Friday, February 15, 2013
Gwinnett County offered free weddings and vow renewals in Lawrenceville, Ga. on the holiday celebrating love.
While some couples exchanged gifts on Valentine’s Day, others exchanged vows. Brides and grooms came to the Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville Thursday to celebrate their love with their families and friends. The free February 14th weddings are now an annual tradition in Gwinnett County. Lionel George and his wife-to-be Caitlyne Tucker of Lawrenceville are full of nervous excitement. The young couple passes the time in the decorated lobby by playing a game together on their Nintendo DS. Caitlyne is wearing a strapless, tea-length dress in white lace. Her something blue is the feathered barrette in her hair. The two dated five years before coming down to the courthouse. “It was time,” said Caitlyne when asked why they decided …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Wrights were one of the couples who exchanged vows on Valentine's Day at the Historic Courthouse. Lawrenceville Patch will have more on their story and other weddings from the day.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tie the knot or recommit to each other for free at the Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
This Valentine's Day was a special one for many couples who got married at the historic courthouse on the Lawrenceville square. Magistrate Court judges performed marriage and vow renewal services free of charge in the old Justice of the Peace office today
"It's Valentine's Day, and I thought that would be sweet for her," Jody Brookshire said of his reason for choosing to marry his bride, Robin, earlier today. The bride in question laughed and said, "He's lying! He just wants to have our anniversary be on Valentine's Day so he only has to buy one present!" Jody and Robin were just one of the many couples who took advantage of the Magistrate Court judges' free Valentine's Day marriage and vow renewal ceremonies at the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Lawrenceville. The courthouse was decorated in red and white, traditional Valentine colors, and couples "got hitched" wearing everything from white gowns and suits to faded jeans and t-shirts. To Roosevelt Williams and Reba Smith, one of the …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Foursquare recently named our beloved city one of the least romantic cities in the nation.
Cupid appears to have missed the hearts of Foursquare users. The social network lists Lawrenceville as the third least romantic city in the entire United States of America. Foursquare based its results on more than 1.5 billion check-ins at romantic places such as French restaurants, flower shops and lingerie stores. The title of most romantic city went to Lake Buena Vista, FL—home to Walt Disney World, while Beaverton, OR—home to athletic mega-brand Nike—was named the least romantic. Joe Burnett of the Downtown Development Authority laughed at the ranking. “Lawrenceville is very romantic,” said Burnett. “We have a lot of different things going on for Valentine’s—the dance at the Courthouse, Aurora’s got their Valentine’s stuff (Swing …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Brides-to-be had the chance to see the latest in wedding fashions, flowers, food and more.
The Gwinnett County Historic Courthouse on West Crogan Street came alive June 12 for their bi-annual bridal shows. From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm future brides spent some time gathering information from potential caterers, decorators, florists, beauty consultants, entertainment, photography and video services, and the kitchen sink! (I’m joshing about the kitchen sink!) There were reverse scavenger hunts and fashion shows, delicious foods to test, and lemonade to cool the hot afternoon. In case you missed this event, another bridal expo is scheduled for this coming autumn.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The city celebrated love by offering free wedding and vow renewal ceremonies.
Courthouse bells served as wedding bells at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse Monday, as more than a dozen couples lined up outside before the doors even opened at 10am. Couples like Brett Price and Janeka Jackson were there to exchange marital vows on Valentine’s Day. For them, the decision to come down Monday was easy. “Because we love each other.” Said Mr. Price “And it’s Valentine’s Day , it's his birthday and we love each other and he’s my soul mate.” Added the future Mrs. Price. The city offered free wedding ceremonies to those who were lucky in love. The couples did need to have a valid marriage license before the fourteenth. Judges also performed vow renewal ceremonies for husband and wives looking to rekindle romance like the Nyes…