Here comes the bride! “19 Kids and Counting” fans will have to wait several months before they get to see Michelle and Jim Bob’s daughter Jessa walk down the aisle, but that didn’t stop TLC from releasing a sneak peek of the highly anticipated episode during the Season 8 finale of the reality-TV series Tuesday night.
In the teaser, Jessa, 22, can be seen preparing for her big day. The 30-second compilation of clips shows the bride-to-be donning her Allure Bridals blush wedding gown, putting on her veil, receiving her “gorgeous” bouquet, posing for her wedding photos and walking arm-in-arm with dad Jim Bob down the aisle.
Jessa’s groom, Ben Seewald, makes two appearances in the sneak peek. In one scene, the 19-year-old college student can be seen holding hands with Jessa during their wedding rehearsal. In another, he appears to be getting help from his blushing bride with his collar.
While mom Michelle says she is “excited” about her daughter’s nuptials in the teaser, Jim Bob appears to be having a harder time with the celebration. "I just can’t believe that little Jessa has grown up,” he says.
The only Duggar family member more emotional about the wedding than Jim Bob is Jessa’s sister and maid-of-honor Jinger. “Wow,” Jinger, 21, says after seeing Jessa in her wedding dress. The Duggar daughter gets teary-eyed in another clip after appearing to give a speech to the couple. “I’m really excited, but it's definitely a bittersweet moment,” she says.
Ben and Jessa were wed at First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Arkansas, on Nov. 1. The couple began courting in September 2013 and announced their engagement to viewers in August. Earlier this month, Ben’s proposal to Jessa was featured on Season 8 of “19 Kids and Counting.” The newlyweds were recently spotted honeymooning in Paris.
Jessa is the second daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle to get married. Her 23-year-old sister Jill wed her husband Derick Dillard in June. The couple is currently expecting their first child together.