Jill & Derick Dillard: Inside Their Whirlwind Romance

Ten months after starting a courtship, the couple prepares to welcome their first child! Look back at their fast lane to love

  • RINGING IT IN photo | Jill Duggar

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Updated: Wednesday Aug 20, 2014 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Alicia Dennis & Kate Hogan

RINGING IT IN

After five months of courting, Dillard pops the question in April 2014, surprising Duggar after a lunch in Bentonville, Arkansas. Per their set rules, this means they can now hold hands – saving their first kiss for their wedding. "I feel like I'm dreaming," Dillard tells PEOPLE of the big day, adding, "It was great to grab her hand for the first time."