When Adrianna G. told us that she had been named after Adrianna Papell and that she’d just gotten engaged, we had to know more. Recently, we caught up with her and heard all the details of her dream proposal story. Here, our favorite moments:

When Adrianna G.’s mother learned she was pregnant, she happened to be working in a department store on a floor filled with Adrianna Papell wedding dresses. She was so taken with the beauty of the bridal gowns that she decided she would name her daughter Adrianna.


Years later, that little girl Adrianna is now a proud member of the U.S. Navy, serving our country daily. And she’s engaged! The lucky guy: Jesse, best friend and love of her life since their earliest days together.


“We were on the beach,” said Adrianna. A friend came to take photos. I thought we were just joking around. Then he [Jesse] came up from behind me and totally surprised me.” The ring: Adrianna Papell, of course, designed in collaboration with Kay Jewelers. When Adrianna G. first learned about the bridal diamond collection, she knew her engagement ring was waiting.


How did she know he was the one? He was “so calm,” said Adrianna. And they were able to talk about anything. Although both thought at first that their relationship would be brief and breezy, after a few weeks, (and even an argument!) they looked at each other. I think we could do this forever.

We asked our bride-to-be Adrianna to describe how she felt when Jesse proposed. Her response: “Terrified. Surprised. Excited.” (We can relate!)

The wedding date and wedding venue are TBD, but the bride and her soulmate aren’t in any rush. When they choose a date to say I do, she can’t wait for him to meet her friends, (scattered across the country because of her military background,) as well as introduce him to the Mexican culture and heritage she grew up loving.

Finally, we asked Adrianna what makes her feel most beautiful. “Being strong and capable makes me feel beautiful,” she said. We couldn’t agree more.

And when beautiful Adrianna walks down the aisle, she’ll be a vision in, yes, the Adrianna Papell wedding dress she was born to wear.

Request Your Bridal Appointment

Please wait...


We have detected your location to be from Mexico, would you like to go to our Mexico Store?