Viewers of “19 Kids and Counting” are hours away from witnessing the second-eldest Duggar daughter, Jill, walk down the aisle, but in the present day, it’s her sister Jessa who is the next bride-to-be. Less than five months after Jill, 23, tied the knot to accountant Derick Dillard, Jessa, 21, is set to marry Ben Seewald Saturday.
According to a report from E! News, the couple, who featured their relationship on Season 8 of TLC’s reality series “19 Kids and Counting,” will wed in Bentonville, Arkansas, Nov. 1. The wedding will take place at First Baptist Church, according to the couple’s newly released invitation.
The wedding comes just two months after Seewald, a 19-year-old political science major, popped the question to Jessa, the third-eldest daughter and fifth-oldest offspring in Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s impressive 19-count brood. The Christian couple, who in true Duggar fashion are saving their first kiss for their wedding day, courted for 11 months before the Aug. 14 proposal.
“Ya’ll! I still can’t believe it! I’M ENGAGED TO THE MOST AMAZING GUY ON EARTH!” Jessa announced on Instagram in August. “Everytime I look down at the ring on my finger … it takes my breath away! I love you, @benseewald!”
Jessa last spoke out about her impending nuptials to Ben with People magazine in September, saying she was “ready” to walk down the aisle with her college student beau.
“We have most of our planning done,” she said. “When you’re planning a wedding, you can make it complicated or make it simple and we are trying to make ours simple.”
While it won’t come as a shock to any “19 Kids and Counting” viewers if Jessa wears a modest wedding dress, the future Mrs. Seewald offered few details about her gown.
“I picked out my wedding dress a couple of days ago,” she told People. “I went with the second dress I tried on. I love it.”
Jill married Derick, 25, in front of 1,000 family and friends in Springdale, Arkansas, June 21. The couple, whose wedding will be featured on the next episode of “19 Kids and Counting," is now expecting their first child together. Last week, the couple announced they will be having a baby boy. Jill is reportedly due in March.
Catch up with Jessa, Ben, and the rest of the Duggar clan on “19 Kids and Counting” Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on TLC.