Saturday, August 15, 2015

Bates Wedding #4 is Here!

It's wedding day for Michael Bates and Brandon Keilen!

The couple began their courtship on December 30th, 2013, and got engaged nearly 16 months later on April 13th, 2015. Michael and Brandon will tie the knot this afternoon at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Michael and Brandon during their courtship

Michael and Brandon after their engagement


Photos courtesy of the Bates family/UP

47 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Michael and Brandon! May the Lord bless you on your wedding day, and in your new life together!

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  2. I'm so happy for Brandon & Michael. I love this family!

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  3. Congratulations, embrace and celebrate such a joyous day. God Bless.

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  4. May God continue to lead, guide and protect you both!! Enjoy your day!!

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  5. Congratulations to you both!! Today is the best day to get married (my birthday)... Except for the 12th August... Which is my wedding day next year haha hope you have so many happy years ahead of you xx

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  6. All my best wishes for a wonderful day and life together!

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  7. YEAH!!! cant wait :-) Are you going :-) post lots of pic if you are :-) And Jill is back!!!!!!!! :-)

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  8. Best wishes to Michael and Brandon! May your life together be filled with love, laughter, and good health. Im so happy that I finally have the UP channel so that I can see all of your family's shows.

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  9. We will be leaving in an hour or so to attend the wedding! Very exciting. We are looking forward to seeing the Duggars again, too. God's richest blessings on you and Brandon, dear Michael!

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  10. Congratulations Michael and Brandon, may God bless you both in this new journey.

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  11. I love this couple!
    Can't wait to see their wedding on UP tv which I also love!

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  12. I'm genuinely happy for them.

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  13. I wish these two all the best, Michael has waited so long for this day. She will be a beautiful bride. May God bless you two with years of love and joy. Cant wait to see the wedding on UP TV.

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  14. God bless you on your wedding day and throughout your marriage <3

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS...TO YOU....BOTH
    BE BLESSED....

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  16. Interesting. Wallace Memorial I went to a church by that name in the Washington, D.C. area but it was Wallace Memorial United Presbyterian Church. (an independent Presby. church) instead of a Baptist Church. ( I do go to a Baptist Church now in Virginia)
    Best Wishes to the new couple

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  17. I wish you God speed for your wonderful day!!! I hope you two will have the best life, and a VERY wonderful ceremony too!!!!!! Take care, and I"m sending you love vibes out to you both!!!

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  18. I'm so happy for Michael & Brandon. I love this special couple and have been thinking about them off and on all day! I wish them a very blessed and long and happy life together! I wish I knew them personally and could have gone to their wedding. They both just seem so sweet!

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  19. Congrats to you both and May God bring blessings to your new life as a Married couple !!

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  20. Yay!! May God bless this lovely couple

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  21. How exciting. I congratulate them & wish them many years of wedded bliss.

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  22. Congratulations Michael and Brandon!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish I could be there for the wedding too, and get to meet your family, and the Duggar family too!!!!!!!!!!! When will UP Channel show the wedding on TV? I can't wait to watch it!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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  23. Have enjoyed watching this couple knit their lives together and am happy for them as they begin their new life together as husband and wife. They are a beautiful couple! Congratulations!

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  24. Wishing you the best Michaela. Your dreams have finally been fulfilled. So happy for you. You are so admired by many. You are a lovely young woman who has been an example for many young girls. You had patiently waited on the Lord... for your day to come. You did not hurry the courting nor the engagement . It must have been very difficult. You are wonderful. You stood strong. May the Lord bless you for honoring Him so !

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  25. Congratulations to a awesome couple! Love u! Be blessed with much happiness to come!

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  26. Congratulation you are a beautiful couple.

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  27. Post pictures soon. Can not wait to see them. I do not get channel UP.
    Got it for awhile for free and loved your show, I miss the Duggar's terrible.

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  28. Congratulations to YOU and may GOD bless and keep you. Keep GOD first and NEVER go to bed upsetI Praying for alots of little blessings for you. Many babies

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  29. They seem like such a sweet couple - looking forward to the wedding pics and show.

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  30. Congratulations to the newlyweds! This I'm sure was a much anticipated day...and night!

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    1. That's not really appropriate. :/

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    1. I would like to know too !

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  32. Congratulations to Brandon and Michael on their wedding . Can't wait to see it on UP TV . May the both of you be as happy as your parents have in their marriage . May God Bless you . I am so happy for you both .

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  33. wishing them a lifetime of happiness,

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  34. IM HAPPY FOR BOTH OF U ,, AND KNOWING U BOTH LOVE THE LORD ,,MAKES ITS MORE SPECIAL..... GOD BLESS U BOTH,,

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  35. SO HAPPY FOR BOTH OF U ,, U MARRIED ON A VERY TIME FOR ME,, MY SON WAS BORN AUG,15, 1978,,, HE WAS ADOPTED AND A GIFT FROM GOD,,,BLESS U

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  36. Congrats!!!! Love watching you all

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  37. congrats!!! wishing you both gods purpose for your marriage.

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  38. Dear Lily and Ellie,

    Were you invited to the bates wedding? Did you attend?

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    1. We were invited but we were unable to attend. :(

      Blessings,
      Lily and Ellie

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    2. Ok. Thank you. :-)

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  39. Is this girls' name MICHAEL or MICHAELLA?!?! Geesh!

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  40. Wishing you all the best. You have finally made it. You have reached your goal. May you have laughter and joy in your home always.. May you find inner strength from each other. And may nothing divide you. May Your love strengthen you always. God Bless.

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  41. Where did you get such beautiful modest bridesmaids gowns? Would you be willing to share your secret for our wedding?

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