Wedding Blog

Jan 2013

Red Sky in the Morning

The old rhyme proved truer than ever on Friday. We had a beautiful red sky first thing and then the snow started just after lunch time.

All in all we got around four inches of snow which is much less than most of the country but enough for one day.

The children who were with Friday's wedding party had a ball making snowmen and having snowball fights.

Hopefully that's the snow finished for this winter, but if more comes then we'll just carry on as usual.


Jan 2013

Burns Night for the Kids

Last night The Mill Forge hosted a Burns Night for the local primary school. There was entertainment provided by the children and the haggis was addressed by the primary sevens.

Over fifty parents attended along with forty children and several teachers. There were renditions of Selkirk Grace, Auld Lang Syne plus highland dancers, traditional Scottish dances and Burns recitals.

All in all it was a great night to be a part of, and Burns himself may have said "a richt guid time was had by a'."


Selkirk Grace (before dining)

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Jan 2013

Comfort First

Not every couple who comes to Gretna Green to be married chooses to wear a traditional wedding dress and a morning suit or kilt.

This bride and groom found the ultimate choice for comfort on their wedding day. Who says you have to stick to tradition?

To us watching as they exchanged vows, their choice of clothing made perfect sense for a cold January day. The Ministers are often asked to match their clothing with the wedding party, but on this occasion the Minister opted out.


Jan 2013

Renovations at The Mill Forge

Every year we undergo a maintenance program which sees us redecorating, repair and in some cases making alterations to our facilities.

This year is no different and we are changing the décor of all our double rooms as part of our program. Out goes the old wallpaper and in comes the new. The paintwork is being rubbed down and undergoing a dramatic colour change which involves two coats of undercoat before another two coats of the new colour can be applied.

Lots of other small details will be improved as part of the renovations which we will ...

Jan 2013

March Wedding Fayre

Our wedding fayre is nearly upon us and we have some fantastic exhibitors lined up to showcase their wares. A full list will be advertised soon.

Our budget busting offer of a double bedroom for only £40 per night for Saturday 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of March is proving to be very popular. If you are planning on attending our wedding fayre and staying over, then you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.


Jan 2013

New Year's Greetings

2012 has now become 2013 and the staff at The Mill Forge would like to wish all the couples who were married in 2012 many years of happiness.

The New Year will see many brides and grooms married at The Mill Forge, let's hope that they all have a wonderful wedding day and that we get some better weather this year.

Happy New Year to all customers past, present and future. It is our pleasure to be a part of your special day.