EXCLUSIVE: Couple's wedding video captures the moment bomb threat halted their ceremony at Brighton's Grand Hotel as groom jokes 'we thought it was divine intervention'

Mail Online | 9/13/2017 | Katie French;Nick Enoch for MailOnline
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This is the moment an entire wedding was evacuated at The Grand Hotel in Brighton last Sunday due to a bomb threat - just as the bride and groom were due to exchange their vows.

Exclusive footage shows the moment sirens rang out as Gaby and Dan Rosehill stood under a chuppah - a Jewish wedding canopy - just two minutes into the ceremony.

MailOnline - Today - Dan - Intervention

Speaking to MailOnline today, Dan, 31, said at first he thought it was a prank - and joked it might have been 'divine intervention'.

'You couldn't write the timing of it with the alarm going off just as Gaby was walking up the aisle,' he added.

Gaby - Marketing - Manager - Fire - Alarm

Gaby, 29, a digital marketing manager, said: 'We thought it was a routine fire alarm. Then the rabbi joked someone had burnt the potatoes.'

But the couple quickly realised it was no laughing matter when they were told police were contacted, at 4.30pm, with news of a bomb threat.

Pair - Guests - Hilton - Brighton - Metropole

The pair and 218 guests were evacuated, and relocated to the Hilton Brighton Metropole, where they remained for five hours while the Army and police scoured the building.

Some guests assumed the wedding would be cancelled but the ceremony - and festivities - continued, thanks to some improvisation.

Video - Men - Sheet - Heads - Makeshift

The video shows four men holding a sheet above their heads to form a makeshift chuppah, under which the couple stood.

And so, the bride walked down the aisle for the second time that day - and got to enjoy a second 'first dance'.

Grand - Night - Scale

Eventually, they were allowed back to The Grand, and partied the night away on a slightly grander scale.

The pair were quizzed by officers about whether either of them had a jealous ex who might be out to ruin their big day.

Point - Chaos - Guests

At one point during the chaos, guests could be seen rallying around in good...
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