An Amish Wedding Invitation; An eShort Account of a Real Amish Wedding

An Amish Wedding Invitation; An eShort Account of a Real Amish Wedding

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by Serena B. Miller
     
 
Amish fiction author Serena B. Miller takes you "behind the barn door" in this true e-short account of her experience of attending an Amish wedding.

In her years of researching her Amish novels, Serena Miller has gotten to know several Amish families in Holmes County, Ohio. When she was invited to attend the wedding of one of her friend’s daughters

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Amish fiction author Serena B. Miller takes you "behind the barn door" in this true e-short account of her experience of attending an Amish wedding.

In her years of researching her Amish novels, Serena Miller has gotten to know several Amish families in Holmes County, Ohio. When she was invited to attend the wedding of one of her friend’s daughters, she expected it to be a casual affair: muck out the barn, throw a potluck together, send the bride and groom off on their honeymoon in a buggy with a Just Married sign hung on the back. But when the young bride shyly brings her a formal, professionally printed invitation, she realized everything she thought she knew about Amish weddings was wrong.

From the hand-arranged centerpieces—made from flowers the bride grew herself—to the portable kitchens the family rents to the elaborate and formally served meal, she realized that every detail of this wedding has been carefully and beautifully orchestrated by a bride and a society that cares very deeply about marriage. On the day of the wedding, Serena sits through the three-hour sermon preached entirely in German, after which the ceremony itself lasts under two minutes. She sees the grace with which the bride cooks for and serves her guests, and then stays to clean up after everyone has gone home. She is inspired by the way every member of the community seems to have some role to play in the event.

Serena, a pastor’s wife, has attended hundreds of weddings, and draws comparisons between the overblown weddings she normally attends and this “simple” wedding. She is inspired by the immensity of the vows this young couple is making—not just to each other, but to their community—and the faithfulness of the community that puts the focus on the marriage far more than the wedding itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476727868
Publisher:
Howard Books
Publication date:
02/19/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
86,389
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Prior to writing novels, Serena Miller wrote for many periodicals, including Woman’s World, Guideposts, Billy Graham’s Decision Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Focus on the Family, Christian Woman, and The Detroit Free Press Magazine. She has spent many years partnering with her husband in full-time ministry and lives on a farm in southern Ohio near a thriving Amish community.

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An Amish Wedding Invitation; An eShort Account of a Real Amish Wedding 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT BOOK AND REALLY EXPLAINED WELL THE TRADITIONS OF THE AMISH WITH REGARD TO WEDDINGS. I knew some of the things mentioned in the book but not everything. I would recommend it highly to anyone wishing to know more about the Amish.
rosiejrJS More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. A++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and easy to read. I am enjoying learning about Amish culture. I did not realize the diversity and number of groups. Will be looking out for more.