- Andrew Gaff’s wedding was evacuated on Sunday
- A nearby bushfire forced police to intervene
- Gaff married partner Emma Van Woerden
West Coast veteran Andrew Gaff’s wedding was abruptly brought to a halt on Sunday after a nearby bushfire posed a threat to the celebrations.
According to 7Sport, a fire started in Bold Park in City beach threatened lives and homes in the surrounding area, causing Gaff’s reception to be evacuated by emergency services.
Eagles teammates Elliot Yeo and Jack Darling were in attendance, along with premiership-winning hero Scott Lycett.
‘We were just at a wedding and the police came and said we’ve got to leave, there is a fire over the hill,’ one guest said.
Andrew Gaff’s wedding was evacuated following a Bushfire in Western Australia
Police were forced to intervene in alarming scenes at Sunday’s celebration
Gaff is a West Coast Eagles veteran and was marrying Emma Van Woerden
The father of Gaff’s new bride, Emma Van Woerden, was seen carrying the wedding cake from the Quarry Amphitheate.
Squatters are believed to have caused the fire, with as many as 50 firefighters helping bring the blaze under control.
Bushfire advice remains in place and ‘there is no threat to lives or homes’.
A number of high-profile sports stars have got engaged and married during the post-season.
Carlton hero Jack Silvagni tied the knot with Grace Phillips in an intimate ceremony with family and friends.
His teammates Patrick Cripps, Jack Martin and Sam Docherty were in attendance.
NRL star Reuben Cotter married new wife Mackenzie Falco the day after he played for Australia against Samoa.
The North Queensland star cancelled his own bucks party to represent his country in the Pacific Championship.