Help these Atlanta guys win their dream wedding

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Times Square on New Year’s Eve. The only way to top it would be to marry the love of your life there and be declared the year’s “First Couple.” You can help two of gay Atlanta’s own do just that.

Michael Westbook (photos, left) and Alexander Eisele (right) of Lawrenceville met at Heretic in January 2006, both say it was love at first sight, and they’ve been together ever since, according to the AJC.

Before the night was over, they exchanged phone numbers, and before the year turned into 2007, they were a couple.

Now, nearly a decade and dozens of adventures later, the Lawrenceville couple is hoping for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to tie the knot New Year’s Eve in front of millions of revelers in, of all places, Times Square in New York.

That’s where you come in. Enough votes in a contest held by Generation Tux will nab their dream wedding to become 2016’s “First Couple” in front of the famously screaming New York City throngs.

The only thing standing in their way is a straight Florida couple, the other finalists in the contest. Both couples will get their nuptials – officiated by Generation Tux and Men’s Warehouse founder George Zimmer – but only one will win the “First Couple” title.

But you can’t let that happen. After all, this is the same couple who got engaged on live TV during the Atlanta Pride Parade back in October. That’s when Power 96.1 agreed to let Eisele drop to one knee and propose on their float in front of the judges’ stand. Watch the video below.

“With you every day is an adventure,” he told Michael. “Every adventure turns into a journey and I want the journey to last a lifetime. Will you marry me?”

As station personnel recorded the moment, they embraced for what seemed like an eternity. Michael said yes. Yes, I’ll marry you.

“It was pretty incredible,” Alexander said.

You can find out more about Eisele and Westbrook on their Generation Tux profile, follow their journey on Instagram, tweet them on Twitter, and of course, vote now, vote early and vote often. You can return to vote once each day through Dec. 31 at 8:35 a.m. EST.

[AJC]

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