Two brides became viral after they set their dresses on fire for the sake of wedding pictures.
Adrenaline junkies 32-year-old April Choi and 28-year-old Bethan Byrnes from Iowa wanted to do something different for their wedding. Eventually, they came up with the idea of setting their gowns on fire after exchanging vows.
A video of them became viral as it showed the behind-the-scenes glimpse of how they took their dangerous but unique wedding photo.
Their trains were the only things that were engulfed and flames, and they had their gowns altered and made the trains detachable for safety reasons.
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Choi and Byrnes are both variety entertainers, and they claimed that they had done fire-breathing and fire-eating stunts because of their profession.
During their wedding on October 13, 2018, they thought it only made sense to incorporate fire at some point on their special day.
The couple had reversed the events on that day. They started the festivities with the reception in the afternoon and said their vows later on at sundown at Camp Tanager in Mt. Vernon.
As soon as the skies turned dark, it was time for the couple’s trains to be lit up in flames.
After the man who officiated the wedding said, “You may now light the brides,” two guests from each side set the trains ablaze.
Recalling that moment, Choi said to the Daily Mail, “I have never seen two brides do something like this. I don't know many same-sex marriages first of all. I don't know of any other person who has actually burnt their wedding dress at the wedding.”
As for Byrnes, she admitted that she was very nervous even though she had done fire performances both “for fun and professionally.”
“It was such an adrenaline rush when the dresses went up in flames. You just have to repeat in your head that it's fine, you've done this before and all of the safety has been figured out. It really is safe,” she said.
As for the photos, the couple gushed that they were very amazing to look at.
Even though many social media users criticized the couple for doing such a very risky stunt, they insisted that they were very precautious.
They had fellow fire performers as guests, had medic among the crows, had fire extinguishers, and they went as far as wetting the ground to be extra safe.
Meanwhile, a groom decided to pull a prank on his new wife and threw a cake on her face.
At first, the wife tried to take revenge, but when the husband took it a little too far, the bride’s reaction showed that she wasn’t too happy of her dress and makeup getting ruined.