Friday, August 10, 2018

An October Bates Bride


Another Bates wedding is in the works! And in true Bates fashion, the engagement will be only a few months long. Josie Bates and Kelton Balka are planning an October wedding, so Josie will be an autumn bride.

Photo courtesy of Josie Bates/thebatesfamily.com

51 comments:

  1. My husband I were married in October! Great month to get married! :)

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    1. My husband and I were also married in October lovely month.We had ours the year the twins won the world series

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  2. Congratulations guys GOD bless y'all

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  3. Watching this family grow up, I could not be happier for these two young adults ! I am sure they will have a very happy life ! I hope they show us all the planning for the big day !! Congratulations to you both, good things come to those who wait! Thanks for sharing your special news, us viewers feel like friends, so it means a lot to hear what is happening !

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    1. I agree with all you said, and blessings to you Josie and Kelton!

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  4. How exciting! I think October sounds like a beautiful time of year to get married, especially in Tennessee!

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  5. Josie and Kelton make a lovely couple.I think Josie will make another Bates beautiful bride. May God Bless and guide you both as you enter this next journey in both ya'lls life. Congratulations!!!

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  6. Ooo exciting!! I love autumn, it's my favourite season.

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  7. Wow that will be beautiful! Wish we could a date! It’d be so pretty if they’d wait till the trees are turning color here in TN-like middle to late October.

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  8. And a baby announcement with Christmas!

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    1. They may want to wait a while. Even within a family, people have different ideas about what they want. Also she may have problems getting pregnant.

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    2. Hopefully not! She is only 19, just started working, and really seems to like her job.

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    3. I was 19 when I got pregnant with the first and 20 with the second. Now our girls are 19 and 20, we are still young! I am so glad that we didn't wait to have kids. We raised our girls to be mature, if they wanted to be married and have kids, now, we are confident in their abilities and their relationship with The Lord! It's really a great feeling! So, many people haven't raised their kids to be mature, so their idea of someone being too young probably suits their neglect of raising mature, responsible people.

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  9. Very happy for them. October should be beautiful, and Josie will be too!

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  10. Thanks so much for at least giving us a month that it’s in Ellie! why can’t the duggars do this also? If they didn’t want to tell the world what date-I understand that one-but at least tell us the month like the Bates are doing. I wonder what month John and Abbie’s wedding is. Must be close together.

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    1. I don't think the Duggars have to do the same things as the Bates, just like the Bates have to do the same as the Duggars.

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    2. No that’s true Regina but that applies for a lot of other things. as it still would be nice to know the month at least for the weddings. I’m not even asking for the date! :) that should please people :)

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  11. Oh yeah!!!!! So happy for both of you. Can't wait... October is my favorite month of the year!!!!

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  12. Congrats, Josie !!

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  13. I was married October 19th, 1963 - in NJ - it was a lovely day. Autumn is so beautiful.
    October works well considering Tori is due in late November & will be able to take part in the wedding party.
    I wish Josie and Kelton much happiness.

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  14. So Josie will get married at 19 years and 2 months of age. Does that make her the youngest Bates bride so far? Alyssa also married at 19 years old, but per the Birthdays tab on this blog she was born in November 1994 and married in May 2014, making her about 19 1/2 years old, right? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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  15. Congratulations to Josie and her future husband .Hope they show your wedding .be watching your family weddings and births love seeing how big the Bates family becoming.

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  16. I'm very happy and excited for them! Josie appears to be very mature and grown up, but I am the same age as her and I can't even imagine getting married so young! Obviously she and her parents think she's ready for marriage, so kudos and congratulations to her (and Kelton)!

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  17. Congratulations Josie & Kelton!

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  18. Congratulations guys. Josie Like your sisters, you to will be a BEAUTIFUL BRIDE.

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  19. Congratulations to the happy couple. Enjoy married life.

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  20. Josie you are so beautiful i pray GOD'S BLESSINGS over you and Kelton always keep God first there watch God bless and keep your Marriage

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  21. Congratulations Josie and Kelton! I'm so happy for you both! May God bless your marriage and give you wisdom. After a couple decades of marriage, I have learned just how important it is for wives to respect their husbands and for husbands to love their wives. It looks like your parents have already given you a great example to follow. Thank you for sharing your lives with us!

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    1. Cathy- I think it important for both a husband and wife to respect and love each other. It’s tough to love someone you don’t respect.

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    2. I agree Anonymous 9:08, also, very well said.
      This idea comes from Paul, I believe, who didn't even have a wife. ;)

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  22. Congratulations to you both.
    October will be a gorgeous month to get married in with all of the leaves turning. May God bless you both in your adventures in life. Congratulations again I can't wait to see the planning and wedding.

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  23. Congratulations to the happy couple. Lovely family. It has been wonderful watching the kids grow up into good hardworking responsible adults.

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  24. Congrats to you both Josie and kelton.may God bless you both.i am so happy for you.

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  25. Congratulations Josie and Kelton. Autumn is a beautiful month to get married.
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

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  26. Congratulations to Josie and Keaton you guys make such a happy couple I can't wait to see your beautiful wedding and then hear about a baby announcement I hope you Josie and Keaton have many happy years together and may god bless you and both of your families

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  27. This is a nice hug. Adorable picture!

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  28. Take your time and enjoy being married.

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  29. Isn't she only 19?

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  30. I wonder if Katie Bates ever had an interest in one of the Duggar twin boys her age, either Jedidiah or Jeremiah?!

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    1. Probably not. Then she would have to move to Arkansas and I think she will want to stay in Tennessee.

      Why would anyone marry a Duggar after what Josh did.

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    2. Do your siblings determine your life? Josh made a lot of bad choices. It doesn’t mean his brothers or sisters will do the same thing. Everyone is an individual and has to make his own decisions. I actually think the siblings are less likely to follow in Josh’s footsteps considering how hurtful and public that it was.

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    3. There have been quite a few people that "have married a Duggar", since we learned "what Josh did".

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  31. Their love story is as wonderful as Michealla and brandon!!!

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  32. I got married Oct. 6, 2001. I believe October 6 is on a Saturday again this year. Maybe that will be the date! Was a beautiful time of year to get married!

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    1. That's the day my brother got married, Oct. 6, 2001, but it sadly ended in divorce last year.

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  33. Whooohooo super excited for the young couple maybe they will have outdoor wedding in or close to Gatlinburg TN thats where courtship started that would be beautiful fall wedding in smokies when leaves are changing love that, plus the brothers wouldnt have to spray paint trees they will be in their natural beauty but guess with wedding of tgis size hard to do outdoors if anyone can pull it off its Bates crew

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