Jessa Duggar Shares Photo of First Post-Wedding Kiss

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Jessa Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame married Ben Seewald in a wedding in Arkansas last Saturday. As is Duggar family tradition, Jessa and Ben had never kissed prior to their wedding day. But unlike other Duggar family weddings, they didn't do so as the pastor pronounced them husband and wife either. Instead they waited for a more private moment out of view of their 1000 or more wedding guests.

CNN reports that the newlyweds stepped into a quiet room in the church to share their first kiss last weekend. Jessa Duggar--now officially Jessa Seewald--posted a photo of that first kiss (clearly that quiet room wasn't completely private) to her Instagram account within the past few days, for all her friends, family members, and fans to see.

Despite all the modesty practiced by the 19 Kids and Counting family, this kiss shared by Jessa Duggar and her new husband shows evidence of a rather passionate union.

It's great living life with your best friend! @ben_seewald

A photo posted by Jessa Duggar (@jessaseewald) on

Prior to marrying Ben Seewald, Jessa Duggar and her fiance were allowed side hugs. Their chests couldn't touch when the two embraced. Prior to becoming engaged, the two couldn't even hold hands. These are per the Duggar rules of courtship as defined by the family's patriarch, Jim Bob Duggar. However all of the Duggar clan appears to agree with the rules, believing them to be what's right, given their devout Christian beliefs.

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald had a rather short engagement. Ben popped the question in August, and the two tied the knot just one short week ago.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.