This bride had T-Rex appeal


Elizabeth Rex Hundley was a unique bride last November. Certainly, her husband will never forget his wedding day, because his wife-to-be had Rex appeal. Or, rather, T-Rex appeal.

 >> Read more trending news

Tom Gardner was standing on a pier before his Bald Head Island wedding as Hundley approached from behind — wearing a T-Rex costume.

Paul Seiler, a Raleigh photographer, captured the moment before the Nov. 6 wedding on the east coast of North Carolina, the News & Observer reported. It was Hundley’s idea to surprise her groom.

Hundley (now Gardner) said she chose to dress up as the T-Rex because her mother’s maiden name, and her middle name, is “Rex.” She also said she was obsessed with the massive dinosaur.

“I thought it would be funny to wear the costume on the day I would go from a Rex/Hundley to a Gardner,” she said in an email to The News & Observer on Thursday. “I even had my bridesmaids take pictures of me the day before the wedding holding a sign that said: ‘Today a Rex, tomorrow a Gardner.’

“I’m also just obsessed with the T-Rex as a result of my name. I have so many T-Rex items around my house!”

Tom Gardner wrote in a Facebook post that he “was totally floored when I turned around and saw her in this.” In the video, he turns around and begins laughing hysterically as he sees Hundley, who was wearing a wedding dress under the costume.

"Wanna unzip me?” Hundley asks.

"Yes, I will unzip you," Gardner laughs, freeing Hundley from her costume and giving her a kiss.

Raleigh wedding videographer Jon Clark caught the moment on video, which was posted on Facebook on Monday. By Friday morning it had more than 2.5 million views.

 “It’s still sinking in,” the new Mrs. Gardner wrote in her email to the News & Observer. “I thought the video would just be sent among family and friends but it has just taken off! It is just so great to see so many people got a laugh out of it as well.”


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Amazon expands its Whole Foods grocery delivery service
Amazon expands its Whole Foods grocery delivery service

Amazon on Wednesday announced that it’s expanded its Prime Now service, which allows customers to order items for quick delivery from Whole Foods Market, to 10 additional cities. Prime Now launched Wednesday in Jacksonville, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Detroit; Madison, Wisconsin; Milwaukee; Omaha, Nebraska...
Who is Rachel Mitchell, the woman who will be questioning Ford, Kavanaugh?
Who is Rachel Mitchell, the woman who will be questioning Ford, Kavanaugh?

Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona sex crimes prosecutor, has been tapped by Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee to question U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two were high school students. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Judiciary...
SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh's 1982 calendar pages sent to Senate committee 
SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh's 1982 calendar pages sent to Senate committee 

Controversy continues to swirl around Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of decades-old sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him by a pair of women. What was expected to be a simple nomination process has become mired in allegations involving incidents alleged to have occurred while Kavanaugh was in high school or college. Deborah...
Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in state prison
Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in state prison

A judge sentenced comedian Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in state prison Tuesday, five months after a jury found him guilty of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004. Judge Steven O’Neil handed down the sentence after ruling earlier Tuesday that Cosby, 81, is a “sexually violent predator.” The designation...
More Stories