February 11, 2017

Philly couple one of 14 chosen to tie the knot atop Empire State Building on Valentine's Day

There will be 14 couples who will say "I do" atop the Empire State Building in New York City on Valentine's Day, and one of them will be representing the City of Brotherly Love.

The Empire State Realty Trust announced the winners of the annual "Valentine's Day Weddings Contest," now in its 23rd year earlier this week.

The 14 private ceremonies will happen at the building's 86th-floor observatory, scheduled throughout the morning from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Carolyn Zeits and Ryan Simon, of Philadelphia, will tie the knot at 11:30 a.m. The two met after being paired as bridesmaid and groomsman at a friend's wedding, according to a news release.

Two couples from North Jersey and another from Middleton, Delaware were also chosen to get married Tuesday on top of the Empire State Building.

The 10 other couples come from across the world, from China to Florida.

The ceremonies will be streamed live on the Empire State Building's Facebook page as well as its Instagram story.

The contest was open from November until mid-December. 


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