Just as the wedding ceremony was about to begin, gasps and shrieks filled the reception hall. The lights cut out and we were suddenly left in the dark. In the following moments feet shuffled and tables were bumped as the wait staff scrambled to get the lights back on. An announcer took the stage encouraging everyone to remain calm and seated.

When light flooded the room again, the bride was gone! Frantic, the groom barked orders and the wait staff jumped into action searching the building. It wasn’t long before it became obvious that she was nowhere in the building. Running outside, everyone began searching the parking lot; even the concerned guests joined the hunt.

Just as they were about to call the police, a car went speeding through the driveway. There in the passenger seat sat the runaway bride next to the driver, the Manchester wedding violinist.