Jessa Duggar of "19 Kids & Counting" was married in a lavish church ceremony, though she and new husband Ben Seewald did dispense with three traditions.

The couple, who wrote their own vows, had been saving their first kiss until their wedding. But they didn't share the first kiss at the altar.

"They wanted their very first kiss ever to be in private," Pastor Mike Schadt, the officiant at Saturday's wedding in Bentonville, Arkansas, told People magazine. "It was important to the both of them."

After the ceremony Duggar, 21 -- fifth child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and the third of the clan to be married -- and Seewald, 19, spent some time alone together, then posed for photos and shared several kisses at the reception, the magazine said.

Also untraditional, the reception did not include a wedding cake. "I don't really like cake," Jessa Duggar previously told People. "We wanted ice cream sundaes instead." Guests had brownies and ice cream and could choose from toppings including chocolate, caramel, candy and cookies.

Finally, the bride wore a blush-colored Allure gown with a fully beaded bodice of Swarovski crystals and pearls, rather than a traditional white wedding dress. "We didn't know if she would like it because it wasn't the traditional white," Lindsey Stavely, co-owner of Tesori Bridal in Fayetteville, Arkansas, told People. Fellow owner Erin Bridges said, "She kept coming back to this dress and all her sisters were like, 'The second one, the second one,' so everyone agreed."

The couple was married before about 1,000 guests at Bentonville's First Baptist Church and the wedding will air next season on the family's TLC reality show, People said. Jessa Duggar's sister Jinger, 20, was maid of honor, with Seewald's best friend, Dylan McMahan, 24, serving as best man.