Lesbian couple will marry at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day
A lesbian couple will marry at the top of the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day.
Fabiana Faria, who grew up in Venezuela, and Helena Barquet, from New York, won a contest held by the owners of the building each year, for couples who want to tie the knot on the day.
The pair will marry on the 86th floor observatory, overlooking the city.
Speaking to Racked in 2016, Faria said: “We have an appreciation for things being timeless.
“We try for everything in here to have that timelessness, and 20th century furniture really holds that.”
The ceremony will take place at 7am and last for 15 minutes, before another couple marry afterwards.
Last November, Heather Pearson proposed to her girlfriend and fellow Harry Potter fan Kelsey Stacey in the US city of Portland.
The couple both already owned wands and Slytherin cloaks, and in the run-up to the proposal Pearson convinced her fiancée-to-be to help plan a Harry Potter-themed Halloween party.
Pearson sent her girlfriend on a Harry Potter scavenger hunt across Portland, where Stacey was surprised by her friends and the first three Harry Potter books containing personalised love letters from Harry Potter character Draco Malfoy.
She found the fourth book, the couple’s favourite, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, back at their apartment, where Pearson was waiting, dressed as Draco Malfoy.
Pearson pulled out a ring and the copy of Goblet of Fire, which had been creatively folded so that the pages spelled out “Marry me?”
Stacy emotionally accepted the proposal to cheers from the pair’s friends.