Joy-Anna Duggar shares 'last pic' with brother Jed before he got married to Katey Nakatsu in Arkansas
JOY-ANNA Duggar shared a "last pic" with her brother, Jed, before he got married to Katey Nakatsu in Arkansas.
Following in the footsteps of his younger brother, Justin, Jed exchanged vows in a very crowded wedding despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Joy-Anna, 23, celebrated her newlywed brother as she shared a picture of them hugging and smiling for the camera.
Along with the picture, she had scribbled some thoughts which reflected her feelings as he entered a new chapter of his life.
"Our last pic before you became a married man," she wrote at the top of the picture.
She followed it up by writing: "I remember many times talking with you about when you would find the one. And today you married her.
"Since Katey has come into your life, you have smiled a little brighter, loved others deeper and you just have an extra skip in your step.
"Seeing you happy makes me happy. I love you and Katey very much."
Joy-Anna celebrating her brother comes just one day after he married his fiance during a spring ceremony.
Jed’s twin brother, Jeremiah, was his best man, according to Hello, while Katey had her sister as her maid of honor.
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.
Both of Jed's parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, attending the wedding, as did Joy-Anna and her husband Austin Forsyth.
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.
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.
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 Jed'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.
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."
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