QuakerSpeak, December 2019

Have you seen the one about what to expect in a Quaker wedding? We interviewed 18 Friends, including five couples, about what makes a Quaker wedding special. Bonus: photos from real Quaker weddings!

So rather than a pastor or minister marrying the couple, it is the people getting married themselves who are doing so, and they’re doing so before God and their gathered community. They’re making a promise that they’ll work hard and abide by their vows, and the community in return is making a promise that they’ll support the couple.

Laura Goren, member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting



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