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Copyright © 2000 - 2015 Marie April Gismondi
~ Empire State Building NYC
Valentines Day Weddings ~
Every year The Empire State Building holds a contest and 14 lucky couples from around the
world, are chosen to get married at the top of the city. Lucky me, I was the officiant in 2008 &
2009!  The beautiful winners from those years are here with excerpts from their ceremonies.
Congratulations and many happy years to you all!

For information on the current years festivities see the
ESB website
Tonya and Tosin Abari
of Laurel Maryland
Kaymarie and JD Holt
of where ever the
US Air Force needs them
Cristina and Jason Arreguin
of California
Whitney and Timothy  Randall
of Massachusetts and the UK
Melanie and Joseph Castine
of Philadelphia, PA
Sara and George Mostoller
of Wadsworth Ohio
Jessica and Nicholas Liu  
of Queens New York
Marlo and Greg Breeze
of Lakeland Florida
Yi-Bing and Matthew Percival
of Hollywood California
Marlo and David Warnock
of Trumansburg, NY
Kathleen and Dustin Love  
of Birmingham Alabam
Jennifer and Dan McClure
of Massachusetts
Photo by Josephine Solimene
Rabbani & Solimene Photography
Special thanks to Nicole Grzywacz of the
ESB Special Events Dept and Jennifer
Gaonach of Brides.com who brought all
the pieces together and made everything
flow smoothly and beautifully from the
first kiss to the last!
~ 2008 ~
~ 2009 ~
This years weddings, performed by myself and by Brooklyn based Humanist Celebrant
Eileen Regan were web cast with live streaming video all day long!
Bride's.com  See Live VIDEO of all ceremonies here
Anni and Delon Mollett
of Birmingham, Michigan
and Arlington, Texas
Asherel and Linnell Totten
of Durham, North Carolina
(That's a tattoo of the ESB!)
Cristina and Joseph Fasano
of Mississauga, Canada
and Yonkers, New York
Dodi and Timothy Nicholson
of Stafford Springs, Connecticut
Hailey and Barth Carson
of South Williamsport,
Heidi and Kevin Koski
Of Where ever the US Coast
Guard stations them next!
Natalie Sauro and Jessica Chesnutt
of Brooklyn, New York
Juanita and Christopher Kerber
of Alexandria, Virginia
Kimberly and Mathias Turck
of New York City, New York
Rose and Michael Le Grand
of Brooklyn, New York
Yanan and Michael Zhang
of Selden, New York
2008 was my first year working with this
project and I can't tell you how truly amazing
it was, and is to be a part of an event that is
held in a place that people from all over the
world dream of. It is like being a part of
history as it is made. I am honored to be
included in such a wonderful event. But
enough about me we know it's really all about
the couples! So here they are!
The photos below are of the sunrise on Valentines Day 2009
Taken from the ceremony site at the Empire State Building