Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald Are Married! Get All the Wedding Details


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Another Duggar bites the dust! Jessa Duggar married fiancé of two and a half months Ben Seewald yesterday in front of nearly 1,000 guests at the First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Ark.

And while her nuptials shortly followed that of now pregnant sister Jill's in June, there were many differences between the two Duggar girls's weddings. The most shocking on them all? Jessa and Ben did not share a first kiss at their ceremony.

This is surprising for a few reasons: First, up until they said "I do," these two have never kissed, and we're sure that these lovebirds were eagerly awaiting to lock lips. Second, a first kiss is a customary and memorable photo op for all brides and grooms. So why did they choose to skip this important custom?

See More: Look Back at Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's Wedding!

"They wanted their very first kiss ever to be in private," the pastor who married the brand-new Seewalds, Mike Schadt told People. "It was important to the both of them."

To acquiesce the crowd, Pastor Mike Shadt called up Jessa's mom and dad, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar to kiss. "So, now you've seen a Duggar kiss," Schadt said following their peck.

Jessa also skirted another major wedding tradition: The bride and groom opted for ice cream sundaes instead of cake!

"I don't really like cake," Jessa told People when she was planning her wedding. "We wanted ice cream sundaes instead."

Forgoing the customary white wedding gown, Jessa actually opted for a blush dress from Allure Bridals's modest line with Swarovski crystals and beading throughout the bodice. "It was the second dress I tried on," Jessa told People. "I love it."

According to Us Weekly, her bridesmaids (including maid-of-honor younger sister Jinger) all wore peach gowns.

Some other sweet moments from the ceremony include both sets of grandparents and parents sang a rendition of "Amazing Grace," Jessa and Ben pouring two vases of sand into one to symbolize their union, and Jessa saying "that's so beautiful" to her wedding ring as Ben placed it on her finger.

Following the ceremony, the newly-minted Seewalds shared a few moments in private and took photos (and, we assume, shared their first kiss), and then entered their reception decorated with peach flowers and white roses.

"God has written an amazing story through our courtship, and another chapter has just begun!" the newlyweds said in a statement. "We are thrilled to see what the future holds."

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