Posted by Ami Brough - March 10, 2017
Change is in the air here at Gretna Green! We're simply bursting with excitement....we can't wait any longer to share the good news: Gretna Green and Joules (one of Britain's best loved family brands) have come together!
Posted by Ami Brough - March 08, 2017
Posted by Ami Brough - February 22, 2017
Posted by Ami Brough - January 31, 2017
Are you feeling the love this Valentine's?
It's time to wave good-bye to January and welcome February with open arms! Whilst it may be the shortest month, February certainly isn't short on love, romance and happiness!
You may have noticed that Valentine's Day 2017 is just around the corner - certainly a fitting time to pull out all the stops when it comes to sweeping that someone special off their feet. But it's not just all about Valentine's Day here in Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop....we're celebrating love and romance the whole month! We've got National Marriage Week from the 7th to the 14th and then National Flirting Week (yes that's actually a thing!) from the 12th to the 18th!
Now isn't that a wonderful way to add a touch of romance and cheer at this time of the year!
Posted by Ami Brough - January 11, 2017
Was there something sparkly under the tree? Or perhaps you started off the New Year with an exciting new adventure? Firstly, let us all here at Gretna Green say congratulations! You're engaged - what an exciting time!
Now...where to start? There's so much choice out there these days - it really can be quite overwhelming! You've come to the right place - we know a thing or two about planning the perfect romance-filled wedding here in Gretna Green!
Posted by Ami Brough - November 29, 2016
It's nearly December here in Gretna Green which means it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Finishing touches are going on our party nights at Smiths Hotel and our sister hotel Gretna Hall and Greens at Gretna, our first-ever Gretna Green Christmas decorations are here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Santa's on the way to our Christmas family event at the Blacksmiths Restaurant with plenty of treats for the little ones .... and our festive menus are ready!
But wait, there's one more thing!
Our 2016 Grenta Green Advent Calendar
Posted by Ami Brough - November 16, 2016
We've got some exciting news! If you've stopped by Gretna Green lately, you may have noticed a few changes going on....it's been a very busy couple of months for us here at Gretna Green! Back in August, we welcomed a new member to our Gretna Green family - Gretna Hall Hotel joined Smiths at Gretna Green, Greens at Gretna, the Old Toll Bar (and us, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop) as the newest member of the growing Gretna Green family.
Posted by Ami Brough - September 23, 2016
Posted by Ami Brough - August 15, 2016
Did you hear?? Here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, we're officially counting down to the start of Wedding Town which will start airing on Monday 22nd August on Channel 4....!
Posted by Ami Brough - July 19, 2016
Well this is exciting news - we've just heard that Outlander has been nominated for two Emmy Awards - one of them for costume design (very exciting as we love all things tartan.....)
Posted by Ami Brough - July 12, 2016
We were off for a wander round the shops the other day when we happened to pop into Hamper and Home to have a wee look round - you never know what you might find when you're not looking!
We spotted these totally-adorable wire wiggle animals - how cute are they! We can't imagine anyone not wanting one of these cute rustic wiggly metal lambs or chickens or goats. These wonderfully wiggly collection of handmade metal animal sculptures make lovely decorations perfect as a housewarming gift!
Posted by Ami Brough - May 30, 2016
Who doesn't love weddings....especially weddings held in romantic Gretna Green? Here's your chance to sneak a peek into the world of Wedding Town Gretna Green!
Think back to last summer when we had a film crew here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop collecting footage following different weddings, blessings and vow renewals taking place across Gretna Green including the special ambience and tales from our very own Famous Blacksmiths Shop.
We can now reveal that after many weeks of waiting and wondering, the big reveal is just around the corner coming to a television near you June 2016!
Posted by Ami Brough - May 26, 2016
If you looking the perfect function space for that party you've got coming up, we've just heard some news we think you'll want to know all about....
It's party time with our Blacksmiths Functions - we're offering FREE Room Hire with any 2016 events*!
Posted by Ami Brough - April 29, 2016
It was nice day for a wedding!
Here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop we have welcome a wedding extravaganza! Couples are saying 'I Do' all over the world in the "Good Morning America" "Wide World of Weddings" epic 24-hour, live-stream event, tying the knot in romantic ceremonies across the globe.
Posted by Ami Brough - April 06, 2016
Tartan. Lots comes to mind when one thinks of tartan including the hit series Outlander.
Today, 6th April, is Tartan Day so what better excuse to celebrate the trendy tartan in your wardrobe!? For those of you keeping a countdown until the return of the historical drama, there's even more exciting news - Outlander season two is due to start airing this weekend - time to make sure your tartan is ready to wear!
Posted by Ami Brough - March 16, 2016
A favourite wedding package for many couples planning their big day at Gretna Green, our Stay, Marry and Memory Package combines the romantic legacy of our Famous Blacksmiths Shop with our 4 star luxury hotel venue, Smiths at Gretna Green...
Posted by Ami Brough - February 17, 2016
Mother's Day is coming up quickly but, as we all know, finding that perfect gift that your Mum will LOVE without copying what you found last year can be challenge...
If you are looking for a gift that will leave a lasting impression and show her how much you care then take a look through our Gretna Green Mother's Day gift ideas! We have loads of memorable Mother's Day presents to make her feel loved and appreciated.
There's three weeks to go...so we're rounded up 10 of our favourite thoughtful and unique gift ideas to inspire you on your hunt for the perfect Mother's Day gift.
Posted by Ami Brough - February 09, 2016
What's small and covered in tartan? That would be the adorable cuteness of wee ones in baby kilts! The sight of these tiny kilts has the ability to melt any heart....
Posted by Ami Brough - January 06, 2016
Burns Night is a much-anticipated part of the Scottish calendar and a true institution of Scottish life. This night can vary from small, informal gatherings of friends and family to full dinners with speakers, pipers, ceilidhs and more. Of course, it is also well-known as being a time to dust off your tartan trews (trousers) (or ties or cufflinks, bowties or even shoes), dig out the family Quaich or clan glasses and pick up some very Scottish tableware! After all you can't have a Burns Night without a touch of tartan!
So.......what exactly does a Burns Night entail? We've got you covered...
Posted by Ami Brough - November 12, 2015
If you were watching Downton Abbey as its final series came to a close, you may have picked up on a familiar name being uttered by Lady Mary as she accepted the proposal from her beau....that's right, Gretna Green was very nearly the destination of choice for Crawley family wedding! (We did get quite excited...but alas, wasn't to be part of the plot this time round!)
This romantic and historical wee corner of Scotland has captured the imagination of many a screenwriter over the years! From period dramas like Downton Abbey to the famous twist in Pride and Prejudice to tea time telly and soap operas, this magic of Gretna Green and the allure of eloping has captured the imagination of screenwriters and directors alike....