Well, not so much bells as tornado sirens… But still it was a lovely wedding!

We were worried all week it would rain out our vineyard venue (it did, with torrential rains the night before the wedding), and our out-of-town guests learned what it was like to get up in the middle of the night and put on shoes and socks and gather in the middle of the house as tornado sirens blared.

But no tornadoes touched down, and the weather cleared up by morning and left us with a gorgeous day to get married in. The vineyard was too soggy, so we did the ceremony and reception in our backyard. It was quite a party. Here are a few of the pictures people have posted so far…

Sign boy (the sign says "Here comes the bride!") and ring bearers

My nephew Mason with a sign that says “Here comes the bride!”

Ring bearers, my nephews Jack and Jake

Ring bearers, my nephews Jack and Jake

Sweet flower girl Iphy (my Matron of Honor Holly's little girl)

Sweet flower girl Iphy (my Matron of Honor Holly’s little girl)

Down the aisle

Down the aisle

Our lovely officiant Emily

Our lovely officiant Emily

The vows

The vows

"Yeah, yeah, marriage, whatever, where's the cake?"

“Yeah, yeah, marriage, whatever, where’s the cake?”

Bridesmaids and blue skies

Bridesmaids and blue skies

I now pronounce you husband and wife...

I now pronounce you husband and wife…

Carried away

Carried away

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Waving to the assembled crowds, who were kind enough to witness and bless our union :)

Waving to the assembled crowds

"That's all, folks. Time to drink!"

“That’s all, folks. Time to drink!”

My husband horsing around with my nephew :)

My husband horsing around with my nephew ๐Ÿ™‚

The cake

The cake

A few of the 150 or so guests

A few of the 150 or so guests

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The live entertainment (before a carefully-selected iTunes playlist took over!)

The live entertainment (before a carefully-selected iTunes playlist took over!)

Vanquishing the cake... with a sword. My nephew Jake is obviously impressed!

Vanquishing the cake… with a sword. My nephew Jake is obviously impressed!

Wiping away the blood of my enemy... I mean the frosting of my wedding cake

Wiping away the blood of my enemy… I mean the frosting of my wedding cake

The rings

The rings

Husband and mother of the bride

Husband and mother of the bride

With my grandmother

With my grandmother

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Into the sunset

Into the sunset

Back in civilian clothes, whew!

Back in civilian clothes, whew!

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