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Best of Gwinnett 2008: Love Birds

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There were 5,796 marriage licenses issued in Gwinnett County last year, according to the vital records division of the Gwinnett County Probate Court. We”re guessing that many of these couples know where to find the most romantic restaurants, fine jewelers and best places to tie the knot. Our readers sure aren”t shy when it comes to expressing their opinions.

Best Jeweler
When it”s time to pop the question or just brighten someone days with a sparkly gift, the locals suggest making a purchase at Tara Fine Jewelry, Guven”s Fine Jewelry, The Shane Company, Sparkle!, Barron”s Fine Jewelry or A & J Jewelers.

Best Restaurant for Romance
Do you have an anniversary or special occasion coming up? Sweep your sweetie off his/her feet at Aqua Terra Bistro, Stoney River Legendary Steaks, Provino”s, Lil” River Grill and Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, which were all voted as most romantic places to eat. After all, the quickest way to someone”s heart is through his/her belly, right?

Best Place to Buy Flowers
There are a million ways to brighten someone”s day, but flowers always do the trick. A Daisy A Day Florist & Greenhouse, The Fresh Market and Huff”s Flowers were all highly recommended by our readers for fresh flowers and bouquets.

Best Place for a Wedding
The best places to say, "I do," according to our readers, are Carl House, Vines Botanical Gardens, Château Élan, Payne-Corley House and the Sugarloaf Country Club. Readers raved about many of the beautiful weddings they”ve attended.

Best Photographer
Whether you need photos of a special event or a family portrait, there are many talented, local photographers to pick from. This year, Gwinnett zoomed in on Main Street Photography Inc., Mossy Creek Photography, Glenn Martin Photography, Rod Reilly Photography and Jennifer Stalcup Photography as being favorites.

 

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