A new season of Counting On debuted on TLC Monday night, and we think it’s safe to say the premiere delivered everything that fans have come to expect from the Duggar clan.
The episode centered around the wedding of Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson.
Not only did fans get their first look at the couple’s massively-attended ceremony, we also got to circle back and relive Lauren and Josiah’s courtship.
As we’ve known for months, Lauren and Josiah are not your typical Duggar couple.
And last night’s two-hour-plus mega-episode was not your typical season premiere.
Check out some highlights from Josiah and Lauren’s big day in the gallery below:
The Happy Couple
Josiah and Lauren have been head-over-heels for one another from the moment their courtship began. On this week’s episode of Counting On they relived their whirlwind romance.
Starting at the End
The episode kicked off at the conclusion of Josiah and Lauren’s courtship, as the excited couple put the finishing touches on their wedding preparations. It then circled back to fill fans in on their brief bur passionate romance.
They DO Have a Sense of Humor!
“I can’t wait to meet you at the altar and marry you,” Josiah tells Lauren early in the episode. The comment prompts a Counting On producer to joking suggest that the couple “get a room.”
At one point, the episode throws it waaaay back to Josiah’s childhood, as his siblings lovingly recount their memories of the family’s resident prankster.
From there, Lauren was introduced to viewers, and the Duggars spoke just as lovingly about their new sister-in-law. “Lauren is already one of the sisters,” Jessa Duggar remarked.
A Courtship Begins
Both Lauren and Josiah can barely contain their joy while discussing the early days of their relationship and the manner in which he proposed.