Joy-Anna Duggar, 19 said I do on Friday when she married childhood friend Austin Forsyth, 22. But the bride and groom weren’t the only couple making promises. Joy-Anna’s brother Joseph Duggar, 22 proposed to Kendra Caldwell, 18, at his sister’s wedding.
Joy-Anna and her new husband Austin’s courtship began in November 2016, and they were engaged for about 3 months before tying the knot Friday in front of a church packed with friends and family. News of their May 26 wedding came as a big surprise to fans as the pair originally planned to marry on October 28.
Joseph’s proposal was yet another surprise. The newly engaged couple only began courting in March, but Joseph shared in an exclusive interview with People magazine that while he was nervous, he wasn’t worried that his bride-to-be would say no. It seems Kendra had let him know she was just waiting on him to pop the question.
Joseph and Kendra shared their happy news on the Duggar family’s website announcing, “We are so excited to be engaged and look forward to a lifetime together. We are so grateful for how the Lord brought us together, and we look forward to this special time of engagement and to some day serving Christ as man and wife.”
Joy-Anna and Austin’s wedding and Joseph and Kendra’s surprise engagement will be featured on the June 12 season premier of TLC’s Counting On.