A lesbian couple set their wedding dresses on fire after their wedding and posed for pictures while wearing the burning gowns, leaving their wedding guests shocked.
April Choi, 32, and Bethany Byrnes, 28, from Iowa, asked guests from their respective wedding parties to torch the trains after exchanging vows.
April and Bethany pulled off the dangerous stunt during their wedding on October 13.
They decided to do something different as they held their reception in the afternoon and then said their vows at sundown, at Camp Tanager in Mt. Vernon.
The video footage shows two guests burning their wedding gowns which had the detachable trains.
April, of Peoria, Illinois, said:
‘A person from my wedding party lit my dress and one from Bethany’s wedding party lit hers.’
‘We tried to get them to match evenly but mine ran up first and Bethany’s took a while but it slowly burnt up the skirt.’
‘I think Bethany managed eight seconds in hers and mine was 12 seconds before I had to drop it.’
‘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.’
‘I don’t think I will ever forget it and nor will anybody else who attended the wedding, especially our parents who were greatly concerned for our safety.’
‘They were very very nervous.’
‘I was super nervous. I have done fire performance for fun and professionally, but as I watched the fuel being poured on April’s dress I couldn’t help but think it was a ton of fuel to be wearing.’
‘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.’
‘You just have to feel the heat on your back and judge from experience when you need to ditch.’
‘I love the photos so much. They’re glorious. Watching the flames creep up your wife’s gown is not something you can ever forget.’