Why do so many couples still choose to get married in Gretna Green?

Due to its geographical location just over the England/Scotland border, this small Scottish village has a history going back 250 years. Gretna Green is synonymous with weddings - around 5000 couples get married there each year. Its reputation has been built on a history of couples eloping or 'running away to Gretna Green'. The romance of the place is still a big draw for couples wishing to get away from it all and in doing so, the tradition is kept alive and they become part of a rich history. 

This is a photofilm documenting some of the people I have encountered on my visits to the area.