach. On your honeymoon? Really, Michelle, is that the best reason you can come up with for why Jessa and Ben aren't going anywhere exciting for their honeymoon? Both Josh and Anna and Jill and Derick had "beach destination" honeymoons. does Michelle think Ben's not mature enough to handle being in the presence of women in bathing suits? I have no words!

Anonymous said...

" secondhandshoes said...
And how does Jessa know that liquor is "disgusting" if she's never tried it. "

When the oldest daughters were promoting their book, they mentioned 'accidently' tasting alcohol at political functions. I wonder how much of an 'accident' it was, you can just ask the waiter if a drink has alcohol or not.
I was so hoping that JD's wedding was the season finale, I guess not. So is the Jessa engagement the finale?

Anonymous said...

I just hope that whatever she decides to do, she doesn't choose to go barefoot the whole time, or that Derick doesn't run up the aisle to cut in between Jill and her escort during the recessional. One thing is for sure, Jim bob will make crass, immature jokes and remarks that will be sure to embarrass the bride on her big day. I hope Jessa can convince the younger impressionable Ben to get away from the circus.

auntliddy said...

Gottibe- its really none of michelles business where or where his eyes wander on their hineymoon, lol. I cannot see any future for this couple, neither works or has any marketable skills. Plus no place to live!! It has disaster written all over it, sorry to say. Ikust dont see how any of these adults can encourage this couple.

Anonymous said...

this is a train wreck waiting to happen. sorry but these two are not in love. I think Ben is in love with being on tv. and were is his mom and dad. Seems they are ok with him dropping out and moving in with the duggars. I would put a stop to that one right away. hope they are on their knees praying they are going to need it.

Beth Anne said...

So, JimBob and Michelle's courtship rules extend to the honeymoon? I.e., no beach, because the guys can't keep their eyes averted. These people truly live in constant fear of sinning in a sexual way. Guess what? Ben has eyes! And he lives in a world where other people who are NOT Duggars live! He will see all kinds of people, some attractive, some not, but if he loves and is committed to Jessa, who cares?

And here's something JB and Michelle never consider - Jessa has eyes too! Isn't it interesting that they never consider the possibility of women (or immature Duggar daughter brides) having to avert their eyes because a hot guy might be at the beach.

They have all flipped their lids

Anonymous said...

This guy's family is very creepy. If possible the father is even creepier than Jim Bob and the mother sounds like a robot. Those girls are brainwashed into thinking their only purpose in life is to marry and reproduce. Just unbelievably disgusitng.

Leigh Ann said...

"And even though the nuptials take place the day after Halloween, the Duggars won’t be encouraging any costumed guests — they say that magic and witches are “part of a demonic real God wants us to stay away from.”

That's dumb. No one would wear costumes to a wedding anyway. Well, unless it was some kind of themed thing.

hello said...

Michelle says that Jessa and Ben won't have a beach honeymoon because it is easy for a man's eyes to wander. Josh and Anna and Jill and Derick went to the beach for their honeymoons so why aren't Jessa and Ben allowed to? She is delusional to believe that men don't look at other women, including her wooonnderful husband Jimboob. If they believe that Jessa and Ben are mature enough to get married, then they should be mature enough to decide where to go on their honeymoon. I don't believe Jessa and Ben are in any way prepared to get married and start having babies right away. Ben is working as a hired hand for Jimboob and I don't think they will be getting a big house like Princess Jillymuffin got. Jessa had to be trained by Michelle on how to change her personality to please Ben and he acts like a schoolboy when he is with her. He acted like a little boy when he made a big deal about a groomsman escorting Jessa out of the church. I think for those two it is more feelings of lust than love.

Anonymous said...

In their book the girls mentioned they had accidentally been served alcohol before. That's how she knows.

Leigh Ann said...

Wait a minute. The whole family went to the beach in Israel. Didn't seem to be a problem there.

mythoughtis said...

We've seen pictures of Jill and Derick in costume for some Chick-Fil-A special. We've seen episodes of 19 kids and counting shwowing the family at a beach (Israel where Jim Bob 'saved' his daughters from being exposed to evil men right in front of him). As others have pointed out, the first two Duggar offspring honeymoons were at a beach. Michelle can't ever keep her story straight.

Ginger said...

Anyone else fine it interesting that the article about Jessa's wedding say's that the couple are following the dating rules, no kissing, only side hugging etc. set down by Jessa's parents? I thought that Jim Bob & Michelle said they let he kids decided their own rules...more contradictions from the Duggars. When are people going to catch on to these people?

hairspray said...

Seriously though, think about how good their marital issues will be for ratings. It'll provide an excellent stage on which to present how fabulous and wonderful working through them is, via counseling (by which I mean Boob and J'Chelle talking about it with or without the dearly wedded) or by whatever other means these folks think of. Since they're all about family rights (hah!) they can use this as a platform to push out ideas about not divorcing, but rather rebuilding broken relationships.

puddin' said...

Boobs job for Ben can't go on forever...at some point TLC will drop this storyline...it has become very boring and same ole' same ole' whats these kids going to do? I hope for their sakes they get paid by TLC so they can get some kind of a start since thats where it seems to be going. Heck TLC should throw them a big beautiful wedding...Jessa is waay prettier than Jill...Ben is a pretty nice looking guy...not to brainy but so it goes in Duggarland. *FREE JANA*

Anonymous said...

They`re whole view on men's wandering eyes is fairly insulting to men.

They're whole view on that topic: not dancing because it stirs desire, having a "safe" words so the boys look away when there is a woman that is a little too undressed for their taste, the chaperone thing and so on, actually puts way more focus on sex than the rest of us do. They created a forbidden fruit effect that can have dire consequences. The forbidden fruit is always the sweetest. Most people don't go around all day looking for sexually attractive things so they can avoid them. They actually seem to think about it much more than average people. I don't want to be mean, but JimBob's weird jokes often makes him sound like a perv.

taurus0385 said...

I hope Jessa has a small intamate wedding with just both their families and her and Ben run away forever.

Just med said...

I wonder if the comments attributed to the Duggars in that article are from previous interviews. I've seen those quotes before. I think this website just cobbled something together.

taurus0385 said...

I don't understand about the whole no beach thing. Didn't josh and Anna honeymoon at a beach as well as jill and Derek? They're adults and if they don't want to go to a beach it should be because they don't feel like it and not because of how others dress.

Anonymous said...

Many people talk about how pretty Jessa is and that she is the prettiest girl (which is so rude on many levels) but I don't see it. She has major skin issues and always looks orange. Her personality also makes her unattractive because she comes across as so snotty and full of herself. I think Jana and Jinger are very beautiful and they seem to have beautiful personalities. I always found Jill to be a goody two shoes and annoying. Joy seems very sweet as well. I think Ben and Jessa deserve each other. Y

no name said...

I hope, but this probably won't happen, that they marry and move back near Bens parents. He can go back to his job with his dad and college.

Leigh Ann said...

" I thought that Jim Bob & Michelle said they let he kids decided their own rules...more contradictions from the Duggars. "

I think it's sort of multiple choice. You can sidehug immediately or wait until you get engaged. You can hold hands when you get engaged or wait until you get married. See? They have a choice!

LauraS said...

It seemed to be all hands on deck for Jill's wedding, even a month prior. Now it seems half the family can be out campaigning and JimBob and Michelle were in Rockford, IL today for a speaking engagement. Very telling to me, as to who is the golden child *cough Jill cough*

taurus0385 said...

I didnt know Michela bates was married?!?

Anonymous said...

I noticed a Jessa's face a couple of times during Jill's wedding, she had a smirk on her face

Anonymous said...

Ben's family is now benefitting from the Duggar fame, with his blog and so forth. They will do whatever they need to, to keep their son flushed. Assuming once married the kids keep their money from tlc

Maria said...

The fact that Ben and Jessa are discouraged from a beach honeymoon speaks volumes about the control that JB and Michelle hold over their adult children after marriage. This is incredibly sad. The beach is one of the most beautiful places to visit. What about the San Francisco trip Michelle took with JB? They were near city beach, and I'm certain there were women in swim suits there, as many go surfing in that area.

Stephanie said...

Yes I agree with you. I have two 19 year-old twin boys in their 2nd year of college playing on a baseball scholarship. If even considered giving up school, scholarship, or baseball to be able to kiss his girlfriend would raise you know what. What woman would want he'd man to give up his education for her? It's really selfish of Jess to encourage him to stop going to the community college. Online classes are very difficult and yoj can do them thru community colleges but its usually a last resort for students you need top of the collides and internet to get the work and tests done. Maybe hes doing college plus or something.

Why would Jessa Jimbob Michelle and his mom and dad tell him to quit school and live in a warehouse?

I woild be in a rage if my son gave up his youth to adopt and have more than 19 kids as Jessa said. But Ben said the kids were "fun " good luck dummy

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should post a sign at the beach that says "wholesome wear only!!!"

Jac&Jil said...

Just read this in an article about Jessa and Ben's wedding, "The couple will reportedly have a “simple” wedding (800 guests) and although they will kiss at the altar, they will “avoid chest to chest contact” until their honeymoon." I'm getting hot just reading that! All relates back to sex again doesn't it.

Wednesday said...

I agree that Jessa isn't that pretty. She is aging horribly. Her skin is saggy and she has a lot of lines because she lost some weight. She doesn't look natural like some of the other sisters.

Beth Anne said...

I'm not buying the whole "girls were accidentally served alcohol at a function" line. The Duggars have this way and making up or "enhancing" true stories to suit their agenda. The book ghostwriter probably knew that JimBob wanted the message in the book of "alcohol is evil" and that their family would NEVER drink alcohol because they are so pure. Hence, the convenient story of the accidental serving of alcohol, so then the girls could claim it was disgusting anyway. Maybe I'm wrong, and maybe they did have a sip by accident, but it just seems off to me.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the beach. Maybe D erick doesn't want to wear jeans in the ocean like Jimbob did at the black sea or whatever. Does thd beach really sound fun sitting in that wholesome wear? I looks heavy, hot, and really uncomfortable. It actually draws attention to them. Everyone on hear said Jill was the number one kid to drink the Got hard juice and you were right

Judy said...

Jessa and Ben really concern me. They are both young and immature and in no way ready to handle marriage, not to mention the baby that will likely be born in a year's time. It is a shame that this family treats courtship as the end all to a marriage even if the marriage doesn't make sense. I just can't see it working that well.

Anonymous said...

I have to laugh at the "Duggars' Ministry," when I see Jessa & Jinger walk out & get on the private; "Duggar Plane."

Aimee said...

I would agree with "Just Med" it seems that this article just threw together a bunch of old quotes and called it new.

Jessa and Ben have not been giving weekly updates on social media or through People magazine. It does seem that perhaps they don't want the media frenzy that Jill had. I can't say I blame them...

Mommy in PA said...

So who is dealing with last minute details of Jessa's wedding? The Duggars have been driving their bus around the FFF tour this week. Shouldn't they be home doing wedding prep? I wonder how they will spin this when the episode finally airs....

Anonymous said...

They are not getting married at the same church. Not sure if that was on purpose or if the church in Springdale was not available.

leecy said...

Taking bets on the color and style of Michelle's mother-of-the-bride dress. Since she went with the 'tin man' style for Jill's wedding I am betting on a gold style for Benessa's.

Picture lots of gold fabric (Cowardly Lion gold) with layers and layers of POOF that goes up to her earlobes. Picturing that long crispy crunchy hair sticking to the dress down her back with a giant big bang in front.

Shoes will be sensible navy blue.

Paste on the fake smile, childsssssssss voice saying "Oh Jessssssa" with her voice going up at least 3 octaves and you have another Duggar wedding.

Q said...

I find it interesting and sad that there is no mention of anything on twitter. The wedding is TOMORROW. Can't their family even try to pretend it's as important as Jill's wedding? Or is this maybe Jimbob making an example to the younger kids of what being 100% obedient will get you, versus what showing any sign of independence in spirit will.

Anonymous said...

Jimboob is a perfect name and Michelle talks like a little child and so does Jill. For her age she is imature. Jessa and Ben is a disaster waiting to happen.the 2 BR house - where is it going to live there. Jill is brainwashed.Derricks poor mother so sick and she said she never thought he would wind up with 19 inlaws.I just get the feeling since no husband and sick and her body language she is not crazy about the family he married into. I do not believe she and deceased spouse were quiverfulls.
TLC better realize things are getting too weird almost like in a similar way mormon and Jimboob running the lives of his kids especially the girls. I pray Jana and Jinger get out of there. They do not experience parental love- they are brainwashed and what is Jana it says in 2013 engaged but no mention. Those girls are being used and all girls sleeping with a small sibling and a 7000 sq ft house.
Jimboob is controlling his kids and reason he wants more. Hope no adoption approved for them. It is like a cult and I am a genuine practice christian with very strict behavior the king james bible says to live and they are considering babies as arrows- quiverfills is only mentioned in bible as enough arrows not babies brainwashed and older siblings raising the babies as they come. Ben's father please get your son out of there- you did right having him go to college and working with you and he is a good kid but not for marriage especially in that Dugger clan.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...
Many people talk about how pretty Jessa is and that she is the prettiest girl (which is so rude on many levels) but I don't see it. She has major skin issues and always looks orange. Her personality also makes her unattractive because she comes across as so snotty and full of herself. I think Jana and Jinger are very beautiful and they seem to have beautiful personalities. I always found Jill to be a goody two shoes and annoying. Joy seems very sweet as well. I think Ben and Jessa deserve each other. Y

10/30/2014 12:05 PM

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Quite a few of the Duggar children have issues with acne. I wonder if Michelle & Jim Bob would even allow them to see a dermatologist.

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Jessa is pretty, but she doesn't come across as a nice person on TV or on social media. I know that we only see a tiny and very over-edited glimpse of them on the show, but Jessa and Ben don't seem compatible at all. I think Jessa wants to be out of that house, regardless of who she is marrying. They will either break up and the blame will be put on Ben (create some scandal and "drama" for the show). Or if they remain together I don't think she will want to get pregnant early on and Ben will just be totally pussy whipped by her. I can just imagine Jessa going against what Jim Bob and Michelle have preached to her. If Ben disagrees with her, then she will probably just tell him that she won't sleep with him unless he does as he is told.

Anonymous said...

Pictures on people.com this morning showing Ben and Jessa's wedding rehearsal. Jessa was barefoot and running down the aisle. I hope to God she doesn't go barefoot on her wedding day...it's November for goodness sake. For some reason I thought she would do things differently from Jill but now I'm not so sure. I get the feeling they don't really have as much of a choice in planning their wedding as they lead us to believe. Hopefully she at least got to buy her own dress. As long as they don't pull the same "sprinting down the aisle" stunt as Jill's wedding, I might be able to watch this one....wishful thinking??

Anonymous said...

According to the people.com aritcle, Jessa's rehearsal dinner was Frito pie. Nothing but the best for the Duggars! And the picture in the article has her barefoot running down the aisle with Ben. Is this now a requirement for the couples along with side hugs and no kissing?

Anonymous said...

Does this girl go tanning because she is so dark compared to everyone else in that hillbilly family.

I also think these two are extremely immature and very stupid. They are like high schoolers dating and yet this cult throws them into a marriage. Something is truly twisted and creepy about this family and it is shocking so many people think they are wonderful.

Lisa Mcginnis said...

i personally think this whole think is just so sad? that Ben could be my son. I hope and pray that they are praying somehow the can get jobs and take care of themselves. I know I would not want my son to marry at 19 years old. How is he going to support his family. Guess rich daddy duggar better start giving them some dough? Hope the get the money from people magazine for their pictures and not daddy duggar. What is wrong with Ben Parents would they really want to have their son marry so young and cannot support a family. His father says that being in a committed realtionship make him grow up? ok they were in a committed realtionship you dont have to be married to be in a commited realtionship. wait until you finshih school and cannot support a few.

Kay said...

Why hasn't Jessa's wedding gotten the same amount of attention as Jill's? I understand her not wanting the same attention, or the family keeping it quiet as a way to punish Jessa (message being "you get all this attention if you drink the kool-aid, but if you don't act like a perfect little robo-duggar, you don't get the attention or big house, etc..."), but they couldn't even put up a "yay, jessa is getting married today!" On twitter or something? Really?

Londonbridges said...

I think that both of these very immature young people wouldn't be so quick to marry if they were allowed some intimacy in their relationship. I'm not suggesting they should go the whole nine yards. However, they really can't seem to wait for sex. At first, all the sex they want to have will be wonderful. The bloom eventually fades, and without a solid foundation to rely on, they may have some great difficulties. They are not allowed to establish that foundation during courtship, as they are constantly monitored and chaperoned. I feel sorry for these young people who are raised in this cult. They will never be prepared for what life can and will throw their way. JMHO.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, did Jessa just one-up the modest wedding requirement. No kiss at the alter?

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/jessa-duggar-didnt-have-first-kiss-at-wedding-ceremony-find-out-why-2014111

I see a new trend.

Anonymous said...

Jessa and Ben did not have their first kiss during their ceremony. They are waiting until they have some private time after. Good for them, Jim Bob hopefully will not follow them around saying you can kiss the bride.

Anonymous said...

Photo of the married couple from people.com:

http://img2-1.timeinc.net/people/i/2014/news/141117/duggar-wedding-435.jpg

Anonymous said...

So, what does everyone think of Jessa's dress? It's hard to tell in the People pic cos they're sitting down. Disappointed with her hair, just the usual look, thought she'd have done something a bit more formal.

Anonymous said...

Jessa's dress seems nice, hard to tell as they're sitting down. And after all that waiting they didn't do the first kiss in public?! How did Ben control himself??

Anonymous said...

Just saw a picture from jessa's wedding and I can already see that her wedding dress is much more "young" and appropriate than Jill's was. Jill's was very matronly looking. And I can see that the colors for Jessa's wedding are more complimentary than Jill's "shabby-chic", which let's all admit was just shabby.

Anonymous said...

Here's the first photo of the bride and groom.

http://www.people.com/article/jessa-duggar-ben-seewald-wedding-details-dress-cake-vows-first-kiss

The dress appears to be this one from the Allure Modest collection.

http://www.allurebridals.com/products/M524

nancy

geistmadl said...

Wow big deal is made about the first kiss....and Jboob and his slave give the crowd one. Yuck.

Anonymous said...

Jessa did not kiss Ben at the altar. Instead Boob and J'chelle showed them what a kiss was like in front of 1000 onlookers. Anything for attention!

Anonymous said...

They didn't kiss at the altar. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Of course, Jessa is quite untraditional, so I'm not shocked.

Anonymous said...

Jessa and Ben's wedding picture on People. She wore a blush dress and he wore navy blue with gray shirt. I really like her dress. It looks like it was designed to be modest and did require alterations. There are some reports on the internet that they chose not to have their first kiss in public.

Anonymous said...

The Seewalds hosted the rehearsal dinner. I thought they would have had more than Frito pie since they had a nice spread for Jessa's shower.

People has posted a picture of Jessa and Bin in their wedding attire. Jessa's gown is in Blush and I think it's pretty from what I can see. No comment on Bin's attire.

Duggar watcher said...

Oh...ick.... So Jessa and Ben did not kiss at altar...instead the minister asked him Bob and Michelle to demonstrate a Duggar kiss....

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight. Jessa is mature enough to raise her brothers and sisters, help to run her parents house, get married and immediately start pumping out babies, but she cannot decide where she would like to have her own honeymoon? I think the Duggars are very afraid that she may stray from the pack. This is why Ben was chosen for her, an unemployed child with no education, that way they will be holding the purse strings and still be able to control her every action. They truly are a sick and twisted family.

StartingFromScratch said...

The first pic is up! I like the dress modest but surprisingly modern.
http://www.people.com/article/jessa-duggar-ben-seewald-married-wedding-19-kids-and-counting

Anonymous said...

I read on a site about the wedding, they did not kiss at the end of their vows, Jim Bob and Michelle kissed in front of everyone instead. They wanted the first kiss private, weird!!!

Csnee317 said...

US Magazine has some more wedding info. Once again, their only female cousin was NOT one of the many bridesmaids. Jessa had Ben's sisters and some friends (one of the Queries) I have never heard mentioned. The only sisters in the wedding were Jinger (MOH) and Jordyn. No mention of the food (or lack thereof). I also find it interesting that for people who claimed to be best friends with the Bates, none of the Bates daughters were in the wedding either. Erin Bates Paine played piano. Jessa wore a bush colored gown.

Anonymous said...

From what I have read about this wedding two things stuck out at me.
1) They wrote their own vows. Yes they may have been influenced by the parents of what to say but they didn't blindly go with traditional vows like their parents. To me that says that Jessa actually voiced an opinion.
2) They saved their first kiss for a private moment and not in front of 1000 people. While saving your first kiss is not my cup of tea, I do respect their beliefs. I know I would not want my first kiss to be in front of people especially 1000 of them.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I think it is odd that it happened so quietly, without all the fanfare of the last wedding.

Anonymous said...

I will be the first to say it amd get beat up, but, I really like blush wedding dresses.
Sorry.
remember this young woman never had a HOMECOMING dress or prom dress or anything so I will give her a break.

Anonymous said...

http://www.people.com/article/jessa-duggar-ben-seewald-wedding-details-dress-cake-vows-first-kiss

of course,King Boob and Queen ME-chelle needed all eyes on them by showing everyone a Duggar kiss. How can the "blessings" be expected to behave like mature adults when their prime examples are acting like a couple of immature, horny teenagers? I wish all of the newlyweds the best of luck. They're in for some hard times once this three ringed circus orchestrated by TLC leaves town.

Anonymous said...

Long time reader of this blog, but first time posting.

I just read on the People website that Jessa and Ben did NOT share thier first kiss with the public. While I think these two have a long road ahead of them, if this is true, my respect skyrocketed for them as a couple as they decided to actually keep something private for themselves.

auntliddy said...

I read they are married and if was ' elegant', which i highly doubt. Plus they didnt kiss yet; saving that for when they alone. Interesting.

Anonymous said...

I used to be fascinated by this show and kind of admired the Duggars for instilling morals in their children. Until the girls started courting. Then it became clear that Jim Boob and Michelle are total idiots who will not let their children live their own lives, make mistakes or experience all the normal things that young people should go thru.

The ONLY reason Jessa is marrying this twit is because he's the only boy she's ever been around and her hormones are raging. She married him so she could kiss him and embrace him and have sex. Period. Maybe that's crass but it's the truth.

Jim Boob and Michelle are the weirdest most perverted people in the world - they let their pre-teen daughters watch Michelle give birth, Jim Boob is constantly hunching on and grabbing Michelle and making inappropriate comments yet they lay down these idiotic rules for their kids. Both of them are obsessed with sex.

I wish I could magically transport Jana and Jinger away from this cult and let them have a chance for a real life with a good education and all the experiences life brings.

Anonymous said...

What exactly is Frito pie. Is it just the same ole tater tot casserole with Fritos instead of tater tots?

Deanna G. said...

The 19 yr old groom made some comment about kids being "fun". Yes, but they are also a big 24/7/365 responsibility and a lot of work. Ben & Jessa's "parenting" skill practice was going out for one evening with some of her siblings with the camera crew.

The honeymoon phase will be over soon and these two will wake up one day and realize they have very little in common and no hope of a secure future away from the TLC gravy train.

Beth Anne said...

I agree with Anonymous 9:45 PM:

They have LOTS of growing up to do, but, as a couple, appear to have asserted themselves to a degree with their wedding by having their first kiss in private, writing their own views, and Jessa choosing a blush gown. JimBob probably had heart palpitations, like, "But virginal brides wear white!!!! Oh no, people will think Jessa is unpure!!!!"

I also think choosing Ben as an appropriate suitor/husband for Jessa was calculated on JimBob's part, a la, I can control this kid. Not sure how much information we will get about the post-marriage living arrangements, but I feel badly that the newlyweds are likely trapped on the compound, with no salaried jobs and no way to support themselves without attaching to the Duggar show/circus.

Anonymous said...

They couldn't kiss in public because the 19 year old boy doesn't know how to kiss, or enjoy an adult relationship. She got out of the house-that's what marriage means to her.

Crazy Eyes said...

According to People Mag and Yahoo! the couple was married "quietly" before 1000!! people. WT#$*? 1000 people?! Makes sense for a head of state or a prince, but under-educated bumpkins from AK? So much for living within your means and saving the difference. :-P

Anonymous said...

Supposedly they didn't have their private kiss after the ceremony but sometime during while boob and mullet were displaying their duggar kiss and a sermon from the pastor.
If you're going to have a private kiss then shouldn't they have done it after the ceremony? If you're going to go off during it then I think it draws more attention to it from the guests. Instead of seeing you kiss they are picturing you in their mind kissing. Seems weird to me.

Wampascat said...

Interesting that they share all of their hateful beliefs on social media for all to see, but are now too "shy" to kiss at their own wedding. Hypocrites!

Anonymous said...

I am sure that there will be plenty to roll my eyes at later but I have to say that Jessa's dress was very pretty. So it is possible to find a pretty, modest dress out there without having to alter it (badly). I also think that having their first kiss in private was a good decision. Let's face it, 226Josh and Anna and Jill and Derick all looked awkward and silly when it came time for them to pucker up. Can't wait for the film footage so we can all have a kissing tutorial from Jim-Bob and Michelle. MAJOR EYE ROLL

Anonymous said...

I wish Jessa and Ben the best with their marriage as their wedding was yesterday (11-1). I also wish Jill and Derick all the best in their life together. I hope these couples (Jessa and Ben) (Jill and Derick) married because they were right for each other and they were ready for marriage and not because their weddings would bring good ratings for the show.

Anonymous said...

Really like it and I love that their first kiss was behind closed doors and that they wrote their own vows. They are clearly more modest than Jheap Bob and Mechille.

Anonymous said...

I love JS's wedding dress. That blush color complemented her skintone.

Anonymous said...

I'm an new poster, too. I have watched every episode of this show. As I type, I'm finally getting to see the Dillard wedding episode. I admire their faith as a family but that's where it ends. Their rules are ridiculous, even more archaic than even Victorian times. Jim-Bob is a perverted control freak and Michelle is so self-centered. I feel truly sorry for Jana. She is so good and so beautiful and her life must be close to hell. Where is her Prince Charming?
I wish so much she'd tell her parents to stuff it and go live a normal life.

As for Jessa...she just married a 19-year-old with no real job and no education. I really pray for that marriage. I do think it was awesome that they chose a private first kiss so that Dad the Pervert couldn't salivate over it...but I get the feeling they have already kissed before and didn't want that to be obvious.

Leigh Ann said...

"Jessa's dress seems nice, hard to tell as they're sitting down. And after all that waiting they didn't do the first kiss in public?! How did Ben control himself??"

At this point, what's another few hours? I think it's neat they waited until they were alone. Your first kiss should be really special and they're making sure it is. Not that you're wedding isn't special, of course. Maybe they aren't going to be all PDA like JB and Michelle. That would be refreshing. I can't believe they kissed at the wedding, though. I bet the pastor thought it would be funny or cute. I wonder what Ben and Jessa thought? It was their day and their ceremony and here's JB and Michelle stealing the spotlight.

Anonymous said...

I'm annoyed with the Duggar brides so far. Whenever they tried to show their wedding gowns, their hair is always hanging in the way of seeing the top of the dress.
Between Jessa's bouquet and her stringy hair hanging down, you can't see the darn thing.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, did Jessa just one-up the modest wedding requirement. No kiss at the alter?

I think she just did, GOOD for her. Hope you enjoyed that one Jim Bob.

Please tell me she was wearing shoes during the wedding. I'm still in shock over Jill being barefoot. The People.com picture looked like Jessa was running barefoot at the wedding rehearsal.

As religious as these people claim to be, why do your children not know how to act in church. Oh wait I guess rules are different in "home church".

Sweet Pea said...

I do like that they decided to have their first kiss in private.
http://www.brides.com/blogs/aisle-say/2014/11/jessa-duggar-ben-seewald-19-kids-and-counting-married-wedding-details.html

Sweet Pea said...

I am glad they decided to hear their first kiss in private.

http://www.brides.com/blogs/aisle-say/2014/11/jessa-duggar-ben-seewald-19-kids-and-counting-married-wedding-details.html

Anonymous said...

Ok, I just learned something...Ben's parents are in their 30's! No wonder Ben acts the way he does! He believes he is more mature than his years because of his parents' behavior. I wonder how JB and M feel about having in laws light years younger then them? I wonder if MD refers to Ben's mom as an older woman like herself?

Anonymous said...

Jessa's wedding program -

http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Jessa_Duggar_Wedding_Program.jpg

Emilya842 said...

I don't blame Jessa and Ben for choosing to to wait and have their first kiss in private. They've probably noticed how much hoopla was made over Josh/Annas' and Derrick/Jills' first kisses and didn't want their own to be scrutinized.

Wednesday said...

Bin looks utterly hideous. What in the world is he wearing???!!! What is the Duggar thing with bow ties and hats? Still say that Jessa looks old for her age.

Anonymous said...

I am convinced that the Duggars plot out every odd/different thing they can do to get a headline and get talked about. Then THEY feed these ideas to the media. And that is the SOLE reason why they do all the strange things they do. It's not because that's what the girls desire for some personal reason or the family is ignorant. They are just calculating, fame-seekers at every turn. Any break with tradition--bare feet, seeing each other on wedding day, no wedding kiss, running down the aisle, 1000 spectators, etc. are just staged ideas for publicity. Look at us--we're Duggars and we're sooooooo different (and special!) In fact, I will no longer be baited into clicking on idiotic stories of something else that's different about them. It just allows them to stay relevant.

Anonymous said...

I respect them for saving their kiss for a private moment. Having a first kiss in front of any audience is a huge risk. The awkwardness is just too much, for the couple and the audience.

With the embarrassing sexual tension that had been building up between those two, I don't even want to know the details of their wedding night. That hormonal teenage Ben finally got what he wanted. I hope the actual marriage is happy and good, because I feel like Ben in particular was focusing a lot on getting physical with Jessa. And we all know that the physical part, although important, is certainly not what makes a happy, lasting marriage. I think Jessa and Ben love each other, but I think they have a lot to learn and a long row to hoe. Happy honeymooning to them, because real life awaits, bless their hearts. They seem like sweet kids, and I'm sure they'll work through issues in life as the years go on. But I'll always think that they initially tied the knot for the sake of sex.

Anonymous said...

Even though Ben and Jessa are immature and probably did marry to have sex, they'll probably do okay since they have money (TLC) and lots of support. What I mean is, all is well now: fame and fortune, youth and health-- so anyone could handle their life as it stands now, immature or not. But what if something happened, like financial ruin? Infertility? I hope they never face hardships like that, but I'm just saying that it's easy to maintain a marriage when things are jim-dandy.

Q said...

I love the blush gown. I hate most of what the duggars do, but well done Jessa!

Anonymous said...

Article about security at J and B's wedding.

http://www.examiner.com/article/jessa-duggar-s-wedding-had-40-guards-security-threatens-stares-at-guests

BLB said...

So delighted to hear that Ben and Jessa decided to have their 1st kiss a private moment (as it should be). I hope they mature into a couple that makes their own decisions on how they want to live own lives including when and how many children to have. My advice: Depend on each other and don't be beholding to anyone, especially family

tulip said...

I thought the wedding dress was really very nice, didn't look like it was pieced together at all & all the beading, etc. on the top seems like it would be very elegant. Wonder if she was attracted to the blush color, because like one poster mentioned, these girls have never had prom dresses so there may have been an underlying novelty factor there.

I didn't like her hair. I haven't liked any of the brides hair, prob. because they all do it themselves and put to much junk in it so it ends up looking stringy and/or greasy. But that doesn't even make much sense because they all do their hair on a regular basis anyway and I can think of many times it has looked much prettier than on their wedding days.

I'm worried about the bridesmaid dresses after having seen Ben's get-up...seriously, what in the world was that? A dark suit with tan/brown cowboy boots and a bright coral bowtie? Yuck. A scary thought picturing what Michelle might be dressed in this time.

I'm sure they had their first kiss out of sight because these people have no clue how to have a sweet, romantic kiss in any sense of the word. Their idea of "kissing" is diving in with tongues and sucking face, ewww just plain gross.

Amy has never been a bridesmaid, yet it seems they make sure to have to incorporate her because she is "family" afterall. Even though TLC completely cut her out of Jill's, seems in true Duggar fashion Amy took the opportunity to make it all about herself by posting a slew of wedding pics on her Instagram, including one w/ her parents letting all the "haters" know she was born a Duggar since she was conceived & birthed out of wedlock. Hmmm, if she's always been a Duggar and so darn proud of it, then why did she first start marketing herself as Amy Jordyn? Yes, Amy, this is another question the "haters" would like to know.

Someone commented why Michelle is always signing everything now as "Mama D"...maybe more copycat Kelly Bates as Kelly posted a comment on webster4ever (Alyssa's) as "Mama B". First Kelly's dress, now this...I think Michelle is way passed the point of needing major professional help.

Also a scary thought to see what a disaster all the goofy Duggar kids make out of the ice cream sundaes...I can just picture Jason & Jackson messing around with chocolate syrup and spilling some all over the girls dresses, or Josie & Mack getting it in their hair and then running around in dirty bare feet.

TaterTot said...

Good for the kiddos -- saving what was probably an awkward kiss for private. Jessa, out of all of them, seems like she wants to be a more private person -- if I judge from the eye rolls and her apparent discomfort in the past when her father asked her and Ben pointed questions (like on the motorhome trip up to DC or wherever).

And, I notice on their wedding program a song during their sand pouring -- Dancing in the Minefields. Some good lyrics:
http://www.songlyrics.com/andrew-peterson/dancing-in-the-minefields-lyrics/

It is definitely NOT a hymn, as the Duggars have been so fond of saying. "We only listen to hymns."

Good for them. But they've got a long road ahead of them...!

Anonymous said...

Not to try to be rude but you marry and kiss/not kiss at the church ALTAR...NOT THE ALTER.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how reliable Starcasm Bin and Jessa retreated to a private room in the middle of the ceremony to have their private kiss and during that time the minister did a “long, fire-and-brimstone sermon about kissing” and talked about purity and then directed the guests to look at Boob and Mechelle while they give an example of a Duggar kiss.
1, Was it really Bin and Jessa's idea for the private kiss?.
2. Why couldn't they have their private kiss after ceremony? Imagine 1000 people picturing you kissing and then return to continue the ceremony while everyone has a knowing look on their face.
3. Jessa looked lovely in her gown and as for Ben I don't even want to say what he looked like.

Lesleigh said...

I think we might just be seeing some minor cracks in this family and the wedding, as Jessa and Ben have made some of their OWN choices in this ceremony.

FIRST, her dress was cream w/blush, and the bodice encrusted with pearls and Swarovwski crystals. QUITE a deviation from the "virginal white" gown....Jessa wore PINK.

SECONDLY, they wrote their OWN vows, deviating from the cookie-cutter ceremony most Southern brides use.

THIRD, she had a Unity Sand ceremony, which is fresh and beautiful, and makes a lovely keepsake!

Fourth, no kiss at the altar. I suspect that there PLENTY of kisses BEFORE that wedding, and they did not want to appear to have a REAL and rehearsed kiss at the altar. BUT, having JB and J'Chelle stand in for the official Duggar kiss was beyond stupid!

I am sure, that after more details come out, Jessa's wedding just might outclass JillyMuffin's. Of course, it wouldn't take much.............(-8

Jaaayyynames said...

I think Jessa's gown is GORGEOUS! But I must say, I am shocked that she was allowed to wear pink or blush. Good for her!

Unfortunately, I can't say the same about Ben's outfit.

But again with the HAIR?? All flat and stringy! WHY OH WHY not do it up a little for the wedding day??

Anonymous said...

I think it's wonderful that Jessa chose a different gown, wrote her own vows, chose not to kiss at the alter and even had a very mainstream non-gospel song during her ceremony. I have always thought that Jessa would be the one to rebel. People always say it's Jinger…but I don't see it whatsoever. Jessa has been dying to get married and leave that compound. I think that Ben asked for Jessa's hand in marriage long ago and Jim Bob declined saying they weren't ready. You could see by the way Jessa would almost pressure Ben to put a ring on it, and at Jill's wedding Jim Bob said "I'm not ready to give another daughter away" and Jessa said "well you don't want us to elope…" I think Jessa has an attitude and I think she did rebel against her parents and almost force them to finally let her marry Ben. Whether that was for true love or to get physical, I don't know…I could see both being true. I think it's normal to want to finally kiss and have sex with the person you love and see daily but cannot even touch. Nevertheless I wish Ben and Jessa nothing but the best. I hope they are able to work through all of their marriage problems because they are so young they have a long road ahead. I most of all hope that they wait at least a year to have kids and that they travel and get to know one another. Having a child in 9 months would be the worst possible thing for their marriage.

Londonbridges said...

Did Mr. Gothard attend either of the Duggar weddings? Just curious.

Anonymous said...

Happy for them , glad they had 1st kiss was in private good for them and when they said lets seen a dugger kiss ,she not a dugger now she a Seewald lol

Katie's Mom said...

Re: The kiss at Ben & Jessa's wedding. If the minister (he must be an idiot)did announce to the congregation that, they had now seen a Duggar kiss, so what? How many Duggar kisses either between Josh & Anna & JB & Michelle, have we seen over the yrs? I believe the guests were there to see a: "Seewald Kiss"!

Anonymous said...

I agree the blush dress was a nice touch if that's what Jessa wanted. I can't believe the JB & Michelle would let her choose that, as they would want pure white for the virginal bride.

Allison said...

I think it's really interesting how Jill's bridal party consisted of only family and Jessa's has half family and half friends. Jessa didn't include Johannah or the little girls, or Anna and Mackynzie. She did have to include 3 of Ben's sisters, but she also had 3 girls who aren't in either family. Jill didn't have anyone but her own family.

Also, who the heck is Peggy Bennett (honorary) under the Grandmothers of the Bride section? Why wouldn't they list Michelle's mom?

Anonymous said...

Is their marriage a covenant marriage like Jill's? Is that a requirement?

Anonymous said...

Do people really think that Ben and Jessa went almost an entire year never sneaking a peck on the lips? I feel certain that they did, and that's the reasoning behind the "no first kiss at the altar". Yes, I fully believe that Ben and Jessa kissed before November 1. I don't judge them for that at all because they're 19 and 21 years old, and have been dating for almost a year. They're crazy in love and in lust. I don't agree with premarital sex, but I'm just saying that it's incredibly normal (and in my opinion, okay) to give a kiss to the one you love and have been seriously dating for a year.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else wonder if they didn't want to have the pastor announce their first kiss because it wasn't the first, and they had some qualms about lying during the ceremony? And the pastor was able to say they wanted their first kiss to be private ... and perhaps that private first kiss was prior to their first married kiss!

Jessa looked lovely, and the dress was pretty much perfect. Her rehearsal dress was cute too, but more notably, it was surprising with its above-the-knee length.

I think the running out of the church is strange. It's like they're saying "enough of this church stuff; let's get out of here."

Anonymous said...

I am all for the private first kiss but really, why didn’t they just leave it out of the ceremony and then go have their first kiss privately? The fact that they actually left the altar and went to a private room to kiss while the minister preached a “fire and brimstone sermon on purity” and then came back to the service makes me cringe. Just more Duggar BS.

Also the tight security and the stupid seated wedding photo so you really can’t see the dress just means they negotiated big bucks from someone for the exclusive story /pictures (i.e., People or US, etc). Whoever paid for the story probably paid for the security too (won’t sell as many magazines if the dress is already published, hence the teaser seated picture).

Anonymous said...

A few wedding pics: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-style/news/jessa-duggar-wedding-dress-photos-reality-star-marries-ben-seewald-2014311

Anonymous said...

I think it is fine if Jessa and Ben didn't want to kiss at the altar. Instead of having Michelle and JB demonstrate a Duggar kiss couldn't the minister had said something like Ben and Jessa choose to share their first kiss in private. That is just weird and sickening to me.

tulip said...

So why are all the wedding guests dressed so casually? Couple pics I found from the reception show Michelle wearing a magenta plaid shirt w/ magenta vest and faded denim skirt & Grandma wearing a colorful sweater. Did they wear this at the wedding or what? Most everybody has on polos, hoodies & outfits looking like they just got back from a Walmart shopping trip. Lawson Bates wearing a striped cotton shirt & hoodie, Josiah in a black hoodie, looks like w/ an ATI logo. Kirk Cameron was there wearing a white shirt w/ black suit jacket and blue tie and the top button of the shirt is undone w/ the tie loose, he looks dishelved or drunk. Josh looks hideous in a coral & navy striped polo w/ an olive green tshirt showing from underneath. Very strange.

sandi said...

I am guessing Jessa got the dress for free,in exchange for showcasing it.I suspect that's why her parents didn't complain it wasn't pure white! Anything for free always works for them.JMO

Anonymous said...

Michelle's mom passed away years ago. Peggy Bennett is a friend of Grandma Duggar's who once helped Michelle with homeschooling. She was interviewed in the first Duggar TV special, when they only had 14 kids, and has made a few other appearances here and there over the years.

Anonymous said...

per Allison said...
"Why wouldn't they list Michelle's mom?

11/03/2014 8:34 AM"

MD's mother and father are deceased.

Anonymous said...

thanks kates mom your right and sorry i mispelled duggar

Anonymous said...

There have been comments on the show here and there about how Jessa has her own opinion about things. I loved her gown -stunning and not white.

Loved how they did not want all the attention of the first kiss with basically JB granted permission like the lord and master of the girls.

I have a feeling that she doesn't buy into all the cult mumbo-jumbo

Mary said...

did poor Jana have to make the brides maid dresses

2cents said...

I hope when they televise this wedding every other sentence does not contain, "saving their first kiss" or something about having kids, like Jill's did. There was more hoopla about 1 kiss then about the rest of their life together. I used to like watching the show but now...not so much.

Anonymous said...

At Jill's wedding Jessa said that the first kiss is "intimidating". In one of Ben's TH he said he was looking forward to the minister announcing "you may now kiss the bride". I think they or probably Jessa got cold feet about kissing in front of all the guests.

Anonymous said...

tulip: those photos weren't from the wedding.
Peggy Bennett, I believe, was Jim Bob's former teacher when he was in school, 6th grade, I heard. Why would it have been "ok" for a professional Christian school teacher to "help" Michelle with homeschooling, but NOT "ok" to send their kids to a classroom filled with them? Contradictions.

Csnee317 said...

I agree with whoever else on here mentioned that maybe the first married kiss wasn't their first kiss ever. I mean, your father invites your boyfriend to come live in/near your house. They had some very near misses on episodes - so imagine what DIDN'T make it on camera. I think they didn't want people to see that they weren't kissing awkwardly like Josh and Anna's first kiss (OMG that was so cringeworthy) or Jill and Derick. Just my opinion of course.

Anonymous said...

I think Jessa and Ben kissed during their engagement period, and that's why they didn't lead the audience on to think they're "sharing their first kiss", and therefore didn't include that publicly in the ceremony.

Anonymous said...

These Duggr/Dillard, & Duggar/Seewald weddings, just prove that no amount of money can buy class...you either have it or you don't. I've known people that worked on garbage trucks that have more class in their little finger than the Duggars ever will.

Anonymous said...

to tulip,
where did you find pics of the reception? I have searched everywhere and can't find any. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I liked both Jill and Jessa’s wedding dresses. Both Duggar girls wore Allure dresses. http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/2014/11/03/jessa-duggar-wedding-dress-wedding-hair-makeup/
Jill’s was originally a strapless dress which was an Allure Romance gown. http://www.people.com/article/jill-duggar-derick-dillard-wedding-exclusive-details
Both dresses are on Allure Bridal’s web site. These dresses were kind of on the pricey side but it was their wedding day and you don’t normally see the Duggar women wearing expensive designer fashions.

Anonymous said...

The pictures Tulip is talking about in on Facebook-fans of the Duggars-it is not the reception-they are at the Dugger home-so the Duggars probably changed clothes and maybe some of the quest changed their clothes-looks like it was cold-a lot had their jackets on-After Jill's wedding about half of the quests went over to the Dugger home-guess that was the same for Jessa's

Rudy Tecat said...

What? Didn't Ben Seewald's parents not want to kiss in front of everyone at the church? Wouldn't Jessa and Ben be considered Seewalds by the time of the kiss? It should have been a Seewald kiss.

CatMOM said...

So, it looks like Kirk Cameron traveled all that way to NOT see the first kiss...tee hee! Check out the article below

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/kirk-cameron-attends-jessa-duggar-wedding-daughters-2014411

Anonymous said...

I had NO idea Jill's dress was originally strapless. I think they DID a great job "modestifying" it! :-) I'm shocked it looked so great!

Anonymous said...

Here is a fan's recap of the J and B wedding.

http://zedicy542.blogspot.com/2014/11/weddings-and-such.html

Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that they didn't have their first kiss in front of everyone. Your first kiss should be a, intimate, tender, private moment. Jill and Derek's kiss was so awkward. They waited all that time and there was nothing special about it. I think Derek would have liked for it to be more special but Jill acted like a fool. Good for Jessa for not doing that.

Anonymous said...

I don't think those photos of the Duggar house party were after Jill's wedding because she married in June and it was warmer back then, even at night.

Sharla said...

I've heard that the "fan recap" blog may be a fake. Please keep that in mind while reading.

Anonymous said...

It really doesn't mater if the girls wedding dresses were on the pricy side, nobody really believes they took out their checkbook & paid for them. I'm sure it was well worth the PR for the shops.

tulip said...

https://www.facebook.com/269181913180625/photos/ms.c.eJw9ysERgEAIQ9GOHAIBQv~_Nubq6J3jzU~_k2YZC7i7xq27fjGJmF7sfrcORgTD12IwvJtIhjqhV1OtcebXhdg1kdmvjsQoYyT2~_5rU~_~;tfe8AShXI38~-.bps.a.651225788309567/652204461545033/?type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/269181913180625/photos/ms.c.eJw9ysERgEAIQ9GOHAIBQv~_Nubq6J3jzU~_k2YZC7i7xq27fjGJmF7sfrcORgTD12IwvJtIhjqhV1OtcebXhdg1kdmvjsQoYyT2~_5rU~_~;tfe8AShXI38~-.bps.a.651225788309567/652093021556177/?type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/269181913180625/photos/ms.c.eJw9ysERgEAIQ9GOHAIBQv~_Nubq6J3jzU~_k2YZC7i7xq27fjGJmF7sfrcORgTD12IwvJtIhjqhV1OtcebXhdg1kdmvjsQoYyT2~_5rU~_~;tfe8AShXI38~-.bps.a.651225788309567/652269178205228/?type=1&theater

These are pics I found when randomly cruising around seeing if there were any different pics of the wedding, reception, etc. out there. I didn't think they would all be dressed like that if it were the actual reception, but I thought I read the reception was going to be at the house, and then saw a big present on the table w/ all the people. Maybe it was in fact sometime later, or possibly after the rehearsal? Anyway, see Kirk & Josh and the other guys? ...looks like they all rolled out of bed & picked clothing out of the laundry basket.

Anonymous said...

I would definitely say that fan blog recap is a joke! Has anyone read the rest of the posts on her blog? They're hilarious.

Anonymous said...

I think Jill's behavior at her reception cake cutting was totally inappropriate especially for her, the "modesty trumpet". Licking Derick's fingers was out of line and you can see how surprised he was at that. I think she is an out of control 14 year old, emotionally, and it showed and shows to this day. Most brides, even secular ones, don't do that at the reception. Shows just how little she knows.

Beedageeda said...

It's really interesting they used "Dancing In The Minefields" by not-popular-enough contemporary Christian artist, Andrew Peterson. His music is emotionally charged, christian life style centered, with powerfully written lyrics. It's impossible not have an emotional reaction to his words, so it's surprising this piece was permitted in such strict rules. Hoping that means they are forging their own path, as the song suggests. Or, did they choose it only because of the opening lyrics? "I was 19 you were 21 the year we got engaged..."

Judy said...

I just saw on my AOL opening screen that apparently Jessa and Ben had wanted a first kiss in private right BEFORE the wedding started and the Duggars were very unhappy about it not playing out the way they had planned. According to the article -- and who knows if it was true -- Jim Bob and Michelle begged the producers to make it seem like they were in on the plan all long and approved of it. Jessa has definitely always struck me as someone who does more of what she wants....did they ever say they would have as many children as God would give them? I don't know if they have. I wonder if they will have one, realize how hard it is, and use birth control.

Lisa said...

Who saw the frontal hug after he proposed *GASP* :)

I read that the first kiss happened in private BEFORE the ceremony.

"According to Radar Online, Jessa and Ben wanted to share their first kiss in private before the wedding. Jim Bob and Michelle weren't too happy about this break from tradition, but they reportedly asked TLC producers to make it look like they were in on the plan all along. Awkward."

You know what...good for them!!! Enough already with the side hugs/no hand holding/first kiss business. They are adults!

Deeanne G. said...

Just read the fan recap Jessa's wedding. Wow! Those were some scathing remarks for readers about strong-willed Jessa possibly revolting against her new master-husband's headship and the length of the dress she wore to the rehearsal. Flashing kneecaps while running down the aisle - how scandalous!

Sharla said...

Please remember that the Radaronline article was cribbed from a fake blog.

Megs mom said...

Holy cow! Jessa's instagram! She posted a kissing pic!

Maria said...

Jessa took her first kiss in private. She stole that show away from mama and daddy Duggar. She made it hers, and owned it. She didn't want millions of people to be in on it. I respect Jessa quite a lot for that.

tulip said...

"Holy cow! Jessa's instagram! She posted a kissing pic!"

Lol, but just look at Ben...his lips are seeled shut & flat! Haha, Jessa looking all passionate like something out of Cosmo & Ben looking caught of guard and ready to cower down and hide behind somebody. Well, just as suspected, we see who's got the upperhand in the marriage.

NewMom said...

I'm sorry but the body language these two have, and she whispered "babe" in the proposal episode scream to me that they are "breaking" the rules. I think they probably kissed before the proposal. And they held hands like it was no big deal. Huge contrast to Jill and Dillard.

From what we can see of the dress it I think it's really cute! I ghought this was a doomed marriage but, after watching the proposal I might have been wrong.

Kelkel said...

Why they didn't have a double wedding I'll never know.

Anonymous said...

I agree that most likely Jill and Jessa did not pay for their wedding dresses. Jim Bob and Michelle and/or TLC probably paid for those dresses. It's great publicity for those bridal shops and Allure Bridal. Jessa's dress will most likely become a best seller for the Allure brand.

Anonymous said...

Will anyone in the Duggar camp be addressing the issue of exactly where Jessa/Ben are going to live after the honeymoon? Is there a second Stoneybrook house awaiting them, similar to the one Jill received ?

Anonymous said...

Yeah they so are making the kiss private now..lol. On facebook there are a few pics of her kissing Ben. And a couple on their wedding day. If they wanted to stay so private why pose for such pics and post them for the world? Just saying.
I think they didn't kiss for a publicity stunt. They definitely seem okay with everyone viewing now. Even JB and Michelle will see these and probably gawk over them..creepy! Or they will try to out do Ben and Jessa and post pics of them kissing a zillion times...yuck.

Anonymous said...

The kissing photo that Jessa posted to her Instagram would be appropriate for a romance novel. So much for modesty ha ha. Those two grabbed control by kissing in private, thumbing their noses at the parents. It's one thing they've done that I agree with. Good for them, in my opinion.

JillL said...

Here's my take on kiss-gate. If I were Jessa and watching how things played out with Jill (awkward kiss)I would not want the same fate.

JB basically is "selling" those girls and Jessa is too smart to have her first kiss sold on TLC. This could be a giant FU to the cult.

Posting your own kiss, that you yourself can control, that is not granted by your father, or too be sold to the media, and that is something between consenting adults is a huge step forward her (and hopefully her sisters) and maybe her parents will learn something from this.

Your daughters are not property or a bargaining chip for you to profit from. Hope this bites them both in the backside.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have an idea how much Jessa or Jill's wedding dresses cost? Just curious

Anonymous said...

In one of the pictures Jessa posted she said that it is nice being married to your best friend. Jill said the same thing before her wedding that she was marrying her best friend. How can they be marrying their best friend if they had no alone time together and barely know each other? Usually good friendships take time to build.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Duggars found a way to stay on TLC forever. Marry off the daughters and let them have the babies. I wish it would return to programming that we could actually learn from.

Anonymous said...

saw Jessa brides maid dress they seemed very nice? seems daddy duggar wants to make sure he makes enough money off all this weddings. hope the happy couple get the money not him.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Jessa and Ben will live in Josh's 1st house, the one Grandma owns. It is a cute little house and big enough for them.

Anonymous said...

Pics from Jessa's wedding!

https://www.facebook.com/Jessaandben?fref=photo

Anonymous said...

RE: anonymous 11/6@2:5:23am.I don't believe Jim Bob & Michelle paid for the girls dresses, & I don't think TLC picked up the bill. I believe any shop would give a gown, if they were going to get the free publicity. They can write it off anyway. I really don't think much came out of Jim Bob's wallet for either wedding. All this talk about how costly it was for two weddings so close together. My friends had a daughter married in June, & another in September. Both had beautiful weddings, & they don't even have an income from TLC. So it can be done, & often is with regular folks. Oh by the way, the parents didn't keep complaining about what a burden it was to have two daughters married so close together. They said whatever the girls wanted.

Anonymous said...

If Jessa and Ben gave each other a symbolic peck on the lips at their wedding in front of everyone, that would have been more proper than posting that steamy photo that she did on her instagram. What is up with them? and certainly less invasive.

Anonymous said...

I think their saving their kiss for private was definitely for publicity! This family knows how to get people's attention by doing things out of the norm. on facebook there is a pic of Ben and Jessa kissing and they completely totally miss each other's lips. His mouth is like on her chin and hers like up by his nose or something. I really think they did that on purpose to look like they have no idea what they are doing. Even a child would have better aim. Way too fake looking.Why would they even post a pic like that if not for the attention it grabs? Then they seem to enjoy pda but no kiss at the altar because of messing up? Then you post pics of a badly aim?
I bet they have been doing lots of kissing for a while now. If they have, I still must say Good for them!

Anonymous said...

I don't think Ben and Jessa's intention was to keep kissing private forever, and to never be seen doing it in public or on TV. I think they just wanted to keep their FIRST kiss private, and that is 110% understandable. I think it's ridiculous actually that all of these couples wait 20+ years for their first kiss and then do it on stage in front of thousands of people. You can't focus on each other and the moment because there is 2000 eyes watching you. I think it's beautiful that they chose to have that moment they waited for for so long in private. And I'm proud of Jessa for changing things up and writing her own vows and not going the traditional route for most things. I always knew she'd be the Duggar to venture out and be different and change things up. Good for her, she will have a great life!

Anonymous said...

I think it was right to have the first kiss private. Most couples don't share their first kiss in front of others. It is a very personal time for them. I am glad they had their first kiss in private. Many other people have pictures of them kissing on their wedding day and there is nothing wrong with that.

Anonymous said...

I cannot get over the guest list of at least 1,000 people. My nephew had a beautiful garden wedding this summer, with just his parents, her parents, the grandparents on both sides, as well as his brother, best man & her sister as maid of honor. They then went to a nice restaurant, & had a lovely meal. We have a very large family, although neither bride or groom had any other siblings. If he had invited all the aunts, uncles, cousins, never mind friends of the couple, it would have really added up, although not to 1,000. Instead of the huge wedding, they bought a lovely home. Later that summer, he had the entire family to his home for a cookout celebration. I never heard one complaint from anyone, as they only wanted what the couple themselves wanted & that was a roof over their heads. Of course, he wasn't TlC's payroll either. I think this has really become a trend, with the economy the way it has been. It's difficult for a young couple to start off in life, & if they can start with a home instead of a big wedding, I think it's great. At least as an aunt, I wasn't the least bit offended.

Anonymous said...

Who is in each buddy group? And who will take Jessa's kids?

Dar said...

Where are the pictures of the wedding. Are there any on the website?

Anonymous said...

My guess on the cost of the dresses would be between 1,500 and 2,000. My daughter is getting married next August and is wearing an Allure gown and for that style of dress that seemed to be the average range. Jessa's gown was beautiful.

I think 1,000 guests is over the top but there is nothing wrong with a larger guest list. I feel close friends and family is a good idea but some people invite anyone they have ever had a conversation with and others just immediate family.

I use to think Jessa was snotty and stuck up but my opinion of her changed after watching the engagement episode and reading some of the things about her wedding, keeping her first kiss private for example. It was said in the engagement episode that she is shy. She even said how it was embarrassing going up and asking people for the roses. She comes off cold and unemotional, but she might be one who doesn't like attention on her. She might just save her emotions for those she is very close to.

Anonymous said...

With now two out of 5 older girls gone, I would like an update on their buddy system? How have their "charges" been reassigned? I don't know why Michelle can't take over the 6 littler ones herself, like she should have done from the start...a lazy and entitled woman, IMO. and childish herself.

Anonymous said...

The hypocrisy of Jessa selling her wedding photos to People Magazine just really gets to me.

Do the Duggars read the New Testament? Jesus drove the moneychangers out of the temple because they were making a mockery of His Father's House.

And yet the Duggars, who self-proclaim to be all about being an 'encouragement' to others, sell the wedding photos, taken in a CHURCH, for mega $$$.

Am I the only one who sees the mounting Duggar Double Standard? Are the rest of us supposed to be encouraged to sell out our family's privacy for the almighty dollar? They sure don't practice what they preach !

hello said...

Jill and Jessa's buddy groups will most likely be passed onto Jana and Joy. Michelle seems to think her responsibility as a mom ends after she gives birth and weans the baby. Jill and Jessa's buddy groups probably feel somewhat abandoned since their sister moms got married and left. Michelle is a poor excuse for a mother. Just because she gave birth to nineteen kids doesn't make her the best mom ever. There is more to being a mom than giving birth.

Anonymous said...

Re: Anonymous 11/10 @6:41am
Although it makes me angry to see all this selling of the wedding photos etc. for the Duggars to remain millionaires, I'm glad that people are beginning to see the cracks in the, "Duggars' Ministry." There was a repeat a few days ago, where JimBob talked at length about how they don't have a "show" it's a "ministry." Really Jim Bob? Why don't you show us more of this ministry, as I believe it's been a long time if ever, since we've seen the, Godly, Humble, Christian Duggar family. We certainly are not seeing them on the pages of, People Magazine or these TV Gossip Shows, such as Extra, Inside Edition, TMZ. They are not making an "investment," in my life. In fact they never did. I too am over them.

Celeste Lawler said...

The Duggars don't believe education is important. Both Michelle & JimBob have only high school educations. All their children are home schooled using a Christian-based cirriculum which is lacking in various areas. They complete their education by age 16. The 7 oldest, who have completed their education, all have GED's. College education is not encouraged. Especially for the daughters. They are expected to marry young, produce children, home school them, not have a career & be dependent on their husband. I would surmise Jessa's lack of knowledge about the importance of education is why she didn't encourage Ben to not quit college.

Steel City Girl said...

I find it hysterically ironic that one of the few young brides out there didn't choose to wear pure white on her wedding. The blush gown was nice surprise but I prefer something more traditional for your wedding dress. It seems like many women later regret not wearing white (example: Sarah Jessica Parker who went with black).

I'm not a fan of 'Jessa Blessa.' She's always been the prettiest but her personality is atrocious. I find her completely arrogant, cold, boring and rude. Her sister Jill isn't a classic beauty but is warm, caring and spirited. Jana is a total wet blanket but she's kind and attractive in her own right. Both of these sisters outshine Jessa on a spiritual plane.

It's clear to see that sex was the motivation for this wedding. Ben is a total idiot. They have no chemistry with each other. As for the couple writing their own vows, mark my words, that's the TLC angle. They're painting Ben as this whimsical romantic. That's the direction they're going to spin this circus.

My main question remains: WHY WASN'T COUSIN AMY INVITED TO BE IN EITHER OF THESE WEDDINGS?! The poor girl doesn't have any sisters (she's even an only child). It spoke volumes when she was seemingly left out of both affairs. I don't recall seeing her even attend Jill's?

Anonymous said...

Amy sang at Jill's wedding. It's not in the episode, but there have been pictures on various sites.

Anonymous said...

What is even more shocking here is that not ALL 7 "graduates" have that GED certificate. Michelle has stated on TV that she decided for only some of them to get their GED..an injustice to the other children who don't have it. One never knows in life when that will be handy to have..she also didn't address which kids have the certificate and what was her motivation for some of them and not others...Such an educational disservice done to them it's appalling and I do belive on some level a sin of the parents to not equip their children educationally and prepare them for life on this planet, a religious one, or not, you need to be equipped in life.

Anonymous said...

Someone mentioned that the newlyweds are in Paris rather than a beachside honeymoon. Much better choice for the bride's parents to make for the couple. There's no way Ben is going to see a scantily clad woman in Paris! Nike moment!

Anonymous said...

Jill impressed me as immature and not versed in intelligent use of vocabulary. If you took the word "like" and "yeah", and the expression "aahhhh" out of her use of speech, she would not have much to say. That goes for Jessa too! I agree with others who think the brides could have used some help with styling their hair more formal for their special day. I won't even mention MD's awful hair style. It is so unbecoming for a woman as old as she is. Then there is her choice of dress as the "mother of the bride"!! What she wore was atrocious as usual, and her choice of style...right out of the bottom of the barrel. I thought that Jessa may have been a little jealous that so much was being done for Jill. The episode "All About Jill" was so over the top, so so sweet Jilly Muffin... enough to make you gag, and had to hit Jessa as favoritism, since Jessa was in courtship longer and knew she was going to get married next. Did Daddy make her wait? There was so much fuss made over Jill, and little for Jessa. Ben's silly hunt episode to announce his proposal was childish and I thought is was embarrassing for Jessa. Ben is a publicity whore and loves being on camera. He is just a teenager in lust. At least Derick went to college and is far ahead of Ben in exhibiting some intelligence. I just feel sorry for Jana, the family seamtress, as she is just useful and has no life of her own. A load will fall on her to pick up with two sisters now gone. I cannot watch Jim Boob as he is always kissing MEchele... yuck... and double yuck!! Why does he feel he has to end a segment or a scene with kissing MD! I am tired of this show. It makes the reality of their life unappealing and phony. The Duggars who don't watch television and don't allow their children to watch it are very hypocritical by living from income by being on television and foisting their weird "reality" on us. This show is long overdue for ending... enough is ENOUGH!!

Anonymous said...

I want to know where Jessa and Ben will be living now that they are married.

Mary said...

watched a old episode of Duggars. Jim Boob was building thier house. He said he bought 20 acres in hopes all the kids would get married and build houses on the lots

Sheryl said...

I was thinking the same thing. JimBob gave Jill a mansion. What did he give Jessa?

Anonymous said...

Why did Michelle say that? Did Josh and Derrick check out the pretty girls at the beach so now Ben isn't to be trusted? Give me a break!

Anonymous said...

Well then I will wish Ben and Jessa the best. I just hope Jim Bob doesn't break Ben's spirit.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they were referring to the rehearsal dinner since it was probably held the night before, which would have been on Halloween.

Anonymous said...

Jill may not be as attractive as the other girls but being Jim Bob's favorite he frantically found her someone willing to marry her to upstage Jessa.

Anonymous said...

It is beyond obvious. Didn't Daddy go buy her a special gift for her birthday when he and Michelle took her to lunch and she told them she got a speeding ticket? Betcha ol' Jim bob got TLC to not only pay for the meal, her special gift AND the ticket, since it was part of the story. Plus they were paid for the episode. Can't you just see him making that monkey face smile while laughing about how smart he was to get it done? He don't need no more than his high school dee-ploma to prove he is smart.

Anonymous said...

The other kids seem to be more intelligent and can see through the Gothard junk.

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