For couples who dream about being married in the Big Apple, Gino Filippone is THE man to call. Location, location, location! as Gino would say, is the real star of this new WE tv series, Marry Me In NYC. A former tour guide, Gino knows the city like the back of his hand, and has become the go-to guy for the “hitch-and-go” wedding. Gino not only arranges the details of these unique ceremonies, but he also steps in as the ordained officiant (and more often than not, as an impromptu relationship counselor.) But he couldn’t do it all without the help of his assistants, identical twin sisters Marisa and Sandra.
In each episode of Marry Me in NYC, we follow the stories of two engaged couples who each dream of tying the knot amongst the beautiful backdrops, skylines and chaos of New York City. Some weddings are under a time crunch and most are on a budget. Together, Gino and his assistants officiate and plan up to 250 weddings a year, sometimes multiple ceremonies on the same day!
Once Gino gets a feel for what each couple hopes for, his first priority is locking down where the wedding will take place. No location is too outlandish for Gino; he plans weddings at some of the most iconic landmarks in the city, including Grand Central Station, Times Square, Central Park, and Coney Island. Permits, marriage licenses, and even the weather are all challenges that Gino’s small team must oversee. On Marry Me in NYC, traditional ceremonies go out the window as Gino zips around the five boroughs making dream weddings a reality.