Newlyweds Smooch – with Tornadoes in the Background

Tornadoes in the Background as Newlyweds Kiss
Caleb and Candra Pence
Courtesy Cate Eighmey Photography

05/23/2012 AT 05:15 PM EDT

Nope, that's not CGI and this isn't Hollywood. The tornadoes swirling behind newlyweds Caleb and Candra Pence in their wedding photos are genuine Kansas.

The couple tied the knot on Saturday in Harper County, Kan., just as a several tornadoes were touching down nearby. Caleb and Candra quickly posed for pictures after they exchanged vows, and photographer Cate Eighmey caught the dramatic scene unfolding behind them.

"It was very classic: boots, jeans, wheat and tornado," the groom's mother, Carla told ABCNews. "You can't get any better than that for Kansas."

The groom, who is from Kansas, wasn't fazed by the brewing storm, though his bride, who is from Nebraska, had never experienced a tornado before.

"I saw the tornado forming even before the wedding started," Caleb said. "I told my dad but he said not to worry about it."

Caleb, who tied the knot at his family farm, added, "I was getting married, I really didn’t care about the tornado."

"This is just who we are: wheat farmers who live in Kansas and we have tornadoes," mom Carla told local station KWCH.

The photo quickly went viral. The couple went on their honeymoon.
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