Pictures are finally here!
On June 30, Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson tied the knot. The couple, who had been friends for years, had a beautiful wedding.
Now we're getting a peak into the momentous occasion.
The couple celebrated their nuptials at John Brown University Cathedral of the Ozarks in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
“What a joy it is to be husband and wife!” the couple told PEOPLE. “Our wedding day was absolutely perfect!”
Josiah revealed how wonderful it was to see his wife in her wedding dress: “What was even more perfect was to see my beautiful bride walking down the aisle. We are so thankful the Lord has brought us to this place and we can’t wait to begin our journey as husband and wife!”
Earlier in the week, the family posted informal snapshots from the wedding. It was clear that everyone was having a wonderful time!
Photographs by a professional also made their way to social media. In all of the photos, the couple looks over the moon.
The new photos also highlight just how gorgeous Lauren's dress was. It's modest and simple yet very stylish.
We especially loved two of the new photos. One showed Lauren looking up at her husband—love in her eyes and smile on her face. The second the look on Josiah's face—and tears in his eyes—when he saw his bride walking down the aisle toward him in her wedding dress.
The couple officially announced their courtship in January. Two months later, they got engaged.
“We are overjoyed to begin this new phase of our lives together,” Josiah told PEOPLE in January. “Through the years our families’ friendship has allowed us to get to know one another as friends. I can definitely say I have found a great friend … even better than I could have hoped for or imagined.”
He continued: “I so appreciate Lauren’s Christlike character and tender heart toward others. She brings sunshine into the room and encourages everyone around her. It’s always stood out to me that in every situation, she looks for the one who appears to be sad or lonely and quickly can brighten their day by sharing words of hope, an encouraging scripture, a prayer or even a simple smile with them.”