Love & Romance
Can you feel the love in the Diamond City? The Best Of 2013 Winners in the Love and Romance category showcase a who’s who list when it comes to weddings and all the things that go hand in hand with tying the knot. From the first date to the divorce attorney, here are the winners in the Love and Romance category. Pucker up!
When it comes to making a first impression and starting off the relationship on a glorious high note, AV Restaurant (Best Place for a First Date) is the destination where our readers feel they can get things moving toward bliss. Let the sweet potato gnocchi completely blow away your tastebuds and make sure to wash it all down with a signature cocktail from their fabulous drink list. After a few dates, it may be time for a quiet romantic getaway to The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion (Best Bed & Breakfast) and step back in time and celebrate the old-fashioned hospitality you deserve. While I’m not sure which closest romantic sandy spot won in this year’s poll, Diamond City readers voted the beach at sunset as the Best Place to Propose to their loved ones. Tovon & Co. Jewelers (Best Place to Buy an Engagement Ring) is the winner as the business to visit when you feel the time to pick out a ring she will love forever.
Now you’re officially getting married. Congratulations! You may need to enlist the help of Lindsay A. Bezick, Genetti’s (Wilkes-Barre) (Best Wedding Planner) and let her help you get one step closer to making it down the aisle without even breaking a sweat. Register for all of the things you may need to get your new life and home moving in the right direction by dropping by Macy’s (Best Wedding Registry) and get ready to point that laser gun at all the items you desire. David’s Bridal (Best Wedding Gowns) is voted as the best place for you to pick out your dress of white as you prepare for your big day and night.
People will not only be talking about the wedding dress well after the wedding, they will also remember the food and the flowers. The place for the finest in floral design in this year’s readers’ poll is Mary’s Flower Garden (Best Flower Shop) and A Touch of Class Catering (Best Caterer) won the best place to feed your face at weddings and other events. Just don’t spend all of your hard earned money on shots and slots at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs (Best Place for a Bachelorette Party) while out on a night on the town with all of the ladies.
Party band Picture Perfect (Best Wedding Singer Band) is the top choice to play all of your favorite hits at the reception. Genetti’s in Wilkes-Barre (Best Wedding Venue) won the top choice for the perfect place to continue the party after the wedding vows are exchanged and it’s time to cut loose.
And when all is said and done, you can call Gregory S. Skibitsky, Jr., Esq. (Best Divorce Attorney) to tell him you won’t be needing his services anytime soon; because you’re happy in love and over the moon.
— tom graham
Best Adult Toy Store Adult World • Best Bed & Breakfast The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion • Best Caterer A Touch of Class Catering • Best Divorce Attorney Gregory S. Skibitsky, Jr., Esq. • Best Flower Shop Mary’s Flower Garden • Best Limo Service Arrive in Style Limousines, Inc. • Best Place for a Bachelorette Party Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs • Best Place for a Bachelor Party The Diamond Club • Best Place for a First Date AV Restaurant • Best Place to Buy an Engagement Ring Tovon & Co. Jewelers • Best Place to Buy Lingerie Mr. Fashions • Best Place to Propose The beach at sunset • Best Wedding DJ Electric City DJ’s • Best Wedding Gowns David’s Bridal • Best Wedding Planner Lindsay A. Bezick, Genetti’s, Wilkes-Barre • Best Wedding Registry Macy’s • Best Wedding Singer Band Picture Perfect • Best Wedding Venue Genetti’s, Wilkes-Barre