Nicole & Nathan

A Secret Wedding in Gretna Green

Gretna Green is most famous for weddings, following the 1754 Marriage Act, which prevented couples under the age of 21 marrying in England or Wales without their parents’ consent. As it was still legal in Scotland to marry, couples began crossing the border into Scotland and their first stop was the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Green.

Marriage Ceremony in Gretna Green

Nicole and Nathan have replanned their big day celebrations for April in ’22. But that wasn’t before a chance request. At the famous Blacksmiths Shop in Gretna Green a couple about to tie the knot quick style asked Nicole and Nathan to be their witnesses. That gave Nicole and Nathan the idea to take their vows in front of the old smithy marriage anvil with just their closest of family.

Wedding Photography in Gretna

Specialising in natural, social documentary style wedding photography this was the perfect setting and scenario to tell the perfect story. Starting at The Gretna Green Hotel I met Nicole and Nathan for the bridal and groom preparations before heading to the Blacksmith shop. The weather wasn’t playing ball but when we took five minutes to have a few shots at the Courtship Maze the rainbow presented itself just at the right time.

Emotions at Gretna Green Hotel

After a very special ceremony, a quick ride in the wedding car and a few selfies to surprise their friends it was off to Gretna Green Hotel. After some very relaxed family photos with the mother and father of the groom and bride – plus my new assistant – it was back to the hotel for the wedding breakfast. It was such a wonderfully intimate occasion, the speeches very touching and providing a few happy tears before the cutting of the cake. There’s no secret that the party in 2022 is bound to be brilliant.

If you like my wedding photography in Gretna Green then get in touch. I’d love to hear from you!

gretna green sign outside the old blacksmiths shop for wedding ceremonies
sign about love in the lovers maze at gretna green
love padlocks attached to maze wall at gretna green
groom gets ready at the gretna green hotel
groom has broach with photo of his grandma in attached to his wedding suit
Bride looks out of the window at gretna green hotel
bride looks at her flowers with beautiful window light at gretna green hotel
close up of brides engagement ring as she hold her wedding bouquet
mother of the bride helps the bride on with her jewellery
father of the bride shows off his special wedding socks
wedding rings on top of the famous gretna green smithy anvil
the bride enters the ceremony room at the old blacksmiths shop in gretna green
bride and groom hold hands at the gretna green old smithy marriage anvil
bride and groom hold hands at the gretna green old blacksmiths shot
bride gets emotional at marriage ceremony at blacksmiths old shop in gretna green
happy bride looks at groom at marriage ceremony at blacksmiths old shop in gretna green
bride puts wedding ring on grooms finger at marriage ceremony at blacksmiths old shop in gretna green
bride and groom put hands on gretna green old smithy marriage anvil
bride and groom portrait at the old blacksmiths shop in gretna green
happy bride and groom showered in confetti outside the old blacksmiths shop in gretna green
happy bride and groom under the gretna green sign at the old blacksmiths shop
bride laughs as page boy walks away while piper plays bagpipes at gretna green
bride laughs while piper plays bagpipes at gretna green
beautiful bride portrait at gretna green
bride and groom walk together outside the gretna green famous blacksmiths shop
bride and groom laugh next to the marriage anvil in the lovers maze at gretna green
bride and groom walk past the love sign near the lovers maze at gretna green
bride and groom under a rainbow near the courtship maze at gretna green
bride and groom under the big dance hands statue at gretna green
bride and groom outside the famous blacksmith shop next to wedding car at gretna green
bride and groom in the sculpture garden outside the famous blacksmith shop at gretna green
bride and groom take selfie in the wedding car
wedding party toast the bride and grooms marriage at gretna green hotel
bride strikes victory pose for someone on a mobile phone at gretna green hotel
gorgeous bride portrait at the kissing gate at gretna green hotel
gorgeous bride and groom portrait at the kissing gate at gretna green hotel
bride shows her garter at the kissing gate at gretna green hotel
page boy takes a photo of the photographer at gretna green hotel
gorgeous bride and groom portrait at the kissing gate at gretna green hotel
gorgeous bride and groom portrait at the kissing gate at gretna green hotel
gorgeous bride and groom portrait at the kissing gate at gretna green hotel
bride and groom portrait on the steps of the gretna green hotel
bride and groom look at their phone together at the wedding reception at gretna green hotel
bride gets emotional at grooms speech at the wedding reception at gretna green hotel
groom gets emotional during his speech at the wedding reception at gretna green hotel
bride laughs during grooms speech at the wedding reception at gretna green hotel
bride and groom cut the wedding cake at gretna green hotel
close up hands shot of the bride and groom cutting the wedding cake at gretna green hotel

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