COUNTING On star Jedidiah Duggar, 22, and his fiancee Katey Nakatsu got married on Saturday in Arkansas.
The couple’s packed outdoor ceremony comes just a few weeks after Jed’s brother Justin, 18, got hitched.
Jed Duggar married Katey Nakatsu on SaturdayCredit: Instagram @withoutacrystalball
The role of flower girl went to Jed’s niece – Jinger Duggar and husband Jeremy Vuolo’s daughter, Felicity.
A wedding invitation from an attendee leaked last month, revealing that Jed and Katey were set to wed on April 3, 2021, with many of their loved ones watching both in person and via livestream.
An invitation to the Counting On couple’s wedding was leaked last monthCredit: Without A Crystal Ball/Instagram
When the two became engaged, the proposal was captured on video by the bride’s familyCredit: Nakatsu Family
While exchanging vows, which included reading from Proverbs 31, in front of all their friends and family, Katey wore a wedding gown made of lace with a tulle skirt.
Katey said during the ceremony: “I will submit to your authority as you submit to Christ.”
Prior to the ceremony, the bride’s dad, who runs a flight school in Arizona, gave a speech.
Credit: Nakatsu Family
Jed’s parents Jim Bob and Michelle were in attendance at the weddingCredit: Instagram
YouTube channel Without A Crystal Ball claimed that Jed had been “courting a woman” in secret for “quite some time.”
Sources told the outlet: “Literally no one knew about this until they got the invitation.
“Family and friends were stunned that not only was Jed dating but that he was engaged and getting married in two weeks.”
The Counting On couple registered for gifts on the wedding website, Zola.
Most people reportedly didn’t even know Jed was dating until the wedding invitation arriveCredit: Nakatsu Family
Jed kept his relationship with Katey a secret, though he had a pumpkin with her name on it last yearCredit: Nakatsu Family
Last fall, Jed, who just started a new career as a real estate agent, confirmed that he “had a lady” but did not publicly disclose any additional details.
He gave fans a hint at his future bride back in October when he painted a pumpkin with the word “Katey” written front and center.
News of Jedd’s engagement comes as his brother Justin, 18, tied the knot with fiancee Claire Spivey, 20, in a secret ceremony in Texas last month with all of the family flying out for the big day.
Jed recently launched a new career as a real estate agentCredit: Facebook
The loved-up teens, who got engaged in November after a short courtship, said “I do” in an “indoor/outdoor ceremony” in Azle, a small city west of Fort Worth, according to a close source.
Shockingly, the insider said despite the global pandemic nobody was forced to wear a mask at the wedding, featuring “hundreds” of guests, as they were free to mingle at the venue.
The couple posted sweet wedding photos on Instagram after the ceremony, showing Claire in a gorgeous white lace dress and Justin in a dark gray suit and green tie.
In a joint statement. they said: “Today we have started a journey together that God crafted long before we ever knew it was meant to be.
“We are so thankful for the love of Christ that has brought our lives together and teaches us what real love looks like.
“There is no greater joy than marrying your best friend.”