One Of The Duggars' 19 Children Is Sharing Happy Family News

The once-bustling home of the Duggar family is much quieter these days, now that the older children are leaving the nest to start families of their own. The eleventh of the 19 children just became the latest to tie the knot.

Jeremiah Robert Duggar confirmed through his Instagram account that he married his fiancée, Hannah Wissmann, at the First Baptist Church in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, on March 26. In an exclusive statement to Us Weekly, the newlyweds said, "Today was a perfect day, as we stood before our family and friends and committed our lives to each other." The couple continued, "It was such a beautiful culmination of so many prayers, dreams & desires! As we've seen God's gracious hand in bringing our lives together, we are excited to see how He will continue to direct our paths. We are looking forward to sharing our married journey with you. Thank you for sharing our joy!"

The bride wore a floor-length white gown with long beaded illusion sleeves, made by the same designer who has fashioned all the Duggar family's wedding gowns. Her bridal party wore long sleeveless pale blue dresses, and the men were in dark suits. 

Jeremiah, the sixth of the Duggar sons, had been quietly seeing Hannah for more than a year before they took their relationship public in October 2021. From there, it was a quick jump to their engagement in January. Because the Duggar family favors a supervised "courtship" process intended to lead to marriage, the engagement period is little more than a formality while the wedding arrangements are made. 

Jeremiah and Hannah Duggar exchanged very traditional vows

Live videos (portions seen here and here on YouTube) of Jeremiah and Hannah Duggar's wedding captured the ceremony, which featured the lighting of a unity candle by the mothers of the bride and groom. The bridal party consisted of four bridesmaids and four ushers — very likely siblings of the couple — and four young children holding signs and strewing flower petals. Hannah came down the aisle on the arm of her father, who made a short speech to the couple before "surrendering" his daughter to the Duggar son. During the simple ceremony, the minister offered some words of advice, Jeremiah and Hannah read wedding vows they had written themselves, followed by the exchanging of rings and their first-ever kiss. 

The Duggars and Wissmanns belong to the same conservative Christian church that takes a highly traditional stance on relationships and family. In keeping with their beliefs, Jeremiah and Hannah went through a supervised courtship process before their engagement, in which PDA and kissing were off-limits. Their faith also holds that men are the leaders of the household, a tenet Hannah acknowledged as she vowed to "follow, honor, and submit to" her new husband, while he promised to protect and provide for her. 

The Duggar family has still more exciting times to come this year. Jeremiah's twin brother, Jedidiah, and his wife are expecting a baby boy soon, and their sister Jill is expecting her third son in July. Fans are already speculating that the newlyweds will be making a pregnancy announcement before too long.