Lexie loves parades. And leading up to their wedding, Mike and Lexie would joke about incorporating their own parade into the day. We all have those inside jokes with our partners.. but it's just something to joke about, right? Not this time!
Mike surprised Lexie with a Jurassic Park themed parade right at the end of their wedding ceremony. Just after they were officially pronounced husband and wife and had kissed, the doors to the barn at Stonover Farm flew open. A T-Rex holding a conductors wand walked out followed by staff members who quickly handed out balloons and inflatable dinosaurs to guests. Their musically talented friends and family were in on it too! As Lexie and Mike came down the aisle the 'band' stood, holding the instruments that had been tucked away beneath the benches, and started to play a lively song fit for a parade! Other guests were given noise makes before the ceremony to sound too.
Lexie's reaction was absolutely priceless! It was so incredible to watch. She burst out laughing and you could just feel all of the joy and love in that moment. You could see how happy Mike was to have been able to surprise Lexie with her very own wedding day parade. And as Lexie and Mike made their way toward cocktail hour, the T-Rex band conductor followed behind, leading their parade of wedding guests!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Stonover Farm in Lenox, Ma
Catering and Planning: Mezze Catering & Events
Florist: Bloom Floral Design
Wedding Gown from Madeleine's Daughter Bridal Salon in Portsmouth, NH
Pre- Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Carubia Brass Band and Dixie Land Jazz
Wedding Reception Band: The Lonely Heartstring Band
Wedding Cake: Austin Bayliss
Lighting Designer: Julie Seitel
Audio Engineer & Sound Equipment - Darren O'Brien from Encore Audio
Rentals from Classical Tents & Party Goods and New England Country Rentals
Bridal Accessories and Second Wedding Gown from from BHLD
Groom's Attire from 9tailors in Boston Ma
Best Man and Man of Honor's attire from Men's Wearhouse
Transportation: Dufour Bus Co.