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Queensland couple Terry Rowland and Lisa De Paoli-Maber (photo) would get married at 4 p.m. on Central Pier in Docklands on Friday evening
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The dream of a bride to & # 39; I do & # 39; to say on an age-old pier was wiped out after the location suddenly began to sink less than 24 hours before the wedding.

Queensland couple Terry Rowland and Lisa De Paoli-Maber were to get married on Friday night at 4 p.m. at Central Pier in Docklands, Nine news reported.

The couple expected more than 100 guests from different states and countries to arrive in town for the big day, but it wasn't until Terry and Lisa returned from the dinner that hit the disaster on Wednesday night.

Queensland couple Terry Rowland and Lisa De Paoli-Maber (photo) would get married at 4 p.m. on Central Pier in Docklands on Friday evening

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Queensland couple Terry Rowland and Lisa De Paoli-Maber (photo) would get married at 4 p.m. on Central Pier in Docklands on Friday evening

They came back to their accommodation for a whole series of missed messages and phone calls from the location manager explaining that the couple should find a new location to say their vows.

& # 39; He said: & # 39; Are you going to sit down? & # 39; And I thought: & # 39; Oh, it's on fire & # 39 ;, Lisa said.

& # 39; And I am like, & # 39; are you funny This is not funny – if you are funny, I have to hang up, & # 39; and he laughed. & # 39;

& # 39; He said: & # 39; I really don't – it sinks & # 39;. & # 39;

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& # 39; And I am not often speechless, but I have not spoken all night. & # 39;

Terry and Lisa (photo) returned to their accommodation for a whole series of missed messages and phone calls from the location manager explaining that the couple should find a new location to say their vows

Terry and Lisa (photo) returned to their accommodation for a whole series of missed messages and phone calls from the location manager explaining that the couple should find a new location to say their vows

Terry and Lisa (photo) returned to their accommodation for a whole series of missed messages and phone calls from the location manager explaining that the couple should find a new location to say their vows

Lisa said she cried for about 30 seconds this morning, before another location in Docklands saved the day when they offered to organize the wedding.

The pier, built in 1916, was closed on Wednesday evening after engineers had declared the location unsafe.

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& # 39; Engineers inspect the pier every two months since November 2018 and had previously provided certification to support the continued occupation of the pier, & # 39; Victoria spokesman Geoff Ward said in a statement.

& # 39; However, given the engineers' notice (on Wednesday), there was no alternative but to leave the pier to maintain public safety. & # 39;

Lisa said she cried for about 30 seconds this morning, before another location in Docklands saved the day she offered to organize the wedding (photo: the original wedding location of Lisa and Terry)

Lisa said she cried for about 30 seconds this morning, before another location in Docklands saved the day she offered to organize the wedding (photo: the original wedding location of Lisa and Terry)

Lisa said she cried for about 30 seconds this morning, before another location in Docklands saved the day she offered to organize the wedding (photo: the original wedding location of Lisa and Terry)

Some diners say they were only told halfway through their dinners on Wednesday night, the ABC reports.

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The pier is more than 100 years old, has undergone major stabilization work in the last two years and has previously been released for continuous use.

But on Wednesday, engineers told Development Victoria that there had been a further rapid deterioration and that the site had to be evacuated and all locations closed.

Tenant Central Pier Pty, also known as Atlantic Group, operates various restaurants and functional spaces on the site.

The pier (photo), built in 1916, was closed on Wednesday evening after engineers had declared the location unsafe

The pier (photo), built in 1916, was closed on Wednesday evening after engineers had declared the location unsafe

The pier (photo), built in 1916, was closed on Wednesday evening after engineers had declared the location unsafe

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Group chief executive Hatem Saleh told The Herald Sun that a shut-down report was given at 4 p.m., but he wondered if a total evacuation was necessary.

& # 39; The advice from Central Pier by its engineers is that only parts of Central Pier may give rise to any concern and do not justify complete closure & # 39;

He said that for safety reasons, the group had met despite questions about the closing order.

The pier is more than 100 years old, has undergone major stabilization work in the last two years and has previously been released for continuous use (photo: the beams of the pier)

The pier is more than 100 years old, has undergone major stabilization work in the last two years and has previously been released for continuous use (photo: the beams of the pier)

The pier is more than 100 years old, has undergone major stabilization work in the last two years and has previously been released for continuous use (photo: the beams of the pier)

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One dinner told the ABC that his group was only told to leave at 7 p.m.

Opposition spokesperson planning Tim Smith said that if work had been done in the last two years, it would not be good enough for a sudden evacuation.

& # 39; Development Victoria, their president James McKenzie and indeed the Andrews government should clean up this morning with the people of Victoria about how they have brought their pier to such a state of decay & # 39 ;, he told reporters in the parliament.

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