Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard’s Wedding: See Rehearsal Dinner, Ceremony, Kiss and Wedding Dress Pics!
Derick Dillard finally got to kiss the bride! Jill Duggar is now Mrs. Dillard after she and Derick wed (and shared their first-ever kiss) with more than 1,000 guests present at the Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, on June 21. Jill wore a beautiful cap-sleeve lace wedding dress with an A-line skirt and a matching lace veil.
Five of Jill’s sisters were bridesmaids, two of her brothers were groomsmen, five were ushers, another brother and nephew were ring bearers and the rest of her sisters and a niece were flower girls, according to People. Derick’s brother served as best man, and Josh Duggar was the emcee of the reception, which had a variety of fun salty and sweet snacks. Volunteers made more than 600 cupcakes, 3,000 chocolate-chip cookies and 3,000 root-beer floats!
Michelle Duggar‘s wedding dress and the police uniform that belonged to Derick’s father, Rick Dillard, were on display at the reception. Rick passed away in 2008, and Derick’s mother, Cathy, is battling cancer, but was able to come to the ceremony straight from the hospital.
“We want to think about the importance of marriage,” Jill told People. “And what it means to be married.” And as for her first kiss? “It was worth the wait.”
Jill and Derick left the reception in an adorable pickup truck decorated with blue and white pompoms and filled with balloons. It had their names and wedding date displayed on the side with a flag banner.
The rehearsal dinner was also happy and emotional, with Derick asking over 100 guests to pray for his mother and Jim Bob Duggar facing the fact that his daughter was actually getting married.
“I’ve been crying half the day, so I’m making jokes to keep from crying,” Jim Bob said. Michelle and Jim Bob are celebrating their 30-year anniversary this summer.
Brisket, chicken legs and baked beans were on the menu, as well as an ice-cream-sundae station. Friends and family shared plenty of stories about the couple.
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