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Wedding stopped after best man drops ring

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SURREY, England -

A British couple put their wedding on hold briefly after the groom's best man dropped -- and lost-- the bride's wedding ring.

Elizabeth Gray and Lewis Aubrey were in the middle of their ceremony at St. John's Church in Surrey when everyone heard a distinctive "plink."

The pastor stopped the ceremony while the wedding party, and eventually some of the guests, got on their hands and knees to search for the missing ring.

"There were ushers on the floor, people lifting up carpets," bridesmaid Kelly Love told the Telegraph newspaper. "We had all the grates of the church floor up."

The bride's mother finally offered her ring as a stand-in so the couple could complete their vows.

But even after the wedding, Re. Nicholas Calver wouldn't give up. He brought in a shovel to dig his way to the foundation if necessary.

Finally, he discovered the ring had fallen in a crack between the floor and the raised dais.

Triumphantly, he arrived at the couple's reception with the prize in hand, where guests cheered loudly.

The pastor repeated the "with this ring" part of the ceremony at the reception --- this time, with the bride's actual ring.

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