Taal Volcano in the Philippines Erupts During Couple’s Wedding Ceremony

Taal Volcano

A couple in the Philippines pushed through their wedding ceremony as the Taal Volcano erupted on Sunday.

Chino and Kat Vaflor’s wedding was held at Savana Farm Tagaytay by Solange in the city of Tagaytay, about 10 miles from the still erupting Taal Volcano.

Wedding photographer Randolf Evan captured dramatic shots of the ceremony with volcanic ash spewing in the background.

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Evan told CNN that he and his team were constantly checking social media for any updates about the Taal Volcano.

“We were actually nervous because while working we kept on checking social media for updates on the volcanic eruption,” he said. “So we were actually aware of the warnings and escalating levels that was being announced real time.”

“We also discussed discreetly among ourselves what we should do when worst comes to worst.”

via Randolf Evan Photography

Fortunately, everyone at the event remained calm while the couple exchanged vows as the volcano erupted behind.

via Randolf Evan Photography

In addition to the pictures taken by Evan, the venue also shared a picture of the wedding taken by photographer Warren S. Garcia.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology announced the worsening conditions of the Taal Volcano eruption on Sunday evening, raising alert levels to Level 4, meaning that a hazardous eruption is imminent.

Images via Randolf Evan Photography

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