Wedding Bells Ring Different Tune with Unique Invention

July 26, 2010 7:30 AM | Photos

When you’re having a wedding and there isn’t a church nearby to sound the traditional bells, you have to get creative.

Eighty-year-old master mechanic and architect, Terry McConnell, wanted to give his grandson and his bride the sound of a traditional wedding.

The young couple was married on Saturday at Pineridge Hollow with the sounds of the unique wedding bell music machine (above). McConnell invested hundreds of hours in the mechanical marvel, which was put together from a large collection of surplus aircraft parts.

His grandson, Adam McConnell, was pleased with the invention as he and his bride, Natalie Johansen (right), made their way from the ceremony at the south end of Birds Hill Park. photos/Ted Grant

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