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Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald

Inside Jessa Duggar's Unique Date Night – Just Before Her Surprise Engagement

Originally posted 11/04/2014 01:15PM

Before Jessa Duggar became Mrs. Benjamin Seewald this weekend, at a wedding attended by over 1,000 guests, her then-boyfriend Ben planned an elaborate scavenger hunt as a surprise.

The couple were engaged on Aug. 14 when Ben slipped a .75-carat princess-cut diamond engagement ring on Jessa's finger.

But prior to the surprise, Jessa thought she was just having a date night with chaperones.

"We get to take a date night each week," Jessa, 21, told PEOPLE at the time. "We get to spend a lot of time together."

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Jessa Duggar Gets Hitched, Alicia Keys Gets Ready for Baby & More Weekend News

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Jessa Duggar Gets Hitched, Alicia Keys Gets Ready for Baby & More Weekend News

Originally posted 11/02/2014 08:15PM

Boo! It may have been Halloweekend, but stars had plenty of reasons to be happy besides celebrating the scary holiday – from wedding joy to pregnancy excitement.

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3 Surprising Things Not at Jessa Duggar's Wedding

3 Surprising Things Not at Jessa Duggar's Wedding

Originally posted 11/01/2014 07:15PM

Jessa Duggar (now Seewald) was always a young woman with a mind of her own – and she and new husband Ben Seewald showed their more than 1,000 guests at their wedding day they were doing things their own way.

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See Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald's Wedding Photo

See Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald's Wedding Photo

Originally posted 11/01/2014 03:20PM

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald have said their "I do"s!

Before a packed crowd of more than 1,000 at the First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Arkansas, Jessa Duggar became Jessa Seewald, tying the knot with Ben, 19, on Saturday. The stars of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m., have had their love affair – from courtship to engagement to, now, their nuptials – captured on camera. Their wedding will air next season.

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Inside Jessa Duggar's Wedding Rehearsal

Inside Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald's Wedding Rehearsal

Originally posted 11/01/2014 10:00AM

Laughter, hugs and more than a few tears were shared on Friday night as Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald – along with dozens of family and friends – got all the last details in order for their Saturday wedding.

"When I look at all the faces surrounding us tonight," Ben, 19, told the crowd, "I don't know how to thank all of you for investing in our lives, and in our life together. Y'all make us feel so special."

The stars of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m., became engaged this August after Ben staged an elaborate scavenger hunt for his 21-year-old bride-to-be. The couple then set to work, planning their wedding in just a few months' time.

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Watch a Sneak Peek of Derick and Jill Duggar Dillard's Wedding

Jill Duggar Dillard and Derick Dillard Meet Up Before Their Wedding Vows (VIDEO)

Originally posted 10/28/2014 08:00AM

Before the couple's first kiss and wedding vows, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard decided to buck tradition for the first time in their relationship and see each other pre-wedding – before they walked down the aisle on June 21.

"Babe, you look absolutely amazing," says Derick, 25, in an exclusive preview of the special, 19 Kids & Counting: Jill's Wedding, airing Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on TLC. "Wow. I've never seen you so gorgeous. I love you."

"He looked amazing," Jill, 23, says in the clip. "As cute as ever."

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How Derick and Jill Duggar Dillard's Wedding Vows Make Divorce Difficult

Derick and Jill Duggar Dillard's 'Covenant Marriage' Explained

Originally posted 10/27/2014 02:00PM

After getting to know each other online, they met in person in Nepal, began an old-fashioned courtship and wed this summer. Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick, now expecting their first childa boy! – started their marriage with a high level of commitment.

Fans of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting get to see the couple's nuptials in the special, 19 Kids & Counting: Jill's Wedding, airing Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, where the couple chose a "covenant marriage" in Arkansas – making divorce more difficult.

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Derick and Jill Duggar Dillard: We're Having a ...

Derick & Jill Duggar Dillard Are Having a Boy!

Originally posted 10/21/2014 06:30AM

Boy, oh boy!

Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick, stars of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, are expecting a son in the spring, they tell PEOPLE.

"I was really excited," says Derick, 25. "As a new dad, to have a firstborn son to be our first child and be the leader of his siblings, it is very special."

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Watch Jill and Derick Dillard's Awkward Premarital Counseling with the Duggars

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19 Kids & Counting: Watch Jill Dillard's Awkward Premarital Counseling with Her Parents

Originally posted 10/14/2014 03:15PM

Is there anything more cringeworthy than getting marriage advice from your soon-to-be in-laws?

Perhaps, if that advice spans topics from finances to marital intimacy – and is discussed publicly at a frozen yogurt shop.

Derick Dillard, who married Jill Duggar in June and is expecting his first child with her, had the awkward experience on Tuesday night's episode of 19 Kids & Counting. The couple had a premarital counseling session led by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar.

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See Jill Duggar Dillard's Baby Bump! | Jill Duggar

See Jill Duggar Dillard's Baby Bump!

Originally posted 10/07/2014 06:00PM

The bump has finally arrived.

Jill Duggar Dillard, star of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, is now past 15 weeks in her pregnancy – and she's ready for a new close-up.

"I can't believe I'm finally showing," Jill tells PEOPLE. "It's such an exciting time, and I'm so happy to be close to my family – my mom and sisters."

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