Newlyweds take captivating shot as Mount Mayon erupts in the background

Lava flows from the crater of Mount Mayon volcano during a new eruption in Legazpi city, Albay province, Philippines Jan 25, 2018. Source: Reuters

A NEWLY married couple in the Philippines got the chance to take a wedding photo of a lifetime when the country’s iconic Mount Mayon spewed a cloud of ash and lava during their post-nup photo shoot.

Their album, which was shared on social media, has gone viral on Facebook, much to the delight of Arlo Gerald De La Cruz and Maria Hussa Maica De La Cruz.

According to Kicker Daily, the couple, who tied the knot at the Nuestra Señora de la Porteria Parish Church, commonly known as Daraga Church, was thankful for the well-timed photos.

Arlo had also described his love for his new wife, comparing it to the eruption, saying it was “hot” and “exploding”.

"kahit na pumuputok ang bulkan,tuloy pa rin tayo. Laban lang! Walang makakapigil sa atin"

Arlo & Maica Same Day Edit01.25.2018Photo/Video:Nebreja Bros. MediaCoordination: JB Creative EventsHMUA: Joan AltavanoFlorist: Flowers & SwirlsPost-Nup Location: Red Labuyo Restaurant

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“Despite the volcano erupting, we carry on. Keep on! No one can stop us,” the couple said in the caption of the photos.

Since going live, the photos were the subject of admiration and envy, garnering over 40,000 reactions and 26,000 shares at the time of this writing.

Volcanologists said there were seven more episodes of intense but sporadic lava fountaining at the crater lasting several minutes during a 21-hour period from Thursday morning.

The lava fountains, shooting up between 150m and 500m generated ash plumes that spurted as high as 3km above the crater, they said.

Additional reporting by Reuters