If you haven’t seen it by now, you missed a great episode last night. Jill Duggar from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting got married on last night’s episode. She is now Mrs. Jill Dillard and we’d like to send best wishes and our congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Derick Dillard!
I love weddings! I’m sure I’m biased of course because we just got married as well. But weddings are such a joyous occasion where people get to witness the joining of two best friends, great loves pledging themselves to one another for a lifetime. As I was watching Jill and Derick get married, I realized there were so many elements that I loved about their union. Her theme of vintage shabby chic was beautiful and feminine but not so much that it overpowered the groomsmen either. All the little details really came together cohesively and contributed to the over all look. Here are my top 10 favorite moments from Jill and Derick’s wedding:
9. Her wedding dress
The lace dress with the beaded embellishments were subtle but gorgeous. I think it fit her personality perfectly. Which leads me to the next one…
8. The First Look
Jill did a first look with her sisters/bridesmaids, her father, and Derick. I like the idea of the first look with her sisters because so often, they are the ones helping the bride get dressed. It adds a bit of surprise for them as well. A first look with your father is priceless. I actually did the same thing. Fathers have a soft spot for their little girls and I think it’s special that they get to witness the moment right before their little girl gets married. My father didn’t cry at that point but he was super surprised and proud. Harvey and I didn’t do a first look. I wanted the first time he got to see me at the top of the aisle. Doing it before, gave Jill and Derick some time together before the actual wedding to bask in their upcoming new-ness of a married couple. Plus, they looked like they wanted to sneak in a little kiss! lol
7. Pageboy hats and bowties
OM-Goodness! Did you melt seeing the little boys in their outfits!? Most adorable thing I’ve seen all week. AND THEN! Jackson going back and forth in his little outfit passing notes between them was the icing on the cake. lol
6. Going Barefoot
I wish I had thought of this! Being comfortable is key on your wedding day. That is all… lol
5. Root Beer Floats
So, I am an advocate for all things root beer and ice cream. It’s a genius idea! lol It gives the guest an added dessert option, is a cool treat on a hot day at an outside reception, and it tastes freaking awesome.
4. Here Comes the Bride
The silver embellished plates with the chalkboard writing was super cute. She had the exact amount of girls and it was such a unique idea.
I love the fact that Jill and Derick still set time aside the morning of their wedding to have devotion. Really, weddings are gorgeous but the most important part is the marriage and the covenant that you both are making with God. For them to still stop and thank the Lord for their union in the midst of the chaos was very heartwarming.
2. 1 Corinthians 13
Being devoted, I knew they would incorporate this scripture somewhere in their ceremony. However, it’s the WAY they did it that was awesome and caught my attention. In the scene where everyone is prepping the day before, some girls are putting flowers and a wood panel on the church pews. If you didn’t catch it, each wood panel had a saying from 1 Corinthians. If you’re not familiar with it, here it is:
1 Corinthians 12: 4-8
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.
1. Mrs. Cathy
Such a tear jerking moment when Derick found out that his mother was being released from the hospital and was able to attend the wedding. People may primarily focus on the bride during the wedding, but the groom is important as well. It’s a big deal for a man to have his parents by his side. Especially if he’s close with his mother.
There was one moment that didn’t make the list: The dip kiss and run out lol The dipped kiss was super cute and very dramatic for their first kiss. I’m sure they were elated to finally get to share that moment. The running out of the ceremony was a little strange but I totally understand. No more chaperon, no more side hugs…you know they were running for freedom and to get some alone time. I don’t blame them! 😉
Sigh…did you cry?? My eyes welled up and I felt the “feeling” in my forehead but no tears dropped. I didn’t get emotional because it was a lovely wedding but because I was basking in the love and remembering when Harvey and I got married. We’ve been newlyweds for 2 1/2 weeks now and I still remember the day and those feelings. The day goes by so quickly, but every wedding is pure perfection. It was a beautiful episode and if you haven’t seen it, make sure you catch it on On Demand.
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Derick and Jill Dillard!
Here are some pictures from @TLC’s twitter page