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Jill and Derick Dillard Celebrate Wedding with More Than 1,000 Guests

Jill and Derick Dillard

Melissa Brawner

updated 06/22/2014 AT 11:25 AM ET

originally published 06/22/2014 AT 9:25 AM ET

The small town of Springdale, Arkansas, grew by more than 1,000 people this weekend, to include a large accumulation of Duggars celebrating the nuptials of the second daughter in a family of 19 kids.

At the family-friendly wedding and reception for Jill, 23, daughter to Jim Bob, 48, and Michelle, 47, of TLC’s hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, and new husband Derick Dillard, greeting and feeding the masses went like clockwork in true Duggar fashion.

“I’m so grateful to all the volunteers who helped put everything together for the wedding,” Michelle tells PEOPLE. “Everyone has worked hard and done an amazing job.”

Part of that job included making more than 600 cupcakes, 3,000 chocolate-chip cookies and 3,000 root-beer floats for guests to enjoy.

Tables divided into sweet and salty snacks were set up around the grounds of the Cross Church, where the bride and groom said their “I Dos” and guests formed a long, winding line to have a chance to wish the new couple well in their marriage.

More than 100 immediate family members were in attendance, as were guests from more than 30 states, according to Jim Bob.

“I think we should have done more pranks at the wedding,” Jill’s younger brother, Jeremiah, 15, tells PEOPLE with a laugh. “But, they did a good job. Derick is my brother-in-law. He’s a good guy. I’m stuck with him now, so good thing.”


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