Wedding cancelled as glow engulfs accepting venue in Rye

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Paul Speller

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Neil Speller and Sarah Hopkinson have been forced to postpone their marriage day plans

A bride and husband have been forced to cancel their marriage after a glow badly shop-worn a hotel where a accepting was due to take place.

The glow during a George, that dates behind to 1575, on Rye High Street began during about 04:40 BST on Saturday.

The groom, Neil Speller, said: “I’m only blissful everybody is safe, though we have mislaid everything.”

His bride, Sarah Hopkinson, had spent a year formulation a marriage and was “very upset”, he added.

“It is unhappy to see since she has spent a lot of time meditative about it for it only to disappear in smoke,” he said.

The integrate have now deferred their plans.

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The glow started in a center of a night during a George in Rye

One of a guests, Rikin Patel, pronounced he was woken during about 04:30 BST by alarms going off and people cheering “There is smoke, we need to leave.”

He pronounced of a bride-to-be: “They sent firefighters adult to her room. The dress came out in a box though there was a burnt, chemical smell.

“The bridesmaids’ dresses came out singed and water-damaged.”

Another guest, Helen Gough, tweeted to contend she was “touched by a affability of strangers” and wished a people of Rye good fitness rebuilding a “wonderful” hotel.

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Nathalie Edell

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Fire crews remained during a stage damping down earlier

In a tweet, a hotel pronounced it was “overwhelmed by a implausible support of a internal community” following a blaze.

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East Sussex Fire and Rescue pronounced nobody was harmed in a fire, that is now out, and an review into the means is underneath way.