Very early this year, we shared the happy news that Aspyn Brown is engaged!
The eldest Sister Wives daughter, whose mom is Christine, was engaged to her childhood friend, Mitch Thompson.
Well, now we have a beautiful update: Aspyn and Mitch have gotten married!
All things considered, a six-month engagement isn’t an especially lengthy one. But sometimes, you just know.
Besides — Aspyn and Mitch have known each other since childhood.
The wedding took place on Sunday, in the mountains of Utah.
Aspyn herself was dressed in a white satin gown brought to life by some delicate beadwork.
Mitch wore a Scottish kilt, which is always a stylish but topical choice. In his case, it’s also honoring his Scottish heritage.
And then there were the guests.
Kody decided to follow Mitch’s example, wearing a kilt of his own.
Hey, they’re comfy. Say what you will about Kody Brown, but the father of the bride made a choice to dress in solidarity with his now-son-in-law.
All four of Aspyn’s moms were there, complete with fancy hats. (Who says that royal weddings don’t have an impact in America?)
Mom Christine, who gave birth to Aspyn, was absolutely stunning in emerald green.
Now, originally, Aspyn had stated that she was going to have Mykelti as her maid of honor.
After all, she had been her sister’s maid of honor in 2016 — we all remember the taco wedding, right?
But instead, Aspyn and Mitch opted to forgo the usual bridal party.
So no maid of honor. No man of honor.
But they did include the wedding’s younger guests — in the form of ten flower girls. That is so adorable.
(Quick aside — this photo was taken from the trip on which Mitch popped the question! Those are memories that they can both treasure forever)
There is another precious detail from this wedding that we would be remiss if we didn’t mention.
Mitch, as you may remember, works as a carpenter.
He built the arch under which he and Aspyn were married. That is a beautiful gesture.
(And, real talk, those of us who dread assembling premade furniture might not always appreciate how much work and love a carpenter puts into their work — we’re certain that this, at least, was a labor of love)
We hope to see more of this wedding than a single snapshot … and we probably will.
Sister Wives will return despite its ratings. Not every show has to dominate its timeslot for a network to consider it worth continuing. There are a number of factors.
So when the show does come back, we expect to see a lot of the build-up to Aspyn’s wedding.
And probably the wedding itself, since TLC’s cameras were there.
Weddings are a big deal for people and families, so they’re a huge deal for reality television.
For the record, though, though they started dating after attending a pro-polygamy rally, Aspyn and Mitch have both made it clear that they are planning on keeping their marriage monogamous.