13 responses to An Amish-ish Wedding Part 3: The Reception (22 Photos)
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    Comment on thanks for better insights (December 14th, 2017 at 06:57)

    thanks for better insights

    my thank goes to all involved
    (photographer of these portraits;
    and the people who agreed to be portrayed)
    Danke schön, Ihr Lieben!
    Grüße aus Berlin (Deutschland)

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    Comment on Thanks (December 14th, 2017 at 08:18)


    What a joy it was to view the pictures of the couple’s special day! Seeing guests at the tables talking with one another and NOT looking at their phones was just the best! 🙂

    May grace and blessings be in your path †

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    Comment on mich sin married (December 14th, 2017 at 08:23)

    mich sin married

    mich siin verheirat (= married)
    [it’s just a comment on the color script on the car windows]

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    Comment on An Amish-ish Wedding Part 3: The Reception (22 Photos) (December 14th, 2017 at 09:22)

    Thanks to all who were involved in this series of articles. They were quite interesting and so much appreciated.

    Merry Christmas to everyone!!

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    Comment on Thanks... (December 14th, 2017 at 12:42)


    Thanks everyone for you compliments and kind words. And as always, thanks goes to Erik for highlighting some of my work here.

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    Charles J. Kollman
    Comment on Pictures (December 14th, 2017 at 15:55)


    How did they get taking pictures. As i understand Amish do not like pictures taken of them and no mirrors.

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      Comment on An Amish-ish Wedding Part 3: The Reception (22 Photos) (December 14th, 2017 at 16:20)

      Charles, you might want to read the first two parts of this series, which will explain where this couple is in their journey. But in a broader scope, it is not exactly accurate to say that all Amish have an issue with their picture being taken. I was the photographer at this wedding, and was told repeatedly that it was okay to take whatever pictures I was inclined to. Furthermore, at every table that I went to I asked if it was okay to take a picture. Only one table had anyone that indicated they really didn’t wish for me to do so. And remember too, as the article above states, there were many folks there who were not Old Order Amish.

      The idea that the Amish take offense at their picture being taken is not nearly as universal as we are sometimes lead to believe. Each community (and sometimes, each person) varies.

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    Comment on So good... (December 15th, 2017 at 04:43)

    So good...

    Thank you I am so fascinated by the lives of these wonderful folk, and the simplicity of the wedding compared to the many thousands wasted on the weddings of other folks… These people manage to have a wedding full of love and commitment without a lot outside influence and with the help of all their community. How good is that????

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    Christine McMahon-Chase
    Comment on Amish-ish Wedding Part 3 (December 15th, 2017 at 10:34)

    Amish-ish Wedding Part 3

    Thank you Don and Erik for these lovely pictures. What joy and fun all seem to be having!

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    Comment on Cute pictures (December 27th, 2017 at 19:02)

    Cute pictures

    Interesting pictures of a diverse crew. I love some of the outfits. The pastel colors are especially elegant. I hope they all had a good celebration together. I wonder what the menu included. Looks like they were getting wild with Pepsi and flavored milk syrups.

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    Joze Simec
    Comment on Wedding (January 16th, 2018 at 02:29)


    Best wishes !!!


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