A newlywed bride and groom have found a unique way to turn heads at their wedding by deliberately setting themselves on fire.
Wedding outings are an increasingly important part of any couple’s big day, offering newlyweds a chance to end the festivities in style.
“A wedding outing is just a fun and exciting way to end the evening and keep the energy going rather than just letting your band or DJ finish on the last song,” said wedding photographer Kate Dye. Newsweek. “It caps off what has already been a magical day and it’s one last chance to get some great pictures to remember it all by.”
While that usually involves serenading the happy couple with bubbles or sparklers, Gabe Jessop and Ambyr Bambyr decided to do something a little more unique for their wedding.
Gabe and Ambyr met while working as stuntmen in the film industry, so something explosive was always going to potentially be on the cards when they got married. Even so, the resulting stunt choreographed to seal their marriage was spectacular to say the least and certainly shouldn’t be attempted by untrained professionals.
Footage of their fiery exploits first surfaced on social media after wedding and event planner Russ Powell shared a clip on TikTok of the happy couple set on fire. It can be viewed here.
Captioned “when stuntmen get married”, the video featured Gabe and Ambyr walking hand-in-hand as flames gradually engulfed their fire-resistant stunt clothes.
What begins with a fiery bouquet of flowers spills over the backs of the bride and groom, who continue walking, greeting the guests present who can be heard cheering.
Remaining calm and collected throughout, Gabe and Ambyr eventually reach a point where they both kneel to the ground, allowing two men with fire extinguishers to put out the flames.
Sparks flew then, so it was somewhat fitting that they concluded their nuptials with the two stuntmen holding hands, engulfed in fire from head to toe.
A spectacular clip accompanied by the score of the Pirates of the Caribbean film, the video has already been viewed more than 13 million times, garnering thousands of comments from viewers in the process.
Commenting on his own video, Powell stressed, “These are trained professionals, don’t try this at home.” Some users like ..blueowlbtq253 were worried about the bride. “Please tell me the hair was protected,” she wrote. Powell replied, “They both had burn gel in their hair and face and then she had a wig on top.”
Eohm, meanwhile, joked, “the only time the label ‘actions are done by professionals’ has been true” with Simon Eubanks commenting, “Ahh, so those are the people responsible for making our entertainment so amazing .”
Bakehouse Caligo felt strangely moved by the video. “Why am I crying?? this is so cute,” she wrote. Haley__white was one of many to note that the stunt had real “hunger game vibes.”
Sofia_dance, meanwhile, concluded. “Well, it’s a unique marriage conversation made for each other.” Gabe and Ambyr have since taken to TikTok to share similar photos and videos from their fiery wedding outing. They can be viewed here and here.
Newsweek contacted Gabe, Ambyr and Powell for comment.