As monsoon season continues to batter the Philippines, Jobel Delos Angeles, 24, took the heavy rains from Tropical Storm Yagi in stride during her wedding in the province of Bulacan, near the capital Manila. Delos Angeles can be seen smiling as she slightly holds her white wedding gown above the brown rainwater – while carrying her bouquet in her other hand.
The groom, dressed in a suit and sandals, also seemed unconcerned as he clutched his bride’s hand and led her to the altar. But a flooded aisle was the least of the couple’s concerns after the rain waters forced them to arrive to the church by boat – as no cars would take them. “Even if it floods or it rains, nothing can stop me. You only get married once, will you postpone it? I was marrying the man I love,” Delos Angeles told the AFP after the ceremony. “My gown got wet and heavy but I told myself it was as if I was walking on a red carpet.”
Despite not planning for bad weather, only to find floodwaters entering the church in the town of Hagonoy, the couple of seven years never considered calling off the ceremony – as the day was a double celebration. In addition to exchanging vows, the couple also baptised their five-month-old daughter in front of their gathered friends and family – who watched all of the festivities barefoot.