We recently asked various Amish romance writers to tell us a bit about Amish wedding traditions. Both RT staff and readers were so fascinated by what we learned, that we decided to take a look at a similar, yet entirely seperate, community's wedding customs — the Mennonites. Author Nancy Mehl is known for her uplifting fiction about Mennonite culture, including her latest release Inescapable. Today she shares what she's learned about how Mennonites celebrate their big day.
Describing a Mennonite wedding is difficult since traditions are widespread throughout the church. Modern Mennonite churches aren’t much different than most Protestant churches therefore their weddings are very similar. However, a Conservative Mennonite wedding has some distinct differences from modern ceremonies.