Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of the hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on July 21 and shared with fans a few tidbits from the big day!

When asked by one what their most memorable gift was, Michelle replied, “Wow, I had so many wonderful gifts from that special day. There are quite a few that come to mind, but there’s one in particular that my family and I really appreciated and use to this day.”

The 47-year-old wrote, “When Jim Bob and I were setting up our home, we had a beautiful wood table that folded out so that you could add leaves and make it really big. We found it used and just loved it.”


Michelle and Jim Bob on their wedding day in 1984

“Of course, when we were first married, we kept it folded down because there were just two chairs and the two of us at the time. So as a surprise, a sweet elderly couple that lived near us arranged to make us something really special for the table.”

She added, “They were like our adopted grandparents and they lived three doors down from our first honeymoon cottage.”

The gift ended up being a handmade crochet tablecloth. “The best part was that they made it big enough to fit the table when it was fully expanded with all the leaves in place. When they presented it to me, I just cried,” Michelle recalled.

“I had dreamed of the day we could expand the table to its fullest and see a big family around it…That tablecloth has been a special keepsake all these years.”

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The Duggar family, plus or minus a few!

During the chat with fans, Michelle also revealed the couple tied the knot in a church hallway because the structure was still being built! She also made her own bouquet and cake.

On the Duggar’s official Instagram account, the duo’s 19 children made sure to acknowledge the impressive milestone, writing, “Happy 30th anniversary to the most amazing parents ever! More in love today than ever! And such a great example for all of us kids!”