Philippines bride wades down flooded church aisle to reach groom after monsoon

'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'

Chelsea Ritschel
Sunday 12 August 2018 16:18 BST
Bride walks down flooded church aisle in wedding dress after Philippines monsoon

A bride refused to let the weather ruin her wedding plans as she gracefully made her way down a flooded church aisle to join her groom-to-be.

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.

In a video uploaded to Facebook, 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.”

Monsoons caused the church to flood (Facebook)

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.

According to the bride, their hometown is flood-prone so rescheduling would have just been a cause for more party-planning stress.

The video of the couple’s unwavering dedication has been viewed more than 115,000 times and prompted congratulatory messages.

The bride didn't let the flood bother her (Facebook)

“Love always wins!” one person wrote.

And although the wedding did not turn out exactly as they had planned, the newlyweds are just happy to be married.

“It is truly memorable. I am so happy. It shows the lesson that there are no what ifs," Delos Angeles said.

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