"I am beyond grateful to God to have the privilege of serving our Lord and Savior with you for the rest of my life," Derick wrote on Instagram

By People Staff
Updated June 23, 2015 09:30 AM
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Happy anniversary, Jill and Derick Dillard!

Jill (Duggar) Dillard and her husband Derick toasted their one-year wedding anniversary with sweet PDA-filled pictures on Instagram.

The 19 Kids and Counting personality, 24, shared a kissing throwback photo Monday with her 26-year-old husband from their Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, honeymoon that she captioned, “Happy #anniversary to the man of my dreams @derickdillard I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I had the privilege of saying ‘I do’! The longer I’m married to you the more I fall in love and realize how incredibly blessed I am to have you as my hubby! I’ll love you forever! #honeymoon #capehatteras.”

And on Tuesday, Jill posted a moment from the couple’s professional photo shoot with photographer Elizabeth Zellon.

Mid-lip lock, the newlyweds can be seen in the photo holding a chalkboard sign scribed with “We still do,” while posing side by side in a grassy field.

“Thank you @ezellon for the fun #anniversaryphotos today! Loved having you back in AR 1 year later!,” the mom of one captioned the snapshot, adding that the couple will post a photo album with additional pictures on their website.

Derick also sent a sweet social media message, writing on his Instagram that the past year has been the best of his life.

“I am beyond grateful to God to have the privilege of serving our Lord and Savior with you for the rest of my life,” he continued in the caption beside a photo from their wedding. “You are an amazing woman, wife, and mother. My love for you grows every day. Happy 1st anniversary.”

The couple married June 21, 2014, before a congregation of more than 1,000 family and friends at the Cross Church in her Arkansas hometown. The special day also marked their first kiss.

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“I think it is safer and makes it more special to wait to kiss until your wedding day,” Jill told PEOPLE at the time. “To save the physical side of your marriage for your wedding day and not going further than you should – we want to have no regrets.”

Two months after tying the knot, Jill shared the news that she was expecting her first child with Derick. They welcomed their son Israel David, now 2 months old, after a 70-hour delivery and surprise C-section on April 6, 2015.

Jill has made a slow return to social media and to the public eye in the wake of her brother Josh Duggar’s molestation scandal that made headlines last month. She made her first public appearance Saturday after revealing that she was one of his victims.

“Hey, we’re not a perfect family, we mess up,” she told the crowd at the ALIVE Christian Music Festival, alongside her sister Jessa.