A wedding is a special affair and people spend fortunes on the wedding decorations to make their D-day look picture perfect. After all, we all want our wedding photographs to be no less than dreamy.
Chino and Kat Vaflor had decided to tie the knot at Savanna Farm Tagaytay by Solange, a venue 10 miles away from the Taal volcano in Manila, reports NY Post.
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Are you being affected by this? Stay safe!! 🙏🏼 “The volcano erupted [yesterday] afternoon, Jan 12… 43 YEARS [😧] after the 1977 eruption. According to PHIVOLCS director Renato Solidum, a phreatic eruption was first recorded at around 1pm. Loud rumbling sounds were also felt and heard from the volcano island. By 2:30pm, PHIVOLCS raised the alert status to Alert Level 2 [out of 5] after a stronger explosion was recorded around 2pm. It was followed by a stronger explosion by around 3pm that spew an ash column measuring 100 meters, prompting PHIVOLCS to upgrade the alert status to Alert Level 3 by 4pm. Furthermore, Solidum also confirmed that there was a magmatic intrusion that is likely the cause of the volcano’s phreatic eruptions on Sunday morning and afternoon. PHIVOLCS ordered an evacuation in the towns of Balete, San Nicolas and Talisay in Batangas and other towns within the shores of Taal Lake. By 7:30pm, PHIVOLCS upgraded the alert status to Alert Level 4 after volcanic activities intensified as "continuous eruption generated a tall 10-15 kilometer steam-laden tephra column with frequent volcanic lightning that rained wet ashfall on the general north as far as Quezon City.” Ashfall from the volcano were also experienced in Cavite and Laguna and also reached as far as Metro Manila and Clark International Airport. A lava fountain was recorded at 3:20am on Monday, Jan 13. According to PHIVOLCS, the volcano emitted a Strombolian-type of eruption. In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) suspended all flights to and from all terminals of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) following the eruption.” – @wikipedia . . Photos from @coffee_dante @staytunednbc @gmanews @abscbnnews @inquirerdotnet @philvolcs_dost. Thank you. #taal #taalvolcano #volcano #eruption #evacuation #nature #philippines #pilipinas #filipino #pinoy #pinay #ofw #environment #pacificrim #pacificringoffire #taallake #vacation #holiday #safety #news #zerowaste #zerowasteph #letsgogreenforlife #batangas #prayforthephilippines
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, however, warned residents around the volcanic eruption that was likely to take place in the afternoon of the couple’s D-day. The institute raised alerts and urged people to evacuate the Taal island and areas nearby predicting hazardous volcanic eruption.
But the couple decided to go ahead with their plan and tied the knot just as the volcano erupted in the background.
“We were actually nervous because while working we kept on checking social media for updates on the volcanic eruption. So we were actually aware of the warnings and escalating levels that were being announced real-time,” Evan told CNN.
“We also discussed discreetly among ourselves what we should do when worst comes to worst,” he added. But Evan said that everyone at their wedding venue maintained calm as the couple exchanged vows.
Wedding photographer Randolf Evan captured the iconic moment of the bride and groom exchanging vows in the altar with the volcano Taal spewing ashes in the clouds in the background.
Check out the stunning pictures from their wedding here:
Now that’s what we call an adventurous wedding. We wish the couple a happy married life!