April Jennifer Choi, 32, and Bethany Byrnes, 28, set their dresses on fire during their wedding ceremony.Photo: Screenshot
Two brides set their wedding dresses on fire at their wedding.
April Jennifer Choi, 32, and Bethany Byrnes, 28, are performers who do extreme acts, often involving fire. The women got married last month in Iowa after knowing each other for five years.
“The way we keep the flame burning between us is constantly doing really crazy and dumb things,” Choi told Inside Edition.
They had the reception first and the ceremony in the evening.
The trains of their dresses were doused in lighter fluid and photographers moved into position. Fire extinguishers were kept handy.
When the officiant said, “You may now light the brides,” two assistants lit their dresses on fire.
“Seeing the other person lit on fire is definitely a little more nerve-wracking, because you can’t see yourself get lit,” Byrnes said.
They stayed close together for a few pictures, then detached their trains and got away before they got burned.