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Gretna Greene Weddings

...because since 1753 the couple needed the confirmation of their parents! Without this confirmation they were not allowed to marry in England. But in Scotland marriage was easy - you just had to be at least 16 years old and you needed two witnesses. In fact, it was so easy to get married that soon a real industry was catering the needs of the young lovers. That's the reason why Gretna Greene was such a popular location for weddings in the past.
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