It was all cheers and partying as a woman celebrated her divorce in the presence of new and old friends by publicly setting her wedding dress on fire.
Before burning the dress, Briana made a toast in which she said she had no idea who her true friends were until her divorce journey started about two years ago.
She toasted to “everyone who has ever been in a relationship that was abusive, that hurts, that they shouldn’t have stayed in, that they didn’t know how to get out of, because there is light at the end of the tunnel and it took me a long time to get there but this is my light at the end of the tunnel. I am here, I am strong, I am happy. I have so many new beginnings, so many great people in my life. I had no idea all the things that were coming to me in this world and I am so happy to have it.”
After the speech, she poured gasoline on the dress as her friends cheered loudly, encouraging her. After pouring gasoline, she told everyone to back up and added “especially my child” to avoid getting burnt. She then lit the dress on fire and her friends cheered even louder and clapped.
When the ritual was done, she said: “Thank you for coming everybody, I love you. I appreciate you. It’s been an incredible experience. Please have a mimosa. Please just hang out. We’re just partying at this point.”