Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 8:00 PM, Jinger's Wedding (Episode 13)

After months of anticipation, Jinger and Jeremy's wedding day has finally arrived! Take a first look at this special day as Jinger walks down the aisle to become Mrs. Jeremy Vuolo.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.840M viewers and a .54 rating. 

166 comments:

gen said...

I just saw pictures of her wedding, We're actually getting closer to a more regular wedding. Jinger had really cool dress heels on. The dress was beautiful. There was a real wedding cake. The bridemaids dresses don't look like they're made of T-shirt material. A far cry from Jill's wedding

CatMom said...

Jinger's dress was very nice, and I thought the look complimented her well. I liked the style of the bridesmaids dresses (though not the bright purple color on Jill), and they were much better than the other Duggar weddings. Jeremy's family probably was not surprised by the the type of wedding reception food, seeing as the families are are from two different backgrounds/parts of the U.S. and Jinger's wedding had 1,000 plus guests. Jeremy's groom suit looked better than Bin's BY A MILE.

cali-girl said...

I took a peek at People mag in the grocery store today. I cracked myself up when I totally expected to see Jinger/Jeremy's wedding picture on the cover, and there was the new PRESIDENT!! Of course--our elections, no matter who won, would trump the Duggar wedding. Kind of a "duh" moment for me! :-)

I agree that Jinger's dress was very beautiful, with a gorgeous LONG train (you can see it at the front of the mag). Bridesmaids' dresses were pretty as well (maybe too many colors--some of which were not as compatible as others?). Soooooooo surprised not to see family photos of both sets of parent/grandparents with the bride, as well as photos with siblings, etc. I might have missed those, but I did look through the article 2x.

I did see a pix of Jeremy's mother elsewhere (Duggar website?) and she looked lovely and very appropriately mother-of-the-groom!


They may have withheld some things so we'd tune in on Tuesday. I WILL watch.

Bella said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous all.

I loved the shoes she wore. She has such style.
I see the event planner was NOT Sloppy Joe...oops I mean Sierra Jo Dominguez. No wonder it didn't look like a tacky Hoe Down, with a picnic on the grounds.

Congrats to event planner Christina Moore...way to go!

Hello said...

"They really balance each other out. Jeremy is a strong leader, and Jinger is such a gentle people person and a great follower." This was Mullet's quote to People. She does not know any of her children on a personal level. Of course Jinger is a follower. As a female, she has been trained to beleive that she is not to have any thoughts or opinions of her own. Daddy finds you an authority figure and then your sole purpose is to cook, clean and get pregnant as soon as as often as possible. Even if Jeremy and Jinger move to Texas, Jboob will find a way to control their lives. And Mullet's only advice to Jinger was to never so no to your authority figure, because anyone can make him a sandwich but you are the only one who can satisfy his physical needs. The girls have got to be terrified on their wedding night. They go from never being alone with their man to being alone in a bed.

CindiLou said...

Love love love Jinger's shoes and overall wedding styling! Thank goodness she was not barefooted like her nitwit older sisters. Since Michelle and Mullet had on decent clothes for the wedding, why were they wearing thrift store cast-offs for the video? And why did Blessa put on a black dress after the ceremony? Maybe the bridesmaid dresses were rented...But hey, whatever it takes for a decent looking group of attendants.

I hope Jeremy is Jinger's ticket out of obscurity as a baby maker. They looked completely comfortable in their honeymoon video. She is still looking at him like a prize but not as clingy and her voice was not as babylike. There's hope, folks!

Andrea said...

Who are the Bridesmaids? Who knew her group of friends were so diverse . . . one asian girl and one African America. Impressed. The Asian girl we knew has lived with the Duggar's before but the African American . . . Perhaps one of Jeremy's relations? Wondering. I also agree with the person who noted that all the dressed looked lovely but Jill's. What color is that? Periwinkle purple? Looks hideous!

Glynna said...

I too loved Jinger's shoes.

That lady has an eye for style. I have been impressed at her photography especially since she never had real lessons.

I think how far each could have gone if Jim Bob wasn't terrified at how much smarter than him they would each prove to be.

Wheez said...

Love her dress, shoes and hair, and the style and most colors of bridesmaid dresses. So much classier. Pretty cake. Most of all glad to see a bridesmaids pic w nobody sticking their belly out and drawing attention away from the bride on her day.

Aunt Bea said...

Since Jinger wore real dress shoes to her wedding, why didn't any of her attendants so the same? Those awful casual, summer sandals ruined the look for them. It showed they really don't know how to dress at all for any occasion. The brothers looked like hillbillies in the front row, inconsistently dressed with inappropriate shoes too. Jeremy looked great for a job interview in the city, but a groom and bride should "match" in their style of attire. Jinger's wedding dress was definitely a formal one, so Jeremy needed to compliment her in a tuxedo. His groomsmen also should have been consistently dressed in tuxes also. Jim Bob looked awful especially in dirty, old "shoes", whatever type they were. Take a clue from Jeremy's parents...PLEASE.

Opie said...

The Duggar boys looked like the Arkansas Hillbilly hicks they seem to be. They need to grow up and have a voice in their own clothing---even for a wedding. Suspenders and tight pants that they wore to other weddings and mismatched shoes.....awful.

No woman/fundie girl or any female would want them. They can't even put an outfit together without purple or pink bow ties and worse. They keep letting their sisters dress them. Teach them to pick out good clothes from a menswear dept and look at GQ or something to teach them how to dress properly. They really are stupid to continue to live like this as adults.

Run girls run!

Willow said...

Yes Opie, I agree! Can anyone tell me if there was a reason for them to all dress alike if they were not in the wedding party at Jinger's wedding? They looked silly, as, IMO, they looked like little boys. I agree that it was just weird!

Meme said...

Opie, the phrase "Arkansas hillbilly hicks" is offensive to Arkansans like myself. Please be careful.
The Duggars live in Arkansas. I live in Arkansas. Believe me, the similarities end there.

Elspeth said...

The Duggar boys were ushers so yes they were dressed similarly.

gen said...

The boys clothing were recycled from Jessa's wedding I think. I guess they thought it was a good idea to be thrifty.

DJ said...

Did the Bates family attend the wedding? I don't think I saw any of the daughters in the bridal party.

Opie said...

Sorry Meme. I should have said they looked like "hillbilly hicks". I wonder when they are 50 if they will still have a female picking out their clothes for them. Nothing worse than a helpless male.

Willow said...

Thanks Elspeth. At least there was some reasoning for the suspenders. :) There were several Bates at the wedding but none in the bridal party that I have heard about. I am anxious to see some pictures of the groomsmen and the flower girls, etc.

Meme said...

No problem! And I believe that Jimbob is the most helpless male in that house. Jana probably has to locate his shoes every day before he leaves the house.

Just Unbelivable said...

Michelle's comment to People that "Jinger is a such a gentle person & great follower," just shows how the rest of the girls in that house will turn out. Michelle is so proud of a daughter that is a follower. My daughter was a tomboy like Joy & Hannie & in High School went before the School Committee, by herself to voice her disapproval of all the money spent on the boys athletics as opposed to the girls athletics. She also chose an all women's college, as she said she was tired of the boys always being class president & the girls being secretary & treasures which required all the work. I am very proud of her for not being a follower. She has a great career, husband & family. It didn't hurt her one bit to be her own person & not a follower. I'm really wonder about Michelle's state of mind I think she has some serious mental problems. Any mother & also father who would keep their daughters under their control well into their twenties, doesn't deserve these "blessings." It's all been a publicity stunt adding more & more children, that you don't take care of & plan their lives out for them. Something's wrong in Duggarville. Although I mentioned just Michelle, Jim Bob has a great deal to answer for with this ridiculous act of marrying off 3 girls who had never even been on a date. It certainly was just like a cattle auction. I just have to ask other bloggers, does anyone think there is really any love for those children or is it just to keep the count up & the show on?

Smokey said...

Do all the thousand people at duggar weddings have to sign a confidentiality agreement? It seems crazy that we never hear any inside stories. If anybody knows I would be appreciative. ALso how come we never hear about who derrick dated or jeremy? You would think someone would want to make some money and share the details.

Alli said...

People mag has a picture posted today of the couple from Austraila. Jinger has on a black dress that comes slightly above her knees and a pair of black heels. Wow, so much better than the denim skirt and flip flops. Maybe she does have a sense of style that she can show off now that she's married.

Heart in Florida said...

Just Unbelievable: I think that the Duggar parents had most of their children out of "obligation" to God. I think they have some feelings, of course, for them but there are so many of them that it really isn't possible to know them like parents should. There are 24 hours in each day for the Duggar family too. They are no different. I'm sure days go by when there hasn't been ANY interaction between the parents and some of the kids. No way to build a real relationship if you ask me. I also find it irresponsible of the parents too, that they marry off completely sheltered and inexperienced daughters, I agree with you. Their scope of life is very narrow and doesn't include much in it at that. There is no way that one has 19 "cookie cutter children" that genuinely want exactly the same life as their parents, unlimited children and all for themselves.
I also find it juvenile because of the Duggar kid experience that these married young people refer to social outings with their spouses as "dates". Can't they just go out to dinner with their spouse and call it just that? They are desperately trying to make up for many lost years in their youth.
As this show took off, I believe that Michelle, especially, was craving the attention and notoriety of each pregnancy. They don't give any thought to the latter children born to them that they will have a 20 year old and be the age of most GRANDPARENTS to those last ones born. Selfish all the way around.

gen said...

She does look beautiful in the picture from Australia. A glimmer of hope...

Andrea said...

From TLCs Facebook feed: "Watch Jinger & Jeremy's Wedding Special TONIGHT at 8/7c to find out who's courting! The mystery Duggar will be making the big annoucement on TLC! #CountingOn! "

Please, please, please can it be JANA!!!

Smokey said...

Oh god not another season. WHo cares who is courting? It is like a cattle auction. Just to get people to watch.

Aimee said...

They showed beautiful wedding pictures on this site: http://www.jingerandjeremy.com/2016/11/our-wedding-day/

Jinger's wedding dress and train (as seen in the picture in front of the cathedral) are so stunning. I am so pleased that she had a real, elegant wedding (based on these pictures) I am happy to see that she had real dresses instead of whatever was cheap online (like Jessa). I also think there is a great quality on the wedding pictures - which we have not seen at any of the other Duggar weddings. I am so happy that Jinger seemed to have a beautiful day all about her!

gen said...

I'm trying to remember the other weddings, I think JB is more emotional with Jinger than with Jilly Muffin and JessaBlessa. Am I right?? Of course he might be faking it.

Captain Crunch said...

Im watching The Wedding episode right now... first of all I can't believe that they included Josie's NICU nurse in this episode.. and for what to put a crown on the child's head? Seriously. ANYTHING to keep bringing up her dramatic birth. I'm surprised they didn't interject the scenes of when she was in the hospital too.

Jingers dress was spectacular! Elegant and beautiful. I loved the long train, she has great taste. Loved her hair style too. And the 'woodland' flowers theme was gorgeous.

Ok if BengermanBenSeewald was 'such good friends with Jeremy', how come he wasn't in the wedding?

Gen said...

Joy is courting. Another Duggar trying her hardest to get out of taking care of the younger siblings. Another wedding before spring I would bet.

Kaiba said...

Of course joy is the one courting

Carole said...

Michele wore mules under a full length gown! Seriously? Does she have a serious orthopedic problem? it makes The bridesmaids sandals look almost appropriate in comparison

Gen said...

Of course ManBun had to be as dumb as Josh The Perv was and make a spectacle of himself.

Just my opinion said...

Re:gen's comment about the possibility of Jim Bob faking it. He faked it with Jill, rather poorly & somewhat but to a lesser extent with Jessa but I think you can take it to the bank that he was faking it with Jinger. I've never seen him show any affection to Jinger in all the yrs. they have been on TV. She was just there to get the count of children up for Michelle & Jim Bob. She was never front & center as Jill & Jessa have been. Maybe he realized that he has lost control of this one.

Cole said...

I didn't watch but am waiting here with bated breath to hear all about it.

Smokey said...

I wish people wouldn't watch this. Do you want to see Josie's wedding also? they need to be off the air so they can live in the real world.

Andrea said...

Joy Anna is courting?! Smokey is right: " It is like a cattle auction. Just to get people to watch." SO, so, so sad. Gosh I wish Jana would crack already and escape. I feel so badly for her. I obviously don't know if she's unhappy or not, but let's be honest, having your three younger sister's married and living somewhat independent lives, while you live at home looks awful. I'm starting to believe the speculation is true . . . Dim Bulb and Mullet really do rely entirely on Jana to keep their "stuff" in order. "Stuff" written in place of the real "S word" I want to use.

Really Fed Up said...

Re:Andrea's comment about hoping it would be Jana courting. That statement just breaks my heart.I pray Jana isn't the next young woman to be auctioned off & that's exactly what it will be. She has been the most sheltered of all the girls. She was made to pretend that she wanted to be a doula, when Jill was supposedly studying to be a midwife. She finally came out & said she never wanted that. She was only an accountability partner for Jill. Yes, she is a house maid & in charge of childcare, but she doesn't deserve to be the next one on the auction block. I would much rather see her at some time in a little apartment living a normal life with a job & some private time to herself, before she ever marries, if that is even what she wants. Believe me I realize how remote that scenario is, but I feel all hope for a happy life will be gone if she marries. When the other girls were asked, they couldn't wait to marry but Jana has never said she wanted to marry & with Jim Bob picking out the right husband as sad as her life is, she is still probably better off where she is & not bound to some husband that she has only known for a few months or less. She is a beautiful young woman with a kind heart, not snobby like her sister always in the background & I hope & pray she isn't married off for ratings.
I do remember Anna saying that 17 is a perfect age to start courting, so perhaps it will be Joy, who now has had all her spunk& dreams for the future removed by Michelle, who thought she needed to make her more ladylike. She has done the same thing t Hannie, another who had spunk & dreams of her own.

Captain Crunch said...

Ok let me correct myself. I DID see BengermanBenSeewald at the end in the wedding party.

Real World said...

Overall, the V's wedding has been the classiest of the Duggar girl weddings. I'm sure that Jeremy provided input on all the details, because he knows the Duggars have terrible style. Jeremy even referenced his own panache for style, so appearances must be important to him. By a long shot, the best dressed award goes to Mrs. V (Jer's Mom). I think we are already seeing Jer's influence on Jing's style -- look up the honeymoon pic for the couple in Australia. Jing has on regular shoes. It will be interesting to see how Jer wants his obedient wife to dress in the future.

Real World said...

Why are the kisses so aggressive? Where is the love? Seriously had to turn away at the kiss

Tanya T said...

I thought Jinger's wedding was very elegant and classy. So much more formal than any of her married siblings. The first kiss was not awkward at all, I'm seriously doubting that was their very first kiss ever, if not....way to go Jinger! Two things stood out and bugged me though. First was Jessa giggling about being behind schedule and admitting her own wedding was over an hour late in starting, because they were running on typical Duggar time.No, that to me is just rude to expect 1,000 guests to fill a church and sit waiting on you. This family seriously needs to learn better time management. I can see 10-15 minutes late,but an hour?! The other thing was Derrick Dillard having to run up and grab Jill out of the exiting wedding party to dramatically dip her and give her a kiss. It's not your wedding, not your place to show off like that. Very immature if you ask me. JoyAnna announced her courtship, makes me wonder if she is too much tomboy and JB and Michelle want to whip her into a good little submissive housewive and Mommy before she becomes too independent.That will leave Jana and Johannah to be the house slaves.Im still waiting on Jill to announce a new pregnancy. Every recent photo I see of her, she is hiding behind someone or something. Instagram photos from Derrick's brothers wedding has Jill in a dark colored dress with Izzy strategically infront of her.

Mary Walczak said...

Monger looked beautiful. Michelle actually found O tjought a nice dress. I loved the part where nobody checked to make sure the unity candle could be lit by the side candle! Okay the trees stumps I thought were a little strange but no Ji bob up on the alter to ruin it. Teaser that Jesse is having twins- what about the sonogram they all get . Having had twins you know you are pregnant with them.

Furious said...

I didn't watch this episode but did see previews for next week. It's just plain devastating to think that Joy is the next Duggar girl on the cattle auction block. Just where is Jim Bob finding these boys/men for his daughters. We know that Joy has been kept under their thumb ever since she became a young woman, as Michelle put it. She had such energy & was always fun. That part of Joy is gone forever now. When they show Joy she just looks like she has a blank face & dull eyes. Guess she has known what was coming her way for some time. What kind of parents do this to a daughter that was fun & enjoyed her life when she was allowed to be just Joy. Michelle has some way of taking that spark in her daughters & making them into robots. This has been happening to Hannie to a lesser degree but it will continue until she is totally submissive also.
I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings but please people know that you who are watching this travesty are the ones who are allowing it to continue. I beg people to find a more suitable show to watch. Please try to think of this in terms of, if you have a daughter would you want her life to be like this?

Furious said...

I just wanted to add to my post, that once I saw that they were continuing to marry off the girls, after Jinger I knew in my heart that Joy would be next.

Lizzyb said...

Just watched the wedding- it was lovely, truly. Nothing to nitpick here. Jinger looked beautiful and happy; Jeremy, handsome and overcome with emotion, clearly very much in love with Jinger. Thought his Father spoke very eloquently, better than most who have officiated at weddings I've been to. Michelle even looked the best I've seen- thought her purple dress was lovely. She will never change her hair so will not comment on that.

Guess the only negative comment I have is- Derick Dillard- why did you have have to insert yourself into the wedding party by jumping in and kissing Jill and then escorting her out with your silly looking man bun? Geez...

Finally- someone made a comment that Ben was not a groomsman- he was along with John David (only Duggar groomsman relatives). Otherwise, I enjoyed watching it but I hope the Duggar saga on TV doesn't continue- sadly I believe it will as there are people like me who enjoy watching weddings and there are several more Duggars yet to wed!

Aimee said...

I watched. And it was beautiful! I loved that Jeremy's father did the service and that it was about THEM! He actually knew them and talked just about them. I was thankful that we were not subject to 'silly pranks' from the Duggar boys and that they didn't ruin the getaway car. However, DerickDillard did take the chance to prove his "Duggarness" by dipping/kissing Jill as she walked about. It was the one, in my opinion, tasteless moment of the whole ceremony. Also - I wonder where they had to seat Josh to keep him out of every scene?

Auggie said...

Oh Derrick, that's the brother-in-law's footsteps you want to follow? As the wedding party exited Derrick grabbed Jill for a dip kiss and then walked her down the aisle, similar to what Josh did with Anna in one of his sisters' wedding. He is either extremely insecure and wants to prove his love OR he's that much of an attention seeker, which explains why he would marry into the Duggar circus. Such a sad & sorry little boy.

Jeanette said...

I kind of felt that Jinger shut JB down when he was starting the emotionally-wedding talk. She blew him off. Did anyone else see this?

Heart in Florida said...

Besides Derick making an idiot out of himself; I'm SO GLAD that Rev. Vuolo didn't give Jim Bob a second of a chance to "allow the groom to kiss the bride". Jim Bob has made such an ass out of himself in the previous weddings. Mr. Vuolo Sr, took immediate control over that moment and announced it quickly. Good for him.

In two months Jana and John David will be 27 years old. It's beginning to be ridiculous for those two to continue living the way they have since birth. Jana is down about 8 kids now, but I think the winner of the baby Olympics will be Joy if she marries this guy right away. It's not in keeping with their beliefs NOT to marry off all of their eligible daughters sooner rather than later and that doesn't explain Jana. I'd really like to know what the truth is there with her. She's approaching 30 years old now.

I also believe with Jinger married and Joy soon to be married that Michelle has had a housekeeper or two. I don't think Jana could do al of it herself, as she's making too many trips to Lowe's, planting a garden and nailing up wood boards in the house to be a sole provider. I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that Michelle has a couple of housekeepers. She's never do it herself.

Willow said...

Ben was in the wedding. Ben and John David. I couldn't believe Derick did the "dip and snatch" thing again. Attention is the only reason they do this. Its RUDE to the bride and groom and the groomsman who was escorting Jill. I wish Jeremy would have laid the law down to him beforehand. The wedding was so elegant and wonderful aside from that. Jinger and Jeremy did not run down the aisle nor did she go barefoot. The church was very pretty, especially on the outside. The kiss, however, seemed a little sloppy-ish to me. Does Jeremy not have experience kissing a girl? I saw the Duggar boys being ushers but still think the suspenders were just too juvenile, JMO!. It could just be me. Grandma Mary, Mrs. Vuolo and Michelle looked very nice. Not so much Jim Bob. My last comment is, why couldn't she have had 4 flower girls, so all the littles could be in the wedding, or am I wrong about that? Oh yeah, and funny that Jeremy couldn't get the candles loose at the unity candle. That was cute. I had that job at my daughter's wedding and its surprising how nervous you can be.

Beckybelle said...

A couple things: first wedding where it looked like a "real" wedding, not a thrown together bbq/picnic with home-made dresses (not that home-made is bad, but it seems anything home-made on the show LOOKS it). What was with Michelle's shoes at the wedding? She actually looked somewhat normal - but she looks like she has lost a bit of weight and that is showing up in her face and making her look older. EVERYONE looked baggy-eyed tired. Jeremy's father did a great job for the wedding, without throwing in a lot of the "wife shall submit" stuff. Did you notice Jeremy and Jinger talking at the alter, and how he was almost swaying/dancing? I wonder if he will take her out dancing! The thing with Josie was weird. Jill and Jessa looked like they were fighting for air time. The thing with Derek and Jill at the end smacked of attention grapping (and copying Josh - yuck!). The man-bun has got to go! Jim Bob's hair is still annoying - dude, it's cut short enough you do not need gel or half a can of hairspray! Overall, Jinger looked and seemed happy, and I guess that's all that matters....

Piece of Pie said...

I looked on Jinger and Jeremy's page and found his testimony about meeting jinger for the first time. "He saw a humble, meek, intelligent girl" My parents made sure they raised my sisters and I as humble, independent, intelligent women. Congrats to Jim Bob and Michelle for raising your girls as submissive, meek girls and they guys that are looking for that can see it right away. I don't believe Jeremy is any different than Jim Bob with that assessment of Jinger.

Goodie said...

I wasn't able to watch the wedding last night. What was the weird thing that Josie did?

Hoosier lady said...

Jana was stunning in that shade of blue bridesmaid dress!There was a quick shot of her by herself coming out of the church and she was drop dead gorgeous!

InVA said...

Mr. Vuolo did a fantastic job!

Annibelle said...

I just checked out Fort Rock Family Camp photos and Joy is standing there like a member of the family. She and the boyfriend look very genuinely happy. Maybe this will be good for her to get away from the Duggar compound. Now if only they would spring poor Jana from her what seems to be a life sentence of servitude.

Wheez said...

Goodie: you asked what was the weird thing that Josie did. They had her nicu nurse show up and put the "crown" of leaves that the flower girl wears atop her head onto Josie's head while Michelle yet again recounts her birth story. Then Josie and the nurse exit the scene and that's the first and last that was seen of the nurse in the show. It was strange attempt to insert Josie's story into the episode, lest anybody forget.

amy kahan said...

Socks? That was the groomsmen's gift? Wow, generous!

Judy said...

1. Only good episode of the season. Something actually happened!
2. First wedding that felt "real." Jinger was GORGEOUS!
3. My heart is breaking, absolutely breaking, for Joy. She is 19. My younger daughter is her age. I can't imagine her in this position. Joy will likely be married by next fall when she turns 20.
4. They are very careful about keeping Josh out of the camera's eye.
5. I CAN'T STAND that Derick jumped into the processional and kissed Jill like that. STOP! It is gross and inappropriate.

Tara said...

Did it show Joy's intended?

Aunt Bea said...

Did anyone notice that Josie was BAREFOOT in the NICU nurse scene and walked down the hall of the church with her with NO SHOES ON. Gross, unsanitary and unsafe to do so. That scene didn't belong at all in this episode. Tired of Michelle's fake emotions. Her voice, and mannerisms are annoying as they aren't sincere. She hams it up for the camera. Please quit it.

Wheez said...

Mr Vuolo was awesome. Mrs Vuolo's dress was beautiful. Derrick/Jill dip schtick was disgusting, inappropriate and immature. If Jana's potential suitors are like Ben and Derick, I can see why she'd rather be single.

Unknown said...

So where was Jeremy's soccer player best friend in the wedding party , the one who's house they went to and he showed his kids the ring ?!?! I didn't see him standing up..

Kelli said...

http://www.cmt.com/pictures/worlds-strictest-parents-ep108/1612203/3936690/photo.jhtml
to see Austin Forsythe's family on World's Strictest parents.

Tanya T said...

I'm beginning to wonder if maybe Jimbob is in a hurry to marry off his daughters while the big paychecks are still rolling in from TLC. I doubt any of those girl's could have afforded those wedding gowns and all the costs that come with such big weddings if they didn't have their own show.

Matts MOM said...

ANNA looked scared to death walking out of the church with the groom man and did Derick really kiss Jill and walk her out and not the Groom's man

Hello said...

I thought the wedding was nice and Jinger's dress was pretty.The bridemaids dresses were pretty and didn't have the extra piece of material sewed on the bottom. I like that Jboob wasn't invited uo to give Jeremy permission to kiss Jinger and leer at them like he did at the other weddings. I didn't like that Derrick felt the need to grab Jill, dip her, kiss her and then proceed to walk her out of the church like Josh did with Anna at one of the weddings. That is a very disreptful thing to do. Just another example of one of the men exerting their dominance over their woman.

Beyond Furious said...

Re: Tanya T's comment's. Anyone who can't see that Jim Bob is marrying off these girls for the big paychecks from magazines, as well as TLC is just plain crazy. Who is this guy "Austin" that is courting Joy?? We have never heard that name mentioned & now it's a courtship. Both Michelle & Jim Bob announcing it as Joy sit's between them looking scared to death. I am begging people to wake up & see that it's only Jim Bob that is living the good life not the daughters he's marrying off. I've said it before & I'll say I again:FOLLW THE MONEY TO JIM BOB'S BANK ACCOUNT!!
We all could have placed bets on Jinger's wedding bringing in those ratings & Joy's will do the same. Those parents are a disgrace & it's a shame that there are no laws against using your children in this manner. If there were ole' Jim Bob would have been hauled off to jail a long time ago. Jim Bob & Michelle have in he past & even more so now, are making their living off their children. What a disgrace.
I'm glad I didn't watch, at least I can hold my head up & say I didn't contribute to their disgraceful behavior.

Beyond Furious said...

I just wanted to add to my previous comment that I absolutely do understand that everyone on this blog is entitled to their own opinion. But just when I thought the ratings for Jinger's wedding were the worst thing to come out of that episode, here comes the announcement of Joy courting a boy named Austin. This is a boy we have never heard mentioned before. I did not watch the episode of Jinger's wedding, not wanting to increase their ratings. However the announcement of Joy courting is all over the internet. "Austin Forsythe's" is listed as member of "The Forsythe's Family, the Worlds Strictest Parents." This does not bode well for Joy. They are also saying they have known each other since she was 3 yrs. old.

Missy said...

Re: Aunt Bea's comment about Josie being barefoot. I was sure I saw her barefoot but thought I was hallucinating. Thanks for clarifying that for me. Anybody know why that nurse from the NICU was there too??

Just saying said...

Re: Piece of Pie's comment. Another example of the Duggars poor command of the English Language, from Jeremy's page of testimony: Jinger saying my parent made sure they raised my sisters & I as humble, independent, intelligent women. Correct English would have been my sisters & me!

Willow said...

Does anyone have a clue who the two extra bridesmaids were? The two on the right by Jeremy's sister? One is named Makayla (?) and the other one is Rebecca. I am guessing they might be friends or relatives of Jeremy?? Didn't Jenny Hartono just look beautiful? And Hannie. She has grown so much since Jill's wedding. Looks like the ratings were pretty good. SO glad Jim Bob and Michelle did not go up on the stage and do the dorky stuff they do. So much nicer and more calm and smooth without their nonsense. :)

Pam said...

I just can not understand the hold JB and Michelle have over their adult children. JD has his own home and is not living in it on his own at 26 years old. He has a CDL and some minimal skills that he could make enough money to support himself. He has to know that, legally, his parents can't keep him hostage in the house. If he chose to live in his own home, they cannot stop him. He just has to say,"Screw you. I'm moving out.".
The only thing I think preventing that is the threat of "shunning" like the Amish do.

CatMom said...

How disrespectful of Derrick to charge in and grab Jill. I felt sorry for the person who was supposed to walk her back down the aisle. He probably thought it was stupid. I held my breath when Anna walked back down. I was so afraid Josh was going to do the same thing. I think somehow he even knows better than to do that at this point.

Alyse said...

Beyond Furious,

I am with you. I refuse to contribute to this sick show staying on by watching it. It isn't rocket science -if I were to watch I would be part of the problem as watching raises the ratings. ratings are what keep this on and money being crammed into Jim Bob's pockets. We can vote them off with our remote.

Alyse said...

I think the Duggar children have been so sheltered they wouldn't even knowto question the legalities of some of the thongs Jom Bob does. They don't realize they can leave without using an arranged marriage as a get out of jail card. They probably have no idea that they are enticed to money for being in the side show.

I wonder if Jeremy will have the wherewithal to stand up to him and demand Jinger's share since they might need it. If he would mAybe he could get Derick and Ben to stand with him.

The Forsythes have already been on reality tv so they know how good it is to get lots of free publicity for their business. Knowing Jim Bob is getting money for those kids maybe they will encourage Austinto go after some of Joy Joy's.

Curious one said...

Ok so Jill,Jessa, Jinger, Joy and of course little miracle were in the spotlight.....So how did they acknowledge the existence of The forgotten girls Jennyand Jordyn? Did they make over Hannie?

Hello said...

It seems that the only time any of the kids are allowed to move out of the house is when they get married. Until then, they are to have an accountability partner at all times. I don't think any of the kids would even dare to think about moving out on their own. They have to wait until daddy finds them someone to get married to.

Andrea said...

Okay, so found a copy of the wedding episode on YouTube and here's my observations:

Lovely wedding. Lots of money spent on flowers, music and attire. Wedding flower wall was lovely. Venue was also gorgeous. Wedding planner seemed competent and professional. Everyone's hair and makeup looked great, but Michelle's. So tired and 80s looked. I'm surprised Cindy is Michelle's friend. Cindy appears to have style, class and grace, Michelle has none of the attributes listed.

Jeremy's dad did an excellent job. Is he also a minister? I think he did an excellent job and the sermon was well thought out and delivered.

Derick and Jill are attentions seeking twats. . . . so obnoxious. Her groomsman looked less than pleased with Derick and her behavior.

The thing which struck me the most odd about the wedding was Jim Bob and Michelle. I honestly think they have little to no connection with many of their children. Nothing they said to or about Ginger felt true or real. It's all the same stuff about her being "precious" and "such a blessing." Okay, Dim Bulb you said that about Jessa and Jill. Could we have some new descriptors for this daughter? Honestly, Jim Bob and Michelle are such narcissists it's no wonder the children are turning out the way they are, I could elaborate, but it would be a post unto itself.

Best wishes to Ginger. I hope he is a good husband. I truly believe that marriage is a complete lottery. Some women come out ahead and marry man who turn out to be excellent husbands and fathers, and others lose. I hope she wins and he treats her as an equal. I hope that despite her upbringing she can be happy and have a healthy marriage. I hope she puts off pregnancy for a few years (hell even a few months) and helps him in his work and perhaps does some sort of employment outside of her home.

LilBit0318 said...

Just a side note about contributing to the ratings: I've noticed in the settings on the TLC Go app, there's an option to watch without any information being sent to the Neilsen company. I'm actually not sure whether watching on TV has any affect at all if you're not a Neilsen household, but to be on the safe side, if you wanna watch and you can access the live feed on the app, using that setting seems to be a safe option.

Cat said...

I finally saw the wedding on youtube, boy, what a far cry from the last two. It was real, they were dressed beautifully and all structured.I in no way understood the hoopla around Josie and the nurse? She is almost 7? She acts like she is 3 and is treated as such. If there are disabilities due to her prematurely, I take back my words, but if she is being stunted as the last 'baby' then shame on them! Both Derrick and Jill look horrible, thin and pale, just not happy, even with that ridiculous spectacle as they walked down the isle, poor groomsman, I wish they had shown the look on Jeremy's moms face...I wish them luck and I hope they can get away and be happy..

KitKath said...

I agree with the poster who questions why people are watching this. You do realize that probably most of the 1.8M viewers of Jinger's wedding were those who want them canceled. I don't get it.

Bella said...

When people try hard to give a certain appearance it is usually an act. Sorry Jill and Derick we are all on to you two so you can quit the over the too silliness. You just look stupid.

Christine said...

The criticism of Duggar fashion strikes me as a little unfair, because most of the people in my family are pretty clueless about fashion.

On the other hand, my family was pretty good at getting their kids educated and working and encouraged critical thinking. We also weren't on television. The Duggars can certainly afford a stylist or fashion consultant.

I'm not sure if I should be happy for Jinger or cringing for her. On one hand, she's getting out of the compound and she seems to even like Jeremy. On the other hand, I don't really buy his "close friendship with Ben" and I'm suspicious that he sees her as his ticket to fame.

Also Me said...

Since when did Michelle's friend, Cindi become a wedding designer/planner?

Also Me said...

Did anyone else who noticed Josie barefoot also notice that her feet were rotten dirty?

Liz P said...

WHY their hotel room look SO CHEAP and PATHETIC??? I mean seriously. It's dank and dark. Just gross w that cheap picture behind them. Really? GROSS!

Aunt Bea said...

Yes, I agree about Cindi, Michelle's childhood friend....they first introduced her as a nurse, then she was a personal trainer, now a wedding coordinator/planner? This show is for morons who don't "catch on", I guess. I also noticed that under those wedding day shoes, Josie had filthy feet, most likely as the Duggar bridesmaids had also.

Cat said...

Re: Cindi a wedding planner? My guess is Jinger saw she had style, when she made over Michele and begged her to help, instead of the other.

MayDay said...

Does anyone think is was odd to pair up Jana and John David as bridesmaid and groomsman? Who wants to be paired up with her brother? Very odd to me. It seems like the family keeps pushing them together just because they are twins and brother sister doesn't mean that can't be separated. This was a perfect time to pair Jana up with another groomsman instead of her brother. Just seems very odd to me.

Jinger's wedding was beautiful. She has style and class.

Teddie said...

Cindi probably helped plan the wedding so that makes her a wedding...just exactly like Sierra Jo Dominguez did but poor little always way over estimates her abilities. Sierra showed the world that she was running with her hair on fire and was completely clueless how to coordinate. Bless her heart. She is young and doesn't even realize how tacky those weddings looked.

lisa mcginess said...

of course the duggars use these wedding planner that are free? Jim bod does not pay for anything he does not have to. at least jinger wedding was one of the best one yet. we will see what joys wedding turn out to be like next. I am sure Jim bod is looking for some girls for his sons just no hooks yet. that one is harder?

Aunt Bea said...

I think they keep pairing Jana with JD because Jeremy's friends aren't 'like them' and wouldn't be suitable for her, an unmarried woman of almost 27 to "link arms" with such a guy. Sadly, we will never learn the truth about anything that goes on there; only what this family chooses to release. One day, I hope someone who knows will tell the complete truth about this family, start to finish, Grandma Duggar's earlier activities included.

Janie said...

The one out-of-place outfit in the wedding party was the ring bearer. It must have been Michael but that outfit with a hat was awful. Remove the hat indoors, especially in a church.

Sarahi Conde said...

Why is it that nobody really has dirt or even innocent stories about the duggars outside of the tv show? Will they get sued? Its like the duggars came out from under a rock and just appeared, there's not even anything from amys school, did she not have friends? I don't know maybe I'm not looking hard enough. Who is Jim Bob? Nothing on him from people who grew up with him. It's creepy

Willow said...

I was going to agree with Aunt Bea. They wouldn't dare let Jana walk a few steps (in front of 1,00 people) with just anyone, because "chaperone". BTW, if Jill had walked with one of her brothers, would Derick have restrained himself? LOL.

Ginny said...

Seeing Joy & Austin announcing they are courting, I am appalled at the acne Joy has. I know the other girls have had problems with their skin in the past, but apparently their parents either can't or let's face it won't, get them to a dermatologist. I remember Jessa, having terrible acne all around her chin area. I don't think that their long hair helps with the situation. Unless their long hair is washed squeaky clean daily, their hair is always falling in their face & around their chin area. We all know how oily your hair can get. Their solution to this acne seems to be to add more make-up, which is the worst possible thing they can do. I don't think the Dugggars put much effort into personal hygiene. I remember on one of the question & answer episodes, someone asked Michelle how she bathed so many children daily? She went into a great deal of detail, about how she lays out their pj's & then bathes them in a sort of assembly line. This is only a guess on my part but I don't think those kids are bath daily or perhaps even weekly & certainly not by Michelle. I used to love to bath my children & put them into clean p.j's & into a bed with clean sheets blankets & pillows. From the way we have seen these kids, just sleeping anywhere they drop & the little girls often sleeping in the big girls beds. We have all seen those kids walking on the kitchen counters with feet that are filthy & nobody says a word to them. I would have had plenty of time to myself if that was the kind of care I gave my children. What's wrong with Michelle? It seems to me that to be "Mother of the year" you should at least care about your children's hygiene. Doesn't Michelle know; "Cleanness is next to Godliness!"

Beyond Furious said...

I just can't understand why people keep watching the Duggars. Now that they are focusing on the older children, what else will be shown? I'm sure thy will go backwards to show Jinger picking out her gown & the bridesmaids dresses. Then there will be a wrap-up of all the plans for the wedding. After that,it will be the same thing different girl. Why did Michelle & Jim Bob need to make that announcement about Joy courting, at the end of the episode of Jinger's wedding? I thought Joy looked scared to death. I had never heard of Austin or his family. I know from the blog that they were on reality TV, as the "World's strictest parents." Just what you would want for a daughter that you love & adore, so there's the rub the Duggars don't love & adore their children with the possible exception of Josie, who is fast becoming a spoiled brat. Why in the world is TLC going along with this farce & that's all it is, but let's face facts it's bringing in the dollars to them too. Those girls that have been auctioned off don't know a thing about the husbands they married & yet it will continue until there are no more available daughters. This is not a ministry or show it's pure & simple, a way for Jim Bob's to make daily trips to the bank. Haven't those girls learned anything at all, after watching their sisters sold to the highest bidder. The saddest part is that there are people who think it's wonderful that Jim Bob knows how to pick a husband for a daughter he really doesn't have a caring & loving relationship with, for that matter he hardly knows Jinger. The only thing we ever saw him do as a father, was to teach Jinger to drive. The same thing goes for Michlle she doesn't have a loving relationship with any of the children. What mother lets her husband use his daughters for as many dollar bills, as he can get? Never mind their happiness. Jim Bob & Michelle are over the moon with happiness due to a very large bank account, that has come on the backs of their children.

Heart in Florida said...

Michelle hasn't bathed any of her kids in many years. That was and IS up to the older sisters to do. They also don't get baths or showers every day, as they have stated that on TV. It's also not easy to wash, dry and style that overly long hair without help from a sister. The married ones don't have any of that help anymore, so I think they're not very clean.
Michelle has also stated that they have bathed many children in the same bath water, cleanest one first and so on...Frankly, I think that is disgusting. Her description of her "bathing method" of the children was from many years ago when the older few were still to young to bathe themselves and she and Jim Bob had to do it together. This family doesn't have a very clean house, NOR do they have any order to it. They don't even sit down TOGETHER AS A FAMILY and have their meals, even with an industrial kitchen. Not a model family in any way.

Jak&Jil said...

A little late with the wedding comments. I thought Jinger looked beautiful. Her dress was beautiful, and it looked like she had a really good bra on to make the dress fit perfectly. I was also glad she wore her hair up and not hanging over her dress. Speaking of hair, Jessa, Jill and Joy really need to cut their hair, especially Jill. Jill's hair ages her and makes her look 10 years older than she is. Her hairdo at Derrick's brother's wedding kind of looked like Loretta Lynn (no disrespect to her) from 30-40 years ago. Wish she would get a good cut (still long) and some highlights. I'm sure she would look stunning. She is a pretty woman.

Wampascat said...

Josie's feet were black as coal. Michelle was wearing what looked like black crocks with an evening gown. Jim Bob stepped on Jinger's dress coming down the aisle.

Heart in Florida said...

There comes a time when hair is just too long to do anything flattering with it and some of the older Duggar girls have already reached that point. They need to lop it off just about the shoulders. They will feel liberated.

Just Me said...

Re:Heart in Florida's comments. You are absolutely correct Michelle did say when she bathed the children she started with the cleanest one first. In that house I wonder which one that would be. I agree with you that it's disgusting to use the same bath water. These people are really just plain nuts. They have all these "Blessings" & yet don't know how to care for them, or more to the point they don't want to care for them. They look to the older sister-moms, Grandma Mary for laundry & although I don't care for Jessa, I do have t admit that she always did an amazing job at getting the entire family packed for these world tours they went on.

Mindi-- said...

Does anyone know why Jenny & Jordyn were left out of the wedding while Josie was a center of attention with the nurse, the dress & the crown? What about Hannie? Where was she? If they are such a close loving family why weren't the little sisters in the wedding. I believe the remaining sister-moms are also doing a great deal of childcare for their niece's & nephews. Take a good look Jana..this is the rest of your life, just a servant.

Kerstin said...

Do I misunderstand something? I hear Michelle saying: "We have FOUR children married, three daughters and one son. We're giving another daughter away. ....gaining another son."

I don't think she counts Anna as a daughter, because then she would have to mention Derrick and Ben as her sons, too.
Is Joy already married, but it isn't told yet, because it will be used in another season?
Or is (and I realise that this borders heavily on conspiracy theory) Jana married and for some reason she doesn't live with her husband and that's why it's not mentioned?

Regarding Duggars said...

Jak&Jill. The only residents in Duggarville, that will get haircuts are the boys. It doesn't matter how awful the girls hair is, they are constantly told that it is their "crowning Glory" I remember Anna's father saying that one time too. When Cindi took Michelle for a make-over for her birthday, Jim Bob could barley contain his rage, that she had just a couple of inches cut off & had bangs. Of course, it was such an improvement on Michelle. However the entire time they were at the salon all she kept saying was "Jim Bob likes it long." Believe me it was still long. Must be nice to walk into your own home & have everyone assembled waiting to see you & the comments are "don't worry it will grow back." Were talking mostly thinning Michelle's hair & a very few inches off the ends, but it didn't go over well. Cindi did speak up to Jim Bob telling him it was payback for trying to fix her up with a guy.

Lola said...

Re: keratin. They do have four children married - Josh, Jill, Jessa and Jinger. And giving another away = Joy.

Andrea said...

MIndi said: "If they are such a close loving family why weren't the little sisters in the wedding?" Because Mindi the loving family schtick is entirely made up! I don't doubt that some of children love each other, but at the end of the day, the household was like Lord of the Flies. Sheer filthy, poverty (emotional, educational and nutritionally) and madness! Honestly, I'm surprise some of them haven't had to be checked into a mental institution, or is it that Dim Bulb and Mullet don't be believe in getting their children psychological help as the needs arise (ie. when a brother molests a sister)? It's really sad actually.

Not A Mocker said...

Do I misunderstand something? I hear Michelle saying: "We have FOUR children married, three daughters and one son. We're giving another daughter away. ....gaining another son."

I don't think she counts Anna as a daughter, because then she would have to mention Derrick and Ben as her sons, too.
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I don't know when the quote from Michelle is from but she had the married daughters and one married son
Jill
Jessa
Jinger

Josh

Jeansunny226 said...

Kerstin said: I hear Michelle saying: "We have FOUR children married, three daughters and one son. We're giving another daughter away. ....gaining another son."

I interpret that as: The three married daughters are Jill, Jessa, Jinger. The married son is Josh. Giving another daughter away today (Jinger) and gaining another son (Jeremy).

And yes, she phrased it awkwardly.

Just thinking said...

Re:Kerstin's comment about Michelle saying she has 4 children married. Well she is right, if she is counting: Josh, Jill, Jessa & Jinger. In the past she has referred to Anna as their "daughter in love," a comment I have heard before. It's not something that Michelle came up with on her own. I don't think Joy is married yet but Michelle may be thinking that a daughter courting, is in her mind considered, "almost married." Michelle doesn't know what's happening with her children, anymore than she knows what's happening in her own home.After all, she has stated many times that they use the "buddy system" & she is Jim Bob's buddy. I think Jana is sadly a lost cause. I often think, that maybe she hasn't married because she has had her fill of childcare, homeschooling her siblings & caring for a house full of lazy young men.

Tracer said...

Blogger Kerstin said...
Do I misunderstand something? I hear Michelle saying: "We have FOUR children married, three daughters and one son. We're giving another daughter away. ....gaining another son."

That baffled me too. The interview was before the wedding so it seemed like she was talking about four already married and Jinger was in addition to that number.

PrettyEyes said...

I couldn't understand why they wouldn't have matched up Ben to walk with his wife, then I realized that they couldn't pair Hannie with a complete stranger. What do they really think is going to happen walking down an aisle in front of 1000 people. Same with Jana and John - was that the sole reason he was involved? Did he even know Jeremy like Ben knew him?

Kerstin said...

That's how I understood it, too. But maybe Michelle just phrased it awkwardly, as one of the comments says above.

Aunt Bea said...

Jessa was Jinger's matron of honor. She had to be paired with Jeremy's best man, which was his brother. That's why Hannie was with Ben in the procession.

Bird said...

I thought I read somewhere today that Joy anna is already engaged

Katie's Mom said...

Re: Birds comment about Joy already being engaged. I saw the same thing. It said she was engaged after a month of courting. Bird didn't mention anything about seeing that she had only been courting for a month, so we must have read it in different places. Anyway, it's ridiculous to be considering marrying such a sheltered young woman off to anyone, even if she has known him since she was 3ys. old. That's what I originally read but I don't believe it for one minute. It is beyond cruel to marry these girls off in an assembly line, just so People magazine & others will fork over the money & of course they apparently will have their cash cow TLC, in Jim Bob's back pocket at all times, until people wake up to this farce. What absolutely amazes me the most is that they were able to sweep this entire scandal with Josh under the rug, by again using their daughters. As far as I'm concerned, it's another form of molesting those girls. It may not be sexual in nature but there are all kinds of abuse, & boy have those daughter suffered from it. They knew everyone wanted to see a Duggar daughter married, so hey if one is good for ratings, then 3 or 4 daughter courting,engaged, married & giving birth is gold to the Duggars. I think it's a sin but ole' Jim Bob is sitting there with his Bible in one hand & his handkerchief in the other, waiting to turn on the waterworks at the next wedding. JMHO

Meme said...

Katie's Mom: Incredible, isn't it? These so-called parents lied and convinced their daughters to minimize Josh's behavior after he molested them. Compare this to the actions of Brenda Willis, wife of Toby Willis, an accused rapist who allegedly offended "a family member". Like Michelle, Brenda is a Christian and has a large brood. Unlike Michelle, she is not supporting the family offender. She IMMEDIATELY got behind authorities and closed ranks around her children. Jimbob and Michelle have moved heaven and earth to prevent the cancellation of their show, sacrificing the well-being of their daughters. The Willis mother cancelled the family band's remaining shows and issued a statement in support of her CHILDREN. Imagine that.

Cat said...

When I saw the announcement that Joy anna was courting, I noticed right away that she didnt look very happy or excited, either it is fake, just for ratings or she just doesnt want to be in a Courtship and that it is being forced on her.

Just Unbelivable said...

I agree with Katie's Mom that these girls are being re-victimized by being forced into these marriages when they know absolutely nothing about life All they really know is how to quote Bible Verses.I don't think Joy looks happy about her courting & upcoming engagement at all, she looks scared to death.I wish the Duggar girls had some real pre-marital counseling with a real clergyman & not their mother & father. I can't imagine a discussion with my father about intimate details of my impending marriage. I know it's not the same for everyone but some clergymen (ordained ministers & priests)will have a couple come for counseling for 6 weeks or more. Believe me, the way the Duggars have raised their family, it shows us that they are in no position to give advice to any engaged couple. I couldn't believe it, when I first read that Jill, I think was having pre-marital counseling with her parents, who obviously consider themselves experts on the subject. Of course, they consider themselves experts on everything. How do you discuss the details of your marriage when you haven't even been on a date with your future husband, or for that matter you have never had a private phone call with the man you're engaged to? We would be fools not to think that Jim Bob didn't discuss their sex life with them. He thinks he's on expert on that. His constant references to sex are just disgusting. Remember when he toured Jill & Derick's house & in the bedroom there was a phone beside the bed. He took that opportunity to made that disgusting comment about how they could call him if they thought they had conceived that night. I wonder if he ever talks to the boys that are laying around on the couch all day, about the "birds & the bees? I wonder if those boys ever discuss sex among themselves?
I also believe that there are many kinds of abuse & they run rampant in the Duggar household. I don't know how people can look at Jim Bob smiling from ear to ear, when actually all he has on his mind is sex & how he can work an inappropriate remark into a conversation.

Stephanie said...

Believe it or not that was one of my comments to my daughter, Jinger had on a good bra. The foundation of clothing fitting well and looking it's best is the undergarments and Jingers dress fit so well because she had on a good bra. I've never seen her lol better. I'm glad she pinned up her mess of hair, years from now she will be glad the hair was back and the dress is classic. So many wedding dresses we can look at and date especially 1980's dresses but Jingers is "timeless" I hate that word but it's the only word I can think of. Meaning we can't look at it and say "2016"

Fed Up said...

Re: Andrea's question about whether or not Jeremy's dad was a minister. Yes he is & I agree with Andrea that he did a nice job with the service. I was glad they didn't allow any of the foolishness such as pretending to loose the ring, etc. Truthfully, I felt the best part of the service was the way Mr. Vuolo didn't give Jim Bob even a minute to try & get to the alter & announce that Jeremy could kiss his bride. Since it wasn't shown I wonder if Jim Bob started to stand up & make his way to the alter before Mr. Vuolo shut him down by doing what the officiating clergyman always does;announce that the groom may kiss his bride. Although, Jim Bob did it at Jill's wedding, apparently Jessa wouldn't have any part of her father being the one to make the announcement. After Jessa's wedding many people said Jim Bob was angry that he didn't get to announce that Ben could kiss Jessa. He even asked that TLC not show how surprised he was when they left the church without the traditional kiss. My only other comment is to address how very cruel it was to leave Jenny & Jordyn out of the service, in favor of Josie & Michael. If you can have over 1,000 guests you can fit in another 2 flower girls. I felt so sorry for those 2 little girls, all their sisters were in the wedding party but they were left out. Again they were the lost children. Josie is fast becoming a very spoiled brat. You can tell she thinks the world revolves round her. I know we once heard Michelle tell her that the world doesn't revolve around Josie but it seems that has changed quite a bit.

Just Ridiculous said...

I believe the reason Joy didn't look happy & excited, when her courtship was announced was because, she is entering into an arranged marriage. Even if she has known Austin since she was 3yrs. old,(another Duggar lie) that does not strike me as a reason to marry this boy. In all this time, how much time have they spent without a chaperone, so they could have in-depth private conversations about what they want out of their futures, their marriage, their wedding, where will they live, how many children do they think they want? Often times you might think you would be very happy with 2 or 3 children but sometimes the number of kids changes rather quickly after their marriage. We hear the Austin's father is very similar to Jim Bob. These Duggar Girl, certainly are not able to even express where they want to live, unless it's going to be a house that belongs to Jim Bob. Personally, I don't think Jim Bob is the expert he thinks he is, when it comes to picking out husbands for his daughters. As far as Austin's father goes, I never saw the show they had, but what reading I did do about their family it certainly seems, as if both dads are very controlling. If this is so, I wonder if the two father's will sit down together with Joy & Austin & do the pre-marital counseling. None of this bodes well for Joy as she prepares to enter an arranged marriage. This time there will apparently two families watching over everything they do.

Hoosier lady said...

Wonder if Joy can cook? These young "women" all claim they can't cook except for poor Jana. If they would learn to cook healthy, it could be sooooooooo easy. Who can't toss a salad or put skinless chicken breasts in an oven? Or put frozen veggies in the microwave? Or cut up oranges and strawberries for a fruit cup?

Willow said...

Shouldn't Jinger and Jeremy be home from their honeymoon by now? Kind of weird there have been no more pics (that I have seen)of the honeymoon or what's happening since they have been home. I didn't see them in any of the Duggar Thanksgiving pictures. They may have spent the holiday with the Vuolos. Just curious. Do we know if they have any social media accounts yet?

Cat said...

Its interesting that all the Duggar girls say they cant cook, weren't they the only one's doing the cooking since the show began? The two forgotten girls in the wedding party are just that, forgotten. I doubt Michelle even remebers who they are...

Just Furious said...

Re: Jenny & Jordyn being left out of the wedding party. I agree if you can have over 1,000 guests, as well as a huge wedding party, then you can squeeze in 2 little girls. After all they had Michael in the wedding party as well as making a big fuss over "miracle child, Josie." I don't mean to offend anyone who has a preemie who survived such a premature birth, but after Josie, then Michele planned the huge memorial service for Jubilee. It just goes to show you that you cannot adequately loved all those children. If that was me at the service for Jubilee, I would have been holding & hugging, my darling little Jenny & Jordyn. If Michelle saw those 2 little girls outside her own house or without Jana, she wouldn't even know who they were. They might as well live in an orphanage. They truly are "the lost children."

Cat said...

I wonder how Michelle would have treated Josie if Jubilee had lived?

Aunt Bea said...

So, how many weeks in Australia did TLC pay for? Aren't Jeremy and Jinger back yet from their honeymoon? I would think this was paid for by the network, otherwise why would JB have been worried about Jinger's "thrift store shopping habit"? Jeremy can afford that...if not, they're not ready, financially, to be married. Isn't that one their requirements, that the groom be financially stable and ready to take on a wife and multiple blessings?

Just Furious said...

Good Question Cat, about how Michelle would have treated Josie, if Jubilee had lived. I was wondering about that myself.

Trudy said...

These girls are so immature and stunted in their maturation, they are far, far away from being ready for marriage. For the parents to set them up in these ridiculous arranged marriages for ratings is child abuse.

Just imagine after they pretend to be excited because someone pays attention to them and they have their 5 minutes of fame.....they awaken to realize they have no life. Just sexual slavery and obedience to a boy/man they didn't really know. Horrible parents!!!!!! And forced to live around their abuser/brother.....Horrible!!!!!

Beware of men who love to hear themselves preach. Jim Bob, Derick, Ben, Jeremy and Josh.

Hello said...

Joy will no doubt be announcing her engagement any day now. Jboob will do anything he can to keep his family on television and the paychecks coming in. He will marry all the girls off because who would want to marry one of the Duggar boys. They are all lazy and expect the girls to do everything for them. If any of them got married, they would expect their wife to do everything for them and of course be joyfully available at all times. None of them are in any way prepared for life outside of Duggarland. If any of the boys did get engaged, would their future wife have to fill out a 50 page questionnaire?

Cat said...

What was the NICU nurse all about and did anyone catch Josie saying something like, mom, she has the same crown as you and went behind the nurse to get it and she said, its around somewhere, don't worry about it!? I also noticed Cindy who was once normal, has turned into one of them..

Ginger said...

Re:Cat. comment about Josie mentioning that Michelle had the same crown. I saw that too but then wondering about my hearing as nobody else mentioned it. Perhaps Michelle received it when she was named "Mother of the Year."

Mindi said...

There is really nobody left to marry off among the Duggar girls unless it's going to be Jana but I think she would have been married off by now if Jim Bob had his way. I also am amazed that the Duggars as well as TLC, have been able to sweep this mess with Josh(scandal) under the rug. Really is it possible to just "forget" that a member of this holier than thou, Christian Family, that has devotions in the morning & evening & spends most of their time praying, actually have a child molester, a man who is addicted to porn & has cheated on his wife & just hope the viewers "forget" all about him? For God's sake get these people off TV, believe me we'll forget about them very quickly.

Aunt Bea said...

Re: "Mindi"'s comment about forgetting the Josh mess; The thing that irks most people, I believe, is that this family deliberately hid these facts from us for all those years and carried on like their brand of religious and social beliefs bred "perfectly compliant children" who never have or will stray. They lied through omission and allowing beliefs about them to remain. The decision to go on TV and brand themselves as they did was a big mistake as well as their financial jackpot...a "double edged sword" for them. I don't like them very much.

Dana Alton said...

Just read disturbing news that a judge has awarded custody of an 8 yr old nephew to Jimbob & Michelle. How can this be with a child molester lurking in the family? I feel truly sorry for this boy as Raising up a Child book, that the Duggar's live by, advocates beating the child as punishment. The boy most likely has had little supervision and will be hard to handle, away from his mom, school, friends and stuck in the isolation of Duggerville in the orphanage style dormitory. I thought if you fostered a child, you needed a room for the child. Hope Jimbob goes easy on this child who has not endured blanket training to rid him of thinking for himself and doesn't scare the child about going to hell. What a nightmare for this boy. Guess it will raise ratings for TLC.

Misty Leland said...

It's costing at least $10,000. for the Jeremy/Jinger honeymoon considering the expensive flight to Australia, then to New Zealand, the tours, food and accommodations. Jeremy is living high on the hog already, thanks to his marriage and TLC. It would take him a long time to save up that kind of fun money from Sunday donations at his little church.

Cat said...

I remember when the Duggars first came on, there were all kinds of rumors about Josh back then, nobody believed it and if you brought it up on their page, you were branded a duggar hater and banned from the page.Those peoe know nothing, Anna just smiles away like nothing ever happened and josh looks like he belongs on America's most wanted!

Sabrina W said...

Yes, Cat.....Anna is brain dead concerning Josh. This is what happens when women are trained up to totally be subservient to men. We can see this with Jill too, unhappy looking like she depressed and fearful of going back to the dangerous world of Central America but she knows she must obey that man she married who quickly morphed into a sickly looking hippy with a manbun. What is Jimbob thinking about his choice of husbands for Jill now?? At least Jessa, the bossy girl, has it better as she seems to be controlling Benboy who has nothing better to do but posting details about taking a walk. Let's hope life turns out more positively for Jinger.

Michelle J. said...

It seems so harsh to send young Joy out to be married and start having babies when she is
so young. At least it's not to some experienced older man but an innocent boy her age. That's the only positive thing I can think of about Joy's courting. I don't feel the TLC public will be happy to see her walking down the aisle due to her young age.

Just asking said...

Just a comment out of left field. Does anyone belie that Jim Bob & Michelle don't have a TV in their home at this point in time?

Just Me said...

Has anybody seen any homeschooling going on in the Duggar home during this past year & a half or ever since the courting, engagements & births of babies has taken place. Those children that are remaining in the home are still no way near finishing up with school, no matter how brilliant they are (cough, cough)Isn't the state responsible for checking on whether or not homeschooling is taking place in a home?

too bad,so sad said...

Home schooling in Arkansas- (curious and looked it up)
Teacher certification required? – No.-the level of the parents' education is not considered at all. They do not even require a GED.
Standardized achievement test is no longer required.
Required number of hours per day per year – None
Home school curriculum does not need to be approved.
The parents sign a waiver to state that Arkansas has no responsibility toward the home school children. Arkansas does not oversee home schooling at all.
The state does require that the parents or legal guardians implement the lessons- OOPS! (The sisters doing this is not actually legal.) The law does allow some hours of the implementation to be done by another person. I think the intent is to allow people who are better able in a field to teach the children. I am thinking of music, art, phys. ed. advanced math/ advanced science.
A family may not home school if there is a sex offender in the home.
Arkansas does not make home school parents mandated reporters.

It seems to me that the state of Arkansas is totally hands off anyone who wants to home school. They don't seem to care whether or not all children are educated or not. Many states have very different regulations.

Meanwhile, people in my district are freaking out because the high school has raised the standards and demands of the students. Students are going off to college and telling their parents they already had the courses taught in college freshman classes.

* on another Duggar site fans keep writing that the Duggar children/adults are so much smarter and better educated than the kids in public school! Yeah, right. Come on over to my town. Hope little Josie can do some expository writing and recognize and describe the scientific method. Yep-first grade!

Mike said...

I doubt the Duggar children are permitted to read books other then the bible. No television, no books, no friends, no school, no sports equal dull people with no hopes and dreams slaving away for Jimbob's gain. This is definitely planned out child abuse.

Now we know said...

Re: The AR Homeschooling requirements, or lack thereof. I guess we now know why it's been so easy to homeschool all those kids. People were always praising Michelle for being the primary teacher of all the kids. Several kids at the table at once, all of different ages & she was supposed to be teaching them as well, or better than the public school system. No wonder the kids can sleep in until noon or the family can just drop everything & travel wherever they want. I've never been so appalled at anything about the Duggars, (well there is the child molestation)as this farce of educating their kids. I wonder if the graduates of TSOTDRT can spell cat or add 2+2? Their poor command of the English Language is like running your nails on a blackboard & now we know why.

Millicent Knowles said...

Like God talked to them.... like be like a missionary and like go to like a place like Central America and like, save people and like give them candy and like backpacks and stuff and like help birthin babies.

Ginger said...

I don't know about other bloggers but on my daughters wedding day, I can't even remember how many times we hugged each other & shared kisses. She also hugged & kissed her dad who she loves dearly. This was nothing new in our family. Whenever my daughter left the house either for a date or to go out with her girlfriends, she always gave me & her dad a hug & a kiss. I don't understand how the Duggars can go on & on about how much they love their children & yet we never see them really hug their daughters or give them a kiss when they leave the house. I don't consider these stupid side hugs any kind of show of affection.

Ginger said...

I just wanted to add to my previous comments about showing affection to our daughter, that when my husband walked her down the aisle, he kissed her on the cheek before he handed her off to our son-in-law. I have never seen Jim Bob do this as he gives those girls away & I have never seen Michelle give one of those girls a kiss on the cheek. Of course, Jim Bob shows his feelings with those fake tears. As Michelle puts it, "I'm sure daddy will tear up a great deal,when he gives his daughter away."

too bad,so sad said...

I don't watch the show, but since the topic of kissing kids came up could someone describe the actions when JimBob and/or Michelle return from one of their trips or just return from one of their dates?
In our family and all my friends'families when mom and dad return or when one returns from work the younger kids just run up, kind of jump on them and are smothered with hugs and kisses. When the kids are older they just say hi, then jabber on about what they did or lots of petty complaints. LOL.
Cuddles before bed, cuddles while reading books, kids hanging on your leg while you cook etc. Singing crazy songs while in the car. Tickling before bedtime. Break out dancing to be silly. Such great memories to look back on when they are grown. Heck, I'll wait to be modest when I am dead and wrapped in a shroud.

Meme said...

Love your post, too bad so sad. JB and Michelle have always been a little too public with the phony kisses and other displays of affection. People who are genuinely affectionate are that way with their children and others, too. JB seems to think that sex is love. Michelle is just cold.

linda H said...

The Duggars are perverted insinuating that a hug & kiss between parents and children is somehow sexual, therefore, only side hugs to eliminate any sexual excitement. Who ever even thinks like that...hugs and kisses are happy and loving affection between family members, not sexual. I sure feel sorry for those Duggar girls on their wedding nights. Must be traumatic, suddenly alone in a hotel room, expected to be intimate man they've never been alone with or even front hugged.

Marla Ann said...

I get the energy that Michelle is sick & tired of being available all these years to Jimbob.
She needs romance from a man, not just to be used so he doesn't use someone else. That's sort of what she said she mentioned he can get a sandwich from anyone but only do the deed with her, if she is available. If she is not available....then it is her fault if he strays. I think that is the threat.

Meme said...

Oh Michelle Duggar with her "availability" speech! I am sure that all the Duggar daughters had to hear it again before they married.

Michelle is saying that a very pregnant wife who does not physically feel like having sex with her husband is being selfish, uncaring, insensitive and .....blah blah. Here's a question. What does it say about the husband? Does it never occur to this woman that the reason she is married to an oversexed case of arrested development is because the women in his life (Mommy and Lady Doormat) have never allowed him a minute to grow up? And let's not forget the daughters who have always washed and packed his dirty drawers, fed his face, cleaned his bathroom. Oh, Jimmy Bob. You would not MAKE IT at my house!

Remember when he decided to be a missionary? He was always whining about being hot or cold or complaining about water or toilets, etc. I lost count of the times the REAL missionary rolled his eyes at JB. Mothers, take note. You do your sons no favors by teaching them that the world truly does revolve around them. That is not okay for Josie. And it's not okay for Jimbob either.

girlie said...

The availability mentality is sick. What about romance, love, not just being available for sex like an unpaid prostitute. What about Michelle? Does she ever have desires or is it always being available for a quickie with Jimbob. Seems like every thought in this family is about sex and how to avoid it until marriage when suddenly a woman must submit even when heavily pregnant. What about now, when Michelle is no longer able to have babies and Jimbob was always talking about making more babies with momma. Has this effected their relationship?

Just Me said...

How fortunate for Jim Bob that in all Michelle's pregnancies she never suffered from the illness that Prince William's wife Duchess Kate suffered from. I also suffered from this (forget the name for now) Hospitalized for severe nausea & vomiting, suffering from dehydration. I wouldn't care if someone else made him a sandwich or joyfully full filed his needs. I was just hoping I'd live to give birth, & that my baby wouldn't suffer any effects from my illness. All those daughters having babies so close together, some must suffer some serious morning sickness when they can't even raise their head up. Good luck & get some birth control of some sort. I have an idea the husband can have a vasectomy.

Willow said...

Its called hyperemesis gravidarum. My daughter had it also and it almost threw her into early labor.

Chela said...

Article about how they kept Josh out of what aired of Jinger's wedding:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3979166/18-Kids-Counting-Josh-Duggar-kept-Jinger-s-TV-wedding-special-despite-church-thanks-TLC-s-camera-cuts-blocking-using-toddler-son-Marcus-face-shield.html

laura said...

The 'be available' schtick. A husband who would be so insensitive to his beloved wife's needs, feelings, energy level, illness is selfish.
If one partner isn't totally into it for whatever reason, that's not considerate, loving, tender.
It's selfish and an encouragement of the expression conveniently covering both bases of male dominance and female submission.
Also a reminder of all the things he does not do for himself or for around the house. The ego of this man is outrageous.

Esther said...

Meme,
You made it clear to me when you said JB seems to think sex is love and that Michelle is cold.

Makes perfect sense to me why she is cold.

Elizabeth C said...

Why would Michelle sweetly say "make love with your husband" instead of "be available", which sounds like sex slave talk.

elisa said...

RE: Anonymous Elizabeth C said...
Why would Michelle sweetly say "make love with your husband" instead of "be available", which sounds like sex slave talk.


Because, for all intents and purposes, she IS a sex slave. sorry to be so blunt, but let's face it...that's the truth.

Gerti said...

Right Elisa, Michelle brings to mind a woman lying there staring at the ceiling as she without emotion services a man....being available.

Mareley Ann said...

The Duggars are not allowed to dance and must be careful to perform cold side hugs yet Jimbob & Michelle boast about their sex lives. Hypocrites !!

KitKath said...

Ok--do we know what in the heck happened to Derick's mouth? Since they refuse to acknowledge this mess, I wonder if anyone has heard through the grapevine what went wrong with the surgeries? I know he had the realignment surgery and that there was a possible nerve injury involved. They really should acknowledge this on the show, given that he looks just awful.