No rice toss for this couple: Pyromaniac newlyweds literally walked out in a glow of glory after setting themselves on fire to end their wedding ceremony. A video of the nuptial pyrotechnics currently has more than 15.2 million viral views online as of Friday afternoon.
“Your wedding exit makes sparklers look boring,” reads the caption of the absolutely lit clip, posted by wedding DJ Russ Powell on Monday.
Lovebirds Gabe Jessop and Ambyr Bambir Mishelle are 42-year-old stunt doubles who work on TV and film sets like ‘Yellowstone’ and ‘Hereditary,’ so they decided to pay homage to their career together during their wedding.
However, most viewers did very little to prepare for the stunt, which features pyrotechnics reminiscent of a gender reveal party gone awry, Jam Press reported.
The knot roast ceremony video – titled “when stunt people get married” – traditionally begins with the bride and groom standing side by side.
However, the event takes a smoldering turn after a man ignites Bambir’s bouquet with a large incendiary device, causing them to burst into flames a la Nick Cage and Sam Elliott in Ghost Rider.
The two flames then jog down the aisle holding hands while guests cheer in the background, seemingly unfazed by the fact that they’re both on fire.
The fiery footage ends with Jessop and Bambry kneeling while a wedding attendant puts out the heated action with a fire extinguisher.
The display of burning passion set the comments section ablaze as one impressed TikTokker exclaimed, “Damn! A full burn to tie the knot.”
“NGL… your wedding will be in the top 10 for life,” DJ Powell said in the comments.
“If my marriage doesn’t turn out that bright, I’ll leave him at the altar,” added another awed commenter.
“I know the photographer was stressed,” one viewer joked, while another joked about a scenario where the cameraman didn’t capture the moment, writing, “Photographer: ‘Can we have a replay? I forgot to take off the lens.’”
Others compared the scene to Jennifer Lawrence’s flame-adorned dress from Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
However, concerned commentators wondered if the couple was okay after the fireworks.
“So many things could have killed them in that video,” said a social media schoolmaster.
“Please tell me the hair was protected,” another said, to which Powell Russ replied, “They both had anti-burn gel on their hair and face, then she had a wig over it.” They reportedly wore it also fireproof clothing.
He also released a disclaimer informing viewers that the newlyweds are “trained professionals” and should not “try this at home.”