Joseph Duggar & Kendra Caldwell Get Married in Secret Ceremony

Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell

We didn't see that coming! Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell were married on Friday, September 8, almost exactly a month before we thought their wedding would be. They tied the knot at the First Baptist Church in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.


Joe, 23, and Kendra, 19, must have been using that October 7 date as decoy, because the family announced on their blog and on social media Friday night that the two had gotten hitched.

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They shared a photo, and Kendra looks absolutely beautiful in a Renee Miller jeweled top with princess skirt. Joe wore a navy suit with a blush-colored tie, matching the flowers in Kendra's bouquet. On Facebook, the family announced, "What a beautiful ceremony today when Joe and Kendra became husband and wife! We are thrilled to have Kendra join the family!"

Joe told People magazine after the ceremony, "It is an amazing feeling to be husband and wife. It's something that I've always dreamed of to have a wife and to raise a family in a way that honors the lord. We are to very excited to see what God has in the future for us."

The theme of the wedding was "classic and formal with a romantic evening feel," according to People, and after a rehearsal dinner of Mexican food and ice cream. They reportedly had a "fun and festive" reception in the church gym, complete with cupcakes, coffee, and salty snack foods.

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As for the wedding party, you know they went big -- they had 22 people! Joseph's best man was Josiah, and his other brothers John David, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, and Justin served as groomsmen. Kendra's sister Lauren was the maid of honor, and she had 10 bridesmaids, including her new sisters-in-law Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joy, Johannah, and Jennifer.

The two have been engaged since last May, when he popped the question at Joy-Anna's wedding with Austin Forsyth.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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