Jill Duggar Dillard and Derick Dillard got married on June 21, 2014, in Arkansas, with her huge family present and supportive. Her family wasn’t the only group that attended their wedding; there were over 1,000 guests present, according Us Weekly.
To celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, the couple uploaded their wedding video on their website and some elements from the ceremony raised eyebrows. At one point, the pastor turned to Jill and said, “You have the responsibility … to submit to Derick.” The preacher went on, “It’s an act of worship on your part. … Your submission is expressed to Derick through your respect of him.” After signing a covenant license, they shared their first kiss at the altar.
Derick proposed only two months before, in April of that year, with Derick following the tradition of asking her dad, Jim Bob Duggar, for permission. The couple had a very practical gift registry, directing guests to Walmart and Bed Bath & Beyond and even had grocery items on their wish list. Years later, a Reddit user found footage from their wedding reception showing Jill licking Derick’s fingers after they fed the wedding cake to each other. The moment threw off many Reddit users, as they were not used to seeing the two show any PDA whatsoever. One Redditor wrote, “Even Derick looks completely taken aback lol.” Certainly a surprising moment.