Feeling the Love & Aruba Warmth in Times Square
Times Square hosted its annual Vow Renewal Ceremony 2013 on the red steps yesterday, while Aruba Tourism hosted the reception on a pop-up beach, complete with sand, warmth, and lounge chairs.
The day was one of the first where New Yorkers, though still somewhat cold, got a hint of Spring in the air. Times Square was alive with couples from all over signing up to exchange vows they had once before shared with each other.
Photo credit Steven Freeman, 2013
As I waited on the sidelines, I watched loving partners laugh and smile, hug and cuddle each other, so incredibly in love. It also helped that some of the greatest romantic tunes were playing for all Times Square to enjoy. While my kids enjoyed their heart-shaped donuts from Dunkin Donuts, my husband and I took in all the romance around us.
A few lucky couples also won a second honeymoon courtesy of Aruba, a bonus for coming out and declaring their love in front of the world. Over 250 couples renewed their vows and it was a sight to behold. I am pretty sure that even the most Scroogiest of Valentine’s Day Scrooge would’ve felt a little tug at the heart-strings.
The Times Square Alliance will be hosting Free Love Times Square during the month of February with discounts and deals from local merchants, as well as access for photo opportunities on the Heartwalk, a temporary sculpture currently on display.