A Filipina bride is winning the hearts of many netizens after a video showing her bravely walk down a flooded aisle of a church in the Philippines went viral on Facebook.
The amazing moment was captured on Saturday at the town of Hagonoy in Bulacan Province.
Jobel Delos Angeles married her partner of seven years last week despite the non-stop rain brought by Tropical Storm Yagi and the southwest monsoon, which caused flooding in areas of Manila as well as neighboring provinces such as Bulacan, according to AFP via AsiaOne.
In the video, which was posted online by Delos Angeles’ aunt Teresa Bautista, the 24-year-old bride can be seen braving the murky flood water inside the church as she walks down the aisle wearing her long white gown.
“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,” the bride told AFP by phone. “My gown got wet and heavy but I told myself it was as if I was walking on a red carpet.”
The couple did not expect bad weather when they planned their wedding, but they still continued with the ceremony and never considered calling it off or rescheduling.
“We didn’t want a new schedule as we were already stressed out. Our hometown is really flood-prone,” she said.
Transportation to get to their destination also caused problems for the couple.
“No car wanted to bring us to the church so I just rode a boat. We didn’t expect so many people would still turn up, even the entourage.”
The wedding, which was also a double ceremony for the baptism of their 5-year-old daughter, was attended by barefooted guests as seen in the photographs shared online by Bautista.
“I felt bad for them but at the same time I am happy they got it through,” Bautista said.
Delos Angeles admitted that she has no regrets.
“It is truly memorable. I am so happy. It shows the lesson that there are no what ifs,” she said.
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