A bid is being made to revive the romantic reputation of a Borders town.
Weddings can have major financial benefits for local business
The original Coldstream marriage house was a popular venue for "runaway" couples from England for much of the 18th and 19th Century.
Scottish Borders Council has now refurbished the Old Town Hall to turn it into a venue for tying the knot.
The authority believes the move could have significant economic impact on the town and hopes to have the site ready for use by June this year.
Scotland became a popular destination for young couples after the Marriage Act was passed in 1754 in England.
It outlawed marriages without parental consent if either party was under 21 - instantly turning towns across the border into busy marriage venues.
Now SBC hopes to revive that time when Coldstream was considered the "Gretna of the east".
About 5,000 couples a year get married in the Dumfries and Galloway town.
The council believes that Coldstream should be able to generate a slice of that interest too.
Economic development manager Marion Oates said the impact for businesses could be great.
"Many local companies and small businesses such as caterers, accommodation-providers, photographers and florists have a crucial role to play in making weddings successful," she said.
"We will be working with them to ensure they know how to benefit from the business opportunities weddings can provide and how they can work in partnership with the registrar and their team."
A free workshop is to be held on 16 May to show businesses how they might benefit from the development.