In a true test of trust and love, the weddings went on for these couples despite the Taal Volcano eruption yesterday. As ash columns unexpectedly spewed out of the volcano, photos of nuptials that were subsequently ongoing during the cataclysmic event made rounds on social media last night.
Chino Vaflor and Kat Palomar, who had their ceremony at Savannah Farm in Alfonso, Cavite, pushed through with their vows amidst the clouds of black smoke overhead, as seen on these photos by Randolf Evan.
Photographer Peewee Torres, on the other hand, caught swirls of the eruption in the background during Iza Tobias and Jezreel Autor's garden nuptials in Tagaytay.
In an image taken by Nice Print Photography, couple Tintin Peren and Evan Gonzales dared to pose lovingly for their wedding photo staged in Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club in Lipa, Batangas.
Photographer Myio Okamoto also posted a silhouetted photo of his couple during their wedding in Tagaytay, while billows of smoke overtook the sky.
Congratulations to these newlyweds!
That said, while the professionalism exhibited by the couples and their wedding suppliers amid the unforeseen eruption is truy commendable, couples with scheduled weddings in the area in the coming weeks are heavily advised to move their nuptials elsewhere. Consequently, as the situation in Taal continues to worsen, changing the date altogether might also be best to ensure the safety and health of everyone involved, including wedding suppliers and guests.
According to a bulletin by the the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the ashfall alone could "cause irritation and breathing problems especially among the children and elderly, and it is particularly dangerous to our health."
Currently, PHIVOLCS has raised Alert Level 4 over Taal Volcano, as announced yesterday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m. This means that magmatic unrest continues as another eruption remains possible in the coming days. Over 52 eathquakes have also been recorded in the Taal region as of 12:49 this morning.
Read up on their full update as of January 13, 3:20 a.m., as posted on their official Twitter page.
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