A bride has become an online hit after she surprised her fiancee on their wedding day in a dinosaur costume.
Elizabeth Gardner, 30, reduced her now husband Thomas in fits of laughter when she arrived wearing a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume.
The couple, from Chicago, got married in November in Bald Head Island, North Carolina.
‘Floored’: Elizabeth Gardner, 30, surprised her fiance Thomas, pictured left, on their wedding day by turning up in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume, pictured right
Surprise! Thomas was reduced to fits of laughter when she arrived for their wedding dressed in the costume
Husband and wife: The couple, from Chicago, got married in November in Bald Head Island, North Carolina
Thomas’s shocked and amused expression was captured on camera as he turned around to find his soon-to-be-wife in a huge orange costume.
The video – which shows Thomas obliviously waiting with his back turned as Elizabeth approached him in costume before he turned to find a T-Rex – has been watched over 2.6million times.
Thomas said he was ‘totally floored’ by the surprise and could not stop laughing.
‘I was totally floored when I turned around and saw her in this. Floored I tell you,’ he wrote on Facebook.
Beth added: ‘It just warms my heart to see that so many people got a giggle out of this too.’
Special moment: Thomas’s shocked and amused expression was captured on camera as he turned around to find his soon-to-be-wife in a huge orange costume
Entertaining: A video of the moment has been watched over 2.6million times
In suspense: Thomas, pictured waiting, said he was ‘totally floored’ when he turned to see Elizabeth in costume
She said the idea was inspired by her mother’s maiden name and her middle name, which is Rex.
‘I thought it would be funny to wear the costume on the day I would go from a Rex/Hundley to a Gardner,’ she told The Huffington Post.
She admitted that she was ‘a little worried’ about how Thomas would react but he was delighted by the surprise.
Costumes have been a consistent theme in their relationship after Elizabeth was wearing a Captain America dress when they first met in a bar five years ago.
John Clark Weddings, who made the video, described Thomas’s reaction as ‘the best first look ever’.
The video shows Thomas standing on a bridge in his suit holding a bouquet of sunflowers waiting for his fiancee to arrive.
In love: Thomas said he was amazed by the surprise and could not stop laughing
Dress up: Costumes have been a consistent theme in their relationship after Elizabeth was wearing a Captain America dress when they first met in a bar five years ago
Dinosaur trend: Photographers Greg Basel and Maria Adams recently shot spoof engagement pictures of two people in T-Rex costumes in Spokane Valley, Washington
Elizabeth is seen being helped over the bridge in a T-Rex costume and stands behind Thomas who is waiting with his back turned.
When he turns around to find Elizabeth waving in the costume he bursts out laughing and Elizabeth comes dancing towards him before they embrace and kiss.
When she asked ‘are you mad that I did this?’ he laughingly said ‘no’.
He helps to unzip her to reveal her wedding dress underneath and they kiss in front of the sunset.
Dinosaur costumes appear to be emerging as a wedding trend for 2017.