Mount Mayon in the Philippines is currently the most active volcano in Southeast Asia. It is spewing ash and is expected to have a massive eruption very soon, but that didn't stop one couple from incorporating the mountain into their wedding photos.
From a safe distance outside the evacuation circle, Arlo Gerald de la Cruz and his bride Maria Hussa Maica Nicerio took advantage of the situation and used the volcano as a backdrop in their wedding photos.
The results were stunning.
Jan 25, 2018 - Daraga, Albay, Philippines - MARIA MAICA DE LA CRUZ and her husband, ARLO GERALD DE LA CRUZ, on their wedding day with the Mayon volcano erupting in the background. © Jack Kurtz via ZUMAWire) #thePicturesOftheDay #photojournalism #volcano #mayon #wedding pic.twitter.com/4dacIwU1MN— ZUMA24.com (@ZUMA24) January 27, 2018
What a handsome couple! Congrats on your nuptials & THAT photo!— Bunnyfufu84 (@Bunnyfufu84) January 27, 2018
Of course the photos appeared on the internet so we know what that means: here come the cynics.
Nothing like a little exciting doom hanging in the back of true love...— Christine Tucci (@MrsTucciAngell) January 27, 2018
It's all fun and games until everyone is wiped out by a 600 MPH pyroclatic cloud.— Steven M. Booth 🦅 (@StevenMBooth) January 28, 2018
Yeah, quite stunning momentary setting, I guess...until you start breathing in the ash or your wedding dress gets all covered in it...besides, I doubt people closer to the base feel the same way if fleeing for their lives 😁— Shaughn (@Shaughn_A) January 28, 2018
Just look at the pretty pictures and let them have their day, okay?
For me those are the most epic wedding pictures I've ever seen. Very cool congratulations to the couple— randy (@RandyRbch) January 27, 2018
That's more like it. We can all go back to cynicism tomorrow.