St. John Street
tel:- 01671 820201
fax:- 01671 820226
web address:- www.ellangowan.co.uk/
Ellangowan Hotel :-
Situated in the picturesque hamlet of Creetown on the beautiful Solway Coast, just off the main A75 Dumfries - Stranraer trunk route
WEDDING AS A TERM
Although some brides were kidnapped, marriage by purchase was the preferred method of obtaining a wife. The "bride price" could be land, social status, political alliances, or cash. The Anglo-Saxon word "wed" meant that the groom would vow to marry the woman, but it also referred to the bride price (money or barter) to be paid by the groom to the bride's father. The root of the word "wedding" literally means to gamble or wager!