Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bates-Keilen Wedding Pics

Michaela (Bates) and Brandon Keilen have been newlyweds for four days! Check out these pictures of their beautiful wedding, which was officiated by Gil Bates. Tune in to UP tomorrow at 9pm ET/8pm CT to watch Michaela choose her bridal gown (preview coming soon).

Did you know that Michaela and Brandon met more than six years ago? Their feelings for each other grew steadily until, on December 30th, 2013, Brandon asked Michaela to begin a courtship.

Look closely at picture five, and you'll notice that the couple's unity candle is perched on a tree stump that has their names engraved in a heart. When your dad and brothers do tree work, why not get a little creative?

 The Bridesmaids!
Left to right: Angie Keilen, Alyssa Bates Webster, Tori Bates, Erin Bates Paine, Michaela Bates Keilen, Kelly Jo Bates, Jana Duggar, Becky Keilen, Christy Keilen


 Michaela poses with her mom and three of her sisters

 The ceremony

 Michaela and Brandon light a unity candle

 The kiss!

 Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Keilen 

Jana Duggar and Michaela Bates Keilen

 The Bates-Keilen wedding party

 Brandon & Michaela Keilen with Gil & Kelly Bates

 The bride and groom



Photos courtesy of UP

123 comments:

  1. Beautiful - can't wait to see on TV. Mary B. Sutphin

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  2. Yayyyyyyyy. I am so happy for you guys. Now bring on the cutest baby's in the world. But I am not talking about like tomorrow. Lol

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    1. The flowers were so unique & just very beautiful.

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  4. When did Gil Bates become a minister to marry his daughter?

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    1. I believe he was ordained several years ago. In Alaska anyone can get a special license to officiate at a wedding.
      Janice in Alaska

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    2. Gil is a pastor at their church from what I read somewhere.

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    3. He didn't become a minister just to officiate at the wedding. He's been a minister for many years. :)

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    4. this is not the first wedding Gil has officiated within the family

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    5. there is another man at the pulpit. See pic titled ceremony.

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    6. Wow. I never knew that. How awesome is it to have your own father officiating at your wedding.

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    7. I think that is wonderful!!!! My Dad married my husband and I almost 32 years ago. Yes, we ate still married 5 kids and 10 grandchildren later. That's a special memory that we'll treasure always. Congradulations!!!

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    8. I actually think anyone can become a wedding officiant. Not sure what it takes, but Chris Harrison from The Bachelor officiates weddings. I also saw where another reality star's husband does weddings and baby baptisms. So you don't have to officially be a minister.

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    9. So impressive to see pastor who truly is a devout man. The proof of this is in the woman he had married and the children he had helped to raise. God Bless this family. And God Bless this beautiful couple.

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    10. The dresses were very unique and beautiful. Love the color combo w/the boys.
      Congrats, Michaella!

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    11. I'm pretty sure that Gil performed the marriage ceremony for Alyssa and John.

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  5. I LOVE the colors...sooooo beautiful! LOVE all the dresses too. I have to say that out of all the wedding pictures I've seen of the Bates' and Duggars' weddings, the colors in this one are top notch!

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    1. I agree, and both these families are top-notch people!

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    2. I agree about the colors! Absolutely beautiful!

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    3. I AGREE !! This is the most BEAUTIFUL of all wedding attires, ladies and gentlemen.. I love the colors also. Everyone looks so young and beautiful. May God bless them all in life's journey of love and happiness.

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    4. The bridesmaids gowns elegant, classy just beautiful. If the Bates & Duggar weddings, have to say, my favorite is the Bates they really brought it. Congrats to the happy couple.

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  6. Love the show. love the wedding pictures. Hope for a happy life for the couple. And many children.

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  7. What a beautiful Bates wedding! Thank you for sharing all these lovely images! Looking forward to seeing it on UP! Have you heard, yet, when they plan to show it?

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  8. Congratulations to the Bates Family , and to Michaela and Brandon !!!

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  9. No pictures of the couple with Brandon's family? That's sad.

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    1. They may not want their privacy invaded.

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    2. Mayb they didn't want them all over the Internet.

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    3. I'm sure there were some, but not all of the wedding pictures are right here. :)

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    4. Yes it would be nice to see photos of Brandon' s family. But I think some of his sistes were in the wedding party. Three of them were. So Micheal doesn't favor her family over his. She had three of her own sisters in the wedding party along with Jana Digger who encouraged and inspired Micheal in her make over. Michael's make up improved. She lighted her hair. And lost weight that Jana helped her with. What a great friend ! And Jana also invited her on a mission 's trip. Michael was never on one before. I love Jana.

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    5. There probably were pictures takes of the groom's family but you must remember this is all about the Bates. It called Bringing Up the Bates. We do see the In laws at times. The Bates include them in things. Michael did Have three of his sister's in the bridal party. She could of had three more of her own sisters as bridesmaids.

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  10. Congratulations/Best Wishes from Michigan! Michaela you look beautiful by your stunning husband, Branden!

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  11. Awesome! And I love the beautiful, modest dresses! So pretty!

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  12. Absolutely lovely pictures - the Lords blessing is upon them and I wish happiness for the rest of their days!!

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  13. I love the brides maid dresses.. do you know where she got them?

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  14. Congratulations to the happy couple. Thought about you all this past Saturday. Love flowers in bouquet.

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  15. Lily and Ellie, did yall go?

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    1. We were invited but weren't able to make it.

      Blessings,
      Lily and Ellie

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  16. Congratulations what beautiful pictures.

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  17. Be sure to watch when the wedding is on TV for a unique happening with the kiss! It was great to be there and witness Michaela and Brandon's happiness. May God's richest blessings be upon them.

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    1. When and what channel do we watch

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    2. Can't wait. I wonder what you means. A special kiss ? A unique happening with the kiss? You have gotten my curiosity up !

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    3. Glad you were there Alice. I know it was just a blessing to be there! Thank you for sharing. I can hardly wait to see it. Thank you for sharing! Blessings!

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  18. GOD bless you darlings in the oneness of love! Once again, the Bates choose the perfect colors and add to the blessing your readers see. I also missed Brandon's family picture but know there had to be a good reason for that.

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    1. It might have been an oversight. The families do get along well. Michelle did divide the bridesmaids between his sisters and hers. She didn't have to. And maybe the family want privacy. We saw his parents already. Nice people. He went to Bible college. And he is from a family of 10. Remember the show is called Bringing up Bates. And the In laws often are seen. But it's about the Bates.

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  19. awww......so sweet. Congratulations to everyone involved, especially the bride and groom.

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  20. Beautiful wedding full of beautiful people whose light shine so bright for our Lord Jesus! I adore your family and have nothing but best wishes for Michaela and Brandon!

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    1. "For our Lord Jesus", I love that! Blessings~

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  21. Congratulations. You make a beautiful couple and I wish for you a long and happy life together and may Gods blessings be upon you.

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  22. I would love to know where she got to bridesmaid dresses. They are beautiful! I suppose they'll talk about that on the show.

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    1. They came from "Dainty Jewell's".

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    2. She got them at Dainty Jewells :-)

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    3. I wrote the Website down where she got her dresses, it was on the episode when she was showing them to her Mom and sisters. It is called Dainty Jewels.

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    4. DaintyJewells :)

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    5. The bridesmaids' gowns appear to be from Dainty Jewell's. They are just like the ones used in my nephew's wedding - The Collingsworth Family.

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    6. The bridesmaids dresses are from daintyjewels.com. The pink ones are "midnight in Paris" or "a night in Paris". Not sure of the exact name. And Im not sure of the name of the taupe style one. But you can just look thru till you find it. I've already wore the midnight in Paris dress for a wedding in January and wearing it again for another wedding in October :)

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    7. Dainty jewells! Daintyjewells.com

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    8. The color choice was beautiful!!! CONGRADULATIONS to the both of you and pray GODS light shine on both of you !!!

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    9. The site was listed in one of the blogs about the wedding. The dresses are gorgeous.

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    10. Saw on a episode that she ordered her bridesmaid dresses from Dainty Jewels.

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    11. Yes. They had said they ordered them from an online place called "Dainty Jewels".

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  23. Thank you for sharing all of these beautiful pictures! What a lovely wedding day!!!

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  24. I am so happy for Brandon and Michaela~ What a blessing to follow the Lord's leadership in whom to marry. Many many joyful years ahead!

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  25. I especially love the pink dresses! Lily and Ellie were you able to go to the wedding?

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    1. Hi Amber,

      We were invited but weren't able to make it.

      Blessings,
      Lily and Ellie

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  26. Congratulations Brandon and Michaela. Can't wait to see the wedding on Bringing Up Bates. I wish you two all the best.

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  27. She looked stunning!! <3 so happy for them

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  28. I saw on a episode that she went to Dainty Jewels Website to get the dresses.

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  29. Beautiful pictures. What about pictures of Brandons family amd the flower girls and the ring bearer.

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  30. Everything is absolutely beautiful! Everyone looks so happy and I'm happy for them! I love the flowers. Thank you for posting these lovely pictures. I can't wait to see the wedding on T.V. Congratulations and God's blessings to Michael & Brandon...such a sweet couple! I wish them all the best.

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  31. Why is it that every time the Duggar/Bates couples kiss at their weddings, you ca never see it happening? Too funny! So happy for them both.

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  32. Congraulations you two. Thanks Lily and Ellie for finally posting some pictures of the wedding. I have been looking for pictures for day's all over the internet on just about every magazine web site. But all I could find is "Duggar Trash" like that the Duggar's were out to destroy Michaella and Brandon's wedding and get some "TV time" to get famous again. But I don't think that was true at all. The Duggar family would never do such a thing. I would of guessed that Gil Bates would officiate his own daughter's wedding since he's a pastor for his weekend job. Besides he officiated his first three children's wedding's anyways.

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  33. Where is Brandon s pictures with his mom and dad

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  34. Why are 2 of the bridesmaids not wearing pink like the others?

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  35. Congratulations <3 God bless your marriage!

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  36. You Michaella look like a princess!!!!! I really like the bridesmaid dresses, and I like the fact that they were not all one colour!!! I'm from Abbotsford BC Canada, and hope to make it to Tennessee someday!!!!!!!!!!!

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  37. The bride is standing on the wrong side.

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    1. Really?!?!?! I didn't even know there was a right or wrong side on which to stand.

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  38. Such a stunning family. Congratulations to Michael and Brandon :)

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  39. What a beautiful wedding! Congratulation Michaella and Brandon. You make a beautiful couple together!

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  40. Beautiful wedding between two sweet people. I love how you entered holy matrimony...in a truly holy way. God bless your lives together, and may you have many years of living out His glorious plan for His church! Your wedding attire is so beautiful, chaste and pure looking...a great representation of our Holy, chaste and pure God. Your wedding party are all so beautiful too! Everyone looks truly happy! What a blessed, Christ-filled event. Many more blessings upon you!! Penny Hook

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  41. It showed the website she was going to order the dresses from on last weeks show. Maybe they will re -run it tonight. Beautiful colors, wonderful she had Mom Kelly as her matron of honor. All the bridesmaids were beautiful and of course the bride and groom. Love this show.

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  42. MAY GOD'S ANGELS WATCH OVER YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. LOVELY WEDDING.

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  43. They are from Dainty Jewell's

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  44. They may not have wanted them published for the public. I am sure they exist.

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  45. Such a beautiful wedding, congratulations to the new couple!

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  46. Congratulations! Michaela & Brandon!! What a beautiful bride, bridesmaids & mom. Gowns are gorgeous!! Soooo Special to have your Dad marry you!! What a Blessing!!

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  47. Beautiful girls, beautiful dresses and lovely wedding pictures.

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  48. Gorgeous wedding !!!!! Love the colors in this wedding. !!!!!!! Even tho the Dugger ladies had beautiful weddings, I love the colors of Michaela and Branden's the best !!!!!

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  49. Best wishes to a lovely couple. We are so happy for you

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  50. Congratulations! Where are you going on your honeymoon? The pictures are absolutely gorgeous! The girls are so beautiful and the boys are so handsome! Thank you for sharing them!

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  51. Lovely people ♡ Lovely wedding ♡ Wishing you many years of happiness ♡

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  52. Prayers for God to be the VERY center of your new life together.

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  53. Congratulation to Michaela & Brandon on their nuptial....love the dresses and color shades.

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  54. I AM SO GLAD YOU GUYS, are sooo lovely!!!! Please know that I might of started out loving the Duggars, but when I saw you guys, I liked your message better, and I thank God for you all!!!

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  55. Such beautiful pictures! Congratulations on your wedding!

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  56. They are such a precious couple. They make me think of Jill and Derick Dillard.

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  57. Why is she standing on his right? The bride is always on the left...

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  58. Congratulations and God bless you both..

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  59. Beautiful wedding!

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  60. I love this family ! Micheal made a beautiful bride. They look like a happy couple. Hope they have a wonderful marriage. Can't wait to see their wedding in the upcoming episodes. I have a question. I saw last night's' s show and thought I saw one of the Duggars film crew in a photo of that episode behind Micheal. Is the Duggers old filming crew working now on the Bates show or is it just this one fellow with the grey beard ?

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  61. Saw last night show and love how relaxed and genuine this family is . Also aired last night were a few earlier shows. I loved how Micheal became annoyed and down right angry at her sisters, especially when To put her hands on Brandon. This show is so real. They have no pretense to them. They are so honest and so outspoken too The newest show aired last night was great. . I just love how Whitney was so observant and realised the remarks could be discouraging for Michael. How Sweet and understanding and sensitive to others Whiney is. She adds to the family and blends in so well with them. I just don't like her sitting on the couch with the children. She looks out of place doing the interview in that scene. She should be paired up with Kelly or Zach for.an interview. She's not a kid. The dresses at the shop did not suit Michael well. I am glad Michael did found the right one for herself at a affordable price she was happy with..

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  62. Congratulations! Very happy for the new couple. The wedding looks beautiful, and what a treat to have your father officiate. My daughter had my mother (her grandmother) officiate her wedding, made it so special.

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  63. What a beautiful couple & such a wonderful story they have. I enjoy this show so much. II upgraded my cable vision package in January so I would get UP tv, just to see this precious family. I love your show. It's so refreshing to be able to watch a decent family & tv show. I love how they love one another & have such a strong faith. How every family should be. I love the beautiful colors in their wedding. Michaela'looks are just striking, & she made a beautiful bride & she deserves this happiness. CONGRATULATIONS & may the good LORD bless this precious couple. Good job Gil & Kelly, what great role models. You should be so proud of such wonderful children.

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  64. Wow! Just gorgeous. Congratulations Michaela and Brandon! What a classy beautiful wedding. Sorry, but this beats bare foot brides and ice cream sundaes in the parking lot! Hope this comment gets published because we each have a right to our opinions. Love the Bates family more and more with each episode! Godly and relatable = AWESOME

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  65. Congratulate. to you both. love hole family .can't wait to see wedding. on tv . God bless you all

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  66. Such a pretty wedding..I prefer an outdoor ceremony though :)

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  67. I really like this reality show,"bringing up Bates. It's refreshing seeing daughtes & sons beinging Raised with Godly morals and also the sons too. it is possible to actually have a relationship between a man and a woman without them jumping between the sheets after only having meant one hour before. God
    Bless those parents. I haven't seen the wedding yet, but I know it'll be beautiful. May
    GOD forever bless that marriage and their children and their lives together, in JESUS NAME, Amen!!! :-)

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  68. We are so inspired by your family every Thursday night when your program airs. It is a testament to your love for the Lord and for each other. We should be separate but still part of the world and that, sometimes is tough to do but you demonstrate it perfectly. Our best wishes to Michaela and Brandon. We wish you much love and joy as you start your new and thrilling journey into the future.

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  69. Michael and Brandon your wedding was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen in my whole life God bless you both. May he keep you in his care and love for ever.

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  70. Michael and Brandon your wedding was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen in my whole life God bless you both. May he keep you in his care and love for ever.

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  71. Beautiful couple who lives for JESUS CHRIST in all they do!!! Keep Him as your FRIEND in EVERY Decision of both of your lives. Read HIS WORD DAILY!!! Good job on UP channel for a beautiful wedding, just saw the clips last Thursday evening 02/04/16

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  72. Anyone found the link to the wedding program ? The showed them in a basket on tv

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