Since 1931, the Empire State Building has been more than a beacon of New York City. It has also been a beacon of NYC love, named the World's Most Romantic Building.

And this year, fourteen lucky couples will profess their wedding vows on the 23rd year of this contest's tradition of celebrating love.

Suck it, Eiffel Tower!

The ceremonies will be taking place on the 86th floor Observatory, and will continue throughout the rest of the day, starting at 8 a.m. 

A few of the couples have family memories tied to the building itself, like Danielle Stone and Brain Doyle from Boonton, NJ. Two years ago, they attended Danielle's mom and stepdad's nuptials on top of the Empire State Building. 

They walked in Central park afterwards, where a year later Brian proposed.

Others have more direct memories of the location, like Amanda Woodard and Phillip Turinsky from Soughtgate, MI. Amanda surprised Phillip with a trip to NYC, and he topped that with a proposal at the same 86th floor Observatory. #Goals.



And some couples are reaffirming their love at the Empire State Building, like Emily and Ken Evans from West Palm Beach, FL. The Evans were married at the Empire State Building in 2007, on Valentine's Day!

They are psyched about celebrating their 10th anniversary in the same place they first exchanged vows.

According to Yahoo Finance, each couple will have access to the 360 degree views of NYC for photos after their ceremony. Plus, one randomly picked pair will win a three night, four day honeymoon in the Dominican Republic at the hotel.

Along with the views, the newlyweds will get to enjoy a one-night stay at the Grand Hyatt New York where they will be treated to a continental breakfast at STATE Grill and Bar, located in the lobby of ESB, before or after their ceremony. 

via ABCNews

To commemorate the occasion, each couple will also be gifted a Bulova timepiece from the Diamonds Collection. So basically, an NYC wedding at the ESB is the be-all-end-all of Valentine's Day dates. 


But we hope these couples have, and continue to have, an everlasting love. WE'RE NOT CRYING, YOU'RE CRYING.

[via Yahoo] [Feature Image Courtesy ABCNews]