Couples Wed Atop Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day

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By NTD Newsroom
February 14, 2017Videos

Love was in the air atop the Empire State Building on Tuesday (February 14) as couples got married and renewed their vows on Valentine’s Day, the only day of the year when marriages are permitted at the iconic New York City skyscraper.

In back-to-back ceremonies, the couples wed outside on a cold winter day on the 86th floor observation deck, with the Manhattan skyline as the backdrop.

The couples were chosen in a contest explaining why they wanted to be married atop the 102-story landmark.

The ceremonies were small, with family and small groups of friends in attendance.

For Laura and David DeMusz, their ceremony at the Empire State Building was a chance to renew vows they took 19 years ago. The couple fell in love when they were 15 years old.

What’s the secret to their long and happy marriage?

“A lot of patience, being kind, listening and having confidence in your partner,” Laura DeMusz said. “When people make a commitment, they need to stay in that commitment.”

A total of 14 lucky couples were chosen for their big day at the Empire State Building.

Lights atop the Empire State Building will glow red at night to mark the Valentine’s Day occasion. It is the city’s third tallest building after One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue.


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