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Crossroads concertgoers surprised with proposal, wedding during show

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Jordan Hayes asked for his lady's hand in marriage and had it planned with the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on a concert stage behind Grinders. Jordan Hayes asked for his lady's hand in marriage and had it planned with the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on a concert stage behind Grinders.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Concertgoers in the Crossroads got more than just a show over the weekend.

Jordan Hayes asked for his lady's hand in marriage and had it planned with the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on a concert stage behind Grinders.

The band's guitarist had the skills to take it all the way to "I do."

"It was amazing. I only had it planned up until the point we went backstage, and after that, I had no idea how it was going to transpire," Hayes said.

When Hayes asked Desiree Beaupre to marry him, it was a moment that captured the hearts of friends and strangers in attendance - not to mention the couple pronounced man and wife.

"I had no idea. Last year for my birthday, I thought maybe he was going to do it, but it didn't happen," Beaupre said.

The romantic song Home by the nationally known band was a hit on the radio and a sweet selection for the impromptu "I do."

Beaupre manages the pizza joint and concert venue. She was on the clock when she was dragged upstage.

"Is there an ordained minister here?" Hayes asked.

Hayes' request resulted in a raised hand from the band's guitarist.

"I figured, with Edward Sharpe, that someone in that giant tribe there had to be an ordained minister. So I asked them in the letter if there was one," Hayes said.

The pair weren't worried about robbing their families of a fancy affair. After all, they went all out eight years ago but then never made it official.

"In all the hurry and commotion, the wedding license didn't get brought to the ceremony and it was nullified," Hayes said.

However, Beaupre did get a bigger rock this go-around.

And they now have a little boy to share in the joy. Telemachus came along five years after their first wedding.  Their son's name came from a character in Homer's Odyssey, the son of Odysseus.

And Beaupre said the fact that this wasn't the first ceremony doesn't make it mean any less.

"It means more now. It was perfect. I wish we could have done that the first time," Beaupre said.

It is still not official until the two get a signed marriage license, but Hayes promises he won't wait another eight years to make that happen.

They have a date Tuesday at the Jackson County courthouse.

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