De Beers Diamond Jewellers Hosts An Intimate Cocktail for Four Lucky Couples of Colin Cowie's Annual Valentine's Day Event

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Four Lucky Couples in Love to Exchange De Beers Wedding Bands in Lavish Ceremony Created By Celebrity Event Planner Colin Cowie Atop Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day

The four lucky couples pose for a group shot at the De Beers Fifth Avenue Boutique.

De Beers Diamond Jewellers, the ultimate destination for engagement rings and diamond jewellery, partners with Colin Cowie Weddings for the annual Valentine’s Day Weddings Event, held at the iconic landmark on the world’s most romantic day of the year. Four lucky couples will exchange De Beers wedding bands and say “I do” when they receive their own private, personalized, lavish wedding ceremonies created by celebrity event planner Colin Cowie at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day, the only time when couples are able to marry at the building.

De Beers Diamond Jewellers hosted these four lucky couples at the De Beers Fifth Avenue Boutique on Friday, February 10. The wedding bands were unveiled to the couples during this intimate champagne cocktail.

Couples from across the country submitted videos describing their love stories and why they should be chosen to marry or renew their vows at ESB. After 16 semi-finalists were selected by a panel of experts, the public voted for their favorite couples. The winning couples who will share the most memorable day of their lives with their family, friends and the world at the iconic landmark are:

  •     Stephanie Figarelle and Lela McArthur (Anchorage, AK) This couple first met in Anatomy and Physiology class and have been a team ever since. Now, the first-time visitors to NYC look forward to celebrating their love in the most recent state to pass marriage equality legislation.
  •     Phil Fung and Shawn Klein (New York, NY) The self-described “best friends” have been committed for over 18 years and will be the first same-sex couple from New York State to marry at ESB. On the 14th they will be surrounded by their friends and loving families, with some hailing from Sean’s home state of North Dakota!
  •     Angela Vega and Lubin Masibay (San Francisco, CA) After many movie nights spent watching Sleepless in Seattle, these two fun-loving nurses are thrilled to be getting married in the building made famous in the romantic film.
  •     Paula Cubero and Enrique Catter (Greenwich, CT) The couple, originally from Mexico and Peru respectively, met in NYC and planned a wedding in Mexico which was canceled due to a swine flu scare. Now expecting their first child, they are thrilled to wed in front of family and friends in the city where they fell in love at first sight.

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