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Tornado makes a cameo in Canadian couple's wedding photos

Photos of a tornado as the backdrop of a Canadian couple's wedding photos have gone viral.
Megan Christensen, Deseret News Modified: July 7, 2014 at 4:01 pm •  Published: July 8, 2014

Professional photographer Colleen Niska was snapping photos of a Canadian couple's wedding in Saskatchewan when a tornado split the backdrop.

But instead of relocating, the three moved even closer to take the pictures that would soon go viral, according to BuzzFeed.

"I've dreamed about a day like this! Could NOT wait to post these! Pretty sure this will only happen once in my lifetime!" Niska wrote on her Facebook page.

Soon after, the photos received more than 21,000 likes and more than 15,000 shares.

Some Facebook users thought the photos were fake, but others commended Niska for a job well done.

"Reminds me of 'Wizard of Oz.' Not even the Wicked Witch can keep these two apart. Awesome pictures!" one commenter said.

Niska told BuzzFeed they were far away from the tornado, and it wasn't moving in their direction.

“We were pretty excited as none of us had witnessed a tornado before and thought it was a pretty cool opportunity," Niska said. "I wasn’t going to pass on it!”

CTV News reported that the tornado was about an hour away from where Niska was shooting and everything at the wedding reception remained intact, apart from a tent that blew over.

Niska's photos rode on the heels of another wedding photo shoot that made national news.

In early June, a wildfire in Oregon disrupted a wedding, but not before wedding photographer Josh Newton took epic photos.