Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray partnered with Harley Davidson of Nassau County to celebrate Valentine’s Day with couples who share the special bond of “Biker Love” – a passion for cruising the open road, the roar of the engines and bugs in their teeth. Murray officiated the vow renewals of eight couples, replete with their motorcycles, at a special “Biker Love” ceremony which kicked off Valentine’s Day weekend at Harley Davidson of Nassau County.
“Before revving up their engines for Valentine’s Day, the motorcycle-riding couples made a memorable pit stop at Harley Davidson of Nassau County,” Murray said. “Today we celebrated ‘Biker Love’ with couples who share the spirit of two-wheeled adventure.”
A chapel of “Biker Love” was assembled at the Harley Davidson dealership, featuring a motorcycle-line aisle, life-sized murals of the loving couples, a pink, white and red festooned arbor, stunning floral arrangements and a cornucopia of other Valentine-themed decorations.
“We were thrilled to partner with Hempstead Town to host this special Valentine’s Day event,” said Lawrence Altholtz, owner of Harley Davidson of Nassau County. “It was truly an afternoon to remember for couples who share an abiding love for motorcycles and one another.”
The “Biker Love” Valentine’s Day couples were: Kevin and Lynn O’Brien of Freeport, Robert and Susie Seltzer of Hauppauge, Dave and Sharon Gorman of Flushing, John Vezzi and Marguerite Macagnone of Farmingdale, Harley and Ellen Nemzer of Wantagh, Ramon and Carmen De La Cruz of Elmont, Sal and Denise Marchese of Franklin Square and Al and Doris Bremner of Bayside.
The festivities kicked off in “biker” style as the couples took to the “open road,” cruising on their motorcycles for a wedding procession from Newbridge Road Park to the nearby Harley Davidson of Nassau County in Bellmore. At Harley-Davidson, couples were feted to a festive biker-themed reception, which included chili, hot dogs, corn chips, non-alcoholic beer and other engine-revving refreshments provided by Stop & Shop. Each couple at the ceremony and reception received a rose (courtesy of Stop & Shop), a celebratory toast, a delicious wedding cake (furnished by A Taste of Home Bakery, Café and Sweet Shop) and a “honeymoon” gift (compliments of Harley-Davidson of Nassau County).
Hempstead Town’s “Biker Love” Valentine’s Day event would not have been possible without the generosity of sponsors Harley-Davidson of Nassau County, Stop & Shop, A Taste of Home Bakery and Sweet Shop (North Bellmore) and Wick’s Florist (Baldwin). “This Valentine’s Day, Cupid’s arrow struck at Harley Davidson of Nassau County,” Murray said. “Our couples enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime biker-themed celebration full of love and adventure!”