The June 21 wedding of “19 Kids and Counting”‘s Jill Duggar to WalMart tax accountant Derick Dillard has drawn huge attention. Yet while bits of information have come out, most details have not. Curious fans want to know: what do we know about the Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard wedding?
When will the wedding be shown?
There’s not a lot of information in the public forum for a reason: TLC, the TV station that runs the show, put a gag order on guests at the wedding (and there were reportedly over 1000). Why? TLC, understandably, wants the excitement over the wedding to stay at fever pitch until they can feature the ceremony in a “19 Kids and Counting” episode. When will the wedding episode be shown? TLC has said “this fall.”
So they finally kissed?
The Duggar family makes a famously huge deal of not kissing (or “front hugging”) until the wedding day. While we haven’t seen any photos yet of that big wedding ceremony kiss, they did release one taken afterwards.
At the wedding, there was a display of a police shirt worn by Derick’s late dad, Rick Dillard. The wedding dress worn by Jill Duggar’s mom, Michelle Duggar, was also on display.
Derick’s dad, Rick Dillard, died in 2008, although the cause is not clear.
Sadly, it was reported that Derick’s mom, Cathy Dillard Bynum, is suffering from cancer and was unable to attend the wedding rehearsal. She did get to attend the wedding, although she reportedly came there straight from the hospital.
The wedding reception was reportedly held at the Duggars’ large house, where guests enjoyed cookies, cupcakes, and root beer floats.
Jill bought her dress at Ava Laurenne Bride in Fredericksburg, Virginia, not far from where brother Josh lives. She wanted something “modest but not frumpy,” according to the shop owner. She wanted a vintage look, a tailored fit, but not a lacy look. The dress she ended up choosing was made by Allure Romance.
At the shop, Jill got the “Princess Treatment,” a service available for $500. It includes getting the shop to yourself (and up to 15 family members) as well as food, music, and “surprises.”
“People” magazine bought rights to the wedding photos, so I’m betting you’ll see a story (with more photos) in the new People magazine when it comes out.
Will you be watching the wedding episode when it airs this fall?