Wedding Blog

Dec 2014

mr and mrs mcgoldrick

Our final Blog for 2014 features the lovely Maureen & Andy McGoldrick who were married here on 9th July 2014. This story proves that the love of your life could be living right next door!!!!

How did you and Andy meet?
Andy was actually my neighbour!

What was the proposal like?
Andy proposed in a pub over drinks - he didn't have a ring, we got those a couple of weeks later.

How did you hear about the Mill Forge?
Andy's brother got married at the Mill Forge 3 years earlier.

How did you book your ...

Dec 2014

Mr and Mrs Wilkinson

Today we welcome Mr & Mrs Wilkinson who were married on the 1st of September 2014 which is the 10th anniversary of when they met.

How did he propose?
Duane proposed to me in our back garden with the most gorgeous ring

How did you first hear about the Mill Forge?
An old school friend was married here and I was looking through her photos and just knew it was the perfect place for our wedding, away from home for a lovely small and personal wedding ceremony

How did you book?
I ...

Dec 2014

Mr and Mrs Sinnott

Our latest Blog features The Wedding of Sarah Baldam & Anthony Sinnott - 15th August 2009. Many thanks to Sarah and Anthony for sharing this.

When and where did you first meet?
We first met in a bar in Middlesbrough in November 2006, but once we got chatting we found we had quite a few mutual friends and had previously met!

Where did you go on your first date?
Our first date was the day after we met, we went for a meal and then to a fireworks display as it was the 5th November.

How ...

Nov 2014

Mr and Mrs Haithwaite

It's time for another one of our lovely couples to share the experience of their wedding day with us. The Wedding of Paul Haithwaite & Pamela Haithwaite (nee Robertson) took place on 17th July 2010.

When and where did you first meet?
Originally met through MySpace & decided to meet at a Rugby League match back in March 2007

Where did you go on your first date?
St Helens v Bradford Bulls or first date together was to the Pictures at the Trafford Centre

How did he/she propose? (did he have a ring?)
Christmas Day morning ...

Nov 2014

Mr and Mrs Warner

Welcome to our latest Wedding Blog. This week features Jayne (Lowe) and Graham Warner who married here at #TheMillForge on 12 August 2002. Their wedding photo was also used in one of our Brochures! I would like to thank Jayne and Graham for sharing their story with us ....

When and where did you first meet?
We met through a friend and Graham thought it was a blind date and I was told it was someone to go clubbing with. Back in March 1997; the date was at a nightclub in Brentwood, Essex.

Tell us about ...

Nov 2014

Mr & Mrs Kollecker's Renewal of Vows

Charlene, so where did you and Brady first meet?
We first met in 1999. A friend and I were in London and went for lunch. We saw a large group of men in Military Uniform at the bar and we soon got chatting. Brady told me he was in the US Army, based in Germany. We hit it off immediately and he asked to see me again. I was married, so I declined. However, we did exchange email addresses to remain friends and soon became pen pals. I went through some very difficult times over the next few years but ...

Nov 2014

Mr and Mrs Ross

Today we welcome Mr & Mrs Ross who were married in The Mill Forge on the 20th of August 2014

When and where did you first meet?
We first met in October 2005 whilst working in the same department in a factory. He chatted to me on the factory floor for a while before eventually finding the confidence to come sit with me at lunch times. From there things just progressed from friendship to romance.

How did he/she propose?
He took me on a day trip to the beach at Sandyhills and proposed to ...

Nov 2014

Mr and Mrs Aisthorpe

Today's Customer Q&A session features Sarah & Steven Aisthorpe who were married on the 6th of August 2012

When and where did you first meet?
We have known each other for over 20 years and grew up in the same area, but started dating in 1996.

Where did you go on your first date?
Cinema, to watch . . . . Space Jam!

How did he propose?
On Christmas Eve 1997, yes he had a ring! (yes, we had a very long engagement!)

How did you first hear about the Mill Forge?
We ...

Oct 2014

Mr and Mrs Anderson

The first of our customer interviews features Lesley and Gordon Anderson who married in The Mill Forge on the 23rd of September 2014

Date of your wedding?
23rd September 2014 - this day was also Gordon's 40th birthday!

When and where did you first meet?
We worked together for a courier company & have known each other for about 9 years. We began dating almost 7 years ago. 9 months after we got together, Gordon had an accident at work (Sept 2008) that has left him paralysed in his right leg. He had surgery on his ...

Sep 2014

Exclusive Weddings at The Mill Forge

There was great excitement here at #TheMillForge earlier this month when we hosted our very first Exclusive Wedding.

The Exclusive Wedding package means the Bride & Groom, together with their guests have sole use of our venue for the entire day. This is ideal for larger wedding parties looking for that special Gretna Green wedding experience to share intimately with their friends and family.

All the staff here at The Mill Forge worked hard to ensure the day was perfect for the lovely couple and we were delighted that the sun was even shining for the occasion. ...

Sep 2014

Truly Spectacular Shoes!!!

Over the years, we believe we have just about seen everything - from themed weddings in fancy dress, to those weird and wonderful ideas that make a wedding so memorable.

We were delighted recently when one of our lovely brides customised her own wedding shoes by using a decoupage technique to transfer images onto a pair of stilettos. It was incredible just how much detail she managed to get onto her shoes - from the Gretna Green sign, to a bouquet of flowers and the Anvil. Even the popular Gretna Piper, Pipe Major Craig Irving made an appearance. Craig ...