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Feb 12, 2005
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Miss Congeniality is a missus.

Sandra Bullock married her bad-boy boyfriend, Monster Garage host Jesse James, in a sunset ceremony Saturday on a ranch outside Santa Barbara. More than 300 friends and family members descended upon the 300-acre Folded Hills Ranch in Solvang, California, for the nuptials.

James cruised to the site in one of his monster pickup trucks, per Us Weekly, arriving separately from Bullock. Guests were shuttled from Santa Barbara via a fleet of buses. According to Us Weekly, attendees included Metallica frontman James Hetfield and actresses Constance Marie and Regina King.

Bullock wore a white lace dress designed by Angel Sanchez, according to People, which said the wedding had a "hoedown theme" complete with a country-western band. Bullock marched down the aisle to a recording of her late mother, opera singer Helga Bullock, performing an aria, People reported. Her sister, Gesine Prado, made the cake.

The actress herself got into the DIY spirit, reportedly making James' ring herself, using tools in his machine shop. James left the jewelry to the pros: He picked out a vintage ring provided by jeweler Neil Lane, per People. This was the first trip down the aisle for Bullock, who turns 41 July 26, and the third matrimonial go-round for her betrothed.

Before swapping vows with James, the closest Bullock had come to being a bride was a brief engagement to actor Tate Donovan in 1994. She has also been romantically linked to former costars Ryan Gosling, Matthew McConaughey and musicians Bob Schneider and Guy Forsythe.

Her groom, however, has experience at the altar; James, 35, has two children, daughter Chandler and son Jesse James Jr., from his first marriage to Karla James, and a daughter, Sunny James, with second wife, adult-film star Janine Lindemulder

The newlyweds first met last spring, when Bullock's 10-year-old godson, a fan of James' TV show, got her to set up a tour of the Monster set. Despite being a fixture in the glossies since April 2004, the couple have refrained from discussing their romance. "There's a reason they call it private life," the actress-producer-budding real-estate mogul told People in March.

Her tatted-up husband is a multihyphenate, too: reformed juvenile delinquent, ex-college football player, former rock-band bodyguard, car and bike customizer extraordinaire and TV host. West Coast Choppers, his shop in Long Beach, California, has built tricked-out rides for the likes of Shaquille O'Neal and Kid Rock (his designs fetch up to $150,000) and his body-shop renown led to the launch of Monster Garage on the Discovery Channel in 2002. Like Bullock, he is an alum of People's 50 Most Beautiful list.

After a yearlong hiatus from acting, Bullock returned to the big screen with two films in 2005: Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, a box-office disappointment, and the indie racial drama Crash, one of the season's surprise hits.

She has been shooting a Truman Capote biopic, tentatively titled Every Word Is True, in which she plays famously reticent novelist Harper Lee. Also in the pipeline are a reunion with Speed costar Keanu Reeves in the romantic drama Il Mare, and another literary biopic, Grace, where she plays ill-fated Peyton Place author Grace Metalious. All three are slated to premiere in 2006, per

The funny thing is that I heard she was getting married, but I had no idea who she was dating... Yay for her!!