Neither an inundated church nor a flooded aisle could not stop this bride from the Philippines from getting married.
Braving the cataclysmic weather, 24-year-old Jobel Delos Angeles from the province of Bulacan waded down a flooded aisle in a church to marry her partner of seven years. This was at a time the tropical Storm Yagi and the southwest monsoon had led to heavy flooding in the country’s capital Manila and surrounding areas, including Bulacan.
“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 National. “My gown got wet and heavy but I told myself it was as if I was walking on a red carpet.” The video of her walking up to her groom (above) has gone viral and has won hearts on social media.
The bride added that she took a boat to reach the venue when a taxi refused to take her. “We didn’t want a new schedule as we were already stressed out. Our hometown is really flood-prone,” she said.