16 responses to An Amish-ish Wedding (Part 1 – 17 Photos)
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    Comment on Amish wedding (November 3rd, 2017 at 08:08)

    Amish wedding

    That is very awesome Don…enjoyed the pics!!

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    Dan Gadd
    Comment on Best of TIMES! (November 3rd, 2017 at 08:55)

    Best of TIMES!

    This is by far the best group of pics Ive seen in 6 years of exploring the Amish culture. Not only fascinating! But very calming in a world of madness via the TV. Danke’ & Thankyou Amish America! Its a wonderful life!;)

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      Comment on An Amish-ish Wedding (Part 1 – 17 Photos) (November 3rd, 2017 at 09:37)

      Dan, thank you for your very kind words. And yes, I find some of the same feelings as I work through the Amish-related pics, too.

      If you’re interested, the link below will take you to my full collection of Amish pictures, sorted by location, that I have in my online albums….


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    Comment on Photos (November 3rd, 2017 at 09:16)


    I was under the impression that the Amish did not want their photo’s taken.

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      Comment on An Amish-ish Wedding (Part 1 – 17 Photos) (November 3rd, 2017 at 09:34)

      Jack, that is an over-generalization that so very many people have accepted, but is far from universally true. Sure, there are some that feel that way, but many do not. My wife and I stayed with an Amish family in somewhat of a bed-and-breakfast they ran out of their home. When I asked her about pictures she said that it was absolutely fine to take whatever pictures I wanted to, including of the family — although she did note that they wouldn’t “pose” for pictures. I asked an 70-ish year old Amish patriarch at a huge Amish auction — which brought in Amish folks even from out of state — about what was okay. This seasoned older man said that as long as I didn’t get up in their space or gawk, I should be fine. In the wedding here, well, I was asked to come and take pictures, and was assured repeatedly that it was okay to take pictures throughout the service.

      This is four years old, and the numbers are very outdated, but you can still get the gist…


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    A!ice Mary
    Comment on Appreciated! (November 3rd, 2017 at 10:13)


    How interesting to be able to actually view what appears to be a hybrid Amish-Mennonite-English community as they evolve and adapt to changing circumstances in the modern world. Apparently they use cars and I saw some moustaches on the men–both things are “no-no’s” generally speaking in Amish communities.

    I’m VERY interested in learning more about this group–where did they come from, what are their plans, do they have a bishop, how do they make a living, etc.

    Thank you so much for sharing, Don. This was an eye-opener!

    Alice Mary

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      Comment on An Amish-ish Wedding (Part 1 – 17 Photos) (November 3rd, 2017 at 14:53)

      Hey Alice Mary. So glad you enjoyed the pics and story. Thanks for your compliments.

      As the article says, this family/group lives in the Jamesport, MO, area. I don’t know the exact time-table, but for something close to 3 yrs I would expect, there have been the changes that I mentioned. I don’t know that anyone set out with plans for a given end, but are rather just allowing things to work out as they unfold. The newly formed NOA church only has one congregation and one minister to my knowledge, and I’m not aware of him being considered a bishop. And as I pointed out in the article, some within the group have continued there “evolving” and are/have been Mennonite. Since all of these trace back to being OOA just a very few years ago, as far as I know they all basically still have the same jobs they did back then.

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    Kathy Rowe
    Comment on An Amish-ish Wedding (Part 1 – 17 Photos) (November 4th, 2017 at 16:31)

    Thank you, Don, for sharing the pictures. They were very interesting. Maybe the younger folks are starting new traditions with a good blend of new and old Amish and Mennonite and some of just what they want. Very nice, indeed. Look forward to part 2.

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    Catherine Sanders
    Comment on An Amish-ish Wedding (Part 1-17) Photos ) (November 5, 2017 at 0916) (November 5th, 2017 at 12:25)

    An Amish-ish Wedding (Part 1-17) Photos ) (November 5, 2017 at 0916)

    Thank you, Dan, for these pictures. They are interesting, as was your comments. I grew up in Ohio, but never visited an Amish community. I would like to go, but because of my husband’s ill health, it is impossible. These pictures made it possible to see the Amish and learn about their lives and customs. My friend in Ohio lives near an Amish community and buys eggs and other items from an Amish family. I will check out your flickr account. Will be good to see Part 2. Blessings from Washington State.

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    Comment on An Amish-ish Wedding (Part I) (November 5th, 2017 at 13:18)

    An Amish-ish Wedding (Part I)

    My family ENJOYED THE PICS and the articles…

    IT is great that there is freedom among the different
    Amish sect!

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    Hans Mesman
    Comment on God Bles You (November 16th, 2017 at 11:03)

    God Bles You

    Hans mesman from the Netherlands
    Good Luke

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    Comment on languages (December 14th, 2017 at 07:36)


    Does this community still speak German?
    or, know German language?

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    Gene McCarthy
    Comment on A Christian (January 18th, 2018 at 00:00)

    A Christian

    I recently subscribed to an Amish website to learn about their culture and beliefs. I am a descendent of an Anabaptist minister and his wife who were among those who died in a Swiss prison for their religious beliefs. I feel it is appropriate for me to learn as much as I can about these important people who settled our nation.

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    Naser Alam
    Comment on An Excellent get together of great human beings. (September 13th, 2018 at 07:19)

    An Excellent get together of great human beings.

    I am a Muslim. I have been introduced to the Amish way of life by an Youtube video. Since then I have fallen in love with the Amish life. Amish are so wonderful God fearing people and I am amazed by the simplicity, yet dignified, of life Amish people enjoy. God’s special creation. I wish one day I can spend some time with Amish people to enjoy the beauty of life.

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      Comment on An Amish-ish Wedding (Part 1 – 17 Photos) (September 13th, 2018 at 10:35)

      Thanks for sharing Naser, have you had a chance to visit a community yet? I would recommend visiting some of their businesses, it’s a good opportunity to speak with Amish people (and sometimes a good chance to get some good food and other treats).

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