Beattock Nr Moffat
Dumfries & Galloway
tel:- O1683 300 407
web address:- www.auchencastleweddings.com
Auchen Castle :-
Auchen Castle Hotel has an excellent reputation as a wedding venue in Scotland and it is only a few miles from Gretna Green.
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!