Sealed with a kiss! Bringing Up Bates‘s Michaela Bates and Brandon Keilen tied the knot in Tennessee after a relatively long courtship.
The pair, who appear on the UP TV show with Michaela’s parents and 18 siblings, wed at the Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville with support from a large crowd of family and friends.
Michaela (or Michael, as she called by family) and Brandon, both 25, met at a IBLP event when they were 19. They ran into each other a few times during the following years, while Brandon was in Bible school in Texas, but didn’t officially begin courting until late 2013. They got engaged on April 13 of this year and then planned the wedding while Brandon lived in Illinois and Michaela was in Tennessee.
The first kiss! #BatesKeilenWedding #BringingUpBates
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Now for some pictures from the celebration, which was attended by the Duggar family…including pregnant Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard, who was back from her mission trip in Central America!
On the way to rehearsal! #inlove #soexcited #gettingmarried #BatesKeilenWedding #JanaDuggar #JoyDuggar #Carlin
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@jessaseewald is super sweet! Thanks for the picture #BatesKeilenWedding
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The wedding will air on future episode of Bringing Up Bates, which airs on UP TV on Thursdays at 9/8c.