See Two Couples Get Married in Times Square on New Year’s Eve

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PHOTO:Monica and Alfredo Hernandez won a competition to become the first couple married in 2016 in Times Square in New York, Jan. 1, 2016.

Generation Tux Names Alfredo & Monica Hernandez From Miami First Couple Of 2016™ As They Tie The Knot In Times Square On New Year’s Eve. George Zimmer Officiates First Marriage of the Year and Wedding of Runner-up Couple Michael & Alexander Eisele-Westbrook of Atlanta, With Millions of Revelers as Wedding Guests.

Many of the 1 million people who celebrated New Year’s Eve in Times Square wore extra layers or novelty hats, but there were two couples who celebrated in grand style. These couples won the chance to get married in Times Square after submitting their names in a contest. One of them became the first officially married couple of 2016. 

Photos of the moment the couples kissed, captured by photographer Bonnie Biess, show the sheer magnitude of the scene, with thousands of people pictured in the background.

PHOTO:Alexander and Michael Eisele-Westbrook were the runners-up in the competition and were also married in Times Square during the New Years Eve festivities.

The year’s “first couple” were Monica and Alfredo Hernandez of Miami, who won the Generation Tux contest based on the votes they collected online. The runners-up, Michael and Alexander Eisele-Westbrook of Atlanta, were also married in a ceremony during the New Year’s celebrations in Times Square.

PHOTO:Monica and Alfredo Hernandez won a competition to become the first couple married in 2016 in Times Square in New York, Jan. 1, 2016.

PHOTO: An estimated 1 million people attended the New Years Eve celebrations in New Yorks Times Square.

George Zimmer of Men’s Warehouse fame officiated the ceremonies. Zimmer is also the founder and CEO of Generation Tux. 

Zimmer said in a press release that he hopes he kicked off “a new American tradition that we hope will last for years to come.”