NEW YORK, Jan. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Alfredo and Monica Hernandez celebrate the New Year as the official "First Couple of 2016," as the winners of the search by George Zimmer's Generation Tux. America voted, and the couple received the most votes to tie the knot on the main stage in Times Square on New Year's Eve, with Zimmer as their officiant and the world as their wedding guests.
As the Official Tuxedo of Times Square New Year's Eve, Generation Tux was on hand as the Ball dropped in New York City, helping revelers – and the two finalist couples – kick off 2016 in style. Generation Tux CEO and Founder George Zimmer, whose decades of experience in the tuxedo and suit business have played a role in thousands of weddings worldwide, officiated the marriage of both the First Couple and the runner up couple live in Times Square. The First Couple signed their marriage certificate and shared their first kiss as husband and wife at the stroke of midnight.
"At Generation Tux, we believe that weddings and New Year's Eve are two of the most magical moments in people's lives," said Zimmer of the event. "With the search for the First Couple of 2016, we wanted to bring together both of these moments in one magical evening, and to kick off a new American tradition that we hope will last for years to come. We are so happy for both sets of newlyweds and to partake in this historical New Year's moment."
The "First Couple of 2016" contest invited couples to submit videos sharing their love story and why they deserve a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to exchange vows in front of millions of people in an iconic and unforgettable setting on the most celebrated day of the year in New York City's legendary Times Square. After the field was narrowed to finalists Alfredo and Monica, and Alexander and Michael, the public was invited to vote on which couple would claim the winning spot, until 8:35pm ET on New Year's Eve.
Winning couple Alfredo and Monica, from Miami, Florida, locked eyes at a party many years ago and felt an immediate connection. Alfredo's surprise proposal was larger-than-life, complete with a choreographed routine by the CenterStage cheer squad, where Monica is a full-time coach. As the winning couple, they will receive a seven-night luxury honeymoon experience at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, a AAA Four Diamond, award-winning Palace Resorts hotel and the Official Honeymoon Partner of the First Couple of 2016.
Runner-up couple Alexander and Michael, from Atlanta, Georgia, fell in love over 10 years ago, and knew they were ready to take the next step as soon as marriage was declared legal for everyone. Alexander popped the question with a surprise proposal at an Atlanta Pride event, and both were thrilled to come to Times Square for New Year's Eve and their wedding. As the runner-up couple, they will receive a four-day, three-night all inclusive getaway to Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun.
For more information on Generation Tux, visit www.generationtux.com. Find @GenerationTux on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, and join the conversation using #GenTux.
About Generation Tux
Generation Tux is a first-of-its-kind 'high tech, high touch' online tuxedo and suit rental platform, offering exclusive service with tailors on demand to visit your home or office so you can look your best during life's most important moments. From trusted entrepreneur George Zimmer, whose pioneering vision is once again revolutionizing how people get dressed and share key life experiences, Generation Tux is changing the way men rent tuxes and suits, making this luxury accessible to all. Distinguished by superior quality and style, a hassle-free online shopping experience and unrivaled concierge services, Generation Tux is in a league of its own. Visit www.generationtux.com or join the conversation #GENTUX.
About Times Square New Year's Eve
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are the organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve. The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness that have made it an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life. Countdown Entertainment represents the owners of One Times Square and the New Year's Eve Ball.
For more information about Times Square New Year's Eve, visit www.TimesSquareNYC.org.
To join the Times Square New Year's Eve conversation on Twitter follow @TimesSquareNYC and @TimesSquareBall and use #BallDrop.
About Palace Resorts
With eight oceanfront resorts overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Palace Resorts sets the highest standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Mexico and Jamaica. Offering luxurious and spacious accommodations accentuated by signature in-room double whirlpool tubs, nightly entertainment, the Caribbean's most extravagant spas and premier Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses, Palace Resorts sets the stage for a truly exceptional experience for travelers. The unparalleled level of service and comfort found at each property makes Palace Resorts a leading provider of world-class resort vacations.
SOURCE Generation Tux