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Couple wed with volcano erupting in the background

A couple who ignored a volcano warning to push ahead with their wedding captured some truly unique photos of the day after it erupted as they walked down the aisle.

Chino Valfor and his new bride Kat had been making plans for eight years to tie the knot at Savannah Farm in the Philippines at 5.30pm on Sunday.

A warning had already been issued about Taal Volcano located nearby, but it hadn’t reached emergency level as the ceremony began.




When the couple began their walk down the aisle, the sky filled with a gigantic plume of volcanic ash, which was caught in a series of amazing photos by wedding photographer Randolf Evan.

Randolf revealed that the alert issued about the volcano was at level two (out of five) when the ceremony began, but reached level four as the service continued.

“That’s the time the wedding planner and coordinator were starting to talk to the Chino and Kat about the matter,” he said.



“Surprisingly the mood throughout the day was calm. It was an intimate wedding so most of the couple’s guests were family and close friends.

“Funny enough, the smoke from the volcano just kind of like served as an entertaining backdrop changing from white, yellow, pink and finally to grey.

“We just did our work as usual but the challenge was for us to talk to them and help maintain their composure as the situation showed no sign of stopping.



“Our team, as well as the rest of the suppliers, was just getting a feel if the couple wanted to postpone or not.

“They ended up going ahead with everything as we later found out that they have been planning for this day for eight years and two kids in the making.

“It was going to be a special day for them no matter what, and it definitely was.



“They were even able to do their vows, first dance and speeches and watch their on site slideshow. It was all very memorable despite the reception’s program getting cut short.”

Taal is the Philippine’s second most active volcano and the plume of ash on Sunday triggered the mass evacuation of half a million people from the area.





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