Ain’t No River Wide Enough: Couple wade across waterway to make to their wedding

The newlyweds Gina and Joey Nuñez. Photo: Joy Ann Baquilar
The newlyweds Gina and Joey Nuñez. Photo: Joy Ann Baquilar

The journey to true love is never easy, but it proved to be especially difficult for one couple who had to wade across a river in Taboso town in Negros Occidental just so they could make it to their wedding over the weekend.

Newlyweds Gina and Joey Nuñez have gone viral after a photo of them appeared on Saturday showing them dressed to the nines — white dress included — while walking through knee-deep murky water.  The photo was taken by Gina’s niece, Joy Baquilar, and has since been picked up by several media outlets.

Baquilar wrote in her post, “Their love is like flood and rain that cannot be stopped. This is what true love is. Congratulations [to] both of you auntie.”

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Coconuts Manila spoke with Gina, who said that they did not expect to go for an impromptu swim on their wedding day. “The weather was sunny on Friday [the day before the wedding]. But in the evening it just suddenly rained so hard until [our town] was flooded,” she said.

They had no choice but to wade through the river, she added.

“It rained so hard that the water rose up. So that’s what happened, we had to walk through it just so our wedding will push through.”

Baquiran, Gina’s bridesmaid, said that while there was a bridge, walking to it would have taken too long. The fastest way was to simply walk across the river.

The priest was surprised to see Gina and Joey with their suit and gown all drenched. “We explained that we were late because of the flood. In fact, it was raining when we left,” Gina said.

Well, walking through the murky water paid off in the end. Congratulations, Gina and Joey!

Seen any interesting happenings at weddings that tops this? Tell us by leaving a comment below or tweeting to @CoconutsManila.



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