LOOK: Not even storm Urduja can stop these newlyweds in Eastern Samar
MANILA, Philippines – They say love conquers all.
On Saturday, December 16, a couple from Borongan town in Eastern Samar decided to tie the knot despite heavy downpour brought about by Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak). (READ: DSWD: Over 220000 affected due to Urduja)
In a Facebook post, wedding photographer Allen Beverly Anire shared the photos of newlyweds Mariel Anire and Charmaine Dulfo in ankle-deep flood waters with the caption: “Bumabaha sa pagmamahalan sa kasagsagan ng Urduja.” (As Urduja rages, they overflow with love.)
Allen Beverly Anire told Rappler the couple knew that the tropical storm would hit their town on Thursday. Urduja moved across the country in a slow pace, dumping almost two months' worth of rainfall in Eastern Samar. (READ: #SchoolPatrolPH: DepEd seeks info on schools damaged by Urduja)
It seemed that the couple ran out of luck as Urduja made landfall in the province on Saturday afternoon, just in time for their wedding. Regardless, the photographer said the couple decided to brave the storm. (LOOK: Houses in Eastern Samar flooded due to Urduja)
The bride, Charmaine, said deciding to push through with the wedding was the biggest decision she had made in her life, but added that it's only the start of a life-long commitment.
"No calamity can break, tear, or ruin our relationship from now on. We have passed the first trial, and there’s more coming. Whatever will happen in our life, we will stand as one. Our wedding proves it all," she said.
The photographer, who is related to the groom, recalled that waters flooded the church and heavy winds pounded the roof as the wedding ceremony was going on.
"The storm made the wedding more exciting and memorable. It showed that their love is unbreakable," Allen Anire said. (READ: WATCH: Woman keeps her dogs safe during Urduja) – Rappler.com