The "guess the photos" posted last week were shot in the Amish settlement outside of De Graff, Ohio. A wedding was taking place so there were plenty of buggies parked . Located in rural Logan County, the Amish church at De Graff isn't a Swartzentruber, but it is very conservative, especially when compared with the New Order church at Belle Center just about 20 minutes to the northeast. This is an open-buggy settlement as you can tell, but unlike the Berne community in Indiana there are no orange safety triangles on the back of these buggies.The dresses the women are wearing are a bit brighter and their head coverings are white, which would be different than the Berne community which favors black kapps. A second photo from a different perspective shows the large numbers of non-Amish needed to make such a wedding happen. See all the cars? These are generally driven by drivers who bring Amish guests from farther away. They usually just wile away the hours in the parking area during the day, reading or talking to other drivers. The drivers are often fed a meal after the festivities are over. A handful of very close non-Amish friends might be in attendance also. Below is a typical Amish home in the De Graff settlement...no-frills, just the basics, but well-kept.
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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.