The couple tied the knot Saturday in Arkansas in front of 1,000 guests

By Aurelie Corinthios
November 07, 2016 09:24 AM

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo opened up about their Saturday nuptials in a TLC video message the couple shared with fans on their website.

“We are overjoyed to announce that we are now husband and wife,” said Vuolo, 29, staring lovingly at Duggar, 22, in the clip. “It was surreal when we said: ‘I do.’ ”

“Best thing ever,” said Duggar with a smile. “It’s incredible just being at this place where we’ve prayed about this for so long and just longed for the day that we were married, and now God has given us our heart’s desire and our prayer … he’s just so graciously given [this] to us.”

Photography by Britton / TLC. Courtesy of
| Credit: Photography by Britton / TLC. Courtesy of

The wedding, which took place at the Cathedral of the Ozarks at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, included nearly 1,000 guests. Vuolo’s father Chuck officiated and his brother Charles served as best man, while Duggar’s sister Jessa (Duggar) Seewald served as the maid of honor.

“I think we’re excited just to begin life together,” added Vuolo in the video message. “It’s been an incredible journey so far.”

“Thank you all so much for just the support an the love that you’ve expressed and shown to us on our special day,” said Duggar. “We’re so grateful to you all.”

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As for their honeymoon plans, the TLC stars exclusively told PEOPLE they are heading Down Under.

“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!”

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