4 responses to An Amish-ish Wedding: Part 2 – The Ceremony (13 Photos & 2 Videos)
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    Debbie H
    Comment on Amish Pictures (November 24th, 2017 at 11:07)

    Amish Pictures

    Thanks Don for sharing these wonderful pictures. I guess since they exchanged rings the bride and groom do not plan on joining the church. I can’t remember from the first post but is the groom an English or Mennonite?

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Unique and memorable (November 24th, 2017 at 11:28)

    Unique and memorable

    This was a truly unique ceremony and reminded me somewhat of my own wedding in a Unitarian church some 43 years ago. I appreciate the couple (any marrying couple) crafting their own vows and service in general. After all, they are the ones marrying one another. The minister or judge or priest merely adds the “so be it/Amen” that makes it “official” to man, to society.

    The song dedicated to the bride’s late brother brought a tear to my eye. I found it very moving.

    How have they fared since their wedding? I hope they’re thriving.

    Alice Mary

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    Comment on An Amish-ish Wedding: Part 2 – The Ceremony (13 Photos & 2 Videos) (November 24th, 2017 at 23:37)

    Hey ladies. Glad you enjoyed the pictures. Sorry I’m a bit slow in responding — I was on the road returning from an out-of-state family Thanksgiving, and wasn’t able to see the post until just now.

    Debbie, the groom is not English. Like the bride, he grew up Amish and also went through the transition that many in the area did in the past few years (as described in the first article posted earlier). At the time of the wedding I’m not sure if he/they considered themselves New Order Amish, Mennonite, or just somewhere in transition.

    Alice Mary, yes, the tribute to the late brother of the bride (plus her maids and one of the groomsmen) was very touching. In the half-year since the wedding I have not yet had the opportunity to return to see them face-to-face, but do correspond with them regularly. As far as I know they are doing well.

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    Comment on Great pictures (December 29th, 2017 at 18:48)

    Great pictures

    Great pictures Don…thanks for sharing. In Lancaster, PA, all the Amish friends I know wear a heart-shaped bonnet and I always assumed that the type in your pictures were worn by the Mennonites…at least in Lancaster. Guess it depends on the area, or maybe I made a wrong assumption.

    And, Alice Mary, the Quakers still say their own vows. I remember mine well. “In the presence of God and these our Friends, I take thee ,______, to be my wife promising with Divine assistance to be unto thee a loving and faithful husband so long as we both shall live.”

    Being nervous at the time, I was afraid I might say “In the presence of Friends and these our Gods… 🙂

    And Erik….you thanked us for our support, but you are the one that we are all so thankful. Thanks for all you have done and for all we have learned though these many years. Happy New Year everyone.

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