It’s almost time for another Duggar family wedding—and it’s happening a lot sooner than we all thought!
As In Touch Weekly reports, a source close to the family says Joy-Anna Duggar, 19, is expected to marry her beau, Austin Forsyth, next week.
While the lovebirds were initially supposed to have their special day on Joy-Anna’s birthday—October 28—they have reportedly decided to tie the knot on May 20 instead.
The pair will reportedly hold their nuptials in Joy’s native Arkansas, and rumor has it that the wedding itself will be very close to the Counting On star’s home in Little Rock.
The Facebook page Duggar Family News: Life is not all pickles and hairspray shared the happy news in a post, though they seemed a little less than thrilled at the thought of Joy-Anna getting married.
“I heard from a Duggar insider that Joy's wedding will be next week. I'm guessing that means Saturday, May 20th. It seems like the wedding will be held close to the Duggar compound since the source said guests will be at the compound before and after the wedding. That's all I know right now except I hope Joy gets up the nerve to run before then and live the life God gave her not the one arranged for her by her fruitcake dad,” the post read.
The page later updated the post, revealing that the May 20th wedding date had been confirmed.
Joy-Anna has been dropping plenty of hints about her much anticipated wedding, and she has even revealed that she will be continuing a Duggar family tradition.
According to reports, after their mother Michelle wore their grandmother Mary Duggar’s gown on her wedding day, both Jill and Jessa Duggar added a piece of their grandmother’s gown to their own wedding dresses.
Joy-Anna has already announced that she plans to continue the beautiful tradition on her own wedding day.
“This wedding dress is Grandma Duggar’s and she let me wear her wedding dress on my wedding day,” Michelle explained on Counting On. “So now, the tradition has been that we’ve given a snippet of Grandma’s and my dress to our girls for them to use on their wedding.”
Ever since getting engaged earlier this year, Joy-Anna has been very eager to marry Austin, a longtime friend of the family’s.
According to In Touch Weekly, Austin surprised Joy-Anna by taking her horseback riding before getting down on one knee to pop the question.
“We just got engaged! I’m so excited to be engaged to my best friend — Austin made it so romantic, it’s amazing,” Joy said at the time. Austin added, “I’m just overwhelmed with emotion. I’m so excited to see what the future holds for us!”