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Guests are forced to row to a wedding after bushfires close off roads in Old Bar NSW

Wedding guests are forced to ROW to a makeshift ceremony by the beach after the original venue was evacuated due to raging bushfires

  • Bride and groom, Lucy and Jeremy, were set to tie the knot before the bushfires
  • Guests, the celebrant and the photographer were forced to row to the wedding
  • Bushfires ripped through the NSW mid north coast on Saturday afternoon 

Wedding guests were forced to row to a makeshift beach ceremony after bushfires closed off all the routes to the original venue. 

The couple had planned to marry at the bride’s parent’s picturesque farm in Old Bar, on the NSW Mid North Coast, on Saturday afternoon. 

But they decided to change the venue at the last minute when they realised the celebrant, photographer and caterer had no way of getting to the farm. 

Wedding guests (pictured) have been forced to row to a ceremony as fires ravaged Old Bar, NSW 

Bride and groom Lucy (left) and Jeremy (right) tie the knot on Old Bar beach after evacuating the bushfires

Bride and groom Lucy (left) and Jeremy (right) tie the knot on Old Bar beach after evacuating the bushfires 

Loved ones of the couple rowed to the new wedding location at Old Bar beach, 9News reported.     

‘It’s been chaos since we’ve rock up here at one o’clock,’ the groom, Jeremy, said. 

He shared that he felt ‘nervous’ and ‘excited’ for his big day.  

‘Clear skies and it’s not smoking anymore. Everyone’s alive and we’re all here. That’s all that matters,’ the bride, Lucy, said.  

Firefighters work to contain a bushfire along Old Bar road in Old Bar (pictured), NSW, on Saturday

Firefighters work to contain a bushfire along Old Bar road in Old Bar (pictured), NSW, on Saturday

The happy couple (pictured) officially tied the knot despite the devastating bushfires

The happy couple (pictured) officially tied the knot despite the devastating bushfires 

At least 150 homes have been lost in the NSW bushfires, which claimed the lives of three people, including two women and a man.   

More than 30 people have been injured from the ongoing blaze. 

Fire authorities have warned that while the fires have eased, blazes are expected to flare up, with temperatures forecast to soar into the high 30s on Tuesday.     

Prime minister Scott Morrison promised $1,000 for every person affected by the fire and $400 per child. 

‘Our main thoughts and prayers are with those that have been so directly and horribly impacted by these fires,’ he said on Saturday afternoon. 

A water bombing helicopter attacks a bushfire near houses along Old Bar road in Old Bar, NSW

A water bombing helicopter attacks a bushfire near houses along Old Bar road in Old Bar, NSW

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