Jinger Duggar Marries Soccer Player Jeremy Vuolo in Front of Nearly 1,000 Wedding Guests

Jinger Duggar married the former pro soccer player in a ceremony in Arkansas on Saturday

One more Duggar is officially off the market!

Jinger Duggar married her soccer player husband Jeremy Vuolo in Arkansas on Saturday.

PEOPLE can exclusively confirm that the couple had their ceremony at the Cathedral of the Ozarks at John Brown University in Siloam Springs.

Jinger’s sister Jessa (Duggar) Seewald served as the maid of honor while Vuolo’s brother, Charles, was the best man. The wedding included nearly 1,000 guests and Vuolo’s father, Chuck, officiated.

“This was one of the most touching parts of the wedding is for Jeremy’s father to be able to officiate our wedding, standing with us and praying for us on this special day,” the couple tells PEOPLE.

As for their honeymoon plans, the couple says they are heading Down Under.

Photography by Britton / TLC. Courtesy of JingerandJeremy.com
Photography by Britton / TLC. Courtesy of JingerandJeremy.com

“We plan to get away for a couple of days alone together and then will be leaving the country for an amazing trip to New Zealand and Australia,” the couple said. “We are so excited and so thankful for this amazing trip to start our marriage together. Most of all, we are just excited that we will be together … married!”

After tying the knot, the couple took to their website to share the news with fans: “YES! We are married! We are so thankful to God, our parents and our wonderful families and friends for celebrating this day with us and for helping us arrive at this moment in time. We love that we now are beginning our lives together as one, before God.”

Vuolo, 28, popped the question to Jinger, 22, in July, just a month after the couple officially announced they were courting. Jinger and the ordained pastor’s relationship has been featured throughout the current season of TLC’s Counting On, including Vuolo shopping for the engagement ring.

Jim Bob and Michell Duggar couldn’t wait to express their happiness for the Counting On star and her new husband. The family confirmed the wedding in a special message posted on YouTube on Saturday.

Jessa also expressed her excitement for the newlyweds after the wedding ceremony in a post on Instagram. “Ahhhhhh! So happy for my sister and brother-in-law! The wedding was beautiful!” she shared.

The couple met in May 2015 through his friend and now brother-in-law Ben Seewald. “I was initially friends with Ben Seewald and Jessa, and it was through them that I got to meet Jinger,” Vuolo told PEOPLE. Jinger and Jeremy then “had the opportunity to go on a missions trip together,” she added. “It was there that I really saw his heart and really admired his character.”

Watch Jinger’s nuptials in a special episode, Counting On: Jinger’s Wedding, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. ET on TLC.

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