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A photographer captured the moment a couple got married in the Philippines as a volcano erupted behind them

INSIDER logoINSIDER 1/14/2020 Samantha Grindell
a person in a wedding dress © Randolf Evan Photography
  • Chino and Kat Vaflor got married in the Philippines on Sunday, January 12.
  • On the same day as the couple's wedding, the Taal volcano emitted a huge plume of ash, covering the surrounding area in volcanic dust.
  • The couple's photographer captured the Valfors' celebrations, showcasing the natural disaster in the background.
  • The volcano started spewing lava on Monday, placing a total of 450,000 people in the danger zone. Officials have also warned people residing in the area of a possible "volcanic tsunami."

All wedding photos are beautiful, but some leave a more lasting impression than others.

Chino and Kat Vaflor's photos turned out to be unforgettable, as a volcano can be seen erupting in the background of their wedding pictures.

© Randolf Evan Photography

The couple got married in the Philippines on January 12 at a venue located 10 miles from the Taal volcano, according to CNN.

On that Sunday, the volcano began emitting huge plumes of smoke, covering the surrounding area in a blanket of ash.

a person in a wedding dress © Randolf Evan Photography

The couple knew there was a risk the volcano's eruption could impact their wedding.

"We were actually nervous because while working, we kept on checking social media for updates on the volcanic eruption," photographer Evan Randolf told CNN. "So we were actually aware of the warnings and escalating levels that were being announced real-time."

The Valfors' wedding ceremony took place around the time the eruption began, creating the stunning visuals.

a crowd of people at a park © Randolf Evan Photography

Plumes of smoke covered the sky, as is visible in the sweeping shot captured by Randolf, but the couple didn't let the eruption deter them from celebrating.

a group of people in a tent © Randolf Evan Photography

The Valfors' wedding night ended peacefully, despite the foreboding image of the volcano nearby.

Following the ash eruption on Sunday, the Taal volcano began spewing lava on Monday, putting 450,000 people in the surrounding danger zone.

Residents are also being warned that a "volcanic tsunami" could be an aftereffect of the eruption. 

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