Michigan couple weds to sweet sound of tornado sirens

A downed tree sits on a fence off of Prairie Parkway in Wyoming, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, after a reported tornado swept through the area. A storm that appeared to spawn at least one tornado slammed parts of western Michigan on Saturday, causing extensive damage, authorities said. (Neil Blake/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Not even tornado sirens could stop a Michigan couple from saying “I do.”

As the sirens blared across Grand Rapids, Brandon Warner married Breane Proctor in front of family members and guests at a church.

Warner told The Grand Rapids Press that he decided to proceed with Saturday’s ceremony, despite the storm threat, and that if they “were going to get hit, maybe it was meant to be.”

The new bride said: “We just kind of shrugged our shoulders and went down the aisle.”

After exchanging vows, storm sirens sounded again and everyone stood beneath the church’s balconies, away from its stained-glass windows.

The newspaper reports that a little less than an hour after they said “I do,” a tornado reportedly touched down less than three miles away.

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