《走进神秘的苏格兰》来访格林小镇

苏格兰是一个充满宝藏的地方”第五频道《走进神秘的苏格兰》中如是评论。“苏格兰的人文景观和贯穿海岛和海岸的美丽风景让它成为了这个国家中最受欢迎的旅游名胜”第五频道《走进神秘的苏格兰》主持人苏珊卡尔曼如是评论道。

“这一次,我真正地领略到苏格兰边境之美”-苏珊卡尔曼

什么是《走进神秘的苏格兰》?

作为英国乃至世界上最著名的“逃婚”发源地,格雷特纳格林小镇,无疑是ICW媒体公司和第5频道联合出品的《苏珊卡尔曼带你走进神秘的苏格兰》第四季中美好的诠释。

谁是苏珊卡尔曼?

作为主持人的苏珊卡尔曼,不仅是苏格兰最受欢迎的电视节目主持人之一,更在2017年《舞动奇迹》中让她闻名全国。苏格兰喜剧演员、电视节目主持人、作家苏珊卡尔曼在我们铁匠铺证婚人弗兰克科拉克森的带领下,一起走进了格雷特纳格林小镇。当苏珊亲眼见证了洛林和艾这对年轻情侣的在铁匠铺中的婚礼后,苏珊因此得以全面体验了格雷特纳格林小镇的罗曼史。

标志性的、历史性的苏格兰特色旅游胜地 – 格雷特纳格林小镇

“我觉得能成为这段罗曼史的一部分,让我感到很荣幸”

苏珊在铁匠铺中见证了另一对情侣的婚礼之后如是说。苏珊也发现了婚礼中最重要、最传统的一个环节:德鲁伊式绑手礼。绑手礼是一个把情侣双方双手用绶带绑在一起的传统仪式,据说是“永结同心”的来源。苏珊在弗兰克和另外一名证婚人安妮的帮助下,参加了这场婚礼。同时也意味着苏珊结束了在格雷特纳格林小镇的旅行。

什么是传统绑手礼?

上溯到中世纪的时候,绑手礼是作为订婚典礼而存在 – 最早的订婚期 – 苏格兰南方边境叫做宣告结婚,而北方边境叫做订婚。没有钻石,没有珠宝,只有两个相爱的人,想证明他们对彼此的承诺,那么他们的双手就会被绑在一起。如果一年之后他们仍然在一起,那么就会举行婚礼。随着两个的双手被帮到了一起,他们的命运也被联结在了一起。绑手礼现在仍然是表达情侣之间爱意最美和最独特的仪式之一。当然,现在也可以用于庆祝友情,家庭和其他的一些关系。

绑手礼对于您和格雷特纳格林小镇意味着什么?

在格雷特纳格林小镇,我们给您提供浪漫亲密的铁砧绑手礼仪式。比如重申您的婚礼誓言,庆祝您的订婚或者其他重要的纪念日,或者确认彼此的爱慕之心。这项服务并不是一成不变的,您可以根据您自己的誓言调整您的仪式,在仪式中加入诺言、特别想说的话语,让它更个性。就想铁砧婚礼一样,让您对爱的誓言就像铁锤敲打在铁砧上,掷地有声!

爱的礼物

绑手礼不仅仅在情侣适用。家人、朋友也可以享受到这样的仪式。我们也可以帮您设计定制的仪式,让您和家人朋友一起享受到这宝贵的一刻。格雷特纳格林小镇的绑手礼是最好的最个性化的礼物之一。此外,我们的绑手礼仪式也可以作为礼物来购买。

在哪儿可以观看《走进神秘的苏格兰》?

如果您还没有看过苏珊卡尔曼的《走进神秘的苏格兰》,您可以在2021年3月1日之前直接登录:https://www.my5.tv/secret-scotland/season-1/episode-4

在哪儿可以找到更多关于绑手礼的信息?

您可以登录我们的网页寻找更多关于绑手礼的细节: https://www.gretnagreen.com/anvil-handfasting-a762.

CHANNEL 5 SHOW SECRET SCOTLAND VISITS GRETNA GREEN

“Scotland is a land filled with treasures,” according to Channel 5 show ‘Secret Scotland’. A look at some of Scotland’s hidden beauties and behind the scenes access to some of the countries’ most popular tourist attractions, Secret Scotland with Susan Calman is a 5-part tour of Scotland, from the Borders to the Isles and all the places in between.

“This time I’m visiting the beautiful Scottish Borders” – Susan Calman.

WHAT IS SECRET SCOTLAND?

As the UK’s ‘wedding capital’, the world-famous home of the original runaway wedding, Gretna Green, was undoubtedly showcased in episode 4 ‘Borders’ of the new Channel 5 and ICW Media production of Secret Scotland with Susan Calman.

WHO IS SUSAN CALMAN?

The host of the show, Susan Calman, gained UK national fame when she joined the cast of Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, despite already being a day-time Television and Scottish favourite. Scottish comedian, television presenter and writer, Susan, visited the Famous Blacksmiths Shop to film scenes with our Blacksmiths Guide, Frank Clarkson. Susan had the chance to experience a real Gretna Green romance story, when she witnessed a wedding for couple, Lorraine and Aiden; in the Original Marriage Room at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop.

AN ICONIC, HISTORIC, SCOTTISH DESTINATION - GRETNA GREEN

“I feel privileged to be part of this history!”

She exclaimed as another happy couple was blessed by the Blacksmith Guide over the Anvil. Susan also discovered the important part of a traditional Scottish wedding, handfasting plays. Said to be the origin of the phrase “tie the knot”, handfasting is the tradition of binding a couple’s hands with a sash, rope, ribbon or cord with a knot. Susan completed her Gretna Green journey, by taking part in a Gretna Green Anvil Handfasting experience; with the help of Frank and another Blacksmiths Guide, Anne.

WHAT IS A TRADITIONAL HANDFASTING CEREMONY?

As far back as medieval times, handfasting existed as a pre-marriage ritual – the original ‘Engagement period’ - south of the border and as a ‘Marriage of Declaration’ or pre-marriage in Scotland. No diamonds, no jewellery, only two people who loved each other and wanted to prove their commitment to each other; they would be handfasted and if still together, would marry a year later! As the knots were tied and couples, so too were their lives bound together. Handfasting was and still is one of the most beautiful and unique ways to represent a couple’s union; but can also be used to celebrate friendship, families and more.

WHAT DOES HANDFASTING MEAN TO GRETNA GREEN AND YOU?

Here at Gretna Green, we provide romantic, intimate Anvil handfasting ceremonies for all types of occasions; such as renewing your wedding vows, celebrating your engagement or an important anniversary, or even just confirming your love to each other. The service isn't religious or legally binding and you can tailor your ceremony, making it extra special, by incorporating your own vows, promises or special words into our traditional Anvil Blessing. Then, just like an Anvil Wedding, let the sound of the hammer on the anvil seal your love!

GIVE THE GIFT OF LOVE

Handfastings aren't solely for couples. Families and friends can also share this experience and we’ll help you design a bespoke ceremony to enjoy cherished moments with each other. Handfasting at Gretna Green is one of the best, unique and personal gifts available. Plus… both our traditional handfasting ceremonies and our new handfasting experience package can be purchased as a gift. 

WHERE CAN I WATCH SECRET SCOTLAND?

If you haven’t already seen Secret Scotland with Susan Calman, visiting the Borders, you can catch up on the Channel 5 on-demand service in the UK, here: https://www.my5.tv/secret-scotland/season-1/episode-4; available to watch until 1st March 2021.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ANVIL HANDFASTING?

Find out more about Anvil Handfasting at Gretna Green, by visiting our Handfasting page on our website for more information, pricing and how to book, here: https://www.gretnagreen.com/anvil-handfasting-a762.