Bringing Up Bates star Josie Bates, 19, married Kelton Balka, 23, in a romantic outdoor ceremony overlooking the Tennessee mountains in October

By Jen Juneau
February 13, 2019 03:35 PM
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Josie Bates and Kelton Balka are ready to start bringing up a family of their own!

The Bringing Up Bates star, 19, and her husband of four months are expecting their first child together, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“We couldn’t be happier to announce that we’re having a baby!” Bates tells PEOPLE exclusively. “We are a little nervous but totally flooded with joy as we’re starting this new journey of love and parenting together!”

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The couple’s baby is due in July.

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Bates and Balka, 23, tied the knot in October during a romantic outdoor ceremony overlooking the Tennessee mountains.

The bride wore an A-line, long-sleeve white gown featuring a high-necked lace bodice and flowing skirt with a long train. Her blonde locks styled down in beach waves, Bates opted for a crown of green leaves, with the natural accessory matching the bouquet of flowing wild greenery and flowers she carried.

Balka kept it casual in a dark suit and vest worn without a jacket. Paired with a crisp white shirt, he accessorized his wedding look with a floral red tie.

Both said “I do” in front of a circular arbor made of lush greenery while an audience of family and friends looked on.

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The couple’s courtship goes back to July 2017, per social media.

“I cannot wait to marry the love of my life,” Bates wrote on Instagram following their engagement this past June.

Balka echoed the sentiment, penning, “Cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with you, Baby Girl.”

Bates and Balka’s one-hour wedding special of Bringing Up Bates airs Thursday at 9 p.m. EST on UPtv.