Bomb threat halted at Brighton's Grand Hotel

This is the moment an entire 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 canopy - just two minutes into the ceremony.

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, 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.  

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. 

This is the moment Gaby and Dan Rosehill's wedding ceremony came to an abrupt halt at The Grand Hotel in Brighton last Sunday when alarms sounded due to a bomb threat

This is the moment Gaby and Dan Rosehill's ceremony came to an abrupt halt at The Grand Hotel in Brighton last Sunday when alarms sounded due to a bomb threat

'You couldn't write the timing of it with the alarm going off just as Gaby was walking up the aisle,' Dan, 31, told MailOnline

'You couldn't write the timing of it with the alarm going off just as Gaby was walking up the aisle,' Dan, 31, told MailOnline

Exclusive footage shows the wedding party - including 218 guests - being evacuated and relocated to the Hilton Brighton Metropole. They stayed there for five hours while the Army and police searched the premises

Exclusive footage shows the party - including 218 guests - being evacuated and relocated to the Hilton Brighton Metropole. They stayed there for five hours while the Army and police searched the premises

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

The video shows four men holding a sheet above the 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'.

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. 

At one point during the chaos, guests could be seen rallying around in good spirits, making the most of the situation. 

Gaby said: 'I had a really tearful moment in the toilets with my sister and mother when I just thought, "This isn't how it was supposed to go" but I quickly pulled it together and the way everyone rallied round was amazing.'

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

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

In a room at the neighbouring Hilton Metropole, the couple were able to get married and share their first dance to the aptly titled track I Would Do Anything For Love by Meatloaf

In a room at the neighbouring Hilton Metropole, the couple were able to get married and share their first dance to the aptly titled track I Would Do Anything For Love by Meatloaf

Dan, a musician, said: 'It was upsetting.

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