An out-of-control bush fire in Victoria has caused a Melbourne couple to make emergency wedding plans as the fire came dangerously close to their outside country ceremony.

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Image Source: Twitter/TheAge

Carli and Ennis Cehic were to marry at Galwiji Homestead in a beautiful, picture-perfect wedding ceremony, but they were forced to abandon their plans and say “I do” in a pub.

Photos of the abandoned scene, show white chairs that were arranged for 170 guests and just how close the fire came to engulfing the whole scene.

There was a further complication when the bride was driven to the new ceremony location in the wedding car and the Scotburn bush fire swept between the betrothed.

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“I was on my way and the fire blew through in front of us, I couldn’t get through to the wedding,” Mrs Cehic told NewsCorp,”They thought I was running late.”

The fire, which was 4,600 hectares in size continued to burn within the containment lines.  The 100-year-old homestead where the wedding ceremony was originally meant to be performed, was also saved.

“It’s disappointing but I’m happy,” Mrs Cehic said,  “I’m just so happy everyone is safe.”

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Photo of the happy couple – Image Source: Twitter\EnnisCehic

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  • The power of Mother Nature. Weddings are full of glorious memories, and this will be a story never forgotten. Congratulations to the happy couple who finally tied the knot despite the best laid plans interrupted.


  • A day they won’t soon forget, for many reasons. Thankfully everyone was safe and they could still get married :)


  • Wow very lucky no one was hurt, and the positive was they still got married!


  • A day to remember for sure. They were very lucky that no body was hurt. Yes they will remember this.


  • This will be a wedding that gets talked about by more than just the bride and groom and will linger in their memories for many a long year, I guess. Congratulations for all the determination.


  • Congratulations to the happy couple.
    They endured that drama, hopefully there will be no more.
    Everybody is very fortunate they weren’t anywhere near there when the fire got close. Just the excessive heat alone can burn you. We have seen the results of that. The guy wasn’t touched by flames at all but he has burn scars on his chest.


  • i think i would have called it a day and rescheduled but this gal was GETTIN’ MARRIED NO MATTER WHAT! lol.


  • what a unique thing to have happen on your wedding day! – I hope that they and there guests enjoyed the day – and wishing them all the best for the future


  • Wow. How terrifying. The last thing you need on your wedding day. I’m glad they are ok


  • Scary but what a tale to remember hehe


  • Im so happy that they actually still got married and that everyone was safe.


  • Surely something to remember about their wedding day. :-) I’m glad they are all safe and sound.


  • Now that’s a memorable close escape. Happy to hear everyone was safe. Their life can’t get much more dramatic than that!!


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