Counting On stars Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson became husband and wife on June 30th, and some of the married members of the Duggar family were quick to share words of advice and well wishes with the newlyweds. In different video clips posted on the Duggar family website, Josiah’s parents and siblings were all smiles and looked thrilled to welcome the newest Mrs. Duggar to the family.
According to OK! Magazine, Joy-Anna and her husband Austin Forsyth told Josiah and Lauren to enjoy their first year and “marriage is wonderful.” Austin added – while holding his new son Gideon – that the newlyweds should take it easy, enjoy every moment, and keep falling in love.
Joseph and Kendra Duggar – who got married last September and just welcomed their first child, Garrett – reminisced about their own experience while sweetly congratulating Josiah and Lauren. The new parents said that they are excited and can’t wait to share married life experiences with them.
Josiah’s parents Jim Bob and Michelle also sent a message of congratulations, and his older brother Josh and sister-in-law Anna shared the sweetest message of all.
“Lauren you are a beautiful bride, and we are so thrilled to have another sister-in-law,” Anna said. “You guys are such a cute couple together, and we look forward to having you join the married crew. Enjoy the honeymoon!”
Josiah is the seventh Duggar child to tie the knot, and after their surprising wedding, the new couple said in a statement that it is a joy to be husband and wife, and their wedding day was perfect. They also told fans that they are thankful to begin their journey together as a married couple.
Jim Bob and Michelle also posted on the family website that God has blessed the family with the addition of Lauren, and they are “overjoyed” that he brought the two together. They also thanked fans for all of their prayers and support.
Josiah and Lauren started courting back in January, and just a little over a month later they announced that they were engaged.
Late last month, Josiah’s older brother John-David announced that he had started courting Abbie Grace Burnett. So, chances are, fans will be hearing about another Duggar engagement pretty soon.
Watch Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson tie the know when the new season of Counting On premieres on TLC Monday, July 30th.