Joy-Anna Duggar married Austin Forsyth yesterday in, from what we’ve heard so far, was an absolutely lovely ceremony.
So lovely, in fact, that her big brother Joseph was moved to propose to his girlfriend, Kendra Caldwell, right then and there.
What a beautiful turn of events, right?
As they explained in a new interview, “We are super excited. It’s great not to be courting anymore, now we’re engaged!”
Kendra said that she is “so happy and so shocked. There’s so many words I want to say, but just shocked.”
Joseph added that “I was definitely nervous going into it, but I wasn’t afraid that she wasn’t afraid she was going to say no, because she has said, ‘I’m just waiting on you!‘”
And what better time to propose than at your little sister’s wedding?!
Just think: your whole family is already there, everyone’s already dressed up.
There are beautiful decorations just waiting to be taken advantage of, and love is undoubtedly in the air.
But, if you can even believe it, there are some people who think it wasn’t right for Joseph to propose on Joy-Anna’s wedding day.
There are actually many, many people who share that sentiment.
When the Duggars shared the news of the engagement on their official Facebook page, comments flooded in about how rude and disrespectful it is to propose during a wedding.
Even though Joseph reportedly received permission from Joy-Anna and Austin before proposing, fans were still bothered.
“They could have literally done it any other day,” one person wrote, “eve”n any other hour of the day. They will stop at nothing to stay relevant. Gross.”
Another person wrote “That is ridiculously rude. Not just to the bride and groom, but to his fiance as well. She should get a super planned day of her own. I mean a marriage, proposal, and all on grandma’s birthday.”
Others commented with things like “Way to take the attention away from the bride and groom” and “Talk about stealing the bride’s moments …”
One particularly sad comment read “With 19 siblings, I’m sure deep down inside Joy wanted one day that was all hers. She probably said that her brother could propose at her reception just to be nice.”
“Joseph should have known better. I hope someone takes the spotlight off him at his wedding.”
So was Joseph in the wrong for using his sister’s special day for his own proposal?
Or do you think Joy-Anna and her brand new husband were happy to share the love?
Or perhaps you’re just overwhelmed by the amount of Duggars currently courting, marrying, and reproducing.