Joseph Duggar Marries Kendra Caldwell After Nearly 4-Month Engagement
Counting On fans are excited about another Duggar wedding. Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell tied the knot on Friday at the First Baptist Church in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. This makes Joseph the second Duggar son to take a wife.
It turns out that Joseph, much like his many brothers and sisters, finally fulfilled a lifelong wish. After tying the knot with Kendra, the 23-year old Counting On star revealed that getting married and having a family has been a goal of his.
"It is an amazing feeling to be husband and wife," Joseph told People after the ceremony. "It’s something that I’ve always dreamed of to have a wife and to raise a family in a way that honors the lord. We are to very excited to see what God has in the future for us."
Despite a short engagement, which is typical for the Duggar children, Joseph and Kendra's wedding was relatively big and formal. Their wedding party boasted 22 people including Joseph's brother Jedediah, who courted Kendra briefly before she moved on with his brother.
While most of the wedding party was made up of Duggars, Kendra's family was heavily involved in the ceremony as well. After all, Kendra's mother served as one of her bridesmaids. Her father, Pastor Caldwell, led the ceremony and married Joseph and Kendra.
Counting On fans may recall that Joseph and Kendra announced that they were courting back in March. It was during the reception at Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth's wedding in May when Joseph asked Kendra to marry him.
This latest Duggar wedding is great news for Joseph's parents, Jim Bob and Michelle. Now that many of their children have married and are starting families of their own, the Duggars have been changing their focus a bit.
Recently, Jim Bob Duggar announced an upcoming conference for grandparents. It seems that the family patriarch is taking his grandpa duties very seriously and in return, he'll be teaching others the proper way to be a grandparent.
Joseph and Kendra have already made it clear that they intend to add to the Duggar grandkids count. It wouldn't be too surprising if they follow right behind their wedding announcement with a pregnancy announcement in a few months, much like Joy-Anna and Austin.