We’ve been watching the Duggars ever since the oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids were just teens. Now, the whole family’s getting older — and some of the young children we remember are now married and having children of their own. Jill Duggar has always been a fan favorite — and though she’s no longer on Counting On due to Derick’s hateful Twitter activity of the past, she still posts life updates via Instagram and her family blog.
Most recently, Jill just shared the entirety of her wedding ceremony with her fans. And while many adore watching the Duggar weddings, many others are always interested to see the first kiss between the couple — and we can’t forget that Derick and Jill had a particularly memorable one.
Jill Duggar is celebrating her 5th wedding anniversary to Derick Dillard
Despite Derick’s controversy (and alleged wedge he may have created between himself and the rest of the Duggars), Jill’s made it known she’s still incredibly proud to be her husband’s wife. She frequently posts photos of the two of them kissing and attending dates together on the ‘gram, and she even posted her own advice to other wives regarding how to keep your husband happy. As she wrote on her blog, “Five years ago this month, I married the man of my dreams, Derick Michael Dillard. … and now, nearly five years later, I can happily say that we are still very much in love.”
Jill also posted a few sweet photos of her and Derick to Instagram to celebrate their five years of marriage together, too. She captioned her post, “5 years ago today I married the man of my dreams!! 😍 I love you @derickdillard.” And this was also followed by a suggestion to check out the entirety of her wedding ceremony viewable on the Dillard Family blog. As Jill wrote, “In honor of our 5th wedding anniversary today, we wanted to share our full wedding ceremony video (courtesy of our wonderful film crew friends who did an amazing job capturing our special day)!”
She posted the full ceremony — and it showcases their awkward first kiss
Not only are there over 20 members of the Duggar family, but they also live by extremely strict rules — and many of them are in regards to dating and marriage. The Duggars court with the intent to find their life partner, so dating around for the fun of it isn’t really something they take part in. Not only that, but all dates are chaperoned by another member of the family, and the two people courting are not allowed to hug, hold hands, or kiss prior to marriage.
For this reason, the couple’s first kiss on their wedding day is a huge deal. Not only is it the first time the couple can touch, but their first kiss is typically performed in front of an audience of over 1,000 people (the Duggars have huge wedding ceremonies). And Derick and Jill’s was certainly something.
Derick immediately grabs Jill as soon as Jim Bob gives the “you may kiss the bride” go-ahead and dips her down. This seemed to take Jill by surprise, however, as it looks like she nearly misses his lips and kisses his chin. Even In Touch Weekly notes Josie Duggar called their kiss “funny” later on.
They’re not the only Duggars with a head-scratching wedding moment
Now that Jill’s full wedding is available for complete viewing, it may look odd to those who aren’t already familiar with the Duggar nuptials. But their kiss and subsequent run from the alter isn’t the strangest thing we’ve seen occur. Fans will never forget when Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald didn’t even have their first kiss in front of the crowd. Instead, they immediately ran away to have their kiss alone — though every bridesmaid and groomsman was hot on their tail.
Fans have also noted that Jim Bob is known for giving a super awkward sex talk to the boys before they head down the aisle on their wedding day, too — and we’ll never forget when Jim Bob and Michelle had their own scene-stealing kiss at Jessa’s wedding. And while Jill and Derick may be showcasing their awkward kiss online for all to see, there’s no doubt there will be many more head-scratching wedding moments to come as more Duggars grow up, court, and get married.
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