19 Kids & Counting's Jill Dillard: Our Honeymoon Was 'Awesome'

07/02/2014 at 08:00 PM EDT

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's Honeymoon: All the Details, Photos
Derick and Jill Dillard
Courtesy Jill and Derick Dillard
The honeymoon's still not over.

Jill Dillard, who married Derick Dillard on June 21 in a family-filled wedding and a reception attended by more than 1,000 guests, says she's enjoying everything about being a new wife.

"I have the most amazing guy," the second daughter of Jim Bob, 48, and Michelle Duggar, 47, of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, tells PEOPLE. "Everything about being married is awesome."

The newlyweds spent their honeymoon at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, and rented a house on the beach, Jill, 23, exclusively reveals to PEOPLE.



19 Kids & Counting's Jill Dillard: Our Honeymoon Was 'Awesome'| Jill Duggar

Jill and Derick Dillard honeymooned in North Carolina

Courtesy Jill and Derick Dillard

"Every morning, we would wake up and go out and sit on the deck and listen to the waves," she says. "It was beautiful. It was very private without a lot of people there yet for the season. It was so relaxing."

The newlyweds, who shared exclusive pics of their honeymoon with PEOPLE, toured the Wright Brothers National Memorial and packed a picnic lunch and spent an afternoon at Cape Hatteras Island, touring the lighthouse there.

"It was really pretty there," she says. "It was wonderful. We were able to be away for almost a full week."

Now that she's back, she's settling in to married life – setting up the couple's house together, officially changing her name and learning the art of cooking for only two.



19 Kids & Counting's Jill Dillard: Our Honeymoon Was 'Awesome'| Jill Duggar

Seeing fireworks – Jill and Derick Dillard didn't kiss until their wedding day

Courtesy Jill and Derick Dillard

"I love to cook and have been able to do a lot of cooking," she says. "Cooking for two people is a learning experience in and of itself."

She also shared a pic on Instagram of her "sweet husband" pitching in by grilling their dinner.

The new Mrs. Dillard says that she and Derick, 25, have been spending as much time as they can together.

"Our house is really close to Derick's work," she says. "I have been able to drop him off in the morning and meet him for lunch so we can spend more time together. It has really been a lot of fun."





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