Amid all the Duggar drama, the “19 Kids and Counting” family has reason to celebrate. On Sunday, Sept. 6, Jim Bob Duggar’s niece, Amy Duggar, is getting married to her boyfriend Dillon King. The two got engaged on July 13.
Although Amy Duggar is related to the “19 Kids and Counting” patriarch, her nuptials on Sunday are not going to be as conservative as her cousins, Jessa and Jill Duggar. Entertainment Tonight Online reports that the reception following the wedding will feature a DJ, dancing … and a bar “stocked with alcohol.” Since Amy Duggar’s cousins do not drink alcohol, the bride and groom are also reportedly setting up a “water bar” where guests can get flavor-infused water.
And that’s not the only shocker. The 28-year-old aspiring country singer is also not getting married in a church!
“It is not your traditional wedding by any means,” she told People magazine after releasing her steamy engagement photos in early August. “There won’t be a lot of flowers; it’s going to be rose-gold and candlelight and not in a church.”
However, fans can still expect the bride to walk down the aisle in a gorgeous wedding dress. Amy Duggar revealed earlier this summer that she fell in love with a ball gown that she ended up getting for free from She Said Yes Bridal Boutique in Rogers, Arkansas. She’ll also have her friends serve as bridesmaids, while some of her younger cousins – Mackynzie, Jordan, Josie, Jennifer and Joahanna – have been asked to be flower girls.
But while Amy Duggar isn’t following all traditions, there is one thing she is definitely partaking in – changing her last name.
“I can’t wait to change my name!” she told People. “It’s going to be a great day when Dillon signs that marriage license and my last name changes. You have no idea!”
As for the drama surrounding her extended family? The Mrs. King is not worried about Josh Duggar’s scandal ruining her big day. “Despite all the c—p going on in my family a few days from now will be an awesome moment,” she added.
According to ET, Josh Duggar will not be in attendance at the wedding as he is at Reformers Unanimous in Rockford, Illinois, seeking treatment. However, it appears as if his sister Jill (Duggar) Dillard did return from her missionary work in Central America in order to attend the festivities. The family’s official Facebook page shared photos of Jill Dillard’s son Israel with his Aunt Jana.
Fans of the Duggar family will not be able to watch the wedding on TV as TLC decided not to film the nuptials following the cancellation of “19 Kids and Counting.” However, you can find Amy Duggar and Dillon King’s wedding website HERE, but will not be able to access the details without a special password.
~~3 Days~~TBT! pic.twitter.com/43EDN9xRTd
— AmyRDuggar (@amyduggar) September 3, 2015