Jill Duggar Sets A Wedding Date For June

    April 17, 2014
    Lindsay McCane
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Just a few short weeks after announcing their engagement, Jill Duggar and her fiancé Derick Dillard have set a wedding date.

According to their wedding website, the couple will tie the knot on June 21, 2014. Also, on their website, Derick detailed how he met the love of his life.

“The answer to my prayer came in August 2013, just before I left Nepal for a two week trip to Japan,” he wrote. “During a conversation with Jim Bob, he mentioned how he thought Jill and I might get along well, having similar personalities and direction in life. He gave me Jill’s phone number and we began texting, then emailing, then skyping/ talking on the phone. Over the next few months we became very grateful for modern technology as we continued to get to know each other better. Most of our conversations were centered around our values and life goals.”

“At the end of November, Jill and her dad got to come to Nepal for a couple weeks,” he continued. “I had no idea what to expect, but I was excited and prayed that God would give clear direction during this time. By the end of the trip I felt the Lord directing me to ask Jill to officially begin a courtship relationship. She agreed and we continued getting to know one another. It would still be two months before I completed my two year term and would move back home to Arkansas. Upon my arrival home (January 2014), I was met by the Duggar clan; this was my first time to meet Jill’s family in person. Over the next few months, I enjoyed spending time getting to know Jill and her family better.”

Jill revealed to ABC News that the will most likely have a large wedding. “I think it’ll probably be a Duggar-sized wedding with lots of friends and lots of family, and everything centered on God,” Jill said. “We’re looking forward to it!”

When asked if they are planning on having children, Jill explained that she would follow in her parents footsteps and have as many children as God will give them. “Both of us want as many kids as God will give us,” she said, “and we’ve talked about adoption.” She added, “My parents have kept popping them out so we’ll see how [our] fertility is!”

Images via theknot.com

  • Cindy Cooper

    Congratulations Jill and Derick! I pray that God will bless your marriage as He has blessed mine!

  • Charlie Lindstrom

    What a romantic love story! Thank you Jill and Derick for being a good example of wholesome relationships. I feel that are very too conservative, but so far the Duggars are having a large group of kids and I have yet to see one of them rebellious.

  • Susan

    So nice to hear a story with good values and respect…Many many years of happiness for both of you

  • design

    i love your show. you to make a good loving couple. every one be involed in your wedding. they should look at your family values. not the kardisan.clain. they should pay you all to have your wedding on tv. you all can show how a wedding shoud be, on each orther and the the clam of it, you both are a good example. the tv net work should focous on your wedding ,notsome elese lundry, god loves you,

  • Kendra Wilson

    Congratulations Jill and Derrick! I can’t wait to see your wedding and hope TLC continues to follow your family. Your family’s dating/courting ritual may seem too conservative for many but I am a new step-mother of a 13 year old girl. My husband and I recently returned to our Christian roots of trusting The Lord to be the foundation that gets our family through life, I totally see and embrace your values and expectations.

    You are truly blessed to be “Growing Up Duggar” and I am buying your book TODAY for my step daughter, in hopes she will embrace and understand why you wait for the one God has planned for you to spend your life with.
    I hope you have a long and happy marriage! Also, Walker’s song brought tears to my eyes. It was a beautiful proposal!

  • Evelyn Dunham

    congrats to the couple have a nice sweet enduring long heavenly blissful life with each other which is always blessed with each day with happiness.