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'Love is everywhere here': Why Gretna Green is more than the go-to for eloping teens

eloped to the quaint border town in Dumfries and Galloway, to get hitched in speedy ceremonies and in hot pursuit from angry parents.  While teenage marriages are rare these days, thanks to its romantic reputation, Gretna Green has become a destination for couples of all ages. It is now known as the UK’s wedding capital with more than 3,000 couples marrying there every year.

It was the chosen venue for Kerry Katona back in 2007, when she married her taxi driver boyfriend Mark Croft on Valentine’s Day in The Mill Forge at Gretna.  The area has become a celebrity onscreen in its own right, too. Not only was it the star of Channel 4 show Wedding Town in 2015, but Gretna Green also made an appearance in the final series of Downton Abbey, when Lady Mary considered the location for the Crawley family wedding.

 Meanwhile, soap story writers have also kept it a firm teen-wedding favourite, with EastEnders’ Ricky Butcher and Sam Mitchell eloping to Gretna Green in 1991 when Sam was just 16, as did Tiff and Keegan in 2019. Coronation Street’s Nick and Leanne also ran off to Scotland to get married as teenagers in January 1998.  Back in the real world, lovebirds Dennis and Marie tell Metro.

co. uk how they first met on a train in 1963 when Marie, now 75, was just 16 and Dennis, now 77, worked steam engines on the railway. Dennis moved into her family home where he shared a room with her brothers.

‘It was all decent. We weren’t living in sin. Her mother wouldn’t allow that,’ he says.

It was Dennis’ idea to elope, so he got packing. ‘I put some odds and ends in a holdall. When it was ready to be zipped up, I went into one bedroom, lowered it through the window on a piece of rope onto a flat roof.

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eloped to the quaint border town in Dumfries and Galloway, to get hitched in speedy ceremonies and in hot pursuit from angry parents.  While teenage marriages are rare these days, thanks to its romantic reputation, Gretna Green has become a destination for couples of all ages. It is now known as the UK’s wedding capital with more than 3,000 couples marrying there every year.
Minnie Driver has addressed crossing paths with her ex-partner Matt Damon once more, years after their relationship very publicly ended.The famous actress explained how the pair “weren’t friends” in an insightful interview with podcast host Elizabeth Day. Minnie, 52, had a whirlwind romance with her Good Will Hunting co-star Matt, 51, between 1997 and 1998. During the podcast, Elizabeth referred to the pair’s infamously awkward breakup, where Matt announced he was single on the Oprah Winfrey show after the two had been dating. She also referenced Minnie calling Matt out after his somewhat controversial remarks about the #MeToo movement. Elizabeth then went on to ask if Minnie was still friends with the star, to which she replied: “I wouldn’t say we’re friends.“We don’t see each other and hang out, but I’ve seen him around in the last few years and it’s actually been really nice. We had a couple of chats pre-Covid on the beach near where I live. “We’re not friends, but I feel an enormous amount of love for him because we shared this inflection point,” she continued.

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