Just days after the Duggar family announced in an Instagram post that Counting On star Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson are engaged, it appears the couple has already selected a wedding date.
These two certainly don’t waste any time when it comes to their relationship. They courted for only six weeks before Josiah popped the question, and just a week and a half later they have posted their registry on The Knot, and are set to become husband and wife on Tuesday, August 28th.
The bride giggled with excitement when talking about her fiancé in a video for TLC.
“I am very surprised, kind of speechless,” Swanson said. “It is exciting to be engaged, definitely. I am still surprised at the idea, but I am just looking forward to making memories with you, Siah.”
Josiah’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, were the ones who made the official wedding announcement on social media, and they wrote that they have prayed for many years that the Lord would bring the right spouses to all their children.
They added that they have known Swanson and her family for a long time and they have watched her grow into a wonderful, caring, and compassionate young woman with a zeal for Christ.
I feel like the most blessed guy on earth ?… Lauren said YES! God definitely opened our eyes in his perfect timing to show us how we complete each other. The more time I spend with Lauren the more I realize how I can't live without her. There's no one else I'd rather spend my days and grow old with! #engaged #weddingplanningbegins
The Duggars also wrote that they are thankful for Swanson, and they pray that she and Josiah will have a life full of joy and happiness.
Josiah shared a friendship with Swanson for years before they began courting, and he said that after all the time they spent together growing up, it came to the point that he realized that she was the one.
The 21-year-old wanted to make the proposal special, so he decided to ask Swanson to marry him at the exact spot where her parents got engaged.
Both Josiah and his 18-year-old fiancée come from big families, he is the eighth of nineteen children, and she is the oldest of eight – but her mom is pregnant with baby number nine. This means that the couple will have a lot of planning to do and a lot of people to invite to their big day.
If the couple sticks to the planned August 28th wedding date, it will add to an already busy summer in the Duggar family. Josiah’s older sister Jinger and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, are expecting their first baby in July, and his older brother Joseph and his wife Kendra are expecting baby number one in June.
With the way things happen in the Duggar family, chances are by this time next year Josiah and his bride will be expecting a baby of their own.
Fans can find out more about Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson and the rest of the Duggar clan by watching new episodes of Counting On, Monday nights on TLC.