It’s not every day you see a wedding in the rain, let alone one caught in an official video.
A wedding went viral after garnering more than 4 million views on TikTok. The bride, investment bank analyst Nysa Aritao, could be seen walking down the aisle in a garden wedding, holding an umbrella.
A few seconds after she started walking, she let go of the umbrella and continued walking toward her groom – pilot and cryptocurrency trader Kenn Marzan, who was already drenched in the rain.
“Everything changed when Kenn insisted to meet me there in the garden. Just us. Just for a moment. I was so happy that somehow, this person that I was going to marry, knew my heart. What I wanted without us ever talking about it. No rain could stop that. That’s when I understood what love was. That’s why it rained. To teach us that love knows no boundaries,” the bride said.
Marzan was seen crying along with his two best men beside him as Aritao walked the aisle.
Rhia Darang, Chief Coordinator of HIP Events which organized the wedding said that they were hoping for sunny weather for the wedding, which was held on June 18 at Frangeli House in Baguio City.
“We were fervently praying for sunny weather that day. We even offered eggs. It started to rain an hour and a half before the ceremony, but we weren’t too worried since we still had time to move it indoors,” Darang shared.
“We were hoping until the last minute that it would stop since the couple really wanted their garden wedding,” she added.
Darang further shared that all the suppliers for the wedding helped the couple continue their garden wedding.
“Everybody was ready, we were armed with just trash bags to cover their equipment. Coordinators cueing the bridal car and guests watching from the tent. Time stopped when Nysa started walking, everyone was crying. We were all soaking wet, but no one was bothered about it – that moment was so precious.”
The couple, both Baguio locals but now residing in Metro Manila, had to postpone their wedding due to the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the groom shared that all their relatives, entourage, guests, and even the pastor were ready to get wet in the rain. However, fearing that they might get sick, the coordinators started to move the venue indoors.
“Still, my best men Van and Carlos reassured me that they were willing to stand in the rain,” Marzan said.
Aritao, when asked about the dramatic putting down of the umbrella said that she “felt so emotional the moment I saw Kenn down the aisle, soaking wet. I thought, nababasa siya sa ulan, bakit ako nakapayong (he was soaking wet, why do I have an umbrella). Hence, the dramatic drop the [umbrella].”
The newlyweds said that they were grateful that their story was shared multiple times.
“Overwhelming. Just unbelievable and still grateful that our story was shared. We got sick eventually days after [but] it was all worth it.”
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